Tag: New Jersey

Tag: New Jersey

  • A Spark of Hope for New Jersey’s Growing Debt Problem image

    A Spark of Hope for New Jersey’s Growing Debt Problem

    So long as there are those willing to have “hard and honest conversations” about unfunded liabilities, there is hope for reform.

  • New Jersey Inauguration: Governor Murphy Claims the Moral High Ground in Bid to Expand Government image

    New Jersey Inauguration: Governor Murphy Claims the Moral High Ground in Bid to Expand Government

    Governor Murphy failed to recognize that those on the other side of the aisle may share the same ultimate policy outcome goals—justice, fairness, and growth—albeit with far different policy preferences. This threatens to block pragmatic bipartisan progress on numerous pressing issues.

  • State of the State: New Jersey image

    State of the State: New Jersey

    The governor praised legislators for reducing the state sales tax and increasing the exclusions for the state’s estate tax; but he failed to mention the tax cut savings are almost entirely offset by the enormous 23-cent per gallon increase in the gas tax. This year’s sales tax reduction of 0.125 percent will save consumers a whopping $1.25 on a $1,000 purchase; meanwhile, the gas tax hike will cost twice this much on a single 11 gallon fill-up.

  • A Taxpayer Exits New Jersey – And the State Panics image

    A Taxpayer Exits New Jersey – And the State Panics

    A single taxpayer’s exodus from high-tax New Jersey sent the Garden State’s budget office into a tailspin.

  • N.J. could use ALEC’s ideals image

    N.J. could use ALEC’s ideals

    The Newark Star-Ledger reported on ALEC last week. We responded with an op-Ed in Sunday’s edition talking about our principles and the real policies New Jersey could use to enhance …