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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.”


Job Poaching is a Poor Excuse for an Economic Development Strategy. These Places Know It – Why Doesn’t New Jersey?

There is another path, one built on cooperation and regional growth, as Good Jobs First documents in a new report.


Job Announcement: Senior Policy Analyst

New Jersey Policy Perspective seeks a Senior Policy Analyst to join its staff. This individual will produce timely, credible and accessible research and analysis on issues including, but not limited to, the state budget, tax policy and economic opportunity. The new Senior Policy Analyst should be highly motivated and effective, and committed to advancing policy ideas that foster broadly shared prosperity and widespread economic opportunity.


Christie’s New Jersey Window on American Recovery

While Christie shimmies, his state continues to sink into the deepest economic morass in generations.


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