Economics


Historic Trump Budget Includes 31% Cut for the EPA

President Donald Trump‘s budget proposal dropped Tuesday, Save Jerseyans, and it includes $3.6 trillion in proposed cuts and a 10-year plan to balance the federal budget for the first time since the 1990s. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will shrink by 1/3 if the Republican President gets his way. Even Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07), […]

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O’Scanlon Testifies Against “Use Our Kids as Pawns to Enrich Corrupt Companies” Legislation

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) testified before the Assembly Education Committee and the Assembly Transportation Committee this morning, imploring his colleagues on the committees to kill legislation that, if passed, would rip off motorists for the benefit of corrupt companies and greedy municipal official. At the Education Committee, O’Scanlon, the Republican nominee to replace Senator Joe […]


Ex-N.J. treasurer: 11 observations to guide you through N.J.’s tax policy

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff Every four years, like a scene from “Groundhog Day,” candidates for New Jersey governor serve up a warmed-over menu of policy platitudes. My favorites concern taxes. No issue that touches so many people invites more political obfuscation, misrepresentation, and outright nonsense. Here are a few observations to help you make sense of it […]


New Jersey Legal Online Casinos Outpace Several Atlantic City Casinos With $20.8 Million In April Gaming Revenue

LAS VEGAS, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — After another near-record performance in April, online gaming continues to generate more revenue than nearly half of the land-based casinos in the state, according to analysts from PlayNJ.com. The New Jersey Monthly Internet Gross Revenue Report, which was released Friday by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement, showed […]



At tonight’s debate, some GOP education funding straight talk is long overdue

I don’t know if you’re following this nonsensical school funding “debate” between Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Save Jerseyans, but it’s rich. It really is! Prieto, aligned with the New Jersey (Mis)education Association, wants to spend an inordinate amount of tax dollars ($125 million) right away on education funding. Sweeney? He wants to […]

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Why Conservatives Are Unhappy With the Final Spending Bill

The House of Representatives, with 103 Republicans voting no, passed a $11.1 trillion spending package Wednesday to keep the government running through September. Conservative lawmakers who opposed the omnibus spending bill in the 309-118 vote said they’re disappointed the final plan doesn’t reflect that Republicans hold the levers of power in Washington. Republicans hold 238 […]


Langschultz Goes After Gordon for ‘Lack of Leadership’ During NJ Transit Crisis

The pain for NJ Transit commuters isn’t over,  Save Jerseyans, after news broke on Tuesday that customers face a 44 day period of repairs from July 7 to July 25 and then between August 4th to August 28th. A leading Election 2017 candidate wants to know why her incumbent opponent isn’t asking more (and better) questions. “There has been a serious […]

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Regulatory burden harms business

In his April 29 speech marking his first 100 days in office, President Trump touched on the subject of regulations only briefly. Indeed, it took up all of one sentence. “We have slashed burdensome regulations, and imposed a policy that for each new regulation, two regulations must be erased from the books,” he said. It’s […]


See, We Told You So: President Trump may soon validate N.J. gas tax opponents’ fears

Back in June of last year, I had a written a few articles about the ill effects of the gas tax here at Matt Rooney‘s Save Jersey Blog. I warned you how, on top of the then-proposed New Jersey gas tax increase, a proposed federal increase would raise the gas tax by $10 per barrel — about 24 […]

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WATCH: Webber explains why property tax relief is “not complex”

Asm. Jay Webber (R-26) visited the Rockaway GOP last week and dispensed some valuable advice for every New Jerseyans contemplating the property tax crisis… Listen: Rockaway GOP knows: It's not complex. Real property-tax reductions come when $13B Property Tax Relief Fund goes to its named goal. Posted by Jay Webber on Friday, April 28, 2017 […]

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ROONEY RANTS: Don’t Blame Trump For Trenton’s Inability to Cut Property Taxes!

It’s always easier to react than think these things through, Save Jerseyans, especially when you’re part of the problem. Exhibit A: the New Jersey-based reaction to President Donald Trump‘s plan to eliminate state and local deductions (as part of a global tax reform package) which could increase New Jersey residents’ average tax bills by more than $3,500. Democrat reactions have […]

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Christie could slam Horizon credit rating with plan to grab cash, S&P says

TRENTON — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s “stable” credit outlook could be undermined by Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to force the insurance carrier to share its capital reserves, according to a new ratings agency report. Standard & Poor’s sees many reasons why Horizon should maintain its “A” rating and stable outlook. The […]


TAX FIGHT LOOMING: Lance Vows to Fight Trump’s Plan to End the Property Tax Deduction

The Trump Administration‘s tax plan is getting mixed reviews in the early going, Save Jerseyans, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and some on Wall Street jumping for joy and others, like the National Association of Realtors and even in the president’s own party, questioning whether some of the changes will do more harm than good for the […]

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$300M State House Renovation Gets Go-Ahead Amid Controversy Over Price

Credit: NJ Department of Treasury State House cornice showing corrosion and metal strapping A controversial plan to renovate the New Jersey State House won approval yesterday from a panel of legislative and executive-branch officials even as the $300 million project continues to draw criticism, including on the gubernatorial campaign trail. The vote by the eight-member […]


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