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October Jobs Numbers: Where is New Jersey’s Recovery?

November 20th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

October Jobs Numbers: Where is New Jersey's Recovery?

Even as much of the nation starts to find stable economic footing, the recovery remains nearly invisible in New Jersey years after the recession’s official end.

Op-Ed: A Year Into Business Tax Subsidy Overhaul, the Need for Reform Has Never Been Clearer

November 18th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

The floodgates have opened in the year since New Jersey began accepting applications for business tax subsidies under a new law that overhauled the state’s subsidy offerings. One year’s experience clearly shows the need to build in new protections for other taxpayers, who are footing the bill.

Half-Million New Jerseyans Will Be Pushed Into Poverty if Congress Allows Work-Family Tax Credits to Expire

November 14th, 2014 by Brandon McKoy | No Comments

Congressional failure to renew the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) would harm nearly a half-million New Jerseyans, including more than 213,000 children.

Video: NJPP’s Ray Castro Previews Obamacare Open Enrollment on NJTV

November 13th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

With the open enrollment period for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act set to begin Saturday, NJPP senior policy analyst Ray Castro spoke to NJTV News last night about what New Jersey consumers should expect.

New Jersey Has Ninth Slowest Post-Recession Revenue Growth

November 12th, 2014 by Sheila Reynertson | No Comments

New Jersey Has Ninth Slowest Post-Recession Revenue Growth

The path to economic recovery for the country as a whole is looking hopeful as total state tax revenue continues to grow after the Great Recession. However, a new state-by-state analysis paints a less rosy picture of New Jersey.

#GivingTuesday: Meet Your Match for NJPP

November 11th, 2014 by Carly Rothman Siditsky | No Comments

#GivingTuesday: Meet Your Match for NJPP

A generous donor has agreed to a dollar-for-dollar match of gifts from first-time donors to NJPP made on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 2). Join the cause!

New Three-Bill Package on SNAP Administration a Good Start

November 10th, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

Legislators are right to focus seriously on New Jersey’s poor SNAP administration, which is causing unnecessary hunger all over the state and may result in a major loss in federal funds.

$107 Million Tax Break to Lockheed Martin Latest in a String of Bad Deals for New Jersey

November 10th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

Like the high-profile tax breaks to Holtec International and the Philadelphia 76ers, this deal shows the need for substantial revisions to last year’s Economic Opportunity Act.

Permitir Que a La Comunidad Indocumentada de New Jersey Conduzca Legalmente: Lo Que Necesitas Saber

November 6th, 2014 by Erika J. Nava | No Comments

Permitir Que a La Comunidad Indocumentada de New Jersey Conduzca Legalmente: Lo Que Necesitas Saber

Nueva Jersey podría convertirse en el 11 estado en ofrecer licencias de conducir a sus residentes indocumentados.

NJPP Statement: Passage of Open-Space Measure Will Compound New Jersey’s Fiscal Problems

November 4th, 2014 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

It would have been much more prudent to propose a specific tax or fee to pay for open space, or – as New Jersey voters have done the twelve times they’ve been asked – fund preservation by issuing bonds.

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