March 31st, 2015 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments
When New Jersey is financially stable enough to meet its pension obligations, modernize its transportation networks, reduce the property tax burden on middle-class families and meet the growing needs of those without jobs or sliding into poverty, maybe then it could consider a proposal to give a tax break to folks buying expensive boats.
March 31st, 2015 by Brandon McKoy | No Comments
The continuing struggles of New Jersey’s working families are clearly shown in two new reports worth highlighting.
March 26th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
New Jersey has recovered just 64 percent of the jobs it lost in the Great Recession.
March 25th, 2015 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments
New Jersey cannot meet its current obligations like pensions and health benefits, is looking at a bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund and has slashed property tax rebates and credits. We simply can’t continue to give away business subsidies without any evidence about the results.
March 25th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
On Tuesday night, NJTV News took a look at questions surrounding many of the generous business tax subsidies that have gone to Camden projects in the past year and a half.
March 25th, 2015 by Erika J. Nava | No Comments
Gov. Christie, long referred to as a “moderate” on immigration policy thanks in part to his approval of a Tuition Equality bill in 2013, on Monday joined a partisan lawsuit aimed at scoring political points against President Obama.
March 23rd, 2015 by Sheila Reynertson | No Comments
This piece of legislation will not make New Jersey’s process perfect, and it certainly will not fix our great state’s current budget and financial crisis, but it is an enormous step in the right direction – a step towards clarity, transparency, collaboration, advance planning, good governance and true fiscal discipline.
March 21st, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
New Jersey Policy Perspective president Gordon MacInnes was one of a handful of leaders and advocates who testified in front of an Assembly committee Thursday on the need to fix New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund, and to do so soon.
March 19th, 2015 by Sheila Reynertson | No Comments
Cash balance plans appear to increase the risks workers face without necessarily reducing risks for employers and taxpayers. So if the rewards don’t add up, is the plan worth the risk?
March 19th, 2015 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments
Excuse me for repeating what is widely known and unanimously accepted, with one important exception: the bank for rebuilding our transportation networks is broke and we are already tardy in guaranteeing its refunding. Time’s running out and short-term, last-minute can kicking is not tolerable.