Category: Economics

As summer season begins, Murphy Democrats double-down on Jersey Shore rental tax

TRENTON, N.J. – Shore rentals are getting more expensive, and it’s not a simple matter of supply and demand. Trenton is playing a major role. In July 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed a measure passed by the Democrat-controlled state legislature Read More

SOCIAL INJUSTICE: New Jersey Dems won’t relent on taxing patients’ medical pot

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to expand patients’ access to medical marijuana. But patients will need to pay, and pay dearly. – The State of New Jersey already suffers for having among the most expensive Read More

Murphy had no problem with tax breaks when it was Amazon’s turn

By Matt Rooney _ I’m old enough to remember when Phil Murphy loved tax incentives, Save Jerseyans. Just last year? The Democrat governor and Goldman Sachs alum was ready to fork over billions in tax breaks to one of the Read More

GOP legislators demand action on medical use pot

TRENTON, N.J. – The ongoing Democrat uncivil war between Phil Murphy and the South Jersey Machine appears likely to make legal recreational marijuana its most prominent casualty. Republicans see a political opening, and on Tuesday they demanded immediate action on expanding Read More

ROONEY: Uber and Lyft strikers are missing the point

TRENTON, N.J. – An underwhelming “strike” by Uber and Lyft drivers demanding higher wages fizzled in cities across the nation this week. Save Jersey Founder and Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney returned to Chasing News this Wednesday to weigh in on the controversy and its economic Read More

As rich white guys battle for control, N.J. Democrats’ rhetoric doesn’t match their reality

By Matt Rooney _ This Phil Murphy vs. George Norcross battle has a lot of layers, Save Jerseyans. The EDA/tax credit angle, the internal North vs. South and “progressive” vs. machine angle, the newcomer vs. established order angle, an ideological Read More