California Moves to Cut Pension Benefits

January 12,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, watch out New Jersey you could be next , for decades in California, a sacrosanct rule has governed public employees’ pensions: benefits promised can never be taken away.

But now the California Supreme Court has threaten to reverse that premise and open the door to benefit cuts for […]

By |January 13th, 2018|Trenton|2 Comments

Josh Gottheimer and Phil Murphy are playing games, using gimmicks and illusions to take the eyes of the public off the true issue in New Jersey

New Jersey’s career politicians, like the Clinton Speech writer Gottheimer and out of touch elitist Phil Murphy are playing games, using gimmicks and illusions to take the eyes of the public off the true issue in New Jersey, the grotesquely high taxes it squeezes out of its very own citizens. They want to deflect the […]

By |January 9th, 2018|Bergen County|8 Comments

New Jersey has been in the top five outbound states in each of the last seven years from 2011 to 2017

see they above chart

January 8,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, North American Moving Services has just released its annual US Migration Report for 2017 based on household moves from one US state to another last year.

In 2017, the top five inbound US states were: Arizona, No. 1 with 67% inbound moves vs. 37% outbound, […]

By |January 8th, 2018|Trenton|0 Comments

A new way of thinking must exist in New Jersey when dealing with the threat facing historic structures

photo courtesy of Denise Pierce Lima

December 27,2017

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Hackensack NJ, the Bergen County Historical Society proposes that moving forward in the 21st Century, a new way of thinking must exist in New Jersey when dealing with the threat facing historic structures….the very structures that define who we are, whether they were built […]

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

Reader says NJ residents are hurt in the new tax bill because NJ Democrats bleed them dry at the state level

I am the original poster and I am VERY aware of which NJ residents get hurt by this bill.
These are the same NJ residents that Obama forced a tax hike on in 2010. These are the same NJ residents that NJ Democrats are chomping at the bits to hike taxes on.
These NJ residents are hurt […]

By |December 26th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

New Jersey Once Again Ranks Last in Business Tax Climate

December 20,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, the latest Tax Foundation ratings are out and once again New Jersey ranks dead last in business climate . #50 New Jersey ranked in the bottom 5 along with
#49 New York , #48 California ,#47 Vermont and #47 District of Columbia .

Neighboring states ,#15 Delaware ,#26 Pennsylvania and #49 […]

By |December 20th, 2017|Trenton|9 Comments

New Jersey should get its own house in order

RE : New Jersey should get its own house in order

this letter was also published NorthJersey 7:03 a.m. ET Dec. 15, 2017

In regard to the federal tax reform debate, it’s amazing to read the many letters to the editor justifying the deduction of local taxes because New Jersey gets so little back from the U.S. […]

By |December 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

“Only swift and Broad Reforms Stand a Chance of Rescuing a System in Crisis” in New Jersey

December 7,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Gov. Chris Christie’s special commission on public pensions and health benefits released its final report on Wednesday: only swift and broad reforms stand a chance of rescuing a system in crisis.

New Jersey’s benefits for state government workers are now on track to consume a quarter of the […]

By |December 7th, 2017|village of ridgewood|2 Comments

New Jersey Makes the Top Ten states with the Highest Expenditures on Public Welfare

December 1,2017

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Washington DC, Congress is trying to make headway on tax reform, President Donald Trump said earlier this month that welfare reform will be one of the next big items on the White House agenda.

New Jersey is already in the top 10 states in total amount of Welfare expenditures .  […]

By |December 1st, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

New Jersey Posts a Better Than Expected Economic Growth Rate

November 29,2017

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Ridgewood Nj, The United States economy has been in a period of encouraging, consistent growth for several years now. According to 24/7 Wall Street ,the U.S. GDP has now increased uninterrupted for 14 straight quarters. The stock market continues to hit new all-time highs with yesterday marking the 61st […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments