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Editorial: New Jersey Needs a Statewide Paid Sick Leave Policy

May 1st, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

There are still 1.25 million workers in New Jersey who don’t get paid when they stay home sick.


GOP Leaders Tout Charitable Tax Deduction at Paulsdale in Mount Laurel

May 1st, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

From the Burlington County Times, April 28, 2016.


Could Democrats Cut a Deal on State Tax Deduction for Charitable Contributions?

May 1st, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Republican lawmakers have tried in vain for roughly a decade to convince Democrats who control the state Legislature to create a new tax break for New Jersey residents who make charitable contributions.


Report: Sick Pay Helps Companies

April 28th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Paid sick time doesn’t just help workers, it also helps employers by boosting productivity and cutting employee turnover, the New Jersey Policy Perspective organization said in a report released Wednesday.


Are Paid Sick Days Good for N.J. Business?

April 27th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

A progressive New Jersey think tank on Wednesday touted the economic merits of a statewide mandatory paid sick leave policy that’s stuck in the Legislature.


Driving Chris Crazy

April 27th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

At a forum in Trenton yesterday, advocates discussed the advantages of allowing undocumented people to obtain licenses. Surely, it’s a no-brainer to prefer drivers to have passed the requisite written and behind-the-wheel tests and to carry the necessary insurance.


Sarlo’s Estate Tax Phase-Out Sees Chilly Reception from Right and Left

April 22nd, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

A group of tax cuts could clear the legislature’s path for funding the Transportation Trust Fund if both Republicans and Democrats take the deal being put forward by Senator Paul Sarlo.


Proposal Includes Gas Tax Hike, Charitable Tax Deduction to Fund Transportation Fund

April 20th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

New Jersey’s Senate Budget Committee chairman wants to add a charitable tax deduction to a list of tax cuts that could be paired with a gasoline tax increase to provide more funding for state transportation projects.


Prieto Opposes Estate Tax Phase-Out Plan

April 19th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Already at odds with Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) and Gov. Chris Christie over a proposed state takeover of Atlantic City’s finances, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) bucked the two leaders again on Monday by coming out against a full repeal of New Jersey’s estate tax.


Assembly Speaker Prieto Stalls Estate Tax Repeal

April 19th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

A bipartisan bill to repeal New Jersey’s estate tax over five years has become the latest skirmish between state Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto — who opposes the measure — and his fellow Democrats in the state Senate.






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