Articles Posted in the " Taxes " Category

  • Assembly GOP Road Show Urges Residents: Don’t Move!

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Some (okay… many) observers might say it’s going to be an uphill climb with the current legislative map, Save Jerseyans, and they’re not wrong, but I think Jon Bramnick deserves credit, at this stage, for trying to make the best of a tough situation. He’s campaigning all […]

  • O’Scanlon: There’s no silver bullet to resolve New Jersey’s budget issues

    By Declan O’Scanlon | MoreMonmouthMusings Politicians like to talk about budgetary issues and challenges in pieces -ignoring the big-picture, and inconvenient,  collateral effects of their proposed solutions. Even the public, and well-meaning editorial boards, fall prey to this segmentation mentality hoping there is an answer that doesn’t eviscerate their particular sacred cow.  Throw in the fact that […]

  • Mazzeo Plan: Property Tax Increase Takes it From Wrong to Worse

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Just few days ago, Save Jerseyans, I posted about how bad Vince Mazzeo’s plan for Atlantic City was and that is was the wrong plan. Well, it just went from wrong to worse. One thing I noted at the time was that Vince Mazzeo neglected to include Atlantic County […]

  • Brown Package: Much Better for Atlantic City than Mazzeo’s Plan

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog In response to Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo’s (really bad) proposal for Atlantic City, Save Jerseyans, Assemblyman Chris Brown has come up with a competing, comprehensive plan to save Atlantic City. So much like I analyzed Mazzeo’s plan, I will analyze Brown’s plan. And I can say this with […]

  • Lesniak Admits His Pig Crate Bill is Pointless

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I told you Lesniak was full of crap on this whole pig gestation crate ban legislation, Save Jerseyans. Now he’s admitted it to one of our readers: @KevinEhret4NJ only a few but why not take a stand against cruelty? Ask Christie. The answer is evident — Senator […]

  • Cutting tax burden must be priority

    By Jay Webber | The Save Jersey Blog Note: this post originally appeared as a letter to the editor in response to The Record’s “Death and taxes” (Editorial, Nov. 1) The Record was right. Policymakers should focus first on reforming New Jersey’s death tax. New Jersey is 50th out of 50 states in taxation overall, and high taxes […]

  • Thanksgiving just got a lot less sucky, NJ motorists!

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie declined to answer direct questions about the Transportation Trust Fund and a proposed gas tax hike, Save Jerseyans, other than to say that Trenton is working it out, as he stood side-by-side with Senate President Steve Sweeney and DOT’s Jamie Fox on Friday, cars whizzing […]

  • 10 Appropriate N.J. State Song Selections

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog New Jersey’s credit sucks as much as its tax rates, business climate and stubbornly-sluggish jobs market, Save Jerseyans, but that hasn’t stopped our legislators from wasting time debating a state song with the same obnoxiously carefree attitude that they exhibit when wasting our money, all while our […]

  • Chances Aimee Belgard Won’t Cry Watching This Ad? Zero.

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Aimee Belgard is the first non-incumbent, DCCC-backed candidate to actively AVOID the cameras (and her opponent), Save Jerseyans, and I don’t think this new major TV spot from the MacArthur campaign is going to cure her politically-induced agoraphobia… hmmm…. Debuting Tuesday throughout NJ-03:

  • 150+ YRs Party with Guardian on Steel Pier

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Days after 60,000 country fans descended on Atlantic City’s beaches for an open air concert, Save Jerseyans, a smaller but no less enthusiastic crowd of 150+ gathered Saturday night on the historic Steel Pier to celebrate Young Republicanism and, it’s hoped, a new lease on life for […]

  • Christie: Federal Tax Code is “Wet Blanket”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie dropped by Wall Street on Wednesday afternoon to address America’s top financial figures at an annual hedge-fund ‘Delivering Alpha’ conference. His primary message was as obvious and straightforward as it is important:

  • Winners and Losers, Budget Edition

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The list doesn’t change much from year to year, does it? Because tax relief remains as elusive as ever… So, in no particular order on the morning after… Winners 1. Pennsylvania 2. New York 3. North Carolina 4. South Carolina 5. Delaware

  • The Conservative Case Against This Budget

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog New Jersey’s $34.1 billion FY 2015 budget stinks for a host of different reasons, Save Jerseyans, all of which we’ve discussed here at Save Jersey including a measure that ADDS new members to the imperiled public benefits system, and we’ll continue to hope that Governor Chris Christie surprises us and uses […]