NJ property tax appeals down more than half in 3 years

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By Michael Symons February 19, 2017 7:00 PM

Property tax appeals in New Jersey fell for the fourth straight year in 2016 to their lowest level since 2008, an indication people were less stressed about the value of their homes and, by extension, the condition of the overall economy.

However, the number of appeals, 49,286, remained […]

By |February 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

7 reasons why N.J.’s property taxes are highest in U.S. again

Updated February 18, 2017
Posted February 18, 2017
By Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for

With the Governor and the entire Legislature on the ballot this election year, New Jerseyans will likely hear numerous politicians promise to reduce their especially high property tax bills.

We pay among the highest property taxes in the nation. Last year, […]

By |February 19th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Corzine 2.0 Phil Murphy Goes Commie

Phil Murphy Hits NJ Campaign Stops Alongside Bernie’s Son, Levi Sanders

By PolitickerNJ Staff • 02/12/17 11:30am

“It is critical we elect progressives like Phil at all levels of government,” asserted Levi Sanders, the son of 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The appearance of Sanders yesterday at a pair of campaign events, helped Phil Murphy accomplish two […]

By |February 14th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

N.J. bill would fund sanctuary cities denied federal dollars by Trump

James — you should post this and then seek comment from the progressive Clinton/Gottheimer fans. How much are they willing to pay Hudson County over and beyond the Abbott money already going there?

By Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for
on February 07, 2017 at 8:06 PM, updated February 08, 2017 at 9:27 AM


By |February 8th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

New Jersey tax collections still struggling to reach pre-recession levels


New Jersey is one of 23 states still trying to boost its tax revenue levels to pre-recession levels, according to a Pew Charitable Trust report.

At its peak, the fourth quarter of 2007, the state took in $8.7 billion in revenue. It hit a low point at the end of 2011, with only […]

By |February 7th, 2017|Trenton|3 Comments

Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling by State, 2014

Tax policies sometimes have unintended consequences that outweigh their benefits.One consequence of high state cigarette taxes is increased smuggling. People procure discounted packs from low-tax states to sell in high-tax states.

January 17, 2017


Scott Drenkard,
Joseph Henchman

FISCAL FACT No. 537: Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling by State, 2014 (PDF)

Key Findings:

Excessive tax rates on cigarettes approach de […]

By |January 21st, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

American Dream Meadowlands $1B bond sale still on hold

Attorneys for Triple Five, the developer of American Dream Meadowlands, told the state Appellate Court in September that immediate dismissal of a lawsuit against the project must be made so as not to impede a complex financial sequence that must culminate on Nov. 4. The court dismissed the case the next day.

Yet more than nine […]

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

Financial Planning Association of New Jersey “Know Your Money” Series Talks Taxes

The second installment of a video series asks people about taxes, underscoring the importance of the role a CFP® and other professionals make.

January 19,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ,  The Financial Planning Association of New Jersey (FPANJ) continues its five-part video series to stress the importance of learning about your money, and how a Certified […]

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New Jersey politicians should forget about Trump and Focus on NewJersey

January 18,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, As inauguration day approaches for president-elect Donald Trump, NJ politicians continue to make fools out of themselves. While some are sitting out the inauguration, others are protesting or criticizing Trumps cabinet picks.

Yesterday “environmental advocates” in New Jersey leveled scathing criticisms of Trump’s cabinet picks and issuing warnings […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments


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Democrats Sweeney and Prieto will pursue individual approaches to funding reform

Get ready to hear a lot more about school funding in New Jersey.

This week will start what could amount to nine separate public hearings in the next month about the state of school funding for New […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments