Transaction tax will cost U.S. savers, pensioners — and ultimately hurt N.J.

As New Jersey struggles under a large deficit due, in part, to the pandemic, some state legislators believe they have found a path toward fiscal health in a proposed financial transaction tax, or FTT....

N.J. needs to tackle energy costs, now more than ever

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may seem as if other important issues have faded from the public eye. In reality, the pandemic means that we must redouble our focus on the day-to-day...

Siekerka: Tax relief can only come when there’s increased spending, needless borrowing and higher...

The year 2020 has been like no other. Yet, it seems nothing changes in Trenton. I was taken aback when Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leadership presented their agreement on so-called middle-class tax relief —...

Keep it simple, New Jersey: Make budget serve residents

Sometimes, the simpler a problem is made, the clearer the solution becomes. For New Jersey, our most onerous fiscal problem is our unsustainable debt load and unbearably high cost of living. The proposed Fiscal...

STEM programs cost more, but are worth investment for N.J.

In today’s world, technology is both indispensable and inescapable. Just about every facet of our society is changing rapidly due to technological innovation. Whether in health care or communication or finance or transportation or...

Illicit budget raid of Clean Communities fund will gut litter cleanup programs in N.J.

After 40 years in Trenton as a business executive and president of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, I recognize that these are difficult times for government leaders desperate to find revenue to plug...

In wake of COVID-19, let’s reopen and rebuild N.J. on sound, long-term fiscal footing

I have been part of New Jersey business community for half a century. I have lived and raised my family in this state. New Jersey is blessed with some of the best demographics in the country...

Financial transaction tax is wrong for N.J.

It was front page news when several New York-based stock exchanges threatened to pull their facilities out of New Jersey if Gov. Phil Murphy and the Legislature move forward with a financial transaction tax....

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