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

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Video: Will Big Tax Breaks Draw More Entertainers to Atlantic City? Not So Fast, NJPP’s President Says

In the latest misguided effort to turn around struggling Atlantic City, some New Jersey legislators are proposing to give so-called “A-List” entertainers very big tax breaks if they perform in the city at least four times a year.

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Easy Politics of Tax Breaks & Tax Cuts is Failing New Jersey’s Economy

Since the recession began in December 2007, New Jersey has approved a whopping $6.4 billion in corporate tax subsidies and cut business taxes by $2.3 billion in an effort to grow the economy.


NJPP’s Brandon McKoy Lands on PolitickerNJ’s 30 Under 30 List

Congrats are in order – and what better way to celebrate than by reading some of Brandon’s recent work on earned sick days and the minimum wage?

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Latest Camden Tax Breaks Show Clear Need for Reform

Official estimates of a tax break’s economic benefits to the state should not be any longer than the length of time the corporation is required to uphold its end of the deal.


The Governor Wants to Extend Proposed Yacht Tax Break To All Boats: Here’s Why That’s Still a Bad Idea

Proposal would still largely benefit those who are well off and have a negligible economic benefit while taking away important resources that could be invested instead in the building blocks of a strong state economy.


NJPP Board Chair Kathy Crotty Has Died

New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) Board Chair Kathy Crotty has died, NJPP has learned. Kathy had been a NJPP trustee since 2010 and was elected Chair in December 2014.

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Graphic: Six Years of Success – Family Leave Has Helped Hundreds of Thousands of Working Families

After six full years of the program, New Jerseyans have been approved for 167,141 paid leave claims and received $463 million in benefits.


Candidate Christie’s Medicaid Proposal: The Wrong Prescription for New Jersey

Proposal would harm New Jersey’s budget, its low-income residents and its economy while reversing the progress the state has made in recent years thanks to the Medicaid expansion.


Op-Ed: NJ Transit Fare Hikes Squeeze Riders, Highlight N.J.’s Transportation Funding Problem

To NJ Transit’s credit, they traveled around the state to nine public hearings in May. But clearly NJ Transit – and the governor and the legislature too – didn’t listen.


Video: NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes Discusses Corporate Tax Breaks on NJTV

Last night NJTV News anchor Michael Hill had NJPP president Gordon MacInnes on for a sit-down conversation about New Jersey’s overuse of, and over-reliance on, corporate tax breaks.

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