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Video: NJPP President Gordon MacInnes: Allowing Undocumented New Jerseyans to Drive Legally is ‘Common Sense’

MacInnes told anchor Mary Alice Williams that if New Jersey followed the lead of nearly a dozen other states and offered this policy, it would make New Jersey’s roads safer, increase the trust between immigrant communities and law enforcement and boost the state’s economy.


Christie Should Let Undocumented Immigrants Drive, Advocates Say

Allowing undocumented immigrants to drive in New Jersey would make the roads safer and bolster the state economy, advocates said.


Advocates Want Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented NJ Residents

Advocates are urging New Jersey to follow the lead of 11 other states and grant driving privileges to undocumented residents.


The Push to Give Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

The group New Jersey Policy Perspective has released a new report that calls on the state legislature to pass a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses.


State Minimum Wage Rising 13 Cents Next Year

For the first time since voters approved a state constitutional amendment last year, New Jersey’s minimum wage is increasing to keep pace with inflation, by 1.59 percent in January.


It’s Time to Allow New Jersey’s Undocumented Residents to Drive Legally

Allowing all residents the opportunity to drive legally would make New Jersey safer, help its economy and increase the well being of many families, policy analysts and immigrant-rights advocates said today on a conference call with reporters.


Haier Touts New Wayne Operations as Start of U.S. Expansion

Chinese appliance giant Haier will use its new state-of-the-art Wayne headquarters and showroom to mount a vigorous campaign to dramatically expand its modest presence in the U.S. market, the company CEO said Monday.


Tax Breaks Lure Forbes to Other Side of Hudson

Lured by tax breaks, Forbes magazine, headquartered in Manhattan since 1962, will be moving across the Hudson River to a glass tower in Jersey City, according to NPR’s “Marketplace.”


The Interstate Tax Break Battle

Since 1962, Forbes Magazine has been headquartered on 5th Avenue in New York City, behind a limestone facade with Ionic columns. But by the end of the year, it’s moving a twenty-minute train ride away to a glass tower in Jersey City.


One Year Later, Opinion on Jersey City’s Paid Sick Time Law is Still Mixed

Jersey City became the first city in the state to adopt a paid sick leave mandate one year ago today, an action that started a cascade of approvals of similar laws across New Jersey as well as a movement to implement a statewide law guaranteeing workers paid sick time.


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