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New Jersey’s Undocumented Residents Pay More than $600 Million in State & Local Taxes

New Jersey’s undocumented residents are paying $613 million a year in state and local taxes – a number that would increase significantly under the Obama administration’s executive actions and even more under comprehensive immigration reform.

It’s Time to Follow Through on the True Promise of the Tuition Equality Act

New Jersey’s Tuition Equality Act has increased opportunity for hundreds of undocumented students in the state, but many more could benefit if access to state financial aid were included, lawmakers, advocates, students and policy experts said today.

NJPP Joins More Than 150 Groups in Amicus Brief Supporting President Obama’s Immigration Actions

This brief was one of several in support of the Obama administration’s immigration actions, which economists predict will raise the nation’s GDP by more than $200 billion over the next ten years and New Jersey’s GDP by $2.9 billion.

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.

Outlook for 2016 Budget Looks Bleak for New Jersey’s Working Families

As the governor prepares to deliver his 2016 budget address next week, the prospects for policies to help middle-class and low-income New Jerseyans in that spending plan look bleak.

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Halt Business Tax Subsidies Until New Jersey Reports on Their Results

New Jersey cannot meet its current obligations like pensions and health benefits, is looking at a bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund and has slashed property tax rebates and credits. We simply can’t continue to give away business subsidies without any evidence about the results.

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Editorial: Time to Rein in New Jersey’s Corporate Welfare

For five years, business tax subsidies have metastasized as a central component in our state’s economic development strategy, yet we still haven’t a clue whether they actually work for anybody but the politically connected.

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