Tag: Spending

What Costs More: COVID-19 Halloween or the 2020 Presidential Election?

By Dan Backer _ America is “celebrating” the first-ever COVID Halloween. As a parent, I know this year will feel slimmed-down for adult partygoers and little monsters alike, but it will still be an expensive holiday. Nearly 60 percent of Americans plan Read More

Trenton spending $5 billion more (so far) under Phil Murphy

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican budget officer John DiMaio criticized the Democrat legislature’s $38.7 billion FY2020 budget on Thursday, comparing the Democrats’ internal debate to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.  While Democrats rejected tax and fee increases demanded by Read More

Asm. DiMaio: Murphy is lying about proposed FY 2020 spending hikes

TRENTON, N.J. – Spending more tax dollars is bad enough. Lying about how much more he’s spending? That’s worse. _ Assemblyman John DiMaio – the GOP budget officer – breaks down his beef with Governor Phil Murphy’s FY 2020 math Read More

AFP-NJ’s taxpayer scorecard is out. How did your legislator do? Find out.

TRENTON, N.J. – Did your legislators protect your tax dollars during the 2018-2019 legislative session? Our friends at Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey released their annual taxpayer scorecard on Friday morning. _ “It is no secret that New Jersey’s fiscal house Read More

LIVE: Murphy’s FY 2020 budget address at 2 p.m.

By The Staff _ More taxes and more spending appear to be on the menu for Governor Phil Murphy’s second budget speech, one which will assuredly attack criticism from Republicans, business groups, and an increasingly hostile legislative Democrat majority aligned Read More