Taxes

LD26 Republicans warn against “reckless” Murphy tax increases

A brand new annual report titled Financial State of the States from the think tank ‘Truth in Accounting’ assigns an F grade to New Jersey. You can guess why, Save Jerseyans…. Taxes which remain America’s most burdensome. On Thursday afternoon, two veteran N.J. GOP lawmakers seized upon the report’s release to highlight the likely negative […]

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Opinion: Doing the Murphy Math – Taxing Millionaires Won’t Cut It

Carl Golden The year was 1938. Franklin D. Roosevelt occupied the White House, struggling to lift the nation from the depths of its most punishing Great Depression. History has it that Harry Hopkins, head of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Roosevelt’s closest and most trusted advisor, recommended unprecedented massive government intervention as the solution. […]


Jim Florio (and Corzine’s crazy toll plan) unexpectedly resurface in Election 2017

Jim Florio and Jon Corzine served one term, respectively, before getting bounced from Drumthwacket by tax-weary New Jersey electorates. Now they’re back… in one sense. This week, Politico reported about former Governor Florio having authored a report in conjunction with a liberal-leaning think tank that’s making the rounds in Trenton. The thesis? It’s time to “add tolls, […]

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OPINION: If elected, Phil Murphy won’t live within New Jersey’s means

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy recently laid out his proposed plan for a series of costly tax hikes. Under Murphy’s plan, taxes would rise by $1.3 billion, according to estimates provided by campaign officials. Murphy proposes raising the personal income tax, legalizing and taxing the sale of marijuana, and changing the way personal and corporate […]

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VIDEO: Conway trolls ‘busy’ Menendez as tax reform fight looms

New Jersey native Kellyanne Conway dropped by Fox News on Thursday morning to assess the federal tax reform debate. Inevitably, another prominent New Jersey politico for the other side of the aisle (and his pending corruption trial) entered into the discussion: “There’s something else going on with the math, the calculation that nobody talks about, […]

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Visualizing Phil Murphy’s Reckless #WarOnMath (and N.J. Taxpayers)

Sometimes a visual speaks far louder than words, Save Jerseyans, and who doesn’t love graphs/charts? So here is a visual representation of the tax/spending plans, to date, of 2018 New Jersey gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs): – That barely noticeable blue column represent the revenues  – $1.3 billion – Phil plans to bring in […]

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This N.J. candidate isn’t giving up on the gas tax fight

The vote went down last October. Neither major party gubernatorial candidate is talking repeal. But Hamilton Councilwoman and LD14 State Senate candidate Ileana Schirmer isn’t done fighting New Jersey’s uber-controversial gas tax. Linda Greenstein, the Democrat incumbent and Schirmer’s opponent, joined the majority and voted to raise our state’s gasoline tax by 23 cents per gallon.  “I’m […]

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New York is ripping off New Jersey E-ZPass holders, AAA says

Drivers using E-ZPass tags issued by other agencies are being charged the cash rate at New York bridges and tunnels run by the MTA, instead of receiving the E-ZPass discount, a AAA study found. New Jersey drivers took the worst beating out of any other state between 2012 and 2016, with 70 million people charged […]



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 […]



See, We Told You So: President Trump may soon validate N.J. gas tax opponents’ fears

Back in June of last year, I had a written a few articles about the ill effects of the gas tax here at Matt Rooney‘s Save Jersey Blog. I warned you how, on top of the then-proposed New Jersey gas tax increase, a proposed federal increase would raise the gas tax by $10 per barrel — about 24 […]

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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 […]