Articles Posted in the " Economics " Category

  • You’re nuts to live in New Jersey, so have a drink

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog From the Pew Charitable Trust, this is interesting: a map of the U.S. showing what it says is “the most unique job in each state.” Now, to start, something is either unique, or it’s not – it’s one of a kind, or it’s like the others […]


  • UPDATE: Reason strikes back at Fox’s Transportation Op-Ed

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Isn’t it the worst when someone calls you out on your crap? And then can back it up with facts? A rare feat in American politics… We’re still closely tracking the gas tax debate, Save Jerseyans, even though it didn’t figure heavily in this week’s FY2016 budget […]


  • Thank God it’s the weekend ’cause my party exhausts me

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Here’s the roll call, Save Jerseyans. And I’m frustrated. Much like I’m sure you are at the moment.  The majority GOP opinion? “President Obama’s illegal amnesty cannot be ignored. It’s why I voted against his actions back in January, and was so pleased to see that the […]



  • I’ve got no idea what’s going on here

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There’s a lot that can (and will) be said about today’s $33.8 billion budget proposal – a 3.1% increase over last year – but for now, all I can offer is a big ‘ole shrug. I’ve got nothing. Substantively and politically, I’ve got no idea what our Governor is […]


  • LIVE: Christie FY2016 Budget Address

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog This one is self-explanatory, Save Jerseyans, and it might be for all of the marbles. We’ve already had an eventful day under the dome… What’s next? Find out here. Governor Chris Christie’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address kicks off at 2:00 p.m. (give or take 20 minutes, […]


  • It’s Time To LOWER The Gas Tax in New Jersey

    By Bill Spadea “We broke it; don’t know how to fix it and you are just gonna have to keep paying for it.”  – May have been overheard at the State House in Trenton.  The proponents of the gas tax will tell you that the Transportation Trust Fund is separate from the general fund and […]


  • At Chamber feast, Christie pledges no new taxes for FY2016

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Does that promise encompass gas/petrol as well, Save Jerseyans? We’ll get our first clues next Tuesday; for now, here’s what learned at Thursday night’s Chamber dinner in Washington, D.C.: Ahead of his budget address next week, @GovChristie is saying no new tax increases — Heather Haddon (@heatherhaddon) […]



  • Sweeney, Trenton elites should stop insulting us and start working for us

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Today’s the day, Save Jerseyans. A 78-year old tradition, the “Walk to Washington” sponsored by New Jersey’s Chamber of Commerce is a premiere political event for people who keep track of such things. It features Trenton’s elite navigating the crowded aisles of a southbound train to Washington, D.C. where lobbyists, […]


  • 2015 Republicans starting to run against the gas tax

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog As Trenton Democrats and some Republicans, too, continue to weigh increasing the state gas tax to shore up the transportation trust fund, down-ballot Republicans are beginning to do what we’ve been advocating for months, Save Jerseyans: running AGAINST the gas tax. Among those higher-profile candidates who appreciate […]



  • Abolish the IRS – Our Security Depends On It!

    By Joe Schilp | Joe’s Blog Today, February 15, 2015, I’ve learned of 3 people from Middlesex, New Jersey, who’ve had fictitious tax returns filed on their behalf. One of the victim’s false returns was filed in California; the other two have yet to learn where their false returns were filed. Regardless, all three now have […]