Articles Posted in the " Economics " Category

  • Soaking the rich to cover pensions will drown retirees

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Hazarding a guess, New Jersey’s U-Haul franchisees high-fived each other after reading Star-Ledger editorial page editor Tom Moran’s “Soak the Rich? Sure…” class-envy commentary since their one-way, out-of-state business is about to explode. No wonder more New Jersey residents flee the state than any other in […]


  • LD38 Beat: DiPisa and Cappola question if opponents are waiting on Lou Greenwald

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog LD38 is continuing to heat up, Save Jerseyans, taking its place alongside LD1 and LD2 as Election 2015’s likely most-competitive Assembly battlegrounds. The latest: on Tuesday, GOP running mates Mark DiPisa and Anthony Cappola ripped into Assembly Majority Leader Lou “Empty Suit” Greenwald and LD38 incumbents Timothy Eustace and Joseph […]


  • But I thought it was a tax, Mr. Chief Justice?

    By Irwin Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog Now that we have filed our taxes (but will still be working to pay them off for another month), Save Jerseyans, I wanted to see if I was the only one who noticed something peculiar… When it came time for the IRS to stick its nose in […]


  • O’Scanlon: New credit rating hit is “legislature’s failure”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Citing a “lack of improvement in the state’s weak financial position,” Save Jerseyans, Moody’s Investors Service has once again downgraded our state’s bond rating, this time from A1 to A2. Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) doesn’t think the causation is a mystery. “Moody’s couldn’t have made this any […]


  • New Jersey loses 6,400 jobs in March

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There’s no way to spin the suck, Save Jerseyans. We’re not in good shape. That’s the state of affairs confirmed by today’s report state labor officials; New Jersey lost 6,400 jobs in March 2015 and its unemployment rate ticked up to 6.5% after having added 9,200 in February. Yes, […]


  • Pay your taxes today, New Jersey, but keep working until May 13th!

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Ronald Reagan famously quipped that “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.” The calendar is even stranger here in the Garden State, Save Jerseyans, where Tax Freedom Day doesn’t arrive until May 13th; that’s the date calculated […]


  • Schaer: Dems ready to sacrifice by sacrificing nothing

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We all love a good April Fool’s joke, Save Jerseyans, but something tells me this week’s video from the Assembly Democrats featuring Budget Chair Gary Schaer wasn’t offered in jest. Comment is required even with Bob Menendez sucking up all of the political oxygen at the moment:   […]


  • LoBiondo casts sole N.J. GOP “No” vote on House Budget

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If there’s ever a sole dissent vote on the GOP side of the aisle from New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, it’s usually Scott Garrett.  Not on Wednesday. Do you recognize a name from this list of 17 Republicans, an eclectic mix of conservatives and not-so-conservatives? 1. Justin Amash […]


  • Garrett, Lance stand behind GOP’s historic balanced budget plan

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog $5 trillion cuts over the next decade, coupled with an end to ObamaCare AND major changes to Medicare and the U.S. tax code, would lead to a balanced budget and long-elusive fiscal responsibility in Washington, D.C., for the American people, Save Jerseyans. At least that’s the plan endorsed by […]


  • Christie signs bill letting Tesla sell directly to N.J. motorists

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A victory for the free market? Or corporate special treatment? On Wednesday, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation permitting Tesla Motors to sell their cars directly to New Jersey consumers, superseding previous rules adopted by the MVC.  “I said last year that if the Legislature changed the law, I would sign new […]


  • Deciphering Your School District’s Budget

    By the Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Armed with your proposed budget, your most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and your most recent Financial Report Update, you are ready to ask the Business Administrator and School Board pinpoint questions. Be forwarned: it seems intentionally confusing. The problem arises from having to prepare and […]


  • I Told AC to Land a Comic Con! And it’s coming in May…

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, since I started writing about South Jersey job creation, and jobs for Atlantic City in particular, there has been one thing I’ve consistently said the beleaguered Boardwalk Empire needs to pursue: landing a Comic Con. Atlantic City wants to expand its convention business, and has been doing a […]


  • A giant load of BRAC: government is not a jobs program!

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Sometimes the important stories are hidden deep in the weeds, where you either struggle mightily to find them or stumble across them as you peruse other things. The latter was the case with a recent one in The Burlington County Times about New Jersey spending nearly $200,000 […]