Murphy Needs You on His Transition Team

November 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Murphy transition maintained a pretty low profile during Thanksgiving week, and the governor-elect himself made just one photo op feeding the down and out and less fortunate.

But there is plenty to be done behind the scenes: speeches to write, interviews to conduct, names to vet for jobs […]

By |November 27th, 2017|Trenton|6 Comments

Reader says pro-development crowd uses calls of “racism” to get its way

those of us opposed to overdevelopment are a mixed lot. You would know this if you have been at the Village meetings and part of the debate. The charge of racism is completely off base. It was something generated by the pro-development crowd last time and it simply had no basis in fact. And, as […]

By |November 24th, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Reader says Every senior in town is subsidizing the residents with children in school

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Every senior in town is subsidizing the residents with children in school.
Without exception, every time a senior sells their home it’s purchased by new residents with children in schools.
If the historic trend accelerates (due to expected tax increases because of Governor elect Murphy’s promises ) then our taxes will go up exponentially as […]

By |November 12th, 2017|village of ridgewood|17 Comments

Within 12 hours of their victory, Democrats said their ‘first order of business’ is to raise taxes

November 11,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Per Democrats’ / Murphy’s proposal, marginal tax rate on incomes above $1MM will be 10.75%.
Below are the top two tax brackets in NY state and NJ state:
$321,050+ 6.85%
$2,140,900+ 8.82%
$500,000+ 8.97%
$1,000,000+ 10.75%
For a family with income between $500k and $1MM, the NJ tax is 2.12% higher than the […]

By |November 11th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Murray Sabrin : Phil Murphy and Democrats are legal versions of Willie Sutton


Murray Sabrin
Professor of Finance at Ramapo College

Regarding “State senate president plans to push tax bill,” (Nov. 9, page 1A). The people of New Jersey spoke loud and clear on election night. They want state government to spend more of their money. Not really their money, just upper income folks who make up a small percentage […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Trenton|6 Comments

A ‘Millionaires Tax’ Is the Top Priority for New Jersey Democrats’

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Phil Murphy Governor-elect wants to raise $1.3 billion for state spending
November 10, 2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, A New Jersey millionaire’s tax boost will be Democrats’ top priority highest-ranking state lawmaker Senate President Steve Sweeney.Governor-elect Phil Murphy, has vowed to enact the increase. With that revenue, plus higher corporate […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

2017 General Election Results by District for Ridgewood

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In the words of renown local landscape architect James Rose , “the problem is you live here ”

November 8,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, 2017 General Election Results by District for Ridgewood  : 

While “high taxes”  and “opioid crisis” where the key issues, residents voted in overwhelming numbers for the […]

By |November 8th, 2017|village of ridgewood|14 Comments

Reader says Now that Murphy has Won Ridgewood needs to share the burden of the sanctuary state

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Now that Murphy won I hope he will help us build a garage and add more housing for the illegals. Ridgewood needs to share the burden of the sanctuary state. This town is too white and racist. Please Mr. Murphy , use all your support in Ridgewood so we can get […]

By |November 8th, 2017|village of ridgewood|21 Comments


file photo by Boyd Loving

November 6,2017
by Kevin Ryan

It’s a simple concept that has eluded many politicians and ideologues, especially on the left. When you raise taxes, people and businesses will leave, bringing with them those taxable incomes your government depends on. One look at the migration patterns within the United States verifies just that.
A book […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Trenton|5 Comments

United States Comes in Near Bottom of 2017 International Tax Competitiveness Index

November 2,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, According to the Tax Foundation  the United States is hampered by high marginal tax rates and complex business tax rules .Tthe United States once again ranks towards the bottom of the pack on our 2017 International Tax Competitiveness Index, placing in the bottom 5 or number 30 […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|2017|3 Comments