Tax

Christie to decide whether N.J. will tax Airbnb, online rentals

TRENTON — It’s now up to Gov. Chris Christie whether online marketplaces such as Airbnb that offer short-term housing rentals will be taxed the same way hotels are in New Jersey. The state Senate on Monday gave final legislative approval to the bill, which would allow municipalities to impose sales and use taxes, as well […]


ANALYSIS: Did Asw. DeCroce, allies spend 3-to-4 times more per vote than her closest competitor?

Governor Chris Christie took a victory lap of sorts after last Tuesday’s primaries, Save Jerseyans, touting the success of pro-gas tax hike GOP incumbents as some species of voter validation of last October’s controversial plan to shore-up the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). “While there was a lot of tumult in some limited areas about our […]

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LD38 SENATE: GOP’s Langschultz Goes After Gordon (and Christie) Over Their Tax-Centric “Solutions”

Trenton Democrats love raising taxes. The truly talented ones invent new taxes. State Senator Bob Gordon (D-38), Chairman of the New Jersey State Senate’s Legislative Oversight Committee, is inventing a new type of tax — which he calls “Impact Fees” — which would be levied on developers as part of a purported solution the NJ Transit crisis. […]

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Big Labor Throws Bigger Money Behind Gas Tax Candidates in LD24 & 26

Remember that famous parking garage scene from All the President’s Men (1976), Save Jerseyans? “Just… follow… the money…“ Here’s an entry from today’s POLITICO‘s New Jersey Playbook by Matt Friedman (which you need to start following if you’re not already): DOGS AND CATS TOGETHER – “Labor PAC spends big in GOP primaries to aid incumbents […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In LD26, Hank Lyon Can’t Be Bought By Special Interests

A famous American by the name of Paul Revere cried through the streets “The Red Coats are Coming! The Red Coats are Coming!” Today a new battle cry can be heard in the streets during the LD26 assembly primary, and that cry is, “[t]he special interests are coming! The special interest are coming” For you see, […]

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Cesaro Hits Back at DeCroce for ‘Hiding’ from Gas Tax Vote

Asw. Betty Lou DeCroce‘s recent mailer-delivered dual shot at opponents Morris County Freeholders John Cesaro and Hank Lyon in this year’s four-person LD26 Assembly contest drew Cesaro’s ire on Thursday. “I do understand she wants to hide the fact that she sided with the Democrats in voting to make New Jersey’s gas tax one of the highest […]

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OPINION: Assemblywoman DeCroce is a conservative

The other day, I read an opinion piece by a Mr. William Felegi which argued that Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce was not a conservative because Americans for Prosperity (AFP) had given her a “D” grade.  The writer seems to miss the fact that AFP is not a conservative organization, but rather a libertarian one. Ideologically, there is […]

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See, We Told You So: President Trump may soon validate N.J. gas tax opponents’ fears

Back in June of last year, I had a written a few articles about the ill effects of the gas tax here at Matt Rooney‘s Save Jersey Blog. I warned you how, on top of the then-proposed New Jersey gas tax increase, a proposed federal increase would raise the gas tax by $10 per barrel — about 24 […]

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WATCH: Webber explains why property tax relief is “not complex”

Asm. Jay Webber (R-26) visited the Rockaway GOP last week and dispensed some valuable advice for every New Jerseyans contemplating the property tax crisis… Listen: Rockaway GOP knows: It's not complex. Real property-tax reductions come when $13B Property Tax Relief Fund goes to its named goal. Posted by Jay Webber on Friday, April 28, 2017 […]

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Apparently Bruce WAS Born to Run (from the IRS)

So apparently Tom Hanks interviewed Bruce Springsteen at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City last Friday, Save Jerseyans, and “The Boss” made a startling admission: “First of all, I never met anyone in New Jersey who paid their taxes,” Springsteen reportedly told Hanks. “The entire state wasn’t paying any taxes. So, years went by and […]

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Christie vetoes 7 bills including Trump tax return legislation

No surprises here, Save Jerseyans. Calling it a “transparent political stunt masquerading as a bill” and politics at its worst,” Governor Chris Christie moved Monday to conditionally veto a bill designed to compel presidential candidates (including Donald Trump) to disclose their tax returns. “Unwilling to cope with the results of last November’s election, the Legislature introduced this unconstitutional […]

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ROONEY RANTS: Don’t Blame Trump For Trenton’s Inability to Cut Property Taxes!

It’s always easier to react than think these things through, Save Jerseyans, especially when you’re part of the problem. Exhibit A: the New Jersey-based reaction to President Donald Trump‘s plan to eliminate state and local deductions (as part of a global tax reform package) which could increase New Jersey residents’ average tax bills by more than $3,500. Democrat reactions have […]

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OPINION: Assemblywoman DeCroce isn’t a conservative

The other day, I received a campaign flier from Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce in which she argued she’s a conservative. Her mailer attacks Morris County Freeholder and Assembly Candidate Hank Lyon as being a fraud and a person who isn’t capable of fighting the Democrats in Trenton. I find this flier humorous because Assemblywoman DeCroce is […]

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TAX FIGHT LOOMING: Lance Vows to Fight Trump’s Plan to End the Property Tax Deduction

The Trump Administration‘s tax plan is getting mixed reviews in the early going, Save Jerseyans, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and some on Wall Street jumping for joy and others, like the National Association of Realtors and even in the president’s own party, questioning whether some of the changes will do more harm than good for the […]

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VIDEO: Furious Christie says you’re dumb if you disagree with him

Former presidential candidate Chris Christie was in rare. bitter form last night on NJ 101.5’s Ask the Governor program, Save Jerseyans, attempting to win back the hearts and minds of New Jerseyans by calling them… stupid? Sigh…. Go ahead and listen (if you can stand it): “I took the slings and arrows from people on this […]

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VIDEO: Ciattarelli Challenges Guadagno’s Gas Tax Opposition Record in New Web Ad

Another day, another N.J. GOP primary aerial bombardment…. Last October’s historic gas tax hike is likely to remain an issue in this year’s election (and appropriately so), Save Jerseyans, and Asm. Jack Ciattarelli released a new 52-second web ad on Wednesday questioning whether his gubernatorial primary opponent’s present opposition is sincere. It’s the latest salvo in a […]

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