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FINE PRINT: LONG-SOUGHT COMPROMISE WILL INCREASE NJ PROPERTY-TAX TRANSPARENCY

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JOHN REITMEYER | MARCH 31, 2017

An investigation originally undertaken by NJ Spotlight pays off as new property tax data will be posted on state’s governmental services website

What is going on: High property taxes have long been a top complaint of New Jersey homeowners, and a new law enacted by Gov. Chris […]

By |March 31st, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Ask Away: Why Are New Jersey Property Taxes So High?

3-30-17

By Michael Aron
Chief Political Correspondent

New Jersey is famous for saddling its homeowners with high tax bills. That prompted Paul Waters from Brigantine to ask, “Why are New Jersey property taxes some of the highest in the nation?”

There is not one answer.

Most obvious is that New Jersey has 565 municipalities, down from 567 — that’s 565 […]

By |March 31st, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Corruption trial could roil NJ Senate race

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BY LISA HAGEN – 03/25/17 01:18 PM EDT

Sen. Robert Menendez ongoing corruption case could upend the New Jersey Democrat’s reelection bid in 2018, with the longtime politician scheduled to go to court this fall.

The Supreme Court delivered another blow this week to the embattled senator when it refused to dismiss the […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Election-cowed legislators rushing big payoff to public unions

The Legislature is expediting a bill that would give state police and fire unions the power to reward themselves and their members at the expense of municipalities and taxpayers. Such fast-tracking of a law without public comment is an almost infallible sign state Senate and Assembly members know they’re serving their own interests and not […]

By |March 26th, 2017|NJ Pension Crisis|3 Comments

Picking apart Cory Booker’s latest health care nonsense, point by point

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By Herman Cain —— Bio and Archives March 20, 2017

As Republicans in Congress continue to craft a legislative solution to the disastrous Unaffordable Care Act, the Democrats continue to mislead its defenders with more and more dishonest and deceptive rhetoric. The latest installment comes from Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey), and […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Big Bird Is Rich, So Why Does He Need Taxpayer Money?

As night follows day, defenders of big government trotted out “Sesame Street’s” Big Bird as the poster child of President Trump’s terrible spending cuts.

The Daily Beast story on Trump’s budget proposal to cut taxpayer funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting features an ax-wielding man about to chop Big Bird’s head off. Politico has a […]

By |March 19th, 2017|business and finance|0 Comments

Lawmakers seek changes to TTF program, including transparency rollback

By RYAN HUTCHINS

03/14/17 05:32 AM EDT

TRENTON — Democratic lawmakers in the Statehouse are considering major changes to New Jersey’s infrastructure spending program but are being met with resistance from their Republican colleagues.

The complex, 21-page bill (S3075) would enact broad amendments to the law passed last year authorizing the state’s Transportation Trust Fund to spend $2 […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Bergen County|4 Comments

FACT CHECK: Cory Booker Is Neither a ‘Truth-Teller’ Nor a ‘Determined Purveyor of The Truth’

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New Jersey senator tells SXSW that he is on front-lines in fight with fake news

BY: Brent Scher Follow @brentscher
March 11, 2017 5:00 am

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D.) described himself in a Friday interview at South By Southwest as a “determined purveyor of the truth,” but a Washington Free Beacon analysis […]

By |March 12th, 2017|Bergen County|9 Comments

Blank book about Democrats is No. 1 bestseller on Amazon

By Yaron Steinbuch

March 10, 2017 | 4:11pm | Updated

You can’t judge a book by its cover, especially the No. 1 bestseller on Amazon — 266 blank pages about why Democrats deserve votes.

“Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide,” by Daily Wire managing editor Michael J. Knowles, published Feb. 8, features the image of a […]

By |March 12th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Claim of Wire Taps on Trump Set off Political Firestorm

March 5,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, yesterday, President Donald Trump claimed on twitter that former President Obama had his phones tapped during the 2016 presidential election. This revelation released a firestorm of accusations including the claim that if the wire tapping is true this will be a bigger scandal than Watergate.

After months of […]

By |March 5th, 2017|2017|0 Comments