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WallHub Claims New Jersey is the 5th Happiest State ?

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Ridgewood NJ, in 2018 New Jersey became the No. 1 state to move away from , according to new data from moving and relocation company United Vans Lines.

The top reason why residents left was for a professional opportunity, the United Vans Lines data shows. Of all the residents who moved out, 46 percent listed “job” as the deciding factor.“A leading motivation behind these migration patterns across all regions,” in fact, “is a career change,” the report says. About “one out of every two people who moved in the past year moved for a new job or company transfer.”

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Rutgers-NJBIA poll:eighty percent of respondents said they pay too much in property taxes for the services they receive

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Trenton NJ, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco, the Republican Conference Leader, called out the Democrats today for not addressing property taxes. The Assembly met to expand a vote-by-mail law and didn’t consider any other bills.

Bucco said that if the legislature spent time on the number one issue for voters, turnout wouldn’t be a problem. A Monmouth University poll found that property taxes were far and away the most important issue to voters. That was followed by a Rutgers-NJBIA poll, where eighty percent of respondents said they pay too much in property taxes for the services they receive, and that state government isn’t doing enough to address cost of living and affordability.

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New Jersey Has A Budget

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Trenton NJ, Govenour Murphy has caved saying he will sign the states $38.7 billion budget by the midnight Sunday deadline, in order to avoid a shut down. The Democratic governor said his exact actions on the budget “are still to be determined.”The governor added the dramatic flair saying , “I can”t play politics with innocent lives in the state,” Murphy said. “I’ve taken shutting this government down off the table.” Murphy added he wanted to reassure New Jersey residents and visitors that politics wouldn’t spoil their planned Fourth of July revelry or shutter important state services.A shutdown would have likely closed state parks and beaches, shuttered government services like courts and the DMV, and left thousands of government workers furloughed.

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Murphy’s Tax Rhetoric Helping Other States to Lure Residents, Jobs from NJ

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New Jerseyans Understand “Tax Fairness” Means “Tax Increase”

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Trenton NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon said that Governor Phil Murphy’s continued demand for higher taxes under the guise of “tax fairness” is only helping the efforts of low- and no-tax states like Florida that are actively working to lure residents, employers, and jobs from high-tax New Jersey.

“Florida is already running compelling advertising campaigns that are targeting both families and employers in our area who are fed up with paying some of the highest tax bills in the nation,” said O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth). “The data shows that people are paying attention to those sales pitches, and they’re packing up and leaving New Jersey for more affordable places that promise a significant tax savings.”

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Reader says , “Cost of Professional Firefighters minuscule compare to the money pissed away on sports fields, parking garages and th bloated school budget.”

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“The waste of tax dollars is the schools trying to educate your low iq offspring. I have lived here for half a century and there is zero chance of getting a sufficient number of volunteers. The ambulance can’t get enough to staff it during the day and that’s only requiring 2 people. Response time is critical. The rfd has always been prompt for fire and medical calls for my neighbors and those of us long time residents who subsidize you newby NY transplants and we are tired of your whining. The cost is minuscule compare to the money pissed away on sports fields, parking garages and th bloated school budget.”

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Bergen GOP Freeholder Candidates Blast $48 Million Spending Increases by Bergen County

County Tax Levy Now Hits $437 Million; Debt Rises

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Hackensack NJ, The Bergen County Democrats inexorable effort to raise taxes and increase spending continues in 2019, according to the Republican Freeholder candidates Corrado Belgiovine, Alyssa K Dawson and Katie Cericola.

“Like governor Murphy, the Bergen Democrats continue to spend taxpayer money recklessly,” said Corrado Belgiovine, a Republican freeholder candidate from Woodcliff Lake. “And homeowners and renters are paying for the freeholders lack of fiscal restraint.”

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New State Budget Rejects Gov. Phil Murphy’s calls for More Tax Hikes

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Trenton NJ, The New Jersey Legislature is moving aggressively on Democrats’ $38.7 billion state budget proposal .The Democratic controlled  state Legislature have insisted they won’t support a Murphy’s millionaires tax, and their proposed $38.7 billion budget preserves just one of the Democratic governor’s proposed tax increases raising the tax paid by HMOs , The legislator took money out of the state’s rainy day fund, cutting some spending and tweaking revenue estimates for the coming fiscal year to balance the budget.

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New Jersey Business & Industry Association :Data Supports Need for Structural Reforms, No New Taxes

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Trenton NJ, Behind its continued call for no more taxes and for structural reforms as part of the FY2020 State Budget, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association today re-released its budget data from this year to further underscore why the Garden State desperately needs to reverse course.

“With less than two weeks remaining before the state’s budget deadline, it’s imperative that our policymakers fully understand New Jersey’s fiscal standing,” said NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka. “New Jersey’s debt and pension obligations continue to escalate at unsustainable rates and the FY2019 State Budget alone forced $1.6 billion in higher taxes on our businesses and residents.

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Retirees Fleeing New Jersey in Droves

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Ridgewood NJ, no surprise here New Jersey, is the last place where people want to spend their golden years.

Almost 67% of all New Jersey moves were outbound last year, according to a survey from United Van Lines.

United Van lines polled 26,998 of its customers who moved last year, through Nov. 30.

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No surprise NJ has built in automatic tax hikes! Here’s how it affects you, and how to stop it

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Ridgewood NJ,  In a new GOP web ad released today, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco explains how New Jersey’s progressive income tax brackets are reducing wages even when people receive cost-of-living raises.

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“When income tax brackets are very close together, pay raises push taxpayers into a higher bracket even though they really aren’t wealthy,” said Bucco (R-Morris). “This can be costly for people and their families who rely on every dollar they earn.”

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