Property Taxes

As Murphy threatens $1.3B in hikes, N.J. (once again) recognized for nation’s worst business tax climate

Don’t act so surprised, Save Jerseyans. Yet again, for at least the third year in a row, the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation has crunched the numbers and ranked New Jersey (and its business tax climate) at the very bottom of all U.S. states. “The states in the bottom 10 tend to have a number of […]

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The problem isn’t Phil Murphy’s money but rather what he’ll do with ours

The problem isn’t how Murphy spends his own money. The problem is what he intends to do with ours. We should celebrate the success that permits Phil Murphy to reside in a house the size of a county with a property tax bill about five times as high as the state’s average income. And if […]

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N.J. union bosses say they’ll sue to keep your property taxes high

Here’s a gem from yesterday’s arbitration cap flap, Save Jerseyans, courtesy of NorthJersey.com: The four Democratic appointees of the task force said in a joint statement that the information released violates the law and that they would seek judicial relief. They said that “much work is needed to prepare a complete and accurate final report.” […]

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Ok, Phil: You were waiting for the arbitration impact report. It’s here. Take a stand!

Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) has said JACK about one of this year’s most consequential policy debates in Trenton: the impending December 31st “sunset” of the 2% cap on police and firefighter interest arbitration awards. I know… it doesn’t sound sexy. But a new report (click here and here to peruse it) released today by Chris […]

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N.J. Supreme Court won’t hear Jersey City appeal of reval contract case

The breach-of-contract case centered around the aborted Jersey City property revaluation may finally be over, with the New Jersey Supreme Court declining last week to hear the city’s appeal of the $1 million judgment. The city’s request for the court’s intervention was denied by an order filed on Sept. 22. City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill did […]


N.J. can blame itself (and no one else) for any ugly Trump tax overhaul consequences

Well, the general framework of Donald Trump’s tax plan dropped on Wednesday afternoon, Save Jerseyans, and to borrow a Trumpian vocabulary favorite, it’s “yuge.” Assuming of course the hapless GOP can make some version of the plan to slash corporate tax rates, flatten individual brackets and close “loopholes” happen sometime this century. Tax reform is […]

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Local leaders warn: Your property taxes will rise unless this happens

TRENTON — New Jersey’s 2 percent cap on police and firefighter arbitration awards must be renewed, or else taxpayers will see their services cut and property taxes rise, local government leaders said Friday. The cap on awards police and fire unions can win through interest arbitration sunsets at the end of the year. New Jersey […]



ELECTION 2017: Guadagno says Murphy’s arb cap indecision is “disqualifying”

Kim Guadagno is firing with both proverbial barrels today, Save Jerseyans, after her New Jersey gubernatorial election opponent Phil Murphy (D-Twitter) declined to say whether he’d extend the interest arbitration cap which will expire at the end of the year without affirmative action in Trenton. “Now we know why Phil Murphy hasn’t released a plan […]

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Murphy says he’ll only tax the rich. History tells a different story.

Wonk time. This is the record made by the parties, assessed by the annual increases in property taxes: 2002 McGreevey 7.0% 2003 McGreevey 7.6% 2004 McGreevey/Codey 6.5% 2005 Codey 6.5% 2006 Corzine 6.9% 2007 Corzine 5.8% 2008 Corzine 4.9% 2009 Corzine 3.6% Total increase: 50% 2010 Christie 4.0% 2% cap passed 2011 Christie 2.5% 2012 […]

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Here’s what your next governor had to say about property taxes, Jersey jobs

MOUNT LAUREL — In dueling speeches at a Chamber of Commerce event Wednesday, New Jersey’s top gubernatorial hopefuls pitched their plans to boost the state’s economy to the business community. Democrat Phil Murphy and GOP Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno discussed the future, rattled off their campaign talking points and, despite not sharing the stage during […]


Cops arrest angry taxpayer accused of threatening mayor on Facebook

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — A 75-year-old Monmouth County man angry over a property tax increase threatened on Facebook to burn down the mayor’s house, authorities said. Arthur Morse was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, Ocean Township police said in a statement. He was released after being given a summons. Police learned of Morse’s social […]


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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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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Can Guadagno’s ‘Circuit Breaker’ Short-Circuit Rising Property Taxes?

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno Kim Guadagno, the state’s lieutenant governor and a leading Republican gubernatorial candidate, has come up with a novel “circuit-breaker” approach to providing New Jersey residents with relief from the state’s ever-rising property tax bills. But her proposal has also met with skepticism and claims of irresponsibility, since she hasn’t identified a […]