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N.J. Pensions: All Payers Treated Equally?

N.J. Pensions: All Payers Treated Equally?
BY JOSEPH MONZO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Your local tax collector is a payment point for a number of other entities and obligations. A very large portion of the property taxes collected are sent to fulfill County and School obligations. In that list of payees is the pension payment due to the local pension systems to meet the obligation of the local employment contracts. The State of NJ has similar obligations for its employees.

You as a taxpayer have paid your tax bill and we as local government entities have subsequently paid the local pension obligations. So where is the problem?

 

A Wise Approach to Ending Child Poverty in N.J.

A Wise Approach to Ending Child Poverty in N.J.
BY NANCY PARELLO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

With more than half of New Jersey’s children living in families where no parent is fully employed, a new report from the Annie E. Casey Founda...

Lockheed Martin Tax Break a Bad Deal for NJ Taxpayers

Lockheed Martin Tax Break a Bad Deal for NJ Taxpayers
BY JON WHITEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

(Please see the statement below from New Jersey Policy Perspective president Gordon MacInnes on the NJ EDA's approval of a $107 million Grow NJ tax incenti...

Will Asphalt be the Last Crop? New Jersey Voters say No!

Will Asphalt be the Last Crop? New Jersey Voters say No!
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

For the 14th time since the first Green Acres bond act in 1961, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to support open space and...

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

The Future of the Affordable Care Act
BY JOHN SARNO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

With the GOP now in control of both chambers of the Congress, what are the likely scenarios regarding the Affordable Care Act? It depends...

N.J. Ballot Question on Bail Reform

N.J. Ballot Question on Bail Reform
BY JEROME C. HARRIS, JR.
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Dear Fellow Advocates for Social Justice,

As a reminder, tomorrow New Jersey voters will have the opportunity to reform our sta...

10 reasons to vote yes for New Jersey open space

10 reasons to vote yes for New Jersey open space
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
OPINION/COMMENTARY

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, New Jerseyans will vote on a critical question about the future of our state. Public Question #2 proposes to use part of the state’s existing c...

Clay Aiken vs. Renee Ellmers reminds us of Patrick Diegnan in New Jersey

Clay Aiken vs. Renee Ellmers reminds us of Patrick Diegnan in New Jersey
BY JOE SINAGRA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

You may have heard that Clay Aiken’s is running against Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers this fall in North Carolina’s 2nd District Candidate.

While I ...

New Jersey Spotlight on Domestic Violence ... so Join the 'Purple Gang'

New Jersey Spotlight on Domestic Violence ... so Join the 'Purple Gang'
BY SENATOR DIANE ALLEN
N.J.'s 7TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Many people use fashion as an outlet to express themselves. The clothes we wear are unquestionably one of the most...

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