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Marijuana Legalization Could Bring $300 Million in Tax Revenue to New Jersey

May 24th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Marijuana Legalization Could Bring $300 Million in Tax Revenue to New Jersey

The first-of-its-kind report in New Jersey is based on the experiences of other states, current information on marijuana users in New Jersey and the surrounding area, current pricing, and the tax structure of other states as they relate to New Jersey’s interests.


Patriotic Millionaires Join NJPP in Applauding Movement on $15 Minimum Wage in New Jersey

May 19th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Patriotic Millionaires Join NJPP in Applauding Movement on $15 Minimum Wage in New Jersey

Despite the tired old claims lobbed by opponents of fair wages, there is no correlation between raising wages and job losses. That’s why many of the Patriotic Millionaires who are small business owners advocate for raising the wage.


New Jersey’s Deep Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Economic Growth

May 19th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey’s Deep Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Economic Growth

New Jersey has cut funding for higher education by 23 percent since 2008 when adjusted for inflation, a decrease of more than $2,250 per student and a deeper cut than the national average.


Latest BEIP Proposal is Proof New Jersey’s Surge in Corporate Tax Subsidies is Unaffordable

May 19th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

If policymakers want to offer such lucrative tax breaks to corporations, they should make the hard choices and find the money to pay for them – not merely push the costs off to future policymakers.


No, New Jersey’s Poorest Aren’t Offered a ‘Very Large’ Package of Benefits

May 18th, 2016 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

No, New Jersey’s Poorest Aren’t Offered a ‘Very Large’ Package of Benefits

The Department of Human Services Commissioner says families in WorkFirst NJ are offered a ”very large” package of benefits from other programs. But that’s just not the case.


Op-Ed: New Jersey Should Give All Families a Shot at Success By Boosting Basic Assistance

May 16th, 2016 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

One of the main causes for deep child poverty is the erosion of basic assistance to New Jersey families facing the biggest economic challenges.


A $15 Minimum Wage is Good Policy for New Jersey’s Working People & its Economy

May 16th, 2016 by Brandon McKoy | No Comments

The fact that full-time work isn’t enough to lift a New Jerseyan out of poverty should be enough to convince everyone to raise the minimum wage.


Corporate Subsidies Keep Flowing as New Estimates Confirm They’re Creating a Growing Long-Term Budget Hole

May 13th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Corporate Subsidies Keep Flowing as New Estimates Confirm They’re Creating a Growing Long-Term Budget Hole

This surge in subsidies is creating a long-term and growing economic drag that policymakers will have to grapple with for at least the next 15 years as the backlog of tax credits is paid out.


New National Report Underscores Why New Jersey Needs to Preserve its Estate Tax

May 11th, 2016 by Sheila Reynertson | No Comments

New National Report Underscores Why New Jersey Needs to Preserve its Estate Tax

Policymakers who are concerned about record levels of inequality and making sound investments that benefit all New Jerseyans should take this report to heart, and preserve the estate tax.


Increasing the EITC to 40 Percent Would Boost Working Families & Create True ‘Tax Fairness’

May 10th, 2016 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

If you want tax fairness, the EITC is the most efficient and effective way to help fix a tax structure that is out of balance.






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