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Jon Whiten is New Jersey Policy Perspective's deputy director.

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Fast Facts: Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost New Jersey’s Working Men and Women

Inadequate wage floor keeps many workers in poverty.


Photos: Key Legislators, Advocates Join NJPP to Renew Push to Close Corporate Loopholes

This common-sense policy change would level the playing field for New Jersey’s small, locally owned businesses while providing additional resources needed to grow a strong state economy.

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Closing Corporate Loopholes Would Help New Jersey’s Small Businesses & Provide Resources to Grow the Economy

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.


Eliminating the Estate Tax: Bad for the Middle Class, Bad for Small Business, Bad for New Jersey

The governor pitched his call to kill this tax on inherited wealth as something that would boost New Jersey’s shrinking middle class. But that claim isn’t borne out by the facts.


Eliminating New Jersey’s Estate Tax: Like Robin Hood in Reverse

Eliminating the estate tax would deprive New Jersey of resources needed to promote widespread prosperity while benefiting the state’s highest net-worth households the most.


New Website Launched to Keep an Eye on Bogus Business Rankings

This website should be immediately bookmarked and frequently consulted by all of the Garden State’s leaders who care about growing the economy and creating broadly shared prosperity.


Jun Choi Elected Chair of New Jersey Policy Perspective

Choi, who joined NJPP’s Board in 2013, becomes the sixth Chair since the policy organization’s founding in 1997.

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It’s Time to Slow Down Misguided Push for North Jersey Casinos

The casino expansion push is based on several assumptions – all of which are highly questionable.


Audio: NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes Debates Corporate Tax Subsidies with NJBIA’s President

Listen to MacInnes debate the merits of corporate tax subsidies – and New Jersey’s over-reliance on these breaks – with New Jersey Business and Industry Association president Michele Siekerka.


2015 in Review: NJPP’s 10 Most Popular Posts of the Year

As 2015 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the 10 most visited reports, briefs or blog posts we published this year.

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