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Setting the Record Straight: Millionaires, Wealthy Households & New Jersey

April 30th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Setting the Record Straight: Millionaires, Wealthy Households & New Jersey

Despite the governor’s insistence, New Jersey’s progressive income tax – in which the wealthy pay higher rates than the rest of us – has not led to an exodus of millionaires from the Garden State.


Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented New Jerseyans: What ‘Homeland Security Issue’?

April 29th, 2015 by Erika J. Nava | No Comments

Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented New Jerseyans: What ‘Homeland Security Issue’?

Allowing undocumented New Jerseyans to drive legally is a common-sense measure that would make the state’s roads safer, boost the economy and greatly improve the quality of life for about a half-million residents. The governor’s insistence that he will not allow these folks to drive because it poses a “homeland security issue” is misguided at best.


By the Numbers: Goya’s Sweet Deal

April 29th, 2015 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

The Goya business tax subsidy is a perfect example of New Jersey’s misplaced priorities.


Gov. Florio, Middlesex Senators Voice Support For NJPP

April 23rd, 2015 by Carly Rothman Siditsky | No Comments

Gov. Florio, Middlesex Senators Voice Support For NJPP

Middlesex County elected officials turned out in force Tuesday to show support for New Jersey Policy Perspective at a garden party hosted by Jun Choi, a dedicated NJPP trustee and former Edison mayor, and his wife Lisa.


Nearly One in Six New Jersey Households Struggle to Put Food on the Table

April 22nd, 2015 by Brandon McKoy | No Comments

Nearly One in Six New Jersey Households Struggle to Put Food on the Table

The persistence of widespread hunger nearly six years after the official end of the Great Recession is another sign that the fruits of New Jersey’s recovery have not reached those who need it the most. Far too many hardworking low-income families continue to have a difficult time getting by on a day-to-day basis.


March Jobs Numbers Show New Jersey Still Stuck in Neutral

April 16th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

March Jobs Numbers Show New Jersey Still Stuck in Neutral

The Department of Labor released its latest employment statistics today, and the numbers for March clearly show that New Jersey’s economy is still stuck in neutral, with a recovery that lags far behind the nation and our neighbors.


Reality Check: Undocumented New Jerseyans Pay Taxes (And They’d Pay Even More Under Key Immigration Reforms)

April 16th, 2015 by Erika J. Nava | No Comments

There are a lot of misconceptions about our neighbors who lack legal status, not least of which is that they don’t pay taxes.


Op-Ed: 2016 Budget Should Reinvest Health Savings to Meet New Jersey’s Growing Needs

April 15th, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

Op-Ed: 2016 Budget Should Reinvest Health Savings to Meet New Jersey's Growing Needs

In a state budget message filled with gloomy overtones, the proposed spending plan for health care and other services that help New Jerseyans make ends meet is a rare bright spot. But don’t be fooled.


One Number Clearly Shows Why the Fight for $15 is Important in New Jersey

April 15th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

One Number Clearly Shows Why the Fight for $15 is Important in New Jersey

61%: That’s how far the state’s current minimum wage of $8.38 can get a full-time worker towards meeting the survival budget for a single adult in New Jersey.


Three Tax Day Takeaways

April 15th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Three Tax Day Takeaways

It’s Tax Day – that day each year when the public spotlight falls on something we at NJPP focus on all year round.






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