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Jersey City’s 2022 Municipal Budget: Focus on Revenues & Increasing City Tax Levy

Jersey City's 2022 Municipal Budget: Focus on Revenues & Increasing City Tax Levy

In this post I’m using 2 public datasets: A: Jersey City’s 2022 Municipal Budget (Introduced) with proposed 2022 revenue and …
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Jersey City’s 2022 Municipal Budget: a Focus on Structural Expense

Jersey City's 2022 Municipal Budget: a Focus on Structural Expense

On June 15th, Jersey City released introduced its 2022 budget. This is a part of a series about that budget …
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Jersey City’s 2022 Municipal Budget: the Big Picture

Jersey City's 2022 Municipal Budget: the Big Picture

On June 15th, Jersey City released introduced its 2022 budget. This is a part of a series about that budget …
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Series Kickoff: the 2022 Municipal Budget

Series Kickoff: the 2022 Municipal Budget

The Jersey City municipal budget was introduced last week (June 15th) via resolution 22-4009. For the past three years, I’ve …
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Jersey City Board of Education Passes Historic School Levy Investment

Jersey City Board of Education Passes Historic School Levy Investment

Tonight the Jersey City Board of Education passed its 2022-23 school budget along a 5-4 vote, approving funds that staved …
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Interactive tools to learn about school tax increase in Jersey City

Interactive tools to learn about school tax increase in Jersey City

The Jersey City Board of Education increased the school tax levy…now what? I’m getting that question from more than a …
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Some final words on 2022-23 Schools Budget, anti-school tax rhetoric, and city/BOE budget timelines

Some final words on 2022-23 Schools Budget, anti-school tax rhetoric, and city/BOE budget timelines

This is my final post re: the Jersey City Public Schools budget which will be voted on this Monday. The …
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Jersey City Schools Budget, 2022-23, a brief update & next steps FYI

Jersey City Schools Budget, 2022-23, a brief update & next steps FYI

This is an update on the unfolding budget process for Jersey City Public Schools; the budget was introduced Tuesday March …
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A picture of state aid reduction in Jersey City

A picture of state aid reduction in Jersey City

I wanted to share a picture of the state aid reductions to Jersey City Public Schools. State Aid can be …
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Take Action: Support Jersey City Public Schools

Take Action: Support Jersey City Public Schools

TAKE ACTION FOR OUR SCHOOLSThe Jersey City Board of Education will vote on the 2022/23 schools budget on March 21st …
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Putting Jersey City’s low school tax rate into perspective

Putting Jersey City's low school tax rate into perspective

Jersey City lost another $68 million in state aid on March 10th, 2022. This cut was expected, part of the …
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Jersey City Public Schools: Visualization for Federal Covid-19 Aid

Jersey City Public Schools: Visualization for Federal Covid-19 Aid

The Jersey City Public Schools have received over $160 million in federal COVID-19 aid since 2020 and I was curious …
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See how your property tax bill is computed

See how your property tax bill is computed

Let’s take a look at how a tax bill comes together. It’s an interesting and empowering exercise to tie your …
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Midway through Jersey City’s “S2” state aid cuts: assessing the fiscal landscape.

Midway through Jersey City's "S2" state aid cuts: assessing the fiscal landscape.

It has been nearly four years since NJ passed the “S2” law, leading to state aid cuts to Jersey City …
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Understanding Montclair’s Municipal Budget: A Webinar & Teaching to Empower Taxpayers to “Follow the Public Money”

Understanding Montclair's Municipal Budget: A Webinar & Teaching to Empower Taxpayers to "Follow the Public Money"

On January 26th, 2022 I joined Montclair Councilor-at-large Peter Yacobellis for a zoom webinar about the Montclair municipal (aka town) …
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What is in our local public schools budget? (a tool for advocates)

What is in our local public schools budget? (a tool for advocates)

What’s included in our schools budget, and how is it structured (laid out)? I wanted to create a visualization for …
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Montclair City Budgets: high-level, 6-year review

Montclair City Budgets: high-level, 6-year review

For the past few months I’ve been working with a fantastic group of advocates in Montclair to learn more about …
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Accountability Check: a look back at mental health services included in the FY2021-22 Jersey City Public Schools Budget

Accountability Check: a look back at mental health services included in the FY2021-22 Jersey City Public Schools Budget

Jersey City’s FY2021-22 public schools budget included concrete, promised investments in mental health services for our city’s students. In this …
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What is the mix of residential vs. business property in my town? (UFB-5)

What is the mix of residential vs. business property in my town? (UFB-5)

This is an update to my “User Friendly Budget” series with a focus on Montclair.  Your town’s user friendly budget …
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What drives my property tax bill? (UFB, Page 1)

What drives my property tax bill? (UFB, Page 1)

This is an update to my “User Friendly Budget” series with a focus on Montclair.  Your town’s user friendly budget must be …
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