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Reason Foundation: NJ's Highway Costs Worst In Nation

September 30, 2014

New Jersey spends more on our highway system than any state in the nation by far — a staggering $2.02M per mile! This according to the Reason Foundation’s 21st Annual Report on the Performance of State Highway Systems (1984–2012) released in September. The report rates each state’s overall performance utilizing “11 category rankings,” including “highway [...]

AFP Urges Legislature To Stand For Debt Accountability

September 25, 2014

AFP Urges Legislature To Stand For Debt Accountability TRENTON – Americans for Prosperity, the state’s leading advocate for taxpayers, is urging members of the Legislature to override Gov. Christie’s absolute veto of a measure aimed at providing policymakers and the public with a detailed analysis of the state’s indebtedness. AFP state director Daryn Iwicki has [...]

AFP Blasts Chivukula Nomination to Serve as BPU Commissioner

September 19, 2014

AFP Blasts Chivukula Nomination to Serve as BPU Commissioner Pro-taxpayer group says Assemblyman has “One of the worst, anti-ratepayer track records of any member of the Legislature” TRENTON – Americans for Prosperity is slamming Gov. Christie’s nomination of Asm. Upendra Chivukula (D-17) to serve as a Commissioner on the Board of Public Utilities (BPU). AFP [...]

AFP Endorses McHose-Space School Funding Amendment

September 18, 2014

AFP Endorses McHose-Space School Funding Amendment Voters Deserve Say on Number One Driver of High Property Taxes TRENTON – Americans for Prosperity, the state’s leading advocate for taxpayers, is endorsing a proposed constitutional amendment introduced last week by Asw. Alison McHose (R-24) and Asm. Parker Space (R-24). The amendment, ACR-16, subject to voter approval, would [...]

AFP Applauds Congressman Lance For Backing Death Tax Repeal

September 17, 2014

AFP Applauds Congressman Lance for Backing Death Tax Repeal MONMOUTH JUNCTION – Americans for Prosperity applauds Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) for calling for death tax repeal. Yesterday, Congressman Lance announced that he has joined a coalition of thirty lawmakers asking the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives to bring to a vote a repeal [...]

AFP: 29-Member Coalition Urges Gov. Christie to Support Death Tax Repeal

September 16, 2014

AFP: 29-Member Coalition Urges Gov. Christie to Support Death Tax Repeal TRENTON – On the heels of a press conference at the capitol yesterday, a broad coalition supporting the repeal of New Jersey’s death tax, or estate tax, is also calling on Gov. Christie to support the effort. A letter to the governor penned by [...]

AFP Kicks Off Death Tax Repeal Effort In Trenton (Video)

September 16, 2014

A broad coalition convened on the capitol steps yesterday to begin a grassroots push to repeal New Jersey’s death tax, aka the estate tax. AFP was joined by state Sen. Steve Oroho (R-24) and Asm. Jay Webber (R-26), each of whom are primary sponsors of legislation to repeal the death tax over a five-year period [...]

AFP Honors District 26 Legislators at Liberty Lunch Event

September 12, 2014

AFP recognized Sen. Joe Pennacchio, Asm. Jay Webber and Asw. BettyLou DeCroce today for their excellent fiscal voting records during the 2012-2013 legislative session. AFP’s Liberty Lunch event, held at the Zeris Inn in Mountain Lakes, drew close to 100 citizen-activists. Here are some photos of today’s excellent event! Like this post? Chip in $5 to [...]

AFP Slams “Ludicrous” Proposal For 80% Renewable Energy Mandate

September 11, 2014

AFP Slams “Ludicrous” Proposal for 80% Renewable Energy Mandate 80% RPS would mean “lights out for New Jersey” MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ – Americans for Prosperity is slamming advocates of legislation that would impose an 80% renewable energy mandate in New Jersey by 2050, a move the pro-taxpayer group says would devastate New Jersey’s economy and [...]

Advisory: AFP To Launch Death Tax Repeal Effort, Monday, Sept. 15

September 11, 2014

AFP to Launch Death Tax Repeal Effort! ~Monday, Sept. 15 at 12PM at the Statehouse~ TRENTON – Americans for Prosperity, the state’s leading advocate for taxpayers, will hold a press conference on the steps of the capitol on Monday, Sept. 15 at 12 noon to launch an effort to repeal the state’s death tax, or [...]