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‘We Will Not Sit Down and Shut Up. We Will Stand Up and Fight the Hike’

May 22nd, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Martin Heraghty, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 824, had words for Gov. Chris Christie in Trenton Thursday night.


New Jersey Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

May 22nd, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

New Jersey’s unemployment rate held steady at 6.5 percent last month, halting a three-month uptick in unemployment that saw the rate go up three-tenths of a point from January through March.


NJ Added 4,300 Jobs, Mainly Government, in April

May 22nd, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

New Jersey had its 10th consecutive month of job growth in April, with the addition of 4,300 jobs and a revision of the March figures.


New Jersey Employment Cracks 4M Mark with April Gains

May 22nd, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

New Jersey employment hit a six-year high in April, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday.


N.J. Now Has More Jobs Than Anytime Since October 2008

May 22nd, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

New Jersey added more than 4,000 jobs in April, according to new federal data, with the largest employment gains posted in the the public sector and the construction industry.


Editorial: Business Incentives: Stop and Reconsider

May 20th, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

This region should welcome state Sen. Raymond Lesniak’s proposal to put a moratorium on New Jersey business incentive programs and re-evaluate them. They’ve worked against the local economy and job market lately, and whether they’ve worked for the state overall is much debated.


Editorial: Transparency for Corporate Tax Breaks

May 20th, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Gov. Chris Christie’s national economic plan unveiled last week features a proposed cut to the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent. That approach mirrors his philosophy back home, where he has supported $5 billion of corporate tax incentives in a supposed — and thus far largely unsuccessful — effort to spark the economy.


Editorial: Another Cold Slap in the Wallet: Fewer NJ Families Will Find College Affordable

May 18th, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

New Jersey Policy Perspective, the prolific think tank, has provided another grim reminder about how middle class families are squeezed in their endeavor to educate their kids, and the numbers are jarring.


Higher Education Funding in N.J. is Way Down, While Tuition is Way Up, Report Finds

May 18th, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

New Jersey’s “lackluster” financial support of its colleges and universities has led to increased tuition, ballooning student debt and erosion in the quality of higher education, according to a new report.


Shining a Light on Billions in Business Tax Breaks

May 18th, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

New Jersey’s economic development tool of choice, the corporate tax break: Is it a jobs-creating phenom or a dressed up giveaway, a form of corporate welfare?






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