Articles Posted in the " Taxes " 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 […]


  • 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:   […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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, […]


  • 5 Things You Need to Know About New Jersey’s State Budget

    By Joshua A. Sotomayor-Einstein | The Save Jersey Blog I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Joe Luppino-Esposito, Save Jerseyans, the editor and general counsel for State Budget Solutions (statebudgetsolutions.org). State Budget Solutions (SBS) is a think tank that focuses on budgetary challenges facing statehouses and city halls nationwide. From Medicaid expansion and underfunded pensions to education funding and budget “gimmicks” and […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]