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Jon Whiten

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




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Chris Christie Berated by U.S. Labor Secretary Over Minimum Wage Comments

Speaking at a Bloomberg News event in Washington D.C. today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez said Gov. Chris Christie has “got his head in the sand” when it comes to the nation’s lowest-paid workers.

Once Again: There’s More to Location Decisions Than Taxes

While “observers” claim that fallout from tax increases are “depriving the Garden State of much-needed tax revenue,” this is not the case.

Developer Wants $65M in Tax Breaks for Camden Center

The developer of a planned Camden shopping center wants tax credits worth almost the entire cost of the $65.5 million project.

Will NJ’s Young Workers Save Our Economy?

As the nation recovers from the Great Recession, New Jersey is getting left behind.

Hits and Misses

Nearly half of jobless residents in New Jersey have been out of work for more than six months, according to a new report by New Jersey Policy Perspective, a level that ranks the state among the worst in the country.

Christie Changes His Tune with New Jobless Figures

When New Jersey’s unemployment rate climbed close to 10 percent two years ago, a clearly annoyed Governor Christie complained about the way the U.S. Department of Labor arrived at the number.

New Jersey Has High Percentage of Long Term Unemployed

A liberal advocacy group says New Jersey has not produced enough jobs for people who have been unemployed for a long time.

New Jersey Legislature Approves Enhanced Tax Incentive Bill

The New Jersey State Legislature on October 14 approved a bill that would establish a new five- year tax credit program for developers who donate buildings to governments, and that would expand a key incentive program to troubled Atlantic City.

Long-Term Jobless in N.J. to Get Help with $10M Federal Grant

A new federal infusion of $10 million into New Jersey aims to help the state’s long-term jobless residents get back to work.

N.J. Ranks Second-Worst in Terms of Long-Term Unemployment, Report Says

New Jersey continues to struggle with the problem of long-term unemployment, according to a report released Wednesday by New Jersey Policy Perspective.

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