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Assembly Votes to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Over 5 years

May 27th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday passed legislation that would raise the state’s minimum wage to about $15 an hour over the next five years.


Could NJ Become Pot Tourism Destination?

May 27th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

A widely publicized report this week by the ACLU New Jersey and NJ United For Marijuana Reform (NJU4MR) estimates that the Garden State could grow $300 million in annual tax revenue by legalizing cannabis.


N.J. Assembly Pushes Ahead on $15 Minimum Wage for N.J.

May 26th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

The Assembly on Thursday passed a bill to give minimum wage workers in New Jersey a nearly 80 percent bump in their pay that Gov. Chris Christie is all but certain to strike down.


Estate Tax Not Worth Eliminating, According to Think Tank’s Report

May 25th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

A new report released Wednesday by New Jersey Policy Perspective is questioning the wisdom of a recent legislative push to phase out the state’s estate tax, given that just 4 to 5 percent of all New Jersey estates are taxable annually.


NJPP: State Estate Tax Affects Fewer Than 400 Per County

May 25th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

In nearly every county in New Jersey, there are fewer than 400 heirs who owe a state estate tax for an average year, according to a report released Wednesday by New Jersey Policy Perspective.


Legalizing Marijuana Would Reap $300M a Year in Taxes for N.J., Advocates Say

May 24th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

New Jersey could reap $300 million a year in sales tax revenue by legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to a new report by supporters of the effort.


Report: NJ Could Receive $300 Million from Taxing Marijuana

May 24th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

New Jersey could receive a $300 million boost in tax revenues if the state opts to legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use, a new report written by marijuana advocates concluded.


Legalization Advocates Say Marijuana Could Raise $300-Million In Tax Revenue For New Jersey

May 24th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

The push to legalize marijuana is heating up in New Jersey.


Groups Say NJ Could Get $300 Million A Year By Legalizing Marijauana

May 24th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Governor Christie opposes legalizing marijuana for recreational use. But some groups are urging New Jersey lawmakers to consider it to provide more money for the state budget.


Report: Legal Pot Sales Could Generate $305M in Yearly Tax Revenues

May 24th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

As Governor Christie scrambles to fill a $1 billion hole in the state budget, supporters of marijuana legalization released a report Tuesday estimating that the drug could generate $305 million in yearly tax revenue.






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