WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2009, state and local governments brought in nearly $2.1 trillion, a 22.1 percent ($587.5 billion) decrease from 2008, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Most tax revenue categories saw declines except property tax, which saw a 3.7 percent increase to $424.0 billion.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff recently reminded taxpayers to file their applications for the Homestead Benefit and the Senior Freeze property tax relief programs before the Monday, Oct. 31, deadline.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The average family spends $2,200 a year on energy bills, nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. With winter approaching and Americans heading indoors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program is offering easy energy saving tips that increase household efficiency while helping Americans save money and stay warm.
NEWARK–The U.S. Small Business Administration is searching for outstanding New Jersey small business owners and small business champions who will be honored during National Small Business Week May 20 – 26, 2012.
STATE – A New Jersey company is being offered a tax credit worth more than $80 million for building a new 600,000 square foot headquarters and distribution center a half mile from the Jersey City PATH station. Goya Foods Inc. would add 175 “new” jobs using the tax subsidy from the Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit program, but according to New Jersey Policy Perspective, only nine jobs are truly being created.
ROSELAND – You may never have thought of yourself as the environmentally friendly type, but what if going green meant saving cash? Don’t worry, you don’t have to live in a sod house and compost while wearing knee-high rubber boots to impact your budget’s bottom line.
The other day I got one of those annoying emails from a supposed Nigerian prince promising rich rewards for helping to move money out of his country. It’s hard to believe those kinds of scams are still thriving, but they are.
TRENTON – The NJ Spotlight Roundtable Series will focus on Medicaid on Friday, Oct. 28. The 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. discussion will take place at the Trenton Masonic Temple.
TRENTON – Even though New Jersey shed 11,100 jobs in September, the state’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 9.2 percent, moving closer to the national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, according to figures released today.
STATE — New Jersey ranked near the bottom of a list comparing how much states send to Washington DC in fuel tax dollars and what they receive in spending, but every state received more highway money from the federal government than its drivers paid according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).