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New Jersey Consumers to Supreme Court: Our Affordable Coverage Matters

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for oral argument in the King v. Burwell case, consumers, employers and health care advocates from around New Jersey gathered at the Statehouse to highlight the success of the Affordable Care Act and the potential impact the King case could have on our state.


Christie’s Property Tax Break Meets with Skepticism

Gov. Chris Christie put overhauling New Jersey’s debt-laden public pension system at the heart of his state budget address this week. But there was one area he did not mention: property taxes.


Christie 2016 Budget Lowers Expectations for N.J. Revenues

For much of his time in Trenton, Gov. Chris Christie has been optimistic in his predictions of how much cash Trenton would get from state taxes, at times saying there was a “Jersey comeback” and trying to prod lawmakers into cutting taxes.


Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Subsidies Could Affect Thousands in N.J.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that would end the federal subsidies for people who bought health coverage on the federal marketplace, a decision with enormous potential impact in New Jersey — and not just for the 210,000 insured residents directly affected.


Map: How Many New Jerseyans Could Lose Health Coverage if U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Tax Credits?

The negative impact from King v. Burwell would transcend political party, with New Jerseyans in all Congressional Districts losing out big time.


Will Walmart Pay Raises Spread?

Some big box store employees soon will make more money, and enjoy some other benefits, too. The question now is whether that will spread.


Illinois Not Alone In Post-Recession Budget Woes

Illinois’ budget is in even worse shape than previously thought. But what’s going on with budgets in some of the other 49 laboratories of democracy that make up our country?


Latest Tax Expenditure Report Shows Clear Need for More Info on Business Tax Subsidies

New Jersey’s most recent Tax Expenditure Report released this week leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to accounting for the revenue being lost to the state’s business tax subsidy programs.


Video: NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes Discusses the Budget and the Transportation-Funding Crisis on NJTV News

When Gov. Christie discussed his budget plan for 2016 on Tuesday, one very important word was conspicuously absent: transportation.


Commuters Could Pay More, Get Less as NJ Transit Warns on Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

NJ Transit officials confirmed that a fare increase and service cuts are being considered to close an $80 million budget gap.


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