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September 2014
Share the Road: Allowing Eligible Undocumented Residents Access to Driver’s Licenses Makes Sense for New Jersey
By Erika J. Nava

September 2014
Issue Brief: Despite National Economic Recovery, Poverty in New Jersey Continues to Rise
By Brandon McKoy

August 2014
Issue Brief: New Jersey’s Inadequate Support of SNAP Causing Needless Hunger
By Raymond J. Castro

July 2014
Raising the Tipped Minimum Wage Would Increase the Economic Security of Many Hard-Working New Jerseyans
By Daniel Munczek Edelman

June 2014
New Jersey’s Surge in Business Tax Subsidies Reaches New Heights
By Jon Whiten

Budget and Tax Policy

June 2014
New Jersey’s Surge in Business Tax Subsidies Reaches New Heights
By Jon Whiten

April 2014
Taking Bold Action on Transportation Will Give New Jersey’s Economy a Firm Foundation for the Future
By David Rousseau and Gordon MacInnes

January 2014
$elling New Jersey $hort: Across-the-Board Income Tax Cut Would Harm the Garden State
By Gordon MacInnes and David Rousseau

September 2013
Why Significant, Lasting Property Tax Reform is So Difficult
By David Rousseau

August 2013
New Jersey’s Subsidy Overhaul: One Step Forward, Five Steps Back
By Jon Whiten

July 2013
Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Briefing
By David Rousseau

June 2013
Invest in New Jersey: Improve Our Roads and Bridges
By Gordon MacInnes

May 2013
Invest in New Jersey: Make Higher Education Affordable Again
By Gordon MacInnes and Jorge Santos

April 2013
New Jersey’s Subsidy Surge Has Not Subsided
By Jon Whiten

April 2011
A Surge in Subsidies: Corporate Tax Breaks Climb Past $822 million
By Deborah Howlett and Sarah Stecker

September 2010
The Good, the Bad and the ERGly
by Sarah Stecker

March 2010
Flunking Out: New Jersey’s Support for Higher Education Falls Short (UPDATE)
By Mary E. Forsberg

July 2009
All That Glitters Isn’t Gold: Property Tax Abatements in Jersey City
By Naomi Mueller Bressler and Carolyn Topp

February 2009
New Jersey Snapshots 2009

December 2008
NJPP Action Agenda: The Invisible Budget Hides Spending Choices

November 2008
What’s the Rush? Costly Tax Changes Need More Deliberation
By Mary E. Forsberg

April 2008
Funding for Business Tax Breaks Shows Skewed Priorities
By Sarah Stecker

February 2008
Gas Tax Talk Leads Down the Right Road
By Mary E. Forsberg

June 2007
Pay, Or We (Might) Go
By Sarah Stecker and Dan Steinberg (GOOD JOBS NEW YORK)

April 2007
Big Firms Get Big Breaks
By Mary E. Forsberg

January 2007
Look Out Below: Steep “Cliff” Means Many Working Poor Lose Tax Credit
By Sarah Stecker

October 2006
If It Ain’t Broke…New Jersey’s Income Tax Makes Dollars and Sense
By Mary E. Forsberg

July 2006
Mapping the Route to Dollars: AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Four-State Tour
By Sarah Stecker

June 2006
You’re 40; Now Get To Work: Making the State Sales Tax Pull its Weight
By Mary E. Forsberg

February 2006
Flunking Out: New Jersey’s Support for Higher Education Falls Short
By Anastasia R. Mann and Mary E. Forsberg

May 2006
New Jersey Snapshots 2006
By NJPP

December 2005
The 800-Page Gorilla: An Advocate’s Guide to the Budget
By Mary E. Forsberg

November 2005
Money for Nothing? The Financial Cost of New Jersey’s Death Penalty
By Mary E. Forsberg

August 2005
Attention Shoppers: You Pay the Health Insurance Bills For Some of New Jersey’s Largest Employers
By Mary E. Forsberg

May 2005
Telcom Giant Dials “M” For Money and New Jersey Picks Up the Charges
By NJPP Staff

March 2005
Was It Worth It? Looking Back on a Decade of Income Tax Cuts
By Jon Shure and Mary E. Forsberg

December 2004
Free New Jersey: The Burden of Property Tax Exemptions
By Donald A. Krueckeberg

November 2004
Let the Sunshine In: Making New Jersey’s Budget More Transparent
By Mary E. Forsberg

December 2003
Taking Care of Business: Does It Cost Too Much?
By Sarah Stecker

October 2003
Spending Trends on Corrections in New Jersey
By Mary E. Forsberg

September 2003
Reflections on the New Jersey State and Local Expenditure and Revenue Policy Commission
By Henry A. Coleman

July 2003
New Jersey’s Income Tax: How Progressive?
By John W. Zerillo

January 2003
Upside Down & Backwards – Taxes in New Jersey
By Jon Shure

January 2003
A Question of Balance: Taxing Business in the 21st Century
By Mary E. Forsberg

December 2002
The 8% Solution: A Plan to Share the Burden of Balancing the Next State Budget
By Jon Shure

August 2002
Half A Leg Up: New Jersey Still Trails in Crucial Help for Working Poor
By Sarah Stecker

July 2002
Fiscal Stress: It’s Not Just A Big City Problem
By Henry A. Coleman

May 2002
Don’t Go There: This Business Break is No Bonus for New Jersey’s Budget
By Sarah Stecker

March 2002
Perspective on the Gas Tax and Car Registration Fees
By Mary E. Forsberg

February 2002
Burying Inheritance Tax Puts New Jersey In The Hole
By Sarah Stecker

October 2001
Single Factor: Double Trouble
By Mary E. Forsberg

August 2001
Take the Money and Run: How Fiscal Policy from the 90′s to Now Threatens New Jersey’s Future
By Judith C. Cambria

June 2000
On the Road Again-But to Where? Transportation Proposals Only Delay Day of Reckoning
By Martin E. Robins

April 2000
The Earned Income Tax Credit in New Jersey: Beware of the Cliff
By Jon Shure

January 2000
Patchwork Property Tax Relief: How to Make a Bad System Better
By Judith C. Cambria

Economic Opportunity

September 2014
Share the Road: Allowing Eligible Undocumented Residents Access to Driver’s Licenses Makes Sense for New Jersey
By Erika J. Nava

September 2014
Issue Brief: Despite National Economic Recovery, Poverty in New Jersey Continues to Rise
By Brandon McKoy

August 2014
Issue Brief: New Jersey’s Inadequate Support of SNAP Causing Needless Hunger
By Raymond J. Castro

July 2014
Raising the Tipped Minimum Wage Would Increase the Economic Security of Many Hard-Working New Jerseyans
By Daniel Munczek Edelman

April 2014
Increasing the Minimum Wage to $10.10: A Win-Win for New Jersey
By Jon Whiten

January 2014
Federal Immigration Reform Would Help New Jersey’s Striving Immigrants and Boost the State’s Economy
By Erika J. Nava

December 2013
Minimum Wage Increase is Good News for New Jersey’s Workers & the State’s Economy
By Jon Whiten

November 2013
Issue Brief: To Put the ‘Equity’ in Tuition Equity, Access to State Aid is Essential
By Erika J. Nava

September 2013
Issue Brief: Three Years Into Recovery, Most New Jerseyans Still Left Behind
By Raymond J. Castro

August 2013
Issue Brief: Nearly 1 Million New Jerseyans Face Food Assistance Cut in November
By Raymond J. Castro

June 2013
Issue Brief: It’s Time for Tuition Equity
By Erika J. Nava

May 2013
The Stimulus New Jersey Needs: Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost the Economy While Providing Better Opportunities for Hundreds of Thousands of Working New Jerseyans
By Jon Whiten

April 2013
Issue Brief: The Promise of Preschool
By Ezra Levin and Benjamin Horowitz

November 2012
Fact Sheet: Who Benefits from a Minimum Wage Increase?

November 2012
Income Gaps Between Top and Bottom Are Large and Growing in New Jersey

October 2012
Moving in the Wrong Direction: How Have Cuts to Public-Sector Jobs Affected New Jersey’s Economy?

November 2011
The State of Working New Jersey 2011: The Lost Decade
By Helene Jorgensen

January 2010
Garden State Dreams: In-State Tuition for Undocumented Kids
By Anastasia R. Mann

April 2009
Economy in Crisis: The State of Working New Jersey
By Norman J. Glickman

September 2008
Lost Time, Lost Pay: New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Keeps Falling Behind
By The Raise the Wage Campaign

June 2008
The Faces of Immigration in Mercer County
By Anastasia R. Mann

April 2008
Pulling Apart – NJ’s income gap grows wider
By Jon Shure

March 2008
Climbing the Ladder: How to Invest in New Jersey’s Working Families
By NJPP and Center for Women and Work

May 2007
The Adequacy of New Jersey’s Minimum Wage
By Jon Shure

January 2007
Look Out Below: Steep “Cliff” Means Many Working Poor Lose Tax Credit
By Sarah Stecker

May 2006
Flunking Out: New Jersey’s Support for Higher Education Falls Short
By Anastasia R. Mann and Mary E. Forsberg

January 2006
PULLING APART: Income Gap Widening in New Jersey
By NJPP

August 2005
Attention Shoppers: You Pay the Health Insurance Bills For Some of New Jersey’s Largest Employers
By Mary E. Forsberg

November 2004
Slip Slidin’ Away: $5.15 an Hour Isn’t Enough
By Susan J. Bottino

August 2004
Perspective on Offshoring and New Jersey
By Susan J. Bottino

August 2002
Half A Leg Up: New Jersey Still Trails in Crucial Help for Working Poor
By Sarah Stecker

May 2002
The State Of Working New Jersey
By Leslie McCall

July 2001
Perspective on Family Leave
By Mary E. Forsberg

Health Care

March 2014
New Jersey Enrollment Goals for NJ FamilyCare and Health Insurance Marketplace Plans
By Raymond Castro

February 2014
The $7.6 Million Question: Will New Jersey Leave Thousands Without Health Insurance in the Dark?
By Raymond Castro

December 2013
Issue Brief: The State and Insurers Face Important Policy Choices on Substandard Health Plans
By Raymond J. Castro

April 2013
State Support Essential for Federal Health Insurance Exchange
By Raymond J. Castro

February 2013
Expanding Medicaid Would Save New Jersey Billions of Dollars
By Raymond J. Castro

February 2013
Expanding Medicaid: A Big Boost to New Jersey’s Economy
By Raymond J. Castro

January 2013
Another Reason to Expand Medicaid: Working New Jerseyans in Most Occupations Would Benefit
By Raymond J. Castro

December 2012
Fact Sheet: 9 Great Reasons to Expand Medicaid in New Jersey Now
By Raymond J. Castro

March 2011
Good Medicine: The impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on New Jersey’s working families with children
By Raymond J. Castro

February 2010
Estimated Impact of Health Reform Bills Passed by the House and Senate on New Jersey
By Raymond J. Castro

October 2009
The Right Rx for NJ: National Health Care Reform
By Raymond J. Castro

May 2008
A Step Backward: How Federal Rules Would Deny Health Insurance to New Jersey Children
By Raymond J. Castro

May 2007
Falling Short: Time to Keep the FamilyCare Promise
By Raymond J. Castro

Democracy and Media

August 2010
A Future for Public Media in New Jersey
By Paul Starr, Scott Weingart and Micah Joselow

October 2009
Less News is Bad News: The Media Crisis and New Jersey’s News Deficit
By Scott Weingart

July 2007
How Much is Enough? Drawing the Lines on Multiple Public Job Holding in New Jersey
By Tom O’Neill and Bill Schluter

June 2006
One to a Customer: The Democratic Downsides of Dual Office Holding
By Tom O’Neill

October 2004
Let ‘Em In and Get ‘Em In: How to Give More People the Right -and the Reason- to Vote
By Frank Askin

September 2004
The People Should Choose Who Fills the Shoes
By Jon Shure

October 2000
Restoring the Right to Vote: Isn’t it Time?
By Jon Shure and Rashida MacMurray





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