The Surprising Total Cost of Government in New Jersey

August 6, 2019

Many people are aware of New Jersey’s $38 billion state budget. But when you add in municipalities, schools, counties and utilities, total government spending in New Jersey skyrockets way past that. Regina Egea, president of Garden State Initiative (GSI), takes us through GSI’s eye-opening research into the true cost of government in New Jersey, where all the money goes and what – if anything – can be done to reign in spending.