Archive for the ‘Transparency’ Category

What Will School Funding Be In Your District This Year?

What Will School Funding Be In Your District This Year?
New Jersey would distribute more than $11.2 billion in state aid to school districts, under a modified formula included in Governor Christie’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal. State aid to school districts and municipalities is mostly the result of income tax collections that are constitutionally-dedicated...
February 27th, 2012 | Featured, Transparency | Read More

A New Window on Your Money

A New Window on Your Money
The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey announced the launch of www.NJOpenGov.org, a state government transparency website that will bring more data and greater analytical capability to New Jersey citizens. While Institute scholars will use the data to study historical trends, the openness of the information...
October 13th, 2011 | Featured, Transparency | Read More

How Much Will Your Town and School District Receive in State Aid Next Year?

How Much Will Your Town and School District Receive in State Aid Next Year?
Governor Christie’s proposed Fiscal Year 2012 budget would keep state aid to municipalities at the prior year’s level. A municipality-by-municipality breakdown of state aid is available in the tables below. In 1976, when the state’s income tax was first adopted, the voters of New Jersey...
February 23rd, 2011 | Featured, Transparency | Read More

Show Me the County Spending

Show Me the County Spending
The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey has acquired the annual budget for all 21 of New Jersey’s counties. While counties are required to make the budgets available to the public, they are not ordinarily available online, and there is not a single site that brings together all of the budgets. New...
October 27th, 2010 | Featured, Transparency | Read More

Spotlight on Higher Education

Spotlight on Higher Education
Do You Know Where Your Tuition and Tax Dollars Are Going? The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey has gathered audit information for all of New Jersey’s community, senior public colleges, and research universities. These state-required reports detail the best management practices and areas for...
August 4th, 2010 | Education, Featured, Transparency | Read More