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

Will Phil Murphy be a union yes-man?

By Star-Ledger Editorial Board

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New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation, a crushing burden to middle-class families and indisputably the top concern of voters.

It’s a problem that can’t be solved until we contain the salaries and benefits of public workers. That is not a liberal view, or a conservative view. It is about […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Trenton|2 Comments

Reader says Ridgewood Residents have never had a tax increase they didn’t like

Yes , everyone payes taxes but it is the long time residents who are burdened with the annual tax increases. Were you around when Ridgewood had the bright idea of adding a pool to the high school so the snowflakes did not have to travel to the YMCA? Fortunately, common sense prevailed and the pool […]

By |August 25th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Exclusive: Murphy Plans to Raise $1.3 Billion in Taxes

Tax hikes for millionaires, hedge fund managers, large corporations and pot smokers anchor Democrat’s plan.

Phil Murphy’s proposed tax increases would raise roughly $1.3 billion a year, his spokesman told Observer on Thursday, releasing for the first time a cost estimate of the Democratic gubernatorial nominee’s plans to pay for a multitude of campaign promises.

A separate […]

By |August 18th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Reader says things in New Jersey will Only get Worse

file photo by Boyd Loving

Public sector worker greed has destroyed the state of NJ…. worst state finances, worst state economy, net migration out, highest state & local property taxes in the U.S.A. Until we vote out the Democrats in Trenton and the public safety, teacher and NJ Transit lackeys in our municipalities, it will get […]

By |August 15th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Reader says the Feds want to get in the pot business for tax reasons

The Empty Suit (BOOKER)must have spent too much time in the “Choom Wagon”. To have the Feds get in the pot business for tax reasons as the country further stupifys itself is insane. The latest buzz is about an opioid crisis and the government wants to sue the drug manufacturers. If they could collect taxes […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Reader says too late for New Jersey to make business-friendly changes

Even if one were to wave a magic wand and make these business-friendly changes, it’s way too late. NJ is operating in a state of virtual bankruptcy and servicing its debt is beyond anything changes like these could address. The world is changing, and location is no longer an issue. Businesses can be anywhere now […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment