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New Jersey Ranks Worse in Fiscal Health then Bankrupt Illinois

July 26,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The fiscal health of America’s states affects all its citizens. Indicators of fiscal health come in a variety of forms—from a state’s ability to attract businesses and how much it taxes to what services it provides and how well it keeps its promises to public-sector employees.

The Mercatus […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

Reader says we have close to 200 homes for sale in Ridgewood

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I’m in the real estate market in the village, and we have close to 200 homes for sale. 40% of them are senior citizens, the rest are people that are bailing out. And they all tell me that this town is overrated. The schools are not number one anymore, the services are not the […]

By |July 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|13 Comments

Towns where property taxes hurt the most in each of N.J.’s 21 counties

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Updated July 18, 2017
Posted July 18, 2017

By Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

So where in your county do property taxes hurt the most?

Last month, we showed you which towns in New Jersey had the highest property tax burdens, which is to say, those where the average property tax bill […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Another tax climate survey shows dismal results for New Jersey

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By Vince Calio, June 27, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Yet another business survey has found that New Jersey has one of the worst tax climates for small businesses, but those numbers may not be telling the whole story.

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council’s Small Business Tax Index 2017 ranked all 50 states […]

By |June 28th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Democrat Bill Reimbursing Sanctuary Cities for Federal Funding Cuts Continues Advancing

By Alyana Alfaro • 06/19/17 4:25pm

Cities in New Jersey that do not use resources to enforce federal immigration laws regarding undocumented immigrants —known as sanctuary cities— may soon be able to apply for state grants aimed at replacing federal funding that is withheld due to sanctuary jurisdiction.

On Monday, a bill requiring the state to establish […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Ridgewood,Glen Rock and Ho Ho Kus all Make the NICHE 2017 100 Best Places to Buy a House list

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June 7,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood ,Glen Rock and Ho Ho Kus all Make the NICHE 2017 100 Best Places to Buy a House list.

The NICHE 2017 Best Places to Buy a House ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the housing and community of an area. This grade takes into account […]

By |June 7th, 2017|Ridgewood Real estate|6 Comments

Politicians Should be Forced to Read the “Paris Accord” before pledging Your Tax dollars to It

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June 6,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the PATCH ,Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer is joining with nearly 190 other mayors across the United States in the fight against global warming.

Politico tells us that three Democratic candidates for governor have pledged that, if elected, New Jersey will […]

By |June 6th, 2017|Climate Change|17 Comments

Treasurer Says Current Budget Faces $527M Revenue Shortfall

New Jersey state treasurer says Gov. Chris Christie’s fiscal year 2017 budget is expected to be about $527 million shy of expected revenues.

| May 16, 2017, at 6:50 p.m.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state treasurer told lawmakers Tuesday that Gov. Chris Christie’s fiscal year 2017 budget is expected to be about $527 million shy […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

NJ hoping to raise $200M from stepped-up tax enforcement

By Michael Symons May 16, 2017 5:35 PM

TRENTON — State officials are counting on stepped-up enforcement and better responsiveness from its Taxation Division to bring in a few hundred million dollars extra in the budget that Gov. Chris Christie will hand off to his successor.

At a budget hearing Wednesday, state Treasurer Ford Scudder lowered projections […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Reader says Reluctantly After 20 years in Ridgewood, we have changed our plans and will be joining others who are leaving

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Truly Amazing to see any official defend this type of budget. If my company performance mirrored that of our schools with the never ending costs I would be fired in a moment. Ridgewood you win.

Reluctantly After 20 years in Ridgewood, we have changed our plans and will be joining others who are leaving. Our […]

By |May 10th, 2017|village of ridgewood|12 Comments