Tag: budget

Op-Ed: Stop Targeting Property Tax Relief Programs to Fill Budget Holes

By Jean Stanfield _ Two of the most important financial support programs New Jersey provides are the Homestead Benefit and the Senior Freeze. They are also often the first programs governors target with cuts to balance budgets. This year, due Read More

LISTEN: Rooney discusses the GOP Convention, Murphy’s budget with Dom Giordano

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. – It’s been an unusually busy August week in state politics with the GOP Convention underway (albeit remotely) and Phil Murphy delivering his second budget address of 2020.  On Wednesday, Save Jersey Founder and Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined Read More

Webber blasts budget committee for endorsing Murphy’s unconstitutional borrowing plan

TRENTON, N.J. – Trenton Democrats helped Governor Murphy’s unconstitutional $5 billion borrowing plan clear a key hurdle on Tuesday morning.  The Assembly Budget Committee’s party-line vote – which endorsed the borrowing plan and a new state-wide property tax – was Read More

Tone deaf? N.J. school district okays cap-busting $128M budget

MORRIS TWP., N.J. – The Morris School District approved a $128.2 million 2020-21 budget on Monday according to a report from MorristownGreen.com. That’s a 2.6% increase at a time when the COVID-19 statewide lockdown is expected to severely depress tax Read More

New Jersey’s pathetic budget reserves leave state EXTRA vulnerable to COVID-19

By Matt Rooney _ This is definitely an under-discussed angle of the current COVID-19 crisis, Save Jerseyans…  Partly because the most pressing matter is keeping elderly and immune-compromised Americans alive; partly also due to the fact that it’s a long-standing, Read More

Murphy’s student aid plan penalizes “red” N.J. counties, especially those fighting sanctuary statehood

By Matt Rooney _ You’ve heard that Governor Murphy delivered his reckless $41 billion budget address on Tuesday; on Thursday, with far less fanfare, the Governor’s administration shared its district-by-district overview of its proposed 2020-2021 school aid disbursements totaling $9 billion. Read More

LIVE: Phil Murphy’s FY 2021 budget address

TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his third budget address on Tuesday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m. EST.  New spending, transit and pension investment, far-Left rhetoric, and a possible millionaire’s tax compromise between Steve Sweeney and the Governor Read More