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NJ Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 6.5% As it Loses 6,400 Jobs in March

April 17th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

After adding jobs for eight months in a row, New Jersey lost 6,400 jobs in March, state labor officials said Thursday. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.5 percent, remaining above the national rate of 5.5 percent.


Christie Earns Criticism, Kudos for His Higher-Education Policies in NJ

April 17th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Gov. Chris Christie’s critics in higher education — both at the schools and in the Legislature — are right to point out that he’s made serious funding cuts to programs, departments, and colleges and universities. In the process, he’s also pushed more of the costs of education onto students and their families.


N.J. Jobless Rate Inches Up for 3rd Straight Month

April 17th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

For the third consecutive month, New Jersey’s unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of a point in March, reaching 6.5 percent.


New Jersey Lost 6,400 Jobs in March, Data Show

April 17th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey lost private-sector jobs in March, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. However, February’s previously released estimate was revised upward in final data, it said.


Chris Christie’s Expansion of Medicaid in New Jersey Angers Some Republicans

April 15th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

As Gov. Chris Christie tells audiences in New Hampshire that he wants to cut Social Security and other entitlement spending, his move to expand Medicaid in New Jersey has angered some Republicans.


N.J. Organizations Want Corporate Tax Breaks Frozen For Now

April 15th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

A New Jersey group opposing corporate tax breaks continued its call Tuesday for a moratorium until the state improves public reporting on the controversial subsidies.


$52M EDA Incentive Aims to Bring 1,000-Plus Jobs to Piscataway

April 15th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

The Economic Development Authority voted Tuesday to approve a 10-year, $51.5 million Grow New Jersey incentive award for distribution services company Seldat Inc. to build a 451,800-square-foot distribution and logistics facility in Piscataway.


Editorial: Vanquishing the Dream: Undocumented Kids Need Tuition Help

April 13th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Gov. Christie vetoed the part of the law that would have granted these unauthorized students the same financial aid received by other New Jersey students, so most of them are out of luck – and in a state that has as many as 550,000 unauthorized immigrants, that is absurdly shortsighted.


Insisten en Ley de Ayuda Financiera Para los Llamados ‘Dreamers’ de NJ

April 13th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

En estos momentos en que los jóvenes que están terminando la secundaria analizan sus opciones de estudios a nivel universitario, se hace necesario que los asambleistas y senadores estatales aprueben el proyecto de ley que otorga asistencia financiera a los llamados “dreamers” del estado.


NJ’s ‘Tax Freedom Day': Is It Something – or Nothing – to Celebrate?

April 13th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Like taxpayers across the nation, those in New Jersey generally have until Wednesday to file their tax returns. But it’s another date — one that falls a month from today for New Jersey taxpayers — that conservative groups are trying to bring more attention to.






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