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Rebate ‘Shell Game’ Makes it Hard to Track Property Tax Facts in New Jersey

The average New Jersey homeowner paid $8,161 in property taxes last year, according to new data.


Measure Aims to Speed Up Food Stamp Applications, Ease Burden on Recipients

New Jersey has a dismal record of getting food stamps to people who need them in a timely manner, and state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak has put forward a plan to fix this for the state’s neediest residents.


Bill Barring ‘Inverted’ Companies from Receiving New Jersey Tax Subsidies Moves Forward

A common-sense piece of accountability legislation took a step forward yesterday, as a Senate committee cleared a bill that would bar companies exploiting so-called “corporate inversions” from receiving state business tax subsidies.


What You Need to Earn to Join N.J.’s Top 1%

Only one in a hundred can join the club. And in New Jersey, it takes a bit more than most places.


Is N.J. Inching Toward a Gas Tax Hike?

New Jersey’s transportation commissioner ordered new safety inspections and started closing some bridges immediately last week, highlighting what he’s begun calling a crisis.


Letter: Liberal tax burden study stokes class warfare

According to the article “N.J. low- and middle-income families pay a larger share of income in state taxes, study says” (Jan. 14), the bottom 20 percent of households pay on average $2,354 per year in state taxes, while the top 1 percent pay $53,818 per year.


Whose Recovery? Nearly All Income Gains in Post-Recession New Jersey Have Gone to the Top 1%

From 2009 to 2012, 81 percent of all income growth in New Jersey went to just 1 percent of the state’s most well-off households, and New Jersey’s top 1 percent took home 27 times more than the bottom 99 percent in 2012.


Jobless Rate Down, but Recovery Signs Mixed

For the second straight month, New Jersey’s employment picture showed modest improvement in December as the unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 6.2 percent, the lowest it has been since November 2008.


Daily Number: 6.2%

Has New Jersey finally turned the corner with its economy?


Video: A NJPP Two-Fer on Wednesday’s NJTV News

NJPP was featured not once but twice on this Wednesday’s NJTV News program.


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