Taxes

Living in New Jersey? Upset by the GOP tax plan? Forget what you think you know.

Save Jerseyans: I know there is consternation in New Jersey over the proposed Republican tax plan (the numerous versions of which will eventually go through a reconciliation process). While I think the tax plan is far from perfect, it’s a slight improvement over what we have now because it actually makes the tax code fairer […]

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4 of 5 N.J. House Republicans defect as tax reform heads to the Senate

Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) stands alone, Save Jerseyans. On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed its historic tax reform package – “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” – 227 to 205. Representatives Frank LoBiondo (R. NJ-2), Chris Smith (R, NJ-04), Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) and Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, NJ-11) all voted against the measure. “I believe […]

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Groups like the N.J. Chamber, NJLM need to stop being part of the problem

Time for some tough love, Save Jerseyans… Most of the New Jersey political universe is in Atlantic City this week, waking up to a vicious hangover this morning after last night’s New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention decadent, booze-infused receptions. If you’ve never been, the Convention is just a bigger version of the New […]

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TAX REFORM PUSH: MacArthur will host Ivanka, Steven Mnuchin in Bayville

President Donald Trump’s popular daughter Ivanka has assumed a lead role selling tax reform in small venue events across the country this fall season. That push has become all the more critical for Republicans with recent highly-publicized election losses and the Midterm cycle quickly approaching.   Ivanka’s next stop? Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) will host the […]

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MacArthur: New Jersey’s taxes will go down, not up, under the House GOP tax reform plan

Give Tom MacArthur credit for consistency and sticking to his guns, Save Jerseyans. He visited Varney & Co. on Fox Business to discuss The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and took some tough questioning from the host over the impact of his caucus’s plan to reform the tax code and, as part of that plan, […]

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YOU’VE BEEN HAD: Liberals admit their guy was a fraud (!) less than 24 hours after Murphy wins

This is an official ‘See, I Told You So’ alert, Save Jerseyans, and probably one of the least surprising ones in the nearly 10-year history of this website. Doesn’t mean I’m happy about it. Shortly after endorsing GovernorComrade-elect Phil Murphy and less than 24 hours AFTER polls closed, Star-Ledger editorial czar Tom Moran published an […]

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New GOP bill preserves property tax write off, capped at $10k

Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) can claim a victory of sorts today, Save Jerseyans. The much-anticipated House Republican tax reform bill unveiled Thursday permits taxpayers to write off up to $10,000 in state and local property taxes, easing many Garden State observer’s fears over the elimination of so-called SALT deductions. MacArthur had spent countless hours […]

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Don’t Believe False Reports That Say Eliminating the SALT Deduction Would Cost The Average Taxpayer Tens of Thousands of Dollars

Some politicians are determined to retain a special tax deduction that allows state and local governments to levy excessive taxes on their residents by shifting part of the burden to federal taxpayers in other states. These politicians are claiming that their residents would pay thousands of dollars—even tens of thousands—more in federal taxes if Congress […]

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MacArthur huddles with Pence as potential SALT deduction showdown looms

Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) is one of the key GOP federal legislators who appears willing to stonewall tax reform over the reported White House inclination to eliminate local tax deductions.  On Tuesday, the South Jersey Trump health care ally huddled with none other than Vice President Mike Pence as discussions continued in Washington, D.C.: – Met […]

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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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Opinion: Blue State Bottleneck – New Jersey and the GOP Tax Reform Plan

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff After a public relations buildup worthy of a consumer product launch, senior Republicans in Washington, D.C, on September 27 released a nine-page Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code that sets forth negotiation parameters for the first comprehensive tax reform since 1986. Broadly, the GOP framework calls for lowering the corporate tax […]


DEBATE DAY: RGA drops new Murphy tax TV attack ad

The Republican Governors Association launched its third New Jersey television spot of the 2017 cycle on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans, mere hours before Kim Guadagno (R-Monmouth Beach) and Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) met in Newark for their first gubernatorial debate. “Checkbook” highlights Murphy’s proposal for $1.3 billion in new annual taxes: – –

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MacArthur lauds House budget resolution’s passage for taking “critical steps”

House Republicans took their first definitive steps towards comprehensive tax reform on Thursday, and Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) agrees that it’s a step in the right direction. “Since first taking office, my number one priority has been growing South Jersey’s economy and creating good-paying jobs for my constituents.  I was pleased to see this […]

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