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Richard F. Keevey

Opinion: Pension Discount Rate and Investment Rate Are Not the Same Thing
Richard F. Keevey | October 3, 2018 | Opinion
Pension discussions rely on a very specialized vocabulary. Confusing discount rate and investment rate makes it all too easy to go wrong when projecting liabilities
Opinion: A Good Start Toward a Multiyear Budget Strategy for New Jersey
Richard F. Keevey | September 10, 2018 | Opinion
There are no quick fixes for the state’s ongoing budget crisis, but the best place to begin is with the chronically underfunded pension system
Opinion: The New Jersey Budget Strategy Must Be Better
Richard F. Keevey | June 12, 2018 | Opinion
Either we move the budget discussion to a multiyear approach or we will fail to address our tax and spending issues and be right back at it again next year with no permanent solutions
Opinion: Remembering Our Heroes
Richard F. Keevey | May 25, 2018 | Opinion
On Memorial Day, we both celebrate what made our country great and acknowledge our responsibilities for its future
Opinion: New Jersey’s Tangled History of Debt and How It Got that Way
Richard F. Keevey | May 21, 2018 | Opinion
Part two of an examination of capital planning and budgeting in the Garden State, the long and the short of it
Opinion: Capital Planning and Budgeting Do Not Exist in New Jersey
Richard F. Keevey | May 2, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey does capital planning in a fragmented manner — there is no prioritization of projects and no overall plan to finance needed infrastructure investments.
Opinion: Federal Aid to New Jersey Is Secure
Richard F. Keevey | March 29, 2018 | Opinion
Despite draconian cuts originally proposed in the president's budget, Congress made more rational decisions and provided hefty increases in discretionary spending
Opinion: The First Murphy Budget — a Dicey Proposal
Richard F. Keevey | March 15, 2018 | Opinion
A former budget director casts a skeptical eye on the governor’s proposed $37.4 billion budget, and finds much to be concerned about
Opinion: Federal Aid Cuts to NJ Are Not Happening, Despite Trump Rhetoric
Richard F. Keevey | January 25, 2018 | Opinion
But nasty budget bargaining is still lurking
Op-Ed: Property Taxes Can’t Be Reduced, So Stop Making Promises, Unless …
Richard F. Keevey | January 10, 2018 | Opinion
Promises aren’t going to bring property taxes down; implementing one or more admittedly difficult reforms might do the trick, however
Opinion: New Jersey Budget Challenges Are Significant and Immediate
Richard F. Keevey | November 14, 2017 | Opinion
The new governor has many ambitious plans, but first he must make sure the 2018 fiscal years ends with a surplus — as required
Budget Basics: New Jersey’s Fiscal Future, a Path to Improvement
Richard F. Keevey | October 19, 2017 | Budget, Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
Budget Basics: How the State Budget Is Developed and Revenue Estimated
Richard F. Keevey | October 13, 2017 | Budget, Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
Budget Basics: Surplus and Deficits — How Are They Computed?
Richard F. Keevey | October 5, 2017 | Budget, Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
Budget Basics: Employee Retirement Benefits — the Problem Is Large
Richard F. Keevey | October 2, 2017 | Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
Budget Basics: Property Tax — Can It Realistically Be Reduced?
Richard F. Keevey | September 28, 2017 | Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
Budget Basics: State Debt — Is It Too Much? Do We Need More?
Richard F. Keevey | September 26, 2017 | Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
Budget Basics: How Large Is the New Jersey Budget, Really?
Richard F. Keevey | September 22, 2017 | Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
Budget Basics: Where the State Gets Its Money (part 2)
Richard F. Keevey | September 20, 2017 | Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
Budget Basics: Where the State Gets Its Money (part 1)
Richard F. Keevey | September 15, 2017 | Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
Budget Basics: How New Jersey Spends Your Money
Richard F. Keevey | September 13, 2017 | Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
Op-Ed: The Trump Budget — It Will Never Happen
Richard F. Keevey | May 31, 2017 | Opinion
The federal budget process does not award the president the power of the line-item veto, which severely limits his ability to shape the final budget
Op-Ed: If Infrastructure Is the Problem (and It Is), What’s the Solution?
Richard F. Keevey | April 25, 2017 | Opinion
New Jersey’s infrastructure — and the nation’s — are in need of a massive infusion of capital
Op-Ed: Yes, We Should Change the Affordable Care Act — to Keep It
Richard F. Keevey | January 30, 2017 | Opinion
The powerful lies and deceptions about why the ACA should be scrapped did their job, as did the unbelievable ineptitude of the Democrats and the press
Op-Ed: Debt is Critical for Governments; However, All Debt Is Not the Same
Richard F. Keevey | July 9, 2015 | Opinion
New Jersey’s bonded debt is the fourth-highest per capita in the U.S., but most of it was issued for important infrastructure purposes
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