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Editorials and Op-Eds
The Teachable Moment the Governor Failed to Seize in His Budget Address
In the governor’s budget message this week, he rightly backed away from two reckless proposals that would have done even further damage to New Jersey’s economy, but he missed a clear opportunity to connect the major themes in his speech to a larger teachable moment about the state’s fiscal health.
New Jersey’s Budget a Victim of State’s Economic Malaise
As they begin to craft their budgets, about half the states are facing an enviable problem this year: how to spend an unexpectedly large surplus. Tax collections are finally rebounding after the recession, as employment and economic activity have picked up in those states.
New Jersey Colleges Should Do More to Publicize Tuition Equality
Though Gov. Christie signed legislation extending in-state tuition rates at public universities and colleges to undocumented students about two months ago, many of New Jersey’s colleges and universities have been slow to make potential students aware of the new law.
Tax Cuts: The Wrong Prescription for What Ails New Jersey’s Economy
The governor has laid out the choice: a tax cut or a greater New Jersey. We vote for a greater New Jersey.
New Jerseyans Want Earned Sick Days. Will Our Leaders Step Up?
When a New Jersey worker gets sick or needs to care for a family member, should she have to lose wages and risk losing her job? To us, and the thousands of advocates working to bring earned sick days to the 1.2 million Garden State workers who lack this basic benefit, the answer is clearly no. And, as it turns out, an overwhelming majority of our neighbors agree.
New Report Highlights Harm to New Jersey Consumers if State Fails to Tap $7.6M in Federal Funds for Affordable Care Act Outreach & Education
Consumer health advocates from the NJ for Health Care Coalition and elected officials joined NJPP today to once again call on the Christie administration to submit an outreach plan for use of the funds to the federal government before it’s too late.
New Jersey Third-Worst State on Long-Term Budget Planning
New Jersey should improve on its low score by adopting a set of proven budget-planning tools that that could help it weather difficult economic times, build an attractive business climate and make government more effective and efficient.
Two-Fifths of New Jersey Households Are One Crisis Away from Financial Devastation
Despite an improving national economy, 40.2 percent of New Jersey households are in a persistent state of financial insecurity.
Immigration Reform Would Have a Positive Impact on New Jersey
Federal immigration reform being considered by Congress would greatly help New Jersey’s immigrant families while creating thousands of new jobs and boosting the state’s economy.
An Across-the-Board Income Tax Cut Would Put New Jersey on the Wrong Path
An across-the-board state income tax cut would be detrimental to New Jersey’s future because it would do nothing to create jobs and grow the economy while disproportionately helping those who need it least and eroding public capacity to invest in the true building blocks of job growth and a strong economy.