Posted on March 23rd, 2014

This Year's Forecast: Rising County, Municipal & School Taxes
On Thursday, Hoboken's Board of Education unveiled a budget that would raise taxes another 4% — our state's 2% "cap" notwithstanding. And no, you won't have a chance to vote on the matter. The annual referendum was abolished when school board elections were shifted to November (ostensibly to "save taxpayers money").  

Thursday's announcement came right on the heels of a proposed hike in the municipal levy. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Hoboken's share of county taxes stand to rise by roughly $8 billion.
Take Action Now
Fortunately, it's not (yet) too late to avoid a maelstrom of higher taxes. Let the following officials know that you're taxed enough already!

Stop Higher County Taxes: County Executive Tom DeGise & Freeholder Anthony Romano

Stop Higher Municipal Taxes: Mayor Dawn Zimmer & Council

Stop Higher School Taxes: Board of Education

After you've made your calls or sent your e-mails, kindly drop us a note via info@hobokenrepublicans.com. Thanks in advance for making your voice heard!
 

Posted on December 7th, 2013

Mark Your Calendar!

Along with our friends in the Hudson County Republican Club, we cordially invite you to our 2013 holiday party. On Sunday, December 15th, we'll gather at Jersey City's legendary Golden Cicada Tavern. Noah Glyn from National Review Online will say a few words and celebrate with us. Here are the details:

What: Annual Christmas Party
When: Sunday, 12/15 @ 3 PM
Where: Golden Cicada Tavern (195 Grand Street, Jersey City)

You can normally find parking on Grand Street. Additionally, the Golden Cicada is near the Grove Street PATH as well as the Marin Boulevard Light Rail Station. Please click here to RSVP.


Posted on November 5th, 2013

Happy Election Day! If you haven't done so already, be sure to vote today (Tuesday, November 5). Polls close at 8:00 tonight. 

In addition to voting for governor, remember to vote 'no' on statewide question two, and vote 'yes' on the local question, which seeks to reform our city's draconian rent control laws. 

For more information on the state question, please check out NoOn2.com. On the need to get rent control under control, visit our friends at HobokenMSTA.org.

Posted on October 16th, 2013

Be sure to vote today (Wednesday, October 16) for Republican Steve Lonegan. In all likelihood, turnout will be on the low side -- which means that your vote can really make a difference. The polls are open from 6 AM until 8 PM. If you're not sure where to vote, click here to find out. 

And remember, Hoboken's 8th Annual Lincoln Dinner is right around the corner. As always, this year's dinner will feature plenty of hot food, drinks and lively discussion with fellow conservatives. So if you haven't yet reserved your seat, please take a moment to do so now. 

On to victory!

Posted on June 3rd, 2013

We received the following letter from gubernatorial candidate Seth Grossman:

I am Seth Grossman, a 64 year-old lawyer from Atlantic City. My daughter used to live in Hoboken, but she moved to Florida for a better job and more affordable living. I want young people to again find a future in New Jersey.

I am running for Governor against Governor Christie in the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 4.  June Primary Elections are held at your regular November polling place, from 7 AM to 8 PM.

Please vote for me and the other “unbossed Republicans” on the Hudson County Republican Club ticket: in District 31, Tony Zanowic and Mike Alonso for State Assembly; and countywide, Eric and Patricia Dixon for State Committee.

This is the best way to say “Enough!”

Enough “bipartisan” government, run by Big Union Democrats and Bailed-Out Wall Street Republicans.

Enough of high property, sales, business, hotel, and income taxes—and hidden taxes on your electric bills.

Enough tolls, penalties, fines, permits, and license fees. Enough of not being able to find a good job or stay in business without needing some “favor” from politicians, because the laws put everyone in violation of something.

Enough “fee-shifting” lawsuits that routinely pay lawyers ten times more than what their clients are entitled to.  And where we pay for this through higher taxes, higher prices, higher insurance costs, and from shoddy work when businesses are afraid to fire bad employees.

Enough insolvent pension funds that pay 1,500 political insiders more than $100,000 per year.

Enough payment of debts, never approved by voters as required by State Constitution, with gasoline tax money that is supposed to be fixing our roads and bridges.

Enough police and prosecutors who dismiss gun charges against criminals—and politicians who punish and harass legal gun owners who obey the law.

Enough lies that tell us we are paying less in taxes, that the economy is better, and that there are plenty of good jobs.
 
Less than 50 years ago, NJ had no income, sales, or hotel taxes. Anyone willing to work could find a good job and afford a good house.
New Jersey can be that way again.

But we can’t change things by voting in November. That is when choose between the lesser of two evils—the candidate selected by the Republican insiders or the candidate selected by the Democratic insiders.

But in June, only about 5% of people vote, so your vote has roughly 20 times more voting power than voting in November.

In Hudson County, you can find my name—as well as the other “unbossed” candidates—in Column F. Let Trenton know you’ve had enough!

For more information, please go to www.grossman4NJ.com, join me on Facebook, or visit www.hudsonrepublicans.com. Thanks for your interest. 

Seth Grossman, founder of Liberty & Prosperity, is a conservative attorney based in Atlantic City. A former councilman and freeholder, he is now running for Governor of New Jersey.

Posted on March 27th, 2013

School Board Votes Tonight

Tonight our Board of Education will vote on a 4% hike in the district's tax levy. As you know, our local schools already have more than enough money; what they need is better management. And in these hard economic times -- particularly as we're still recovering from Hurricane Sandy -- a tax hike is the last thing Hoboken needs. (For more information on tonight's vote, read this insightful letter from former board member Maureen Sullivan.) 

So if your schedule permits, come out tonight and express your opposition to higher taxes. Tell the board enough is enough: It's time for them to pare down spending!

What: Public Hearing on the 2013-2014 Budget 
Where: Board of Education (1115 Clinton Street)
When: Tonight (Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 PM)

Don't miss this chance to let your voice be heard! If for any reason you can't make it tonight, please consider e-mailing the board right now. 

On to victory!

Posted on November 8th, 2012

A Luta Continua...

The results of the presidential election -- as well as many U.S. Senate races -- were disappointing indeed. Thankfully, we've retained control of the U.S. House -- with Paul Ryan still there as a voice of fiscal sanity.

Locally, we have two contests that are "too close to call." If you've already requested to do so, it's not too late to vote by fax or e-mail. You still have until 8 PM Friday to return your ballot. (For details, click here.)

If you can still vote, we fully endorse our fellow Hoboken Republican, Liz Markevitch, for school board. Additionally, please vote "yes" on local question #2.

And rest assured that, win or lose, we'll continue to raise the banner of reform-minded conservatism right here in the Square Mile City. Thanks so much for your continued support.

Posted on November 5th, 2012

Vote on Tuesday!
We hope you are safe and warm. As our city slowly mends from last week's storm, Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Polls open from 6 AM to 8 PM. If you are currently displaced, the state has made it easier to vote (for details, click here).

Needless to say, we proudly stand with Mitt Romney for President and Paul Ryan for Vice President. After four years of decline, it's time for a new course.

We also have some important local contests that will affect your wallet, your kids, and your quality of life. 

For school board, we are fortunate to have a true conservative in the race: Liz Markevitch. She knows that our district schools have more than enough money; what they need is reform. Liz trusts parents, and welcomes competition. She therefore views charter schools -- and even vouchers -- as part of the solution, not some kind of existential threat.   

Finally, make sure to vote "yes" on local question #2. This proposal would reform our city's draconian rent control laws. For more information on this crucial issue, please visit our friends at hobokenmsta.org.

On to victory!

Posted on October 24th, 2012

Join us tonight (Wednesday, October 24) for drinks and lively conversation with fellow Hoboken Republican Liz Markevitch. She's running for school board. 

What: Meet Liz Markevitch, Candidate for School Board
Where: Willie McBride's (616 Grand Street, Hoboken, New Jersey)
When: Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 PM

Tonight's event will additionally feature outgoing Republican school board trustee Maureen Sullivan. For the past three years, Maureen has often served as the board's lone voice of education reform and fiscal sanity. We fully expect Liz to carry that mantle after she wins this November!

This vitally important election will affect your kids and your wallet. So don't miss this chance to ask your questions and share your concerns.

For more details, or to RSVP, click here

Posted on September 11th, 2012

Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Our city lost many residents on that horrific day. May those victims rest in peace, and may God's love comfort their families.

As a nation, we'll never forget. And we must never surrender.  


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