Economics

Guadagno Allies Bucco, Cosgrove Sing the Praises of Her Property Tax Pitch

Two of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno‘s leading North  Jersey supporters offered full-throated endorsements of her “circuit breaker” property tax plan this week.   “Lieutenant Governor Guadagno‘s plan shows she is serious about providing real relief to struggling homeowners,” said Fair Lawn Mayor John Cosgrove. “She has outlined specific ways to save billions of dollars to […]

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Guadagno Rolls Out Property Tax “Circuit Breaker” Plan

A circuit breaker acts to prevent the flow of electricity from reaching unsafe levels. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno wants to implement a similar mechanism for New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes. Her property tax ‘circuit breaker’ unveiled Wednesday morning would kick in whenever “the school portion of a homeowner’s property tax liability exceeds 5% of their yearly household […]

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Christie Admin: Amtrak displayed ‘total lack of concern’ for public over holiday weekend

Brian Murray, Governor Chris Christie’s press secretary, released the administration’s latest anti-Amtrak salvo on Monday following yet another highly-publicized transportation system meltdown involving a train stuck in a tunnel for hours.  “Amtrak’s failure to adequately maintain its facilities was again on display last week, as was its total lack of concern for the commuting public when […]

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Guest Op-ed: Morris County’s Budgets Are Headed In The Wrong Direction

For the second year in a row, the 2017 Morris County budget increases taxes by nearly $8 million or 3.4%. What’s worse: there was a major error in the budget presentation. I served as a Morris County Freeholder from 2013 to 2015 when Morris County taxes actually went down $5 million.  Monmouth County introduced a 2017 […]

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VIDEO: Ciattarelli Challenges Guadagno’s Gas Tax Opposition Record in New Web Ad

Another day, another N.J. GOP primary aerial bombardment…. Last October’s historic gas tax hike is likely to remain an issue in this year’s election (and appropriately so), Save Jerseyans, and Asm. Jack Ciattarelli released a new 52-second web ad on Wednesday questioning whether his gubernatorial primary opponent’s present opposition is sincere. It’s the latest salvo in a […]

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VIDEO: Christie Lays Into United Airlines Over Disturbing Passenger Removal Incident

  Outrage continued to build Wednesday after a disturbing video of law enforcement dragging a paying customer off of a United Airlines flight went viral, Save Jerseyans. Gov. Chris Christie visited CNN to provide his own perspective on the controversy: Here’s the actual infamous video (in the unlikely event that you missed it): _____

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N.J. Congressman Demands Accountability from Amtrak CEO

Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) wants Amtrak’s CEO to answer for last weeks’s train derailment at Penn Station. “Many of my constituents rely on a dependable and functioning transit system to get to work and care for their families—unfortunately this is not happening because of Amtrak’s failed leadership,” said Congressman MacArthur on Monday. “Last Monday’s incident […]

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Guadagno Dismisses Murphy’s “Wacky Plan” to Found State Bank

Friday wasn’t a banner day for presumptive Democrat gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy‘s state bank plan,  Save Jerseyans. Widely-respected former N.J. State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff penned a well-reasoned, sober but no less devastating for it op-ed criticizing the plan: But most significantly, as noted above, today’s BND performs functions that are already being performed by New […]

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OPINION: IS IT TIME FOR NEW JERSEY TO CREATE A PUBLIC BANK?

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff A candidate for New Jersey governor has proposed the creation of a state-owned public bank modeled on the nearly century-old Bank of North Dakota (BND). Declaring that “New Jersey currently deposits billions of dollars in state revenues in Wall Street and foreign banks – which overwhelmingly do not invest in New Jersey’s communities” […]


OPINION: The Seminole Tribe is Getting a Much Better Deal Than New Jersey’s Taxpayers

No one else picked up on this? Hard Rock unveiled its plans for the Taj Mahal this week, Save Jerseyans, with Little Steven and a bunch of decidedly less talented politicians on hand for the big reveal. How big? The project, slated for completion NEXT SUMMER (back to that in a minute), “will feature two […]

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Pennacchio: Jersey City’s New Plan is ‘Too Little, Too Late’ After Years of PILOT Abuse

PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) remains one of the driving yet popularly unknown forces driving property taxes in New Jersey. One of the prime offenders? Jersey City which is now pledging to share some of its tax abatement revenue with the local school district. The plan is to share 10% of the annual take but does NOT include […]

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MAYHEM: Christie Orders NJ TRANSIT Execs to Staff Stations While Murphy, Guadagno Spar

A minor N.J. Transit derailment on Monday has turned into a regional transportation nightmare, Save Jerseyans, given Penn Station’s “choke point” status within the Northeastern mass transit infrastructure. New Jersey’s Governor’s solution? Compulsory outreach. “Governor Chris Christie today ordered NJ TRANSIT executives to personally appear at stations throughout the agency’s system to discuss Monday’s train […]

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Trump’s Budget Cuts Face Resistance From Republican Lawmakers

Republican leaders are voicing disapproval of budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump. “I doubt there’d be a lot of appetite for dramatic cuts this year,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Roll Call. “I just look at it as a conversation. They’ve got their views, we’ve got our views, and we need to […]