Don’t leave just yet

From InsiderNJ:

Stay NJ Task Force Releases Report Recommending Changes to Simplify and Improve New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief Programs

Today, the Stay NJ Task Force released its report providing recommendations for the State to implement the new Stay NJ program while simplifying and aligning its property tax relief programs – Stay NJ, ANCHOR, and Senior Freeze – with the goal to make the application process more accessible for New Jersey taxpayers. 

The report recommends for the State to create one streamlined application that would be used to determine a taxpayer’s eligibility for all three programs simultaneously. Each program currently has its own application, though some taxpayers may be eligible for multiple programs. 

The Task Force recommends for the new streamlined application to be available no later than February 1, 2025. This expedited timeline would ensure the application is ready in time for the start of what would be the next Senior Freeze application season. This recommendation also led the Task Force to recommend that legislation is enacted at least 90 days before the application becomes available.

The recommendations also include ensuring the calendar year for benefit determination for all programs will be based on the year immediately preceding the application year – with the exception of the Senior Freeze Program for first time applicants – addressing a common source of confusion for some taxpayers, as well as aligning the way income is calculated across all three programs.

The report was approved unanimously by the six members of the Task Force, which met seven times since December 2023. 

The goal of the initial Stay NJ law is to deliver a streamlined annual property tax benefit that shall amount to 50 percent of the property tax bill on a principal residence for senior homeowners with an annual gross income under $500,000. The Task Force was charged with reviewing all of the existing property tax relief programs and presenting a report to the Governor and the Legislature with recommendations on how to achieve that goal.

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37 Responses to Don’t leave just yet

  1. grim says:

    From Bloomberg:

    Homebuyers Are Starting to Revolt Over Steep Prices Across US

    The US housing market — long crippled by an inventory drought — is finally starting to see listings rise. But now, in many places, the buyers just aren’t showing up.

    Sellers are grappling with the fact that higher-for-longer rates are choking off demand during what’s typically the key season for the market. And more of those owners are cutting asking prices than any time since November 2022 as inventory grows stale, according to Redfin Corp.

    “With mortgage rates rising back over 7%, the willingness of homebuyers to take a stab this season is diminished,” Ralph McLaughlin, senior economist at, said. “You can have high prices or you can have high mortgage rates, but you can’t have both for long.”

    Coming into this year, the prospects of rate cuts by the Federal Reserve stirred up some optimism for a housing market that had just emerged from its worst year for sales of previously owned homes in nearly three decades. But the economy continued to roar on, diminishing hopes for interest rate cuts anytime soon.

    “Without the rate cuts, a cold reality is settling down on the housing market,” Robert Frick, corporate economist for Navy Federal Credit Union, said.

    Buyers are getting very little, if any, relief from high borrowing costs. The average rate on a 30-year mortgage has hovered near 7% since the middle of April. And prices have continued to climb higher. In the four weeks ended May 26, the median sale price was up 4.3% from a year earlier to a record $390,613, according to Redfin.

    House hunters of all kinds are being squeezed out of the market. Sales of new homes — a bright spot for the inventory-constrained market — fell in April. Contracts to purchase existing homes that month slumped to the lowest level in four years. The pullback is causing listings to accumulate rather than getting matched with buyers, according to’s McLaughlin.

    The spring selling season so far is “definitely a disappointment,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. “At the beginning of the year, I thought sales would increase throughout the year.”

  2. Hold my beer says:

    First non grim

  3. WeNeedGeezersAwayTaskForce says:

    Disband the StayNJ Taskforce. What we need is a Geezers To Red States Plan. We need to stop coddling the smelly bastards.

    Why do you need geezers in NJ. They don’t spend money. They vote against the interests of families with kids vis a vis education, child care, etc. The few jobs they create are low paying “Geezer Wipe Behind” jobs. They use up handicapped parking spaces and take it away from the truly crippled. They take menial part time jobs from teenagers and make the medical industrial complex much richer than they should be because they get socialized Medicare insurance.

    In fact property taxes should higher to force them to get out. As they leave they sell at lower prices to new families. We take the youthful immigrants that those jerk FL/TX crap for brains governors send us and they will get our nasty unfriendly geezers that will fit in that environment perfectly.

  4. LAX says:

    Geezer Butler has entered the chat.

  5. 3b says:

    Well it took the homebuyers long enough to revolt.

  6. Phoenix says:

    Tax NJ Geezer homeowners till they suffocate. Nothing bothers them more than having to open their wallets.

  7. Old realtor says:

    Can anyone recommend a lawyer for a DWI. My son was pulled over for DWI in Old Bridge and registered 0.0 on 2 separate breathalyzer tests. They impounded his car and wrote him several tickets. He has an eye condition which affects his balance and causes eye movement which likely confused the arresting officer.

    I would prefer a relatively local attorney.

  8. Phoenix says:

    Old Realtor,

    Go to that police department and request the body camera footage.

    You will know exactly what happened

  9. leftwing says:

    “I just saw a pickup truck heading west on Watchung Avenue with a huge Fuck Biden flag hoisted off the rear. I’m sure the driver…thinks he is a true patriot. The party of assholeism,”

    Kind of like that wild eyed 30+ year old Karen living with her parents on Alito’s street who threw up a ‘Fuck Trump’ sign on a street full of kids, huh?

    Where do you buy your one-way mirrors?

  10. leftwing says:

    “The goal of the initial Stay NJ law is to deliver a streamlined annual property tax benefit…for senior homeowners with an annual gross income under $500,000.”

    Is that a typo? Like, is there an extra zero in there?

    Holy shit, the caricatures painted by VSG and Phoenix have come to life…

    The married filing jointly state tax rate in NJ for a couple earning a near poverty level $80k annually is 5.5%.

    So…..this struggling, young couple who is most likely renting is going to subsidize someone else’s house cost – who likely has a shit ton of assets and home equity – and who is also earning $500k?

    NJ is an illogical shithole. Actually an illogical, immoral shithole.

  11. Phoenix says:

    Yes sir, it is.

    leftwing says:
    June 2, 2024 at 10:39 am
    NJ is an illogical shithole. Actually an illogical, immoral shithole.

  12. Phoenix says:

    Make all the excuses you want, defend as much as you want, but at the end of the day this is unsportsmanlike conduct. Or unsportswomanlike conduct.

    Yeah this is what you want your women to act like. Well, woman see, woman do. “It’s a physical game.” Yeah, not when someone is just standing next to you without a ball in their hand and you check them like a hockey player.

    If that were in high school and that was my kid, I would be in handcuffs.

    So many women are no longer professionals. Men were always the jerks, but you used to be able to look up to women to bring sanity, reason, and morality to the table. No longer. I guess feminism has made women put on wife beater t-shirts, get drunk and become aggressive. Guess that’s equality folks.

  13. Hold my beer says:

    That should have been flagrant and she should have been kicked out of the game. The woke alphabet crew would have been outrage if roles were reversed.

  14. Phoenix says:

    Kiddies don’t want to work. Hey just do this. But don’t get caught. Hehe

    A teenager has been charged after he allegedly attempted to smuggle more than $24m worth of methamphetamine, estimated to be enough for 260,000 street deals, into Australia.

    The 18-year-old US traveler was stopped by Australian Border Force officers at Sydney airport on Wednesday after flying into Australia from the US.

  15. Phoenix says:

    It’s one thing to commit the crime. What is worse is how many are defending her.
    Like I said, women used to be nice. Now they are as bad as, or worse, than men are.
    The men are becoming soft from all the birth control in the water, the women are becoming hard as f.

    Hold my beer says:
    June 2, 2024 at 11:46 am
    That should have been flagrant and she should have been kicked out of the game. The woke alphabet crew would have been outrage if roles were reversed.

  16. Hold my beer says:

    Yesterday I’m using my corded hedger. Was about 2/3rds done and it stopped working. Tried another outlet and it didn’t work. Got the bright idea that maybe it’s the extension cord. And it was. But the outdoor outlets no longer work. And the breakers aren’t tripped. I clicked them off and on and still nothing. Bizarre. Have electrician taking a look tomorrow. Did the outlets fry my outdoor extension cord or did the extension cord do something to the outlet’s?

  17. Phoenix says:

    Most outdoor outlets are GFCI’s if they are up to code. Did you reset them?

  18. BRT says:

    Gfi outlets tend to go. It’s pretty easy to install though. You can buy the plugin detector from home Depot for like 5 bucks. Might give you a clue as to what’s wrong

  19. BRT says:

    Phoenix, girls sports are terrible for a different reason. A lot of times the rest of the team is jealous of the best player. Many of them also shun JV just to rise the bench on varsity for the status. But you could see this brewing from a mile away. Girl is a superstar and the wnba players had nothing good to say about her.

    They are silly to be acting this way when she instantly elevated their games ratings and attendance. This is how they can actually make more money. Ironically I’ve noticed the girls areore fundamentally sound than the men with respect to running real plays. The NBA is currently a trash product.

  20. Hold my beer says:


    They don’t have a button to reset. They’re all marked wet location only. I think we will be replacing them tomorrow with the ones that have reset buttons.

  21. 3b says:

    Phoenix: My wife says women are women’s worst enemy.

  22. Juice Box says:

    GFCI outlet do go. I have replaced a few, outdoor ones go quicker. Had one inline for my fridge that kept going. There was no need for it, replaced with a standard one.

  23. 3b says:

    The pods in my dishwasher are not dissolving, went to you tube and suggestions were to make sure nothing is blocking the arms where the water jets out. Tried that, and still not working. Does any one have any thoughts edited I call a rip off repair service?

  24. throwawaytoday says:

    Old realtor. I have the lawyer you want. Post an email for him to contact you.

  25. Old realtor says:


  26. BRT says:

    3b, I regularly run a Vinegar Cycle followed by a Super Washing Soda (Sodium Carbonate) cycle. On the plastic arm, I used a drill to widen the holes ever so slightly as they were just small enough for sesame and cherry tomato seeds to get caught. Check the filter as well. If the pod isn’t dissolving, it sounds like there is a lack of water flow.

  27. 3b says:

    BRT: I will follow those suggestions.

  28. LAX says:

    A Hologram for the King (2016)

    A beautiful doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) help an American businessman (Tom Hanks) who’s trying to close the deal of a lifetime in Saudi Arabia.

  29. hobojoe says:

    Long shot (well, maybe medium shot): Check to see if you have any GFCI outlets with reset buttons upstream of those. It’s possible the GFCI protection is coming from another outlet further up on the same circuit and that’s the one that tripped.

  30. Libturd says:

    Totally sounds like GFCI issue. Also, flip the circuit breaker once or twice two. I think hobojoe is probably right. If not, then the only thing you can do is replace the GFCIs. They do go, especially outside. Heck, light switches go. In my multi, I replaced two new ones, which were less than 10 years old, with ones I had from the 70s. They really make cheap electrical components today.

  31. Hold my beer says:


    I pushed the reset buttons for the gfci in the downstairs bathrooms and the kitchen. Searched the garage and didn’t see a reset button on an outlet in there. Stumped on this.

  32. Phoenix says:

    Go to the comments. And don’t have any drinks in your hand. Hehe. PoPo abandon one of their own when he assaults a little girl.

  33. Libturd says:


    I’m guessing there was a short in your extension cord and it somehow fried something on the circuit to your exterior outlets. I’m pretty good with electric. If you are, I would next check the circuit from socket to socket for continuity to find where the break is. Once you determine this, then examine the sockets for damage. I mean, turn off the circuit at the breaker, remove the center screw on the socket and pull out the sockets and see if the wires are still connected. Look for burn marks. Rinse and repeat with each socket. Heck, replace with GFCIs while you are doing it. It’s so easy.

  34. BRT says:

    The NYPD has jumped the shark. They have been all to willing to ignore all the nonsense that goes on in the streets right in front of them. But all to happy to kick little kids out of restaurants for not having vaccine cards and handcuffing a girl while shutting down a fruit stand.

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