Straight Talk with John & Jack

November 6, 2019

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students. The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data ...

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The baseball game long recognized as the first officially recorded baseball game in U.S. history took place on June 19, 1846, in Hoboken, New Jersey: the "New York Nine" defeated the Knickerbockers, 23–1, in four innings. As you can see, even though the game was played in New Jersey---neither of ...

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Does Rutgers pay too much to fired coaches, athletic directors, and academic administrators?  Everyone loves a good college football game. Last season (2018), the Rutgers Scarlet Knights record in the Big Ten Conference was a dismal 1-11. And this year does not look much better. Yeah, Rutgers is ...

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This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues.  New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per ...

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For decades, New Jersey has been kicking the can down the road with regard to infrastructure. Well, as of now even that road is in such bad shape, that the can can’t be kicked any further. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave New Jersey a failing grade of D+. Almost 10% of our bridges ...

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Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week: New Jersey's late Presidential Primary On the Democratic side, there more than 20 candidates ...

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Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week: Gun Safety Legislation This week, Senator Bob Menendez called on upon Senate Majority ...

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