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Another Migration Myth Busted: Most Income Doesn’t ‘Migrate’ When Residents Leave New Jersey

October 31st, 2014 by Sheila Reynertson | No Comments

The vast majority of income counted by the IRS as “lost” due to out-migration does not depart the state. When most residents leave New Jersey, either for a job in another state or to retire, they don’t actually take their income with them. Instead, that income usually stays with its employer in New Jersey, and is earned by other residents already in the state or by those who move in.

Sheila Reynertson Joins NJPP as Senior Policy Analyst on Budget, Tax and Economic Issues

October 29th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

As a Senior Policy Analyst, Sheila will be focused on the state budget, tax policy and related economic issues, particularly as they relate to low- and moderate-income people.

NJPP Statement: State ‘Business Tax Climate’ Not the Same as State ‘Business Climate’

October 28th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

Taxes are merely a small piece of a larger puzzle and aren’t close to being the main, let alone the whole, story.

NJPP Statement: New Jersey Should Make Full Property Tax Data Available Online

October 27th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

Making full property tax data – including rebates – available is important. It’s a way in which research groups like ours, journalists and other interested parties can better understand how tax policies and budget choices on both the state and local level affect the property tax bills of families across the state.

Once Again: There’s More to Location Decisions Than Taxes

October 24th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

While “observers” claim that fallout from tax increases are “depriving the Garden State of much-needed tax revenue,” this is not the case.

Tax Expenditure Bill Would Bring Much-Needed Common-Sense Oversight and Transparency to New Jersey’s Shadow Spending

October 23rd, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

This bill increases government transparency around these tax subsidies while making state policymakers more accountable for their actions. Who could be opposed to that?

Three Simple Charts Show the Depth and Severity of New Jersey’s Long-Term Unemployment Problem

October 15th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

More than five years after the official end of the Great Recession, long-term unemployment remains at historically high levels in New Jersey.

NJPP Testimony: New Jersey’s Economic Future Depends on a Swift, Bold Fix to Transportation Funding Problem

October 14th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

We are at a dangerous intersection and the state’s economic future depends on the legislature and governor acting with urgency and uncharacteristic boldness.

NJPP Testimony: Earned Sick Days Policy Makes Moral, Economic and Common Sense

October 9th, 2014 by Brandon McKoy | No Comments

This legislation represents an opportunity for New Jersey to lead, and to provide all workers with the comfort of knowing that they no longer have to choose between getting paid or getting well.

Op-Ed: New Jersey Should License Undocumented Residents to Drive Legally

October 9th, 2014 by Erika J. Nava | No Comments

Just because the federal government has failed to fix the broken immigration system, there is no reason for New Jersey to stand idly by and wait.

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