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

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Candidate Christie’s Medicaid Proposal: The Wrong Prescription for New Jersey

Proposal would harm New Jersey’s budget, its low-income residents and its economy while reversing the progress the state has made in recent years thanks to the Medicaid expansion.


Op-Ed: NJ Transit Fare Hikes Squeeze Riders, Highlight N.J.’s Transportation Funding Problem

To NJ Transit’s credit, they traveled around the state to nine public hearings in May. But clearly NJ Transit – and the governor and the legislature too – didn’t listen.


Video: NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes Discusses Corporate Tax Breaks on NJTV

Last night NJTV News anchor Michael Hill had NJPP president Gordon MacInnes on for a sit-down conversation about New Jersey’s overuse of, and over-reliance on, corporate tax breaks.

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The President’s Immigration Actions – Currently in Legal Limbo – Would Help Hundreds of Thousands of New Jerseyans and Boost State’s Economy

As a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments this Friday on President Obama’s 2014 executive actions on immigration, it’s clearer than ever that these actions would greatly benefit New Jersey.


Video: NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes Discusses EITC Increase on NJTV News

Last night’s NJTV News included a report on the boost to New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the importance of getting the word out to eligible working families. NJPP president Gordon MacInnes talked to reporter Brenda Flanagan about how hard it can be to accomplish that goal.


Holtec Tax Break: A Case Study on the Need for Subsidy Policy Reform

While the company’s investment in the state’s most struggling city is certainly positive, the cost to New Jersey could far outweigh any benefits the state may see, thanks to major loopholes and flaws in the law governing the Garden State’s corporate tax subsidies.


Gov. Christie Finally Gets it Right on EITC

It is beyond high time for New Jersey to reverse the de facto tax hike given to half a million working families in 2010.


You’ve Yacht to Be Kidding Me With Latest Tax Break for the Wealthy

Today the state legislature sent a misguided bill that would give a big tax break to buyers of expensive boats to the governor’s desk.


Graphic: Wealthiest New Jerseyans Would Still Pay Lowest Share of Income to Taxes After Proposed Changes

The top 1 percent would pay slightly more, but would still pay the least. The bottom 40 percent would pay slightly less, but would still pay the most.


Business Owners & Policy Experts: ‘Millionaire’s Tax’ Would Not Harm – and Could Help – Small Businesses

Despite repeated claims from business lobbyists that a so-called millionaire’s tax is “a tax on small business,” since most small business owners run their business income tax through their personal returns, nearly all of these “pass-through” business filers would not pay more if taxes on those earning $500,000 or more increased.


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