December 19th, 2014 by Erika J. Nava | No Comments
If the governor’s intention – to give striving young men and women an “affordable way to continue their education” – is to be realized, then he and the legislature must allow undocumented students access to state student financial aid.
December 18th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments
While any monthly report of employment gains is certainly welcomed news, a look at the bigger picture clearly shows that New Jersey’s economy is still stuck in neutral, at a time when the national economy is shifting into higher gear.
December 17th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
This chart alone should do plenty to put to rest the claim that overly generous benefits are the root cause of New Jersey’s pension woes.
December 11th, 2014 by Sheila Reynertson | No Comments
Given the record of New Jersey’s last three budgets and the consequences of flawed revenue projections, a change in the revenue forecasting process is long overdue.
December 11th, 2014 by Erika J. Nava | No Comments
Let’s do things right the second time around: Let’s give these New Jersey students access to real academic opportunity and achievement, build a stronger state economy and society, and reduce the risk of creating a permanent underclass.
December 11th, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments
The inability of the state to establish a modern eligibility determination system has disturbing implications for federal funding, the state budget, and struggling low-income families.
December 9th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments
New Jersey’s leaders need to recognize the tax subsidy shell game for what it is and instead turn their attention to investing in what works.
December 8th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments
Today, the Senate transportation committee is casting a spotlight on the condition and prospects for New Jersey’s transportation network and the bank that finances it. The following may provide a useful context for the committee.
December 5th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
NJPP senior policy analyst Raymond Castro was one of several people interviewed in NJTV News’ report on the annual Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey summit.
December 5th, 2014 by Sheila Reynertson | No Comments
A proposal by Sen. Robert Gordon would establish a three-person panel with representation from the state treasury, the legislative budget and finance officer and a mutually selected third member. The panel would provide a consensus forecast by mid-January with the option to adjust the estimate throughout the spring.