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Tax Breaks Won’t Fix Camden, But They Will Break NJ’s Economy

July 28th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

As New Jersey’s economy struggles to recover from its Great Recession lows, bumbling along at number 13 on the list of states with the highest unemployment, Christie has trumpeted massive tax breaks as a way to turn the economy around.


Letter: Residents will pay for deals

July 28th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

I have to disagree with the letter writer. The 76ers will receive a tax credit of $82 million. There will be 250 jobs. They will not be playing games in Camden, just practicing there. New Jersey residents will pay for this deal.


Pair of Court Rulings Split on Obamacare Subsidies for Those Who Bought Insurance on HealthCare.gov

July 23rd, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

A federal appeals court Tuesday dealt a stunning blow to the Affordable Care Act, ruling that the billions of dollars in government subsidies that have enabled millions of Americans to buy health insurance on the federal online marketplace at HealthCare.gov are illegal.


Report Shows Tips Don’t Compensate for Lower Hourly Wage

July 21st, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

An economic report released by New Jersey Policy Perspective on Wednesday states that the tipped minimum wage in New Jersey has lost 45 percent of its value over the past 23 years, causing New Jersey workers who live on tips to earn less than the minimum wage.


N.J. Benefits From Obamacare More Than Other States: Editorial

July 21st, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

All those doomsday scenarios that Republicans spun about the Affordable Care Act have one thing in common: None of them has happened.


Critics Question Benefits of 76ers, Holtec Projects in Camden

July 21st, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

When officials announced plans recently for a massive factory in Camden’s gritty port district, cheers erupted from an enthusiastic crowd of executives and elected officials.


New Jersey Unemployment Gets a Better Number

July 21st, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

New Jersey’s job market seems to be headed in the right direction according to a monthly report which analysts consider “generally positive.”


N.J. Unemployment Rate Falls in June as Private Sector Adds 9,600 Jobs

July 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

New Jersey’s unemployment rate ticked down in June to 6.6 percent, adding nearly 10,000 more private sector jobs, according to preliminary data from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The May unemployment rate was 6.8 percent.


6.6%

July 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that New Jersey’s unemployment rate has dropped to 6.6 percent in May, the lowest it’s been since May 2008, during the depths of the economic recession.


Study Urges Pay Increase for Jersey’s ‘Tipped’ Workers

July 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

New Jersey’s servers, bellhops, and bartenders earn lower hourly wages than their counterparts in Pennsylvania and Delaware, pushing them into poverty, according to a report released Wednesday.






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