Tag: Spending

Who cares how good N.J. schools are if their students flee after graduation?

By Matt Rooney _ There’s a new study out which you may’ve seen or heard about in the news, Save Jerseyans, trumpeting New Jersey’s public schools as the second best in the nation. I have my issues with the methodology Read More

Pre-shutdown, Trenton Republicans pitch spending cap and structural reforms

TRENTON, N.J. — As a deadline for a state government shutdown inched closer on Saturday, Senate Republicans decided to pitch some ideas of their own to Governor Phil Murphy in light of the failure of his own party to reach a Read More

The Democrats’ budget compromise: Let’s just tax everyone and everything | DiMaio

By Assemblyman John DiMaio _ The irony of the budget fight between Governor Phil Murphy and Democrats in the legislature has been nothing short of amazing.  Both sides of the Democrat battle recognized that tax increases would only further hurt Read More

Notes from Phil Murphy’s budget conference call

By Holly Schepisi _ Fascinating conference call. I joined in the Democratic State Committee conference call with Governor Murphy 1-609-246-3298 to talk about the budget. There is a proposed spending increase of several billion dollars, tax increases on everything from Read More

You’re Paying For Tammy Murphy’s $13,000 Door

TRENTON, N.J. – Less than three months into his gubernatorial tenure, Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) has acknowledged New Jersey’s dire fiscal condition but continues to spend like it’s a new Gilded Age. A massively expensive “free” college plan, unveiled Thursday, is one Read More

If N.J. legislators rally around new elected “taxpayer advocate” idea, then why do we need them?

By Matt Rooney _ It just keeps getting better, Save Jerseyans. As Murphy era Trenton ramps up spending, taxing and borrowing for FY 2019 and beyond, there’s a new idea percolating under the Dome from those who, to their credit, Read More

State’s Bonded Debt Soars to Nosebleed Heights: $46.1 Billion

The results of New Jersey’s latest big-picture fiscal checkup are in, and they reveal a state that continues to be saddled with a staggering amount debt – despite recent efforts to wind down Trenton’s time-worn borrowing habit. Click to expand/close Read More