The New Jersey state house. File photo On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy refused to rule out a tax increase as he makes to implement his progressive agenda.Even though the state is among the top in the nation for overall tax burden and outward migration, Murphy says New Jersey hasn’t done enough to achieve his goal of “tax fairness,” according to a report in Politico.Murphy, who was stymied by blowback from his own party for his plan earlier this year to raise taxes by $1.7 billion, said Wednesday he would leave “everything…on the table,” when it came to raising taxes in coming budget plans, according to Politico.Murphy said he was working to ensure tax fairness for the state’s middle class as well as “the working poor and those in poverty who dream to get into the working class.”But members of Murphy’s own party have said that when speaking of the state’s middle class, Murphy often seems to be referring to those in public … [Read more...] about NJ Politics Digest: More Taxes For New Jersey? Murphy Won’t Rule It Out
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Marcy Gordon and Geoff Mulvihill Associated Press Published 11:49 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 The Trump administration laid down rules Thursday aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states like New Jersey from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. State officials, all Democrats, spoke out against the move, with some referring to it as "despicable" or a "travesty." "These proposed IRS regulations not only defy decades of legal precedent, they are clearly designed to punish states like New Jersey that stood up and fought back to protect our residents from being double-taxed," Sen. Bob Menendez stated. "They will slam New Jersey homeowners with higher property taxes and endanger the investments in public safety, education, infrastructure and economic opportunity that make our state an economic powerhouse for the nation and an attractive place to live, work, and raise a family." The action over the new Republican tax law pits … [Read more...] about New Jersey elected officials blast Treasury rules that could raise tax bills
Commuters head from New Jersey Transit trains to PATH trains during a morning commute to Penn Station. Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images New Jersey Transit riders got some good news last week from Amtrak officials about how repair work will impact trains coming and going from New York’s Penn Station.“The actual interruption due to the track work we’re doing this summer is significantly reduced from that of last year,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Scot Naparstek, according to a NJSpotlight report.Last year, repair work disrupted schedules and operations, prompting transportation officials to warn of a “summer of hell.”The hassles, however, proved less dire than predicted.On Friday Naparstek said workers have made a lot of progress in the ensuing year. While the work will continue this summer, it won’t necessitate as many changes to schedules and rail lines, according to the report.Penn Station is the … [Read more...] about NJ Politics Digest: Good News—Finally—for New Jersey’s Penn Station Commuters
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by BySharon Otterman May 17, 2018 Christian Estevez, the son of Dominican immigrants, grew up in the 1970s in Plainfield, N.J., at a time of widespread white flight. Most of the children in his crowded elementary school classes were like him: poor, minority and struggling. Then his single mother managed to rent an apartment in the neighboring town of Westfield, which was thriving and predominantly white. The situation in his new school was like “night and day,” and Mr. Estevez succeeded and went on to college. Since his own childhood, the problem of school segregation in New Jersey has only gotten worse, despite efforts to make school funding across districts more equal. Today, New Jersey is the sixth most segregated state in the nation for black students, and seventh for Latino students, according to a U.C.L.A. … [Read more...] about New Jersey Law Codifies School Segregation, Suit Says
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Will New Jersey's Phil Murphy lead Trump resistance now that Schneiderman is out? Eric Schneiderman's exit opens door for new anti-Trump crusader: Is Phil Murphy ready? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Charles Stile, Political Columnist, @PoliticalStile Published 6:06 a.m. ET May 10, 2018 | Updated 10:12 a.m. ET May 10, 2018 CLOSE Governor Phil Murphy named Gurbir Grewal as attorney general. Brian Johnston Murphy no longer operating in shadow of disgraced NY Attorney General CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about Will New Jersey’s Phil Murphy lead Trump resistance now that Schneiderman is out?