Category Archives: Politics

Thank Trump for fixing NJ’s property tax issue

From CNBC: One surprising way to beat the SALT deduction cap: Move to a nearby town A few years ago Dawn Donaghy and her husband, Raymond, made a decision that many residents in high-tax states make. They wanted to move. … Continue reading

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

Stop making sense

From the APP: Making NJ competitive will do more than $15 minimum wage New Jersey routinely places at or near the bottom in almost every economic analysis of states in America. It’s one of the worst places in the country … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 21 Comments

Uh oh.

From the Star Ledger: N.J. revenues continue to slump, and Trump tax reforms are blamed New Jersey’s state budget is really feeling the effects of the federal tax reform hangover now. Last month, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration warned tax revenues were … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 105 Comments

Thank goodness Cuomo’s our governor … wait

From Newsday: Cuomo to meet with Trump to seek end of cap on SALT deductibility Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to press his effort to overhaul Trump’s tax plan, which … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 108 Comments

$15 here we come

From the Star Ledger: N.J. minimum wage set to rise to $10 in July and $15 by 2024 after big votes The Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Thursday gave approval to an historic increase in New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 73 Comments

Shore only for the rich

From the Star Ledger: New rental tax worries some shore renters, homeowners A new tax in New Jersey on short-term lodging such as Airbnb rentals is rattling some property owners and renters who worry that it could deal a blow … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Property Taxes, Shore Real Estate, Unrest | 29 Comments

Need to raise the taxes

From the Star Ledger: N.J.’s tax revenues are falling short of Murphy administration target Midway through the fiscal year, New Jersey’s income tax collections have fallen off track, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration reported on Monday. Revenues for the fiscal year … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 128 Comments

Maybe the infrastructure isn’t all junk?

From the Star Ledger: Andrew Cuomo shows Phil Murphy the light at the end of the tunnel Our governor was off on an African safari for the holidays. Meanwhile New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was doing some pretty impressive legwork … Continue reading

Posted in NYC, Politics, Unrest | 48 Comments

Another day another tax

From NJ101.5: WHY FEWER CHEAP FLIGHTS MIGHT BE FOUND AT NEWARK AIRPORT Your chances of finding a cheap flight out of Newark Liberty International Airport could soon go down dramatically. You may want to expand your search to John F. … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 103 Comments

Glutton for punishment

From the Star Ledger: Election 2018: N.J. voters OK $500 million for school security, water improvements New Jersey voters on Tuesday approved a proposal to borrow $500 million to expand vocational schools and bolster security across K-12 school districts, according … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 158 Comments

NJ Transit will do a great job

From NJ Spotlight: NEW NJ TRANSIT DIVISION TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HEFTY REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO New Jersey Transit is among the mass-transit agencies that rely the most on fare revenues, according to a recent audit, which suggested a hefty real-estate … Continue reading

Posted in New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Where's the Beef? | 76 Comments

SALT cap hits the Northeast … hard

From Bloomberg: Housing Is Tanking in the Northeast. Guess Why. Sales of new single-family houses were down 13.2 percent in September from a year earlier, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday. That’s a lot — the biggest year-over-year percentage decline since … Continue reading

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

Big Spender

From the Star Ledger: $170M Bayfront plan given final OK by Jersey City council A $170 million plan that city officials say will give them more control over the redevelopment of a formerly contaminated swath of waterfront land cleared a … Continue reading

Posted in Gold Coast, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 33 Comments

Murphy taxes online sales

From InsiderNJ: Now Law: Burzichelli & Moriarty Bill to Require Marketplace Facilitators & Certain Remote Sellers to Pay NJ Sales Tax Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen John Burzichelli and Paul Moriarty to ensure a level playing field between brick-and-mortar businesses and … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 128 Comments

Home rule crippling NJ’s future

From NJ Spotlight: THE CHALLENGE FACING NEW JERSEY’S SUBURBS: ‘ADAPT IN ORDER TO SURVIVE’ Could suburban communities really empty out if officials don’t plan better to meet the demand for vibrant, walkable neighborhoods? If recent population settlement patterns continue, and … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 118 Comments