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School Superintendent Salaries Are Not Part of a Free Market System

School Superintendent Salaries Are Not Part of a Free Market System
by Mark ‘Jay’ Williams During a recent hearing on Superintendent pay, several in the audience presented the ‘free market’ mantra in opposition to the Governor’s salary caps that take effect on February 7, 2011. This argument is invalid. Superintendents’ salaries cannot be determined...
December 15th, 2010 | Commentary | Read More

Eliminate the Corporate Business Tax

by Jerry Cantrell As published in the November 29, 2010 issue of NJBiz Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature have been introducing proposals aimed at making New Jersey a more business-friendly state. If this is going to be a time of simultaneously restructuring the state budget and improving the business...
December 6th, 2010 | Commentary | Read More

Homebuyer Tax Credit Won’t Solve Housing Crisis

Homebuyer Tax Credit Won’t Solve Housing Crisis
Imagine your boss suddenly announced that the company would be giving $5 to the next 20 employees who took their lunch break, and that the money would be coming out of everyone else’s paycheck. It would certainly benefit the few who were first into the cafeteria, and it might encourage some workers...
August 1st, 2010 | Commentary, Economic Development, Featured, Policy | Read More

Hard Tax Cap The Only Way to Go

Paul V. Tyahla July 3, 2010 This op-ed was printed in the Daily Record and the Times of Trenton As the state Legislature gathers for its special session on property taxes, some lawmakers are touting a 2.9 percent cap with what they consider reasonable flexibility for municipalities. Where local administrators...
July 3rd, 2010 | Commentary | Read More

Tax Cap Proved Its Worth in Massachusetts, Can Work in New Jersey

By JOSH BARRO May 26, 2010 The Star-Ledger Unionized pubic employees swarmed Trenton on Saturday to protest Gov. Chris Christie’s cuts in the state budget — and his “Cap 2.5” proposal to limit local property taxes. The unions warn that a tax cap will lower the quality of the Garden State’s...
May 26th, 2010 | Commentary | Read More