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

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Gov. Christie Finally Gets it Right on EITC

It is beyond high time for New Jersey to reverse the de facto tax hike given to half a million working families in 2010.


You’ve Yacht to Be Kidding Me With Latest Tax Break for the Wealthy

Today the state legislature sent a misguided bill that would give a big tax break to buyers of expensive boats to the governor’s desk.


Graphic: Wealthiest New Jerseyans Would Still Pay Lowest Share of Income to Taxes After Proposed Changes

The top 1 percent would pay slightly more, but would still pay the least. The bottom 40 percent would pay slightly less, but would still pay the most.


Business Owners & Policy Experts: ‘Millionaire’s Tax’ Would Not Harm – and Could Help – Small Businesses

Despite repeated claims from business lobbyists that a so-called millionaire’s tax is “a tax on small business,” since most small business owners run their business income tax through their personal returns, nearly all of these “pass-through” business filers would not pay more if taxes on those earning $500,000 or more increased.


What the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Healthcare Could Mean for Your County

As part of a new report released today on the soon-to-be-decided King v. Burwell case, NJPP’s Raymond Castro broke down the devastating effect a ruling in favor of King could have in every single New Jersey county.


U.S. Supreme Court Could Create Healthcare Crisis in New Jersey

“The loss of tax credits would create a crisis in our state. Not only would those receiving them be affected, but insurance costs for those without them would dramatically increase as well,” said Ray Castro, NJPP senior policy analyst and author of the report.


Withdrawing Bill with Common-Sense Fixes to New Jersey’s Tax Breaks a Step in Wrong Direction

The bill’s sponsor suggested this was a reasonable move since the legislation had already “accomplished its purposes.” But that’s not the case.


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Small Businesses & Policy Experts Urge New Jersey to Close More Corporate Loopholes

By enacting what’s known as “combined reporting,” New Jersey would join 25 other states plus D.C. in limiting the ability of profitable multistate corporations to shift profits to other states.


Op-Ed: State Lawmakers Must Move Quickly to Block NJ Transit Fare Hikes

As a week of public hearings on NJ Transit’s latest proposed fare hikes and service cuts wrap up, two things are abundantly clear.


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