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Will the gas tax hike shore up New Jersey’s troubled pension system?

That’s the plan, Save Jerseyans. Smart government? Or short-sighted self-dealing? This new bipartisan measure spearheaded by South Jersey legislators from both houses — S2842/A4388 – would permit New Jersey’s newly replenished Transportation Trust Fund to borrow directly from New Jersey pension funds. Right now, the process unfolds indirectly when bonds are sold to investors. The legislation doesn’t impose a cap on the […]

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Trenton’s Gas Tax Deal: Too Little, Too Late, and Loaded with Hidden Problems

Save Jerseyans, as a student and a local elected official, I thought it was necessary to weigh in on the gas tax talk this week: We aren’t the first state that’s been thrown under the gas tax bus. The federal government’s inaction of raising the gasoline tax has resulted in many states raising their tax […]

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Christie dips into general fund as TTF stalemate drags on

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog TRENTON, NJ — With a a stalemate over how to replenish New Jersey’s near-depleted Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) dragging into its second month, Save Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie is taking further emergency action. On Wednesday, he signed Executive Order 213, authorizing the state Treasurer to use general funds for transportation expenses deemed […]


Funding pensions: Spending cuts, not another penny from taxpayers!

By Donna M. Simon It’s only fair that the State of New Jersey keep its promises to tens of thousands of retirees regarding their pension payments.  So it was no surprise when the respected Monmouth University Polling Institute recently conducted a survey that found more than 70 percent of New Jersey voters would support a […]

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THE LIST: Christie names 900+ stalled TTF-funded projects

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie‘s pre-July 4th Weekend executive order shuttering state road projects in the wake of a transportation trust fund stalemate is being implemented, Save Jerseyans. All work on ongoing projects funded by the TTF — currently underway in 440 of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities — will cease no later than 11:59 […]



Trenton is broken. How broken? Not one TTF plan touches the real problem!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There’s no shortage of ideas floating around Trenton concerning how to “fix” the much-discussed Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), Save Jerseyans. I’d feel a lot better about it if ONE IDEA, just one (!), directly tackled the problems responsible for breaking the TTF in the first place. Consider your […]

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Small business group: Christie’s $380 million tax cut is a ‘short-lived victory’

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Christie is pushing a massive cut in New Jersey’s unemployment insurance taxes on employers, Save Jerseyans, but Laurie Ehlbeck of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). “Small businesses fighting for survival in New Jersey need all of the help they can get and continue to be grateful […]


Guest Op-Ed: Stopping The Next Property Tax Explosion

By Senator Steven V. Oroho In the 1990’s state government in New Jersey off-loaded responsibility for paying for many of the things government does on to the shoulders of local government. It caused a dramatic surge in property taxes. Now some in state government are advising that we do it again. This time it is […]

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Webber pokes fun at “wimpy” Democrat gas tax trade-off

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it, Save Jerseyans. Those people would be Democrats. Last week they released ‘tax reform’ proposals to fund the state’s transportation rust fund – including borrowing and a preemptive promise (or threat?) to “pull the plug” on tax reductions. […]

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Serious Question: Why is it the GOP’s responsibility to fix the transportation fund?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If the rejoined pension and benefits brawl is illustrative of everything that’s wrong with New Jersey’s governing regime, Save Jerseyans, then the fight over how to replenish our state’s transportation trust fund is the prime example of everything that’s wrong with the mentality of our opposition. My […]

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62% of New Jersey voters oppose a gas tax hike

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Those who think New Jersey Republicans should’ve come out strong against a gas tax hike were likely onto something, Save Jerseyans. New Quinnipiac University poll results released today show Garden State voters strongly opposing a hike, 62% to just 35% in favor, with only 24% of Republicans and 39% of […]

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Bakke: Consolidate authorities, eliminate county government in lieu of gas tax hike

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We spend a LOT of time talking about gas tax hike alternatives here at Save Jersey, folks, so I’m not surprised that one of our former contributors, Synnove Bakke (R-18), is one of the only 2015 Assembly candidates willing to come out and propose specific alternatives. They’re […]

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POLL: Is a gas tax hike okay in exchange for other cuts?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog That’s what Governor Chris Christie, fresh off of signing ATR’s no tax pledge, suggested North Jersey business leaders at a Monday gathering in Whippany. “I will consider any option that’s presented to me as long as those options include tax fairness for the people of New Jersey. […]

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