Category Archives: Politics

IRS closes SALT loophole

From Accounting Today: It’s over: States lose fight against SALT deduction cap New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been fighting a new cap on state and local tax deductions ever since it was included in the 2017 Republican tax … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 33 Comments

Train town prices go poof

From Bloomberg: NJ Transit Train Delays Hit a Record After the Governor’s Pledge to Fix Them New Jersey Transit commuter trains have hit their worst on-time and reliability records in the 18 months since Governor Phil Murphy promised to overhaul … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, NYC, Politics | 69 Comments

Everyone Hates Murphy

From the Observer: NJ Politics Digest: Legislature Reportedly Prepared to Override Murphy’s Veto The state legislature could deal Gov. Phil Murphy an embarrassing rebuke, overriding his veto of a bill to force dark money groups—like the one supporting his progressive … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 33 Comments

So absurd it needs to be reposted

From SportsTalk: Paterson, NJ Developers Think An Arena Can Help Save A Struggling Shopping Mall Sports as an economic generator in Paterson, NJ?  It doesn’t appear that any sports league is looking to put a team in Paterson, New Jersey. … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 98 Comments

What’s driving gross income tax increases?

From the Star Ledger: N.J. income taxes rolling in like never before. Now Dems will fight over what to do with all that extra cash.  New Jersey’s income tax collections came roaring back in April, surprising state leaders and cracking … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, Politics, Property Taxes | 63 Comments

Policy has repercussions

From ROI-NJ: GSI forum offers some ‘uncomfortable truths’ of doing business in N.J. State Sen. Declan O’Scanlon was measured in his tone but precise in his words. Speaking at Garden State Initiative’s second annual Economic Policy Forum on Thursday in New … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 52 Comments

Overhauled? Shut it down.

From the Star Ledger: The EDA gave tax breaks to a predatory lender, group says. That’s why the state agency needs to be overhauled. Last week, corporate whistleblower Kerrie-Ann Murray testified that her former employer falsified payroll paperwork to facilitate a … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 48 Comments

Faster foreclosures come to NJ

From the Star Ledger: Murphy hopes these new laws will put an end to N.J.’s dubious distinction as the nation’s leader in home foreclosures Gov. Phil Murphy signed a package of measures into law Monday that aim to prevent New Jersey from … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Foreclosures, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 149 Comments

Look back at taxes

From CNBC: The IRS stats are in: Here’s how tax refunds look compared to last year The final stats are in from the IRS — and it looks like the average tax refund check isn’t all that different from last year. The … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, National Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 70 Comments

89% of NJ households paid less taxes

From the Star Ledger: Tax Day 2019 more taxing for 400K N.J. households, thanks to Trump law If you saw your taxes go up under the Republican tax law that limited your property tax break, you weren’t alone. In fact, 411,809 New … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 58 Comments

Paid less taxes, nobody cared

From the NYT: Face It: You (Probably) Got a Tax Cut If you’re an American taxpayer, you probably got a tax cut last year. And there’s a good chance you don’t believe it. Ever since President Trump signed the Republican-sponsored … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics, Unrest | 29 Comments

I dip, you dip, we dip

From the APP: NJ double dippers: At least 64 public employees make more than Murphy It’s common for people to have a side hustle to make some extra cash. Then there are those who have many extra jobs. Working for the … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Unrest | 161 Comments

A new tax for property owners

From the Star Ledger: The controversial ’rain tax’ bill designed for N.J. flood defense has been signed into law  Local authorities in New Jersey now have a new tool to manage stormwaters and flooding. Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed into law … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes, Unrest | 78 Comments

Shore Uprising

From the NYT: ‘Airbnb Tax’ in N.J. Opens New Front in Battle Over Internet Economy The Jersey Shore, a storied summer vacation spot, has become the newest national battleground over regulating and taxing the internet economy. New Jersey is one … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Politics, Shore Real Estate | 78 Comments

Fiscal … Death … Spiral

From the Star Ledger: N.J. is in a ‘fiscal death spiral’ and Murphy call for new tax on millionaires isn’t the answer, top Democrat says  New Jersey’s Democratic state Senate president, who is steadfastly opposed to the Democratic governor’s call … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 17 Comments