Posted on

New Jersey loses 7600 jobs in May

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

ewood NJ, New Jersey employers pulled back hiring in May and are growing more pessimistic about their outlook, a series of reports released this week shows.

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday that New Jersey lost 7,600 jobs in May. Its unemployment rate dipped to 3.8 percent — the lowest level since April 2001. But the jobless rate’s decline was due in part because fewer people were in the labor force.

Posted on

New Jersey Business & Industry Association: New Jersey desperately needs fiscal reform, not more taxes

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, New Jersey Business & Industry Association President and CEO Michele N. Siekerka Esq. issued the following statement regarding today’s approval of the Legislature’s $38.8 billion budget.

“We are pleased that the budget advanced by the Legislature today forgoes tax increases when New Jersey taxpayers have clearly had enough.

“New Jersey desperately needs fiscal reform, not more taxes. Proponents of the millionaires tax often cite two reasons for their support: It’s popular and they contend it’s fairer to ask them to pay ‘a little bit more.’

Continue reading New Jersey Business & Industry Association: New Jersey desperately needs fiscal reform, not more taxes
Posted on

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi sponsors bill to prevent state government shutdown

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, As the Democrat-controlled Legislature advances their $38.7 billion budget without Gov. Murphy’s controversial millionaire’s tax, the likelihood of a government shutdown over the proposed spending plan increases. Murphy and union leaders held a press conference yesterday to pressure lawmakers to include the tax on those making over $1 million, but their efforts remain unsuccessful.

“The Democrats refuse to back down and the governor has said he is leaving all options on the table in order to get his tax hike. The fighting continues and the budget deadline is getting closer, which means so is a shutdown,” said Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi who sponsors legislation to prevent a government shutdown.

Continue reading Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi sponsors bill to prevent state government shutdown
Posted on

New State Budget Rejects Gov. Phil Murphy’s calls for More Tax Hikes

money

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, The New Jersey Legislature is moving aggressively on Democrats’ $38.7 billion state budget proposal .The Democratic controlled  state Legislature have insisted they won’t support a Murphy’s millionaires tax, and their proposed $38.7 billion budget preserves just one of the Democratic governor’s proposed tax increases raising the tax paid by HMOs , The legislator took money out of the state’s rainy day fund, cutting some spending and tweaking revenue estimates for the coming fiscal year to balance the budget.

Continue reading New State Budget Rejects Gov. Phil Murphy’s calls for More Tax Hikes
Posted on

Murphy Moves to Tax Hot Air

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

TRENTON NJ, Fulfilling his promise to restore New Jersey’s national leadership in the fight against climate change and sea-level rise, Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has formally adopted two rules returning New Jersey to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). New Jersey was a charter member of RGGI before Governor Christie withdrew the state from the compact in 2012.“Climate change and sea-level rise affect us all, and as a coastal state, New Jersey is especially vulnerable to the impacts of global warming,” said Governor Murphy.

This is code for , “now I can raise your taxes on all carbon based life forms ie… all human activity” .

Continue reading Murphy Moves to Tax Hot Air
Posted on

New Jersey Business & Industry Association :Data Supports Need for Structural Reforms, No New Taxes

for sale Ridgewood_Real_Estate_theRodgewopodblog

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, Behind its continued call for no more taxes and for structural reforms as part of the FY2020 State Budget, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association today re-released its budget data from this year to further underscore why the Garden State desperately needs to reverse course.

“With less than two weeks remaining before the state’s budget deadline, it’s imperative that our policymakers fully understand New Jersey’s fiscal standing,” said NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka. “New Jersey’s debt and pension obligations continue to escalate at unsustainable rates and the FY2019 State Budget alone forced $1.6 billion in higher taxes on our businesses and residents.

Continue reading New Jersey Business & Industry Association :Data Supports Need for Structural Reforms, No New Taxes
Posted on

Governor Murphy ,Who?

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison,  A third of all adults in the Garden State don’t know the name of the current governor. The most recent survey from the Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll finds that 67 percent say they know who the current governor is, with 33 percent who do not.

“Although politicians like to think everyone knows who they are, the good people of New Jersey are not unlike others across the country. A recent national survey finds that a third of all Americans can’t name their governor. So, as much as Governor Murphy may be disappointed, apparently he’s in good company,” said Krista Jenkins, professor of government and director of the FDU Poll.

Continue reading Governor Murphy ,Who?
Posted on

Reader says , “It is clear that democratic policies no longer exist. In their stead we have an oligarchy of business interests and socialists. A match made in hell indeed”

Phil Murphy

It is clear that democratic policies no longer exist. In their stead we have an oligarchy of business interests and socialists. A match made in hell indeed.

The business interests want continued expansion of the consumer economy not by making better products or paying better salaries, but rather by taking away consumers’ ability to not buy their product. Think sickcare and college as top performers.

Continue reading Reader says , “It is clear that democratic policies no longer exist. In their stead we have an oligarchy of business interests and socialists. A match made in hell indeed”
Posted on

Assemblywomen sets the governor straight on property taxes, SALT deductions and irresponsible spending

Taxes-1

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

River Vale NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi sets the governor straight on property taxes, SALT deductions and irresponsible spending in the state of New Jersey .

Schepisi said on Facebook ,” I have a novel idea, why don’t we retain some of the top tax advisors, tax attorneys and CPAs in the country to rewrite NJ’s tax code to lessen our property tax burden while figuring out a better way to fund our schools and take advantage of the new federal tax code? We spend millions fighting Trump’s policies, why don’t we invest those monies into making our own tax situation a little more tolerable. Cut spending where we can, revise our property taxes and actually help our middle class.”

Continue reading Assemblywomen sets the governor straight on property taxes, SALT deductions and irresponsible spending
Posted on

Cory Booker And Phil Murphy, Perfect Together

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

LAWRENCEVILLE NJ, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Tricia Flanagan, said that U.S. Senator Cory Booker bringing New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on the Iowa campaign trail doesn’t match the Senator’s rhetoric on women’s rights.

Tricia Flanagan asked, “Does Senator Booker not remember the time he stood before a crowd in Iowa and attacked President Trump saying, ‘We’re not defined by a president who does not believe women?’”

Continue reading Cory Booker And Phil Murphy, Perfect Together