Christie to decide whether N.J. will tax Airbnb, online rentals

TRENTON — It’s now up to Gov. Chris Christie whether online marketplaces such as Airbnb that offer short-term housing rentals will be taxed the same way hotels are in New Jersey. The state Senate on Monday gave final legislative approval to the bill, which would allow municipalities to impose sales and use taxes, as well […]

REPORT: New Jersey is America’s 5th Worst Place to Retire

MarketWatch ran a report from LPL Financial earlier this month,  Save Jerseyans, a signing a grade to each U.S. state (+ Washington, D.C.) based on a calculated retirement index score. The analysts evaluated “public data related to health, finance, housing, employment, education, community and quality of life indicators to evaluate and rank states based on their […]

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LD38 SENATE: GOP’s Langschultz Goes After Gordon (and Christie) Over Their Tax-Centric “Solutions”

Trenton Democrats love raising taxes. The truly talented ones invent new taxes. State Senator Bob Gordon (D-38), Chairman of the New Jersey State Senate’s Legislative Oversight Committee, is inventing a new type of tax — which he calls “Impact Fees” — which would be levied on developers as part of a purported solution the NJ Transit crisis. […]

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FACT CHECK: Does The Trump Budget Gut Medicaid?

Last week the White House released a federal budget that, among other changes, would reduce projected Medicaid spending by $610 billion across 10 years. The proposed reduction has received a lot of negative press. Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez, claims the budget “absolutely dismantles Medicaid.” The New York Times reports that the […]

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 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 […]