Category: Spending

Trenton spending $5 billion more (so far) under Phil Murphy

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican budget officer John DiMaio criticized the Democrat legislature’s $38.7 billion FY2020 budget on Thursday, comparing the Democrats’ internal debate to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.  While Democrats rejected tax and fee increases demanded by Read More

As EDA fight rages, new study finds Camden is New Jersey’s most dangerous city

CAMDEN, N.J. – The war over Economic Development Authority (EDA) tax credit oversight features the powerful Camden County Democrat Machine pitted against Governor Phil Murphy’s state-wide organization; the intra-party conflict is also shining a hard light on the well-being of Read More

PRIORITIES? Murphy cuts firefighter family assistance while boosting aid for illegals

TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Phil Murphy is boosting legal aid for illegal immigrants and championing in-state tuition for non-citizens at a cost of millions to taxpayers living in his “Sanctuary State.” Firefighters and their families? – “The folks putting the Read More

Asm. DiMaio: Murphy is lying about proposed FY 2020 spending hikes

TRENTON, N.J. – Spending more tax dollars is bad enough. Lying about how much more he’s spending? That’s worse. _ Assemblyman John DiMaio – the GOP budget officer – breaks down his beef with Governor Phil Murphy’s FY 2020 math Read More

Unlike Trenton, Republican-run N.J. counties are controlling spending | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ New Jersey’s fiscal crisis is deepening as the FY 2020 budget process limps along at the State House. Wasteful spending is rising, income tax revenue is grinding to a halt, and the will for structural reform Read More