by | Jul 2, 2019

Concert tickets are expensive. It’s risky to rely on music reviews to choose which performances to attend. Critics are fallible. They don’t always recognize true art. In contrast, the United States Supreme Court has long regarded itself as infallible, because…

by | Oct 22, 2018

In its research into the debt woes of states, Truth in Accounting (TIA) has uncovered an interesting nugget: the older a state, the more likely it has financial problems. Bill Bergman, TIA’s director of research and a former market analyst…

by | Jul 10, 2018

The newspaper industry is dying, but the state of New Jersey thinks it may have found the solution: government funding of newspapers. Just months after the most leftwing governor in the state’s history, Philip Murphy, assumed office, the New Jersey…

by | Jun 25, 2018

States that are entering the sport betting market are establishing fair tax rates on the wagers, but critics would have them set rates that would kill the golden goose before it could lay any eggs. New Jersey, the leader in…

by | Apr 18, 2018

Roseanne Roseannadanna, played by the immortal Gilda Radner in those long-forgotten days when Saturday Night Live was still funny, would know what to say to the state legislators who just voted to slap the hapless residents of the Garden State with…

by | Jan 9, 2018

Among the many pro-growth and pro-middle-class aspects of the recent tax reform bill, Congress took the bold and needed step of curtailing the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT). The cap is now at $10,000, significantly reducing this provision that…

by | Aug 20, 2017

The mayor of Passaic, New Jersey, may just have committed political suicide. Last Wednesday, Mayor Hector Lora sent a crew from the Department of Public Works to a private shrine located on state property on the right-of-way along Route 21….

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