Media

Shutdown Averted, But It’s No Day at the Beach for New Jersey Taxpayers

Shutdown Averted, But It’s No Day at the Beach for New Jersey Taxpayers
July 1, 2019

Shutdown Averted, But It’s No Day at the Beach for New Jersey Taxpayers   New Jersey averted a state shutdown, but the budget deal finalized by Governor Murphy offers no day at the beach for Garden State taxpayers. The $38.7 Billion budget cleared late Sunday increases state government spending from just two years ago by…

Read More
NJ Taxpayers Ignored Again by Career Politicians on State Budget

NJ Taxpayers Ignored Again by Career Politicians on State Budget
June 21, 2019

NJ Taxpayers Ignored Again by Career Politicians on State Budget   It’s frustrating to watch career politicians high-five each other over the state budget plan moved by the Legislature yesterday. New Jersey taxpayers are not celebrating. It’s clear the Democrat push for the largest state spending plan in New Jersey history — a mammoth $38.7…

Read More
Celebrate 5/29 Day!

Celebrate 5/29 Day!
May 29, 2019

It’s May 29! If You Don’t Know Why We Celebrate the Day, You Should… IT’S COLLEGE SAVINGS DAY!     It’s May 29th, otherwise known as 5/29, and while most families may not be celebrating the date, many families with college aged students are certainly thankful for it. May 29th is National 529 College Savings…

Read More
Testimony of Rosemary Becchi, President of Jersey First

Testimony of Rosemary Becchi, President of Jersey First
March 27, 2019

New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee FISCAL YEAR 2020 STATE BUDGET Testimony of Rosemary Becchi, President of Jersey First 44 Main Street, Suite 3 Millburn, NJ 07041   Good day, Chairwoman Pintor Marin and members of the committee. Thank you for allowing me to testify on the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 New Jersey State Budget. My…

Read More
NJ Homeowners & Families Ignored Again By Gov. Murphy

NJ Homeowners & Families Ignored Again By Gov. Murphy
March 5, 2019

For Immediate Release Increased Taxes, Added Spending in 2020 State Budget Will Continue to Make New Jersey Unaffordable By Rosemary Becchi, J.D., L.L.M. Millburn, NJ – The struggle to make New Jersey more affordable for homeowners, families and small business owners suffered another major setback today, as Governor Phil Murphy proposed a new State Budget…

Read More
Op-Ed on NJ Budget Process

Op-Ed on NJ Budget Process
February 27, 2019
Rosemary Becchi
President of Jersey First

As first appeared on NJ.com: Wouldn’t it be great if we could ignore our rent or mortgage payment, forget about the utility bills and just spend money on whatever we want, hoping our income over the year will eventually cover it all? Sounds great, but as New Jerseyans we know it isn’t wise or responsible….

Read More
Movin’ Out: New Jersey Tops List of Outbound Population Migration, According to New Study

Movin’ Out: New Jersey Tops List of Outbound Population Migration, According to New Study
January 7, 2019

More residents moved out of NJ than any other state in 2018, according to United Van Lines National Study.  It’s time to lower taxes, cap spending and fight to make NJ affordable to live, work and play.  Join us in putting Jersey First.  www.jerseyfirst.org NEW JERSEY — More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state…

Read More
Jet Fuel Tax Does Not ‘Open New Jersey for Business’

Jet Fuel Tax Does Not ‘Open New Jersey for Business’
October 29, 2018

For Immediate Release Jet Fuel Tax Does Not ‘Open New Jersey for Business’ By Rosemary Becchi, J.D., L.L.M. Did you hear it? That whoosh sound in the sky. No, it’s not planes from Newark – it’s the sound of more jobs, people, and money leaving New Jersey. Let’s be clear… to fix New Jersey’s flailing…

Read More
Candidates Asked to Sign “The Jersey First Pledge”

Candidates Asked to Sign “The Jersey First Pledge”
October 17, 2018

For Immediate Release Candidates Asked to Sign “The Jersey First Pledge” Lower Taxes, Cap State Spending, Open for Business    Millburn, New Jersey –  Rosemary Becchi, President of Jersey First, today released ‘The Jersey First Pledge’. The Pledge, which can be signed by public officials, candidates, business leaders, community leaders, and New Jersey citizens, highlights…

Read More