Dig into the Proposed 2020 City Budget:

Demystifying property taxes, school funding, and more

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NJ's User Friendly Budgets

This series explores municipal budget data using 565 individual User Friendly Budget files from across the Garden State.

Jersey City's City Budget

An archive of municipal budget data for #JerseyCity residents & taxpayers.

Property Revaluation

All taxpayers can endeavor to understand whether or not they are being fairly taxed by the local government.

Tax Abatements

In NJ, tax abatements are not required to pay school tax, creating a link between these contracts and the funding paradigm of the community's public schools.

Jersey City's School Funding Crisis

Jersey City Schools are *locally* underfunded. Get the facts.

A New CivicParent Series: NJ's "User Friendly Budget" - Let's Demystify Your City's Budget

This is a new, ongoing series & will include data for NJ's 565 municipalities.

Jersey City's Board of Education Unanimously Approves
Superintendent Walker's Full Budget for 2020/21 School Year.

Parents and advocates with NJ Together mobilized to help support the full budget. Learn & connect with NJ Together's Education Team at https://www.njtogether.org/education.

Jersey City's School Funding Crisis

How does Jersey City Spend Its Money? (A look-back at 2015-2018 budgets)

Download the Proposed 2020 City Budget from Google Sheets (dive into the data!)

A Closer Look at Jersey City’s School Tax Rate

A Four-Part CivicParent Series About Jersey City's School Funding Crisis

Part 1: The Public Data

Part 2: Statewide Comparisons & the Role of the Tax Base

Part 3: Let's Talk About the School Tax Levy

Featured Data Visualization: The Property Tax Split...

Find your town using the filters...see how your property tax dollars are used by Municipal, County, and Schools

NJ Public Schools

Learn the basics about school funding in NJ. Access public school data, analysis, and insight using customizable Tableau views. Dig into details about Jersey City's Public Schools funding crisis.

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Property Taxes

Property tax basics, property revaluation, tax abatements, and more. Dig into property tax for your county and town. Learn ways to advocate for tax fairness.

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Tax Abatements

Learn the basics about tax abatements: what they are, how they are granted, and the impact on the tax base, the public schools, and the funding paradigm for the local community.

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Property Revaluation

Learn about property revaluation, including: the who/what/when/where/why of revaluation, how to compute if you are under or over taxed, and how to determine if your town or city is due for a revaluation.

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Demystifying property taxes, school funding, and more

Learn in community

Demystifying property taxes, school funding, and more

Learn in community