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Halfway through Christie school-funding challenge, no plan yet

Gov. Chris Christie challenged lawmakers to fix school funding with him in 100 days. Midway through, lawmakers say it's possible -- but there's not yet a plan.

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Millionaire’s tax — NJ residents say yes, accountants say no

It's no secret that a tax hike on New Jersey residents would mean an influx of new revenue for the state. But how much money could be headed out at the same time?

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Assembly Budget Committee holds a hearing looking at state revenues for the 2018 budget. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Assembly Budget Committee holds a hearing looking at state revenues for the 2018 budget. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Will you be audited? NJ Treasury boosts enforcement to collect more taxes

The number of state Treasury Department auditors is down nearly 30 percent over eight years – but that's about to change.

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Are you keeping track of your municipal budget? NJ mayors few pay attention

Most New Jerseyans have no idea what’s going on with their local spending plan.

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Bill aims to promote municipal mergers — even if towns aren’t neighbors

There's been only one municipal merger in the decade since a new state law encouraging consolidation. A bill aims to tweak the effort further.

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Kicking Your Tax Prep Into Gear

I’ve shared in previous blogs my dread of the annual April deadline for filing taxes.  I struggle with compiling my documents and organizing and totaling my receipts...

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How can NJ towns balance their budgets without raising property taxes?

Municipal officials in NJ struggle to balance their budgets.

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NJ advocates pushing hard for long-awaited preschool expansion

Funding for schools in Gov. Chris Christie's 2018 budget proposal, including preschool, was essentially flat. But he challenged Democratic lawmakers to revamp the state's funding formula.

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New Jersey’s long-term debt surges $18 billion in one year

New Jersey’s long-term debt grew by 12 percent last year, due to what it owes for pensions and health benefits for retirees, according to an annual state report.

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NJ lawmakers take step toward taxing Airbnb and home-sharing rentals

Airbnb says it's OK with collecting taxes on its short-term home-sharing rentals but is resisting a bill setting statewide regulatory standards.

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