Let's have an honest discussion about the way to reduce costs in NJ.  The cops are right about not balancing the budget on their backs.  But Kim Guadagno is also right that real estate taxes will likely skyrocket if the arbitration cap is lifted without any other spending cuts. How do we get beyond the impasse?

Jen Beck seems to be the only one really digging into the details and offering real solutions.  Health benefits could be the game changer. That plus revisiting the small issues...state house postage...state government art...why are we cutting mental health programs and not cutting politician perks?

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