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Attempt to tie Ocean City spending to cost of living remains alive

Attempt to tie city spending to cost of living remains alive. OCEAN CITY – Taxpayers who want to tie city spending to the federal cost of living have new hope. The state Supreme Court this month remanded the proposal to the Appellate Court for further review. The proposal called the Taxpayer Protection Initiative would tie […]

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Governor Corzine and the Legislature “junkies” for sure

Having read the plan put forth by Governor Corzine, one has to wonder where he has been since he took office two years ago regarding fiscal responsibility. While former Governor McGreevy did his best to increase the budget and add to the problems of the citizens of New Jersey; the current Governor has done much

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We Will Not Accept Tax Increases

TELL YOUR MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THESE INCREASES Spending increases 7.00% Taxation increases 12.257% Equivalent tax rate increase, excluding ratables is 12.11% 1ST WARD JODY ALESSANDRINE 391-8598 jodya3@comcast.net AT-LARGE SCOTT PING 399-0413 scottping2006@yahoo.com AT-LARGE MICHAEL ALLEGRETTO 432-8739 Michael.Allegretto@prufoxroach.com 2ND WARD GREGORY JOHNSON 457-4764 MAYOR SAL PERILLO 703-7675 sal6767@yahoo.com AT-LARGE KEITH

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What, me worry?

FOR MANY YEARS FAIRNESS IN TAXES HAS SPOKEN AGAINST AND HAS WARNED OF THE DESTRUCTIVE IMPACT THAT THE UNREASONABLE BUDGET INCREASES WOULD HAVE ON OUR COMMUNITY. UNFORTUNATELY THOSE WARNINGS WERE MET WITH CYNICISM AND SARCASM YEAR AFTER YEAR. THE FOLLOWING IS A LETTER WRITTEN BY JIM TWEED, A FIT BOARD MEMBER, AND WAS PUBLISHED IN

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New State Agency, Public Benefit Corporation, Governor Jon’s Asset Monetization Plan

Dear Editor: Well, after spending a year developing his so called “workable plan” Governor Jon S. Corzine has decided (after spending approximately $8,000,000. in studies) that what the taxpayers of the state need is another state agency. The new agency the Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) would be charged with paying off the existing debt and

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Ho, ho, ho, Ocean City, start planning for a tax hike

Ho, ho, ho, Ocean City, start planning for a tax hike. Required spending forcing city budget to increase By ERIC AVEDISSIAN, Ocean City Sentinel, 12/27/2007 OCEAN CITY – Increases in pension costs, health care and salaries will affect the 2008 budget and city’s tax rate, auditor Leon Costello told city council Tuesday. Costello gave a

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Reasons For Appeal of Taxpayer Protection Initiative

On September 26th in a case involving the City of Trenton, the New Jersey Supreme Court overruled the Cuprowski decision as it applied to public referendums. The Court adopted the plain language of N.J.S.A. 40:69A-185 providing voters of Faulkner Act municipalities the right to subject any ordinance to referendum unless exempted by State Statute. The

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