With the third annual sign-up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act officially over, the number of uninsured New Jerseyans is expected to reach a historic low this year.
Senators Lesniak, Sarlo and Greenstein were joined by Assemblyman Holley, policy experts, small business owners and advocates in kicking off a renewed push to join the 25 states plus the District of Columbia that require this common-sense accounting method that prevents corporations from artificially shifting income, thereby avoiding state taxes.
Given New Jersey’s track record with gambling – one of big promises, a lack of delivery on those promises and little long-term economic benefit – one would think there’d be more caution and skepticism about expanding casinos to North Jersey.
“We’ve got a minimum wage, at $8.38 an hour, that doesn’t come close to allowing a full-time worker to have a chance in New Jersey.”
Yesterday, Brick City Live moderated a Twitter chat with NJPP policy analyst Brandon McKoy and New Jersey Institute for Social Justice CEO Ryan Haygood on Newark, employment opportunities and raising the minimum wage.