Category: Economics

TESTA: Sweeney, Andrzejczak can’t make up for ‘screwing South Jersey’ by misusing the gas tax for boardwalk repairs

By Matt Rooney _ Yes, Save Jerseyans. Being right about this stuff ALL OF THE TIME gets old. I’m referring to how screwed up New Jersey’s 2016 gas tax fix was at the time and remains today. – We warned Read More

The huge reaction to Yang’s free income experiment shows why it wouldn’t work

By Matt Rooney _ These zany Leftists (and their equally zany schemes) are always so predictable, Save Jerseyans! Both in substance and how they inevitable end up. Remember last week’s Democrat debate? When Andrew Yang announced a Publisher’s Clearing House-style Read More

Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Economy Relies on Increasing Tourism | Cody-Bjelka

By Kathleen Cody-Bjelka _ New Jersey ended this summer’s tourism season on a high note. Vacationers crowded the Jersey Shore’s newly replenished beaches for what was the fifth hottest summer on record in the past 125 years. Local business owners who saw Read More

N.J. taxpayers will pay hundreds of millions more – per year – thanks to minimum wage hikes

TRENTON, N.J. – One of the many unintended consequences of New Jersey’s recent minimum wage increase is already biting taxpayers in the rear end. This week, the Murphy Administration announced a $54 million increase in subsidies for some qualifying families’ Read More

Phil Murphy declares driver’s licenses for illegals are a ‘no brainer’

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – It hasn’t happened yet, but Governor Phil Murphy told an interviewer on Monday night that making illegal driver’s licenses available in New Jersey constitutes a “no brainer” for New Jersey. The Republican Assembly slate in LD16, a Read More

N.J. authorities say school lunch fraud strikes (again) in Elizabeth, but it’s a huge national problem

TRENTON, N.J. – Around 20 million kids nation-wide get free or cheap lunches every year through the National School Lunch Program. Here in New Jersey, thousands of kids receive lunches subsidized by John and Jane Taxpayer through the state program.  Read More

What CEOs know but Murphy doesn’t | Wirths

By Assemblyman Hal Wirths _ Gov. Murphy penned an editorial this past Sunday in the Star-Ledger celebrating the Business Roundtable, a group comprised of CEOs of the nation’s major companies, after they changed their mission statement to focus on the betterment of Read More

Fact-checking Cory Booker’s Labor Day wage growth claim

By Matt Rooney _ Cory Booker devoted his Labor Day 2019 to a Time guest op-ed in which the junior New Jersey senator sanctimoniously complains about U.S. wage growth (among other economic issues). “The President likes to tweet about stock Read More