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America’s Low-Wage Workers Have Gotten Older and More Educated, But Wages Have Not Followed Suit

May 26th, 2015 by Brandon McKoy | No Comments

America’s Low-Wage Workers Have Gotten Older and More Educated, But Wages Have Not Followed Suit

This enormous demographic shift in low-wage workers should lead to equally enormous shifts in policies for these folks who are working hard but not earning nearly enough to survive. Yet, in New Jersey and much of the rest of the nation, our minimum wage remains far below what’s needed to meet basic living standards.


April Jobs Numbers Show New Jersey Needs a New Approach

May 22nd, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

April Jobs Numbers Show New Jersey Needs a New Approach

After 5 years of cutting taxes for businesses and awarding billions of dollars in tax breaks to a small handful of corporations, the monthly jobs numbers released yesterday are the latest proof that New Jersey needs a new approach to grow the economy and create good jobs.


Video: NJPP’s Jon Whiten Talks NJ Transit Fare Hikes & Transportation Funding on NJTV

May 21st, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Whiten talked to reporter Brenda Flanagan about how to avoid another fare hike, even if political leaders have taken the real solution – increasing the state gas tax – off the table for now.


Investing in Public Transit is Essential to New Jersey’s Future – And Its Present

May 14th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Investing in Public Transit is Essential to New Jersey's Future - And Its Present

New Jersey is famous – or perhaps infamous? – for its roads. The Turnpike, the Parkway, the long commutes. But the Garden State is also a public transit state.


NJPP Testimony: It’s a Crucial Time to Implement Two Key Reforms of New Jersey’s Corporate Tax Breaks

May 14th, 2015 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

These common-sense reforms are essential to putting the state back on a responsible path, protecting taxpayers and ensuring that transparency is paramount.


New Jersey Spending on Higher Education Cut Deeply Since 2008

May 13th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey Spending on Higher Education Cut Deeply Since 2008

New Jersey students and families continue to have a hard time affording the high cost of a college education, thanks to lackluster state support for public colleges and universities.


Op-Ed: Unpaid Bills for Corporate Tax Breaks Another Sign New Jersey Must Change Course

May 12th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

If lawmakers think it’s tough to deal with the financial hole from past tax breaks now, think about how much worse it’ll be in five or 10 years when the full bills from the state’s recent subsidy surge start to come due.


The Latest Evidence That Tax Subsidies Don’t Work

May 11th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

As New Jersey continues to approve record amounts of tax subsidies to corporations in a failed attempt to jumpstart its stagnant economy, a new study adds to the overwhelming stack of evidence that shows Garden State policymakers are on the wrong track with their focus on these special tax breaks.


No Matter How You Slice the Numbers, New Jersey is On the Hook for Billions in Tax Breaks

May 8th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Since New Jersey’s “only” handed out $63 million in the past few years, the EDA suggests, all is fine. But New Jersey is indeed on the hook for billions – it’ll just be paid in the coming decade rather than right this minute.


Sen. Lesniak’s Proposals Are Common-Sense Steps To Bring More Accountability & Transparency to New Jersey’s Corporate Tax Breaks

May 7th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

The legislation echoes key NJPP recommendations to help fix a broken test the state uses to determine whether a tax break will result in “net benefits” to the economy and to place a moratorium on new subsidy approvals until statutorily required annual reports are produced by the Treasury.






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