Plastic Bag Tax Gets the Go in New Jersey

New Jersey tax payer in the photo

June 23,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, Lawmakers in New Jersey approved a bill Thursday that would slap a 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags.State lawmakers say it is a bill that both attempts to reduce waste, while bringing in revenue to the tackle specific environmental […]

By |June 23rd, 2018|Trenton|5 Comments

Shutdown More likely as Democrats Split on State Budget

June 22,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, late afternoon meetings gave some hope that a budget deal would be reached , the Democratic controlled legislature will now move forward with its own budget.

Talks with the Governor appear to have collapsed for the moment.

“The Governor’s doing a press conference alone, that should tell you something,” […]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Trenton|3 Comments

New Jersey Legislatures Aims to Raise Taxes on Local Businesses

June 20,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, Today, the respective Senate and Assembly Budget Committees passed S-2746/A-4202, which would drastically increase the corporate business tax rate. The New Jersey legislature will consider the measures on Thursday.
Lawmakers are considering raising the corporate tax rate between 11.5 and 13 percent based on the size of the […]

By |June 20th, 2018|Trenton|2 Comments

Will somebody please get serious about lowering taxes in New Jersey

June 13,2018

Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R 40)

(Kevin J. Rooney, a Republican, is an Assemblyman representing parts of Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic counties in the 40th Legislative District.)

Ridgewood NJ, A Monmouth University poll recently found the unsurprising fact that New Jerseyans are more concerned about their nation-high property taxes than any other issue in the state. […]

By |June 13th, 2018|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

State Treasurer Muoio Orders Immediate Freeze of State Hiring & Spending

June 2,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio on Friday directed all state cabinet and agency heads to immediately freeze all hiring, promotions and discretionary spending until further notice in order to ensure General Fund resources are adequate to support essential state operations.

“I have repeatedly made it clear that we […]

By |June 2nd, 2018|Trenton|2 Comments

New Jersey’s Fiscal Apocalypses May Finally Be Here

May 22,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, , In a new report, Moody’s Investors Service described New Jersey’s April income tax collections, which were down 1 percent from last year, as an outlier and “weaker than expected.” NJ Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio told the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday. “A reality check on the urgent […]

By |May 22nd, 2018|Trenton|6 Comments

Reader claims , Even ultra liberal NY gov Cuomo is super-pro-business…

Even ultra liberal NY gov Cuomo is super-pro-business…
Just look at the “START-UP NY” program implemented by some of the biggest liberals in the country…
No taxes for 10 years, other tax incentives, direct access to academic research for free, etc, etc.
This is typical liberal M/O/ … say one thing in public (Big Business is bad) then […]

By |May 20th, 2018|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

New Report Ranks New Jersey Bottom Five in Economic Outlook

file photo by Boyd Loving

Apr 17, 2018

by AFP

Trenton NJ, Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey (AFP-NJ) on Tuesday responded to a report released by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that ranks New Jersey as having the fifth-worst economic outlook in the country. The 11th Edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index ranks […]

By |April 19th, 2018|Trenton|0 Comments

New Jersey is currently ranked 49th in the United States for its economic performance

April 18,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Arlington VA , The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) today released the much anticipated 2018 edition of Rich States, Poor States. Utah again earns the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, followed by Idaho, Indiana, North Dakota and Arizona. Several states’ success in increased rankings can be tied directly to […]

By |April 18th, 2018|Trenton|0 Comments

They Are Running for the Doors, Geber Foods Plans Exit from New Jersey

April 17,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Florham Park NJ, in what looks like the first of many, baby food giant Gerber food said Monday that it will be closing its headquarters in Florham Park and moving to Arlington, Virginia, beginning the transition in January 2019.

Gerber will move operations to the same building as its sister […]

By |April 17th, 2018|Trenton|3 Comments