Taxes

Guadagno Allies Bucco, Cosgrove Sing the Praises of Her Property Tax Pitch

Two of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno‘s leading North  Jersey supporters offered full-throated endorsements of her “circuit breaker” property tax plan this week.   “Lieutenant Governor Guadagno‘s plan shows she is serious about providing real relief to struggling homeowners,” said Fair Lawn Mayor John Cosgrove. “She has outlined specific ways to save billions of dollars to […]

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Guadagno Rolls Out Property Tax “Circuit Breaker” Plan

A circuit breaker acts to prevent the flow of electricity from reaching unsafe levels. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno wants to implement a similar mechanism for New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes. Her property tax ‘circuit breaker’ unveiled Wednesday morning would kick in whenever “the school portion of a homeowner’s property tax liability exceeds 5% of their yearly household […]

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Guest Op-ed: Morris County’s Budgets Are Headed In The Wrong Direction

For the second year in a row, the 2017 Morris County budget increases taxes by nearly $8 million or 3.4%. What’s worse: there was a major error in the budget presentation. I served as a Morris County Freeholder from 2013 to 2015 when Morris County taxes actually went down $5 million.  Monmouth County introduced a 2017 […]

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VIDEO: Ciattarelli Challenges Guadagno’s Gas Tax Opposition Record in New Web Ad

Another day, another N.J. GOP primary aerial bombardment…. Last October’s historic gas tax hike is likely to remain an issue in this year’s election (and appropriately so), Save Jerseyans, and Asm. Jack Ciattarelli released a new 52-second web ad on Wednesday questioning whether his gubernatorial primary opponent’s present opposition is sincere. It’s the latest salvo in a […]

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Pennacchio: Jersey City’s New Plan is ‘Too Little, Too Late’ After Years of PILOT Abuse

PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) remains one of the driving yet popularly unknown forces driving property taxes in New Jersey. One of the prime offenders? Jersey City which is now pledging to share some of its tax abatement revenue with the local school district. The plan is to share 10% of the annual take but does NOT include […]

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Trump’s Budget Cuts Face Resistance From Republican Lawmakers

Republican leaders are voicing disapproval of budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump. “I doubt there’d be a lot of appetite for dramatic cuts this year,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Roll Call. “I just look at it as a conversation. They’ve got their views, we’ve got our views, and we need to […]



Twitter Just SHREDDED Rachel Maddow Over Trump Tax Return ‘Story’

MSNBC’s unapologetic liberal “journalist” Rachel Maddow lit the internet on fire Tuesday night when she teased via Twitter that she’d gotten her hands on President Donald Trump’s tax returns – a scoop that would have been pretty juicy, considering Trump never released his tax returns during the presidential campaign as all other modern-era presidents have […]


GRADES ARE IN: AFP Flunks Gas Tax Hike Republicans on Newly-Released Scorecard

Americans for Prosperity’s New Jersey affiliate is releasing its annual legislative ratings today, Save Jerseyans, and we’ve learned that the biggest ratings changes related to Republican legislators who supported last October’s historic gas tax increase. For example, State Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) from a “B” to an “F” this year; Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce fell from an “A” […]

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OPINION: Christie’s Plan To Tax Horizon Ratepayers is Dangerous, Wrongheaded

Only a single legislator (Jay Webber of LD26) had the stones to vote against Trenton’s new opioid health insurance mandate, Save Jerseyans. Why? A lot of reasons, including the fact that doing something (even if it’s the wrong thing!) to combat the nation’s drug epidemic is rhetorically hard to push back against for the political […]

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THE LIST: New Jersey’s Top 100 Highest Property Tax Towns

Oh, My! Is YOUR Town On THIS List? February 3, 2017 Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — Is your town in the top 100? These are the top 100 New Jersey towns with the HIGHEST property taxes. Taxes listed are average for each town…. Source: NJ State Department of Community Affairs ____

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BACK OFF: Beck Rejects Christie’s “Pressure” After Shocking Threat to Anti-Gas Tax Republicans

Jennifer Beck (R-11) is one of 2017’s most endangered incumbents, having lost both of her Assembly running mates two years ago and facing what will most certainly be an onslaught of Super PAC cash this November. Needless to say, she didn’t take Governor Chris Christie‘s shocking call for vengeance against anti-gas tax hike members of […]

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REPORT: Christie Urges Unions To Defeat Anti-Gas Tax Republicans

Gov. Chris Christie isn’t simply growing apart from his state party, Save Jerseyans. On Thursday night, he turned to a traditionally Democrat group and asked them to defeat legislators who opposed his gas tax hike at the polls, including 29 members of his own party. “Don’t forget the people who stayed in their seat. Don’t […]

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Handlin, running for Senate, pitches bill to police TTF spending

She opposed the gas tax increase. Now that it passed, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-13) wants to control costs for the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). Handlin is the sponsor of a new three bill package with a three prong approached to accomplishing the stated goal: (1) “Requires a revenue source for TTF projects and bonding for no […]

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