Bergen County made the American Cities Will File Bankruptcy Next list…………………

Which American Cities Will File Bankruptcy Next?

by Tyler Durden
Oct 6, 2017 3:50 AM

We harp on the massive, unsustainable, yet largely unnoticed, debt burdens of American cities, counties and states fairly regularly because, well, it’s a frightening issue if you spend just a little time to understand the math and ultimate consequences.  Here is some of […]

By |October 6th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Moving Out Costs New Jersey Big

file photo by Boyd Loving

September 25,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Garden State saw a net decrease in population, with the number of people that moved out of the state of roughly 33,700, costing New Jersey about $2.6 billion in taxable income between 2014 and 2015, according to a USA Today Network analysis […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Opinion: Doing the Murphy Math — Taxing Millionaires Won’t Cut It

Carl Golden | September 20, 2017

Dragging the Christie anchor behind her, Guadagno can’t get any traction when it comes to warning voters what her rival’s programs could cost

Carl Golden

The year was 1938. Franklin D. Roosevelt occupied the White House, struggling to lift the nation from the depths of its most punishing Great Depression.

History has it […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

We owe HOW much? Why NJ has worst taxpayer burden in nation

By David Matthau September 19, 2017 7:13 PM

Here’s a real shocker.

A new report gives New Jersey a grade of “F” for having the worst finances of any state in the nation.

According to Sheila Weinberg, the CEO of Truth in Accounting, a think tank that analyzes government financial reporting, New Jersey’s finances have been in a […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

Free college for all! (Except if you’re a NJ taxpayer)

By Bill Spadea September 19, 2017 5:44 PM

If Democratic candidate for Governor gets his way in November, his first few months in office will likely be a big change for the Garden State. With a likely strong majority in both houses of the legislature his spending proposals and tax increases will likely sail through to […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Ridgewood Blog Poll : Biggest Issue in Ridgewood is Taxes

Parking   31 %
Unelected Special Interests   6.9 %
Urbanization 11 %
Taxes          33.1 %
CBD                 2 %
Development    7.3 %
Cost of Living   8.7 %

September 16,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the long running Ridgewood blog poll  gave us an interesting take on what […]

By |September 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|4 Comments

New Jersey Population Sinks for the First Time in a Decade

September 16,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, New estimates from the American Community Survey which is billed as the premier source for detailed information about the American people and workforce , suggest New Jersey lost about 13,000 people from 2015 to 2016, which would reverse several years of slow growth since the state was […]

By |September 16th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Budget Basics: How New Jersey Spends Your Money


Richard F. Keevey | September 13, 2017

A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey’s budget, as well as its current budget woes

Richard F. Keevey

This is the first in a multipart series outlining New Jersey’s fiscal fundamentals, written by Richard F. Keevey, the former budget director and comptroller for New Jersey and currently a senior […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments


file photo by Boyd Loving

The only way to stem our tide of outmigration is to bring our economic policies in line with our direct regional competitors — Pennsylvania and New York

September 4,2017
written by OpportunityNJ June 26, 2017

Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey has many positive attributes. We added almost 60,000 jobs in 2016, the state’s largest gain […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Municipal consolidation: Will it mean mergers or collisions?


Updated on September 3, 2017 at 8:02 AM Posted on September 3, 2017 at 6:30 AM

With an election coming up, we’re hearing a lot about consolidating towns and school districts as a means of solving our property-tax problem.

Before this goes any further, let me warn all involved about the nature of such transactions.

Consolidations are like […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments