May 26th, 2015 by Brandon McKoy | No Comments
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.
May 22nd, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
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.
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.
May 14th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
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.
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.
May 13th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.