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Chris Christie Rails Against Estate Taxes New Jersey Can’t Do Without

March 26th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey has no alternative to revenue from taxes on estates and inheritances, said Gordon MacInnes, a former Democratic state senator who is president of New Jersey Policy Perspective, a Trenton group that advocates for low- and middle-income residents.


Christie Joins Legal Fight Against Obama Immigration Reform

March 26th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Governor Christie, who so far has refused to say how he would approach immigration, is supporting a lawsuit aimed at preventing the start of programs that would shield from deportation millions of immigrants living in the country illegally.


NJ Joins Fight Against Immigration

March 26th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Gov. Chris Christie has quietly aligned New Jersey with Texas and other red states in a lawsuit trying to thwart President Barack Obama from allowing millions of people in the U.S. illegally — mostly parents and young people — to avoid deportation.


ACA’s Newly Insured Are Not Flocking to Their Doctors, Study Finds

March 26th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

A new report shows that a year after the Affordable Care Act expanded health plan coverage in the U.S. to millions more people, physicians have not experienced a sharp increase in new or sick patients scheduling appointments.


Study Commissioned by Horizon Says Changes in Out-of-Network Rules Would Cut N.J. Residents’ Insurance Costs

March 26th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

As Trenton tackles the issue of high medical bills that can result when patients get care outside their insurance company network, the state’s largest health insurer on Wednesday released a study that concludes New Jerseyans could see lower monthly premiums if the state’s current out-of-network regulations are changed.


Poll: Should N.J. Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants?

March 26th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

A new group, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, braved the cold and biting winds at Liberty State Park yesterday morning to announce their mission — a battle for more rights for undocumented immigrants.


Group Demands Better Treatment for Immigrants at Liberty State Park

March 25th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Nearly two dozen liberal, labor and immigrant-rights groups have joined together to form a coalition supporters say will push for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, improved relations between police and immigrants and more.


N.J. Lawmakers Push Budget Reforms Year After Surprise Shortfall Prompted Christie to Slash Pensions

March 24th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

After tax collections came up short last spring and plunged Gov. Chris Christie’s state budget into chaos, New Jersey lawmakers say big changes are needed on how the state prepares a spending plan and shares information about it to the public.


Taking the Guesswork – and the Politics – Out of Forecasting NJ’s Tax Revenue

March 24th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

A series of missed revenue forecasts in recent years has forced Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to delay property tax relief, cut contributions to the public-employee pension system, and borrow more to pay for transportation projects.


N.J. Assembly to Vote on Bill to Audit Tax Incentive Programs

March 23rd, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

It’s been more than a year since New Jersey overhauled its business tax incentive programs, sparking a surge in awards that topped $2 billion in 2014. Now some legislators want to know whether the incentives are working — amid similar concerns about these programs across the country.






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