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Still No Answers to Key Questions on Casino Expansion

February 8th, 2016 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

Given New Jersey’s track record with gambling – one of big promises, a lack of delivery on those promises and little long-term economic benefit – one would think there’d be more caution and skepticism about expanding casinos to North Jersey.


Video: NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes Joins Legislative Leaders & Advocates Calling on New Jersey to Raise the Minimum Wage

February 5th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Video: NJPP's Gordon MacInnes Joins Legislative Leaders & Advocates Calling on New Jersey to Raise the Minimum Wage

“We’ve got a minimum wage, at $8.38 an hour, that doesn’t come close to allowing a full-time worker to have a chance in New Jersey.”


NJPP’s Brandon McKoy Talks Wages & Work in Twitter Chat with New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

February 5th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Yesterday, Brick City Live moderated a Twitter chat with NJPP policy analyst Brandon McKoy and New Jersey Institute for Social Justice CEO Ryan Haygood on Newark, employment opportunities and raising the minimum wage.


New Jersey Should Apply for Local SNAP Waivers to Prevent Needless Hunger

February 4th, 2016 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

For the state to willingly worsen the plight of struggling New Jerseyans is an indefensible policy that borders on the immoral. Legislators should do everything in their power to force the state to reverse course.


Video: Closing Corporate Tax Loophole Would Make New Jersey a Fairer Place to Do Business

February 3rd, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

“Our research clearly shows that most of New Jersey’s largest employers already operate in combined-reporting states and in some cases, have been doing so for decades.”


Photos: Key Legislators, Advocates Join NJPP to Renew Push to Close Corporate Loopholes

January 29th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Photos: Key Legislators, Advocates Join NJPP to Renew Push to Close Corporate Loopholes

This common-sense policy change would level the playing field for New Jersey’s small, locally owned businesses while providing additional resources needed to grow a strong state economy.


Closing Corporate Loopholes Would Help New Jersey’s Small Businesses & Provide Resources to Grow the Economy

January 28th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Senators Lesniak, Sarlo and Greenstein were joined by Assemblyman Holley, policy experts, small business owners and advocates in kicking off a renewed push to join the 25 states plus the District of Columbia that require this common-sense accounting method that prevents corporations from artificially shifting income, thereby avoiding state taxes.


Two Key Decisions on SNAP in New Jersey Will Increase Hunger for Vulnerable Residents

January 28th, 2016 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

SNAP serves the most vulnerable people in our state, and further cuts to the program will continue to push these families further to the brink.


New Jersey’s Middle Class is Shrinking & Poverty is Rising – But We Can Reverse the Tide

January 27th, 2016 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

We can start make a real difference if we at least eliminate those state policies and actions that are acting making poverty worse in New Jersey.


NJPP Mourns Passing of Former Trustee Herb Greenberg

January 21st, 2016 by Carly Rothman Siditsky | No Comments

NJPP Mourns Passing of Former Trustee Herb Greenberg

New Jersey Policy Perspective joins many across New Jersey and beyond in mourning the loss of former NJPP board member Herb Greenberg, who passed away on Jan. 19 after a long fight with cancer.






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