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Poll: Is NJ under Chris Christie a good place to do business?

April 22nd, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

Hundreds of New Jersey lawmakers, business leaders, and lobbyists are about to gather inside a crowded train for one of the state’s oldest political traditions.


New Jersey’s ‘Sideways Crawl Out of the Recession’

April 22nd, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) multiple and ongoing scandals continue to percolate in ways that are taking a toll on the governor’s standing. Under the circumstances, it seems like a safe bet that Christie would prefer to move away from the subpoenas, resignations, and grand juries, and instead focus on how the Garden State is doing on his watch.


NJ lost 1,300 Jobs in March; Unemployment Rate Rises

April 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

New Jersey’s economy in March lost 1,300 jobs and saw its unemployment rate rise to 7.2 percent from 7.1 percent, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday in a report that cast the Garden State as a thorn in the side of an otherwise rosier national economy.


Editorial: On Tax Day 2014, NJ Residents Still Face Weeks to ‘Tax Freedom Day’

April 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | 1 Comment

A few years before Eliot published his acclaimed poem, the U.S. established the income tax as a permanent means of generating revenue. Though taxes had been collected before, notably to pay for the Civil War, the 16th Amendment in 1913 gave Congress the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes.


N.J. Lost 1,300 jobs in March as Unemployment Jumps Marginally to 7.2 Percent

April 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

Unemployment grew slightly and a total of 1,300 private- and public-sector jobs were lost last month, according to new figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.


Jobless Rate Rises in NJ as State Lost 1,300 Jobs in March

April 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

Unemployment rose slightly in New Jersey last month as the state lost about 1,300 jobs, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


NJ Familycare Adds More Than 100,000 Residents To Health Insurance Rolls

April 11th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

State’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare appears to pay off as federal funds cover cost of new enrollees.


Credit Downgrade is Worse Political Hit Than Financial

April 11th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

New Jersey landed in the unwelcome company of Illinois and California Wednesday when Standard & Poor’s downgraded the state’s general-obligation bond rating to third worst in the nation.


Flow of Applicants for NJs Revamped Incentive Programs

April 7th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

Six months after Governor Christie signed the sweeping overhaul into law, some of the changes are clearly working as intended.


New Jersey’s Pricey Rent Strains Residents

April 7th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

More renters are expected to have trouble finding affordable apartments as demand outpaces supply in New Jersey, according to housing groups.






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