New Jersey would have a stronger economy and healthier people if every working man and woman could take days off when they are sick without forfeiting their pay or, sometimes, their jobs. Today, though, over 1 million New Jerseyans – most of whom work in low-wage jobs – don’t get paid when they have to take off for being sick.
There are no guarantees that this strategy will actually work to significantly boost Camden’s economy or help its residents.
There’s good news and bad news when it comes to securing funding for critical improvements and modernization of our roads, bridges, train lines and other transportation assets.
New Jersey is one of just 10 states that has yet to recover all of the jobs it has lost since the recession’s official start in December 2007.
The modest but important impact that Tepper’s move will have on New Jersey’s budget is being used by opponents of a common sense tax structure as an example of why the state should move away from taxes being based largely on the ability to pay.
While New Jersey fares better than the nation as a whole on broadband access, too many people in New Jersey lack access to this vital service, which should be universal here in the country’s most densely populated state
Nearly 300,000 New Jerseyans are estimated to lack access to broadband service, particularly in rural parts of the state, hampering their ability to fully participate in the state’s economy.
The knee-jerk opposition from the business lobby to efforts to improve the lives of working men and women is so rote it’d be humorous, if economic opportunities for so many New Jerseyans weren’t at stake.
Approximately 1 in 4 New Jersey workers, or 975,000 men and women, would get a raise, according to the report.
Increasing New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 would directly boost the pay of about 1 in 4 Garden State workers, or 975,000 men and women.