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




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If Federal Children’s Health Insurance Ends, NJ Families Will Have Much to Lose

Out-of-pocket healthcare costs for some New Jersey families with children will skyrocket if Congress doesn’t extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), according to a new report.

Tax Breaks Won’t Fix Camden, But They Will Break NJ’s Economy

As New Jersey’s economy struggles to recover from its Great Recession lows, bumbling along at number 13 on the list of states with the highest unemployment, Christie has trumpeted massive tax breaks as a way to turn the economy around.

Letter: Residents Will Pay for Deals

I have to disagree with the letter writer. The 76ers will receive a tax credit of $82 million. There will be 250 jobs. They will not be playing games in Camden, just practicing there. New Jersey residents will pay for this deal.

From One High Tax State to Another: New York City Data Busts Millionaire Migration Myth (Again)

Where are the wealthy New Yorkers moving? Not to tax havens, that’s for sure.

Pair of Court Rulings Split on Obamacare Subsidies for Those Who Bought Insurance on HealthCare.gov

A federal appeals court Tuesday dealt a stunning blow to the Affordable Care Act, ruling that the billions of dollars in government subsidies that have enabled millions of Americans to buy health insurance on the federal online marketplace at HealthCare.gov are illegal.

Congress Should Let States Decide Whether or Not to Tax Internet Access

This week the U.S. House of Representatives took a big step towards making a temporary ban on state and local taxes on internet access permanent by approving the “Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act.” But taking away the ability of state and local governments to levy this tax is the wrong way to go and ties the hands of policymakers in New Jersey and other states.

After 23 Years of Inaction, It’s Time to Increase New Jersey’s Tipped Minimum Wage

Proposed federal legislation to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour includes a provision raising the tipped minimum to 70 percent of the full minimum wage. But with the federal legislation unlikely to make serious headway, New Jersey policymakers need to step up to ensure greater economic security for the state’s low-wage tipped workers.

Jobs Coming to Ports in Camden, Paulsboro

Two economic-development projects will bring more than 1,200 jobs to ports in Camden and Paulsboro, officials said Monday.

Christie Bolsters New Budget with $2.6 Billion Short-Term Loan

Crunched for cash, New Jersey officials have taken out a short-term loan of $2.6 billion to pay the first bills coming due in the state budget.

The Holtec Tax Break: Some Key Facts and Context

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority this morning approved a $260 million business tax subsidy to Holtec International to bring 395 jobs to Camden and build a new 600,000 square foot “manufacturing facility and design center.”

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