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Editorial: As Rescue Mission of Trenton Ushers in 100th Year, N.J. Shows Support with $600K Grant

December 19th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

The Rescue Mission of Trenton received a generous gift from New Jersey last week. In the true spirit of the season, however, the $600,000 grant eventually will be regifted in ways that could surprise even by those who are the heartbeat of the century-old organization.


N.J. Public Worker Pensions Not So Generous After All, Study Says

December 18th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey’s public employee pension plans ranked among the least generous of top public pension plans in the country, according to a report released today.


New Study Contradicts Christie’s Claim That Pension Payouts are Excessive

December 18th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey’s public employee pensions are not “exorbitant,” as Gov. Chris Christie has proclaimed, at least not compared with other plans across the country, asserts a new report by a progressive policy organization.


Report: NJ Pension Benefits Rank Near the Bottom

December 18th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey’s public employee pension systems aren’t being bankrupted by overly generous benefits, according to a new report from a liberal-leaning think tank.


The Camden Stimulus

December 15th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Can more than $600 million worth of tax incentives for huge corporations save a New Jersey town when nothing else has worked?


Chris Christie’s Latest Camden Giveaways Deserve As Much Skepticism as the 76ers Deal

December 15th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

This year, $614 million dollars in tax credits have been awarded to a variety of companies in a successful attempt to lure them into setting up shop in Camden.


Camden-Bound Companies Set to Receive $630 Million in State Tax Breaks

December 15th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

$630 million. That is the approximate amount in state corporate tax breaks given in just the past six months by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) to companies as an incentive to move — or maintain — their operations within Camden.


Subaru Would Get Local Tax Break in Camden

December 15th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Subaru of America, already approved for state tax breaks at a proposed Camden headquarters, is also in line for local tax relief.


Erika Nava: Lo Que Vale el Saber y la Educación

December 15th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Erika Nava, nacida en ciudad de México, llegó meses antes de cumplir cinco años a Nueva Jersey en compañía de sus padres, Mario y Bertha, mucha agua ha pasado bajo el puente desde esa fecha: ahora es analista de política pública en New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP), desde esa atalaya mira con ojos latinos lo que pasa en éste estado.


State Gives Camden Early Christmas Gifts

December 15th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Last week was a banner week for Camden, at least as far as tax incentives from the state aimed at keeping jobs in the city.






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