Tag: Sweeney

OPINION: Sweeney’s ‘radical surgery’ option is actually cosmetic (at best)

By Matt Rooney _ Senate President Steve Sweeney isn’t the Trenton Republicans’ least favorite person these days. He hasn’t been for a long time, actually, given his fair weather tactical alliance with Chris Christie during the latter politician’s stormy tenure 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

Murphy could hold sports betting bill as a chip to play in budget negotiations

By Art Gallagher _ Dennis Drazin and his partners at Monmouth Park were ready to accept sports bets on Memorial Day weekend.  They wisely didn’t after Senate President Steve Sweeney announced he was inserting a provision in the state legislation Read More

CARROLL: Sweeney’s new corporate surcharge will be paid by real people

By Michael Patrick Carroll _ This is supposed to be a news story, not an op-ed. So, REPORT, don’t opine. There is no way of knowing where revenue from a new tax will go; that’s just cover for leftist politicians Read More

N.J. Senate President wants this tax increase to replace Murphy’s millionaires tax plan

After declaring his opposition to a tax increase on wealthy New Jersey residents, Democratic state Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Tuesday state coffers can get the money they need by enacting a 3 percent surcharge on corporate income in New Read More

Top Democrat says millionaire’s tax pushed by Phil Murphy is now ‘absolutely last resort’

New Jersey’s top Democratic state lawmaker and once-leading advocate for raising taxes on wealthy residents said Thursday that a millionaire’s tax is now the “absolute last thing” he will consider. “It’s the absolute last thing that I’m willing to look Read More