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A Spade is a Spade … and a Myth is a Myth

July 29th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | 1 Comment

The bottom line is that there is no widespread wealth migration from New Jersey. It is a false problem, and continuing to focus on it distracts policymakers from the urgent need to fix New Jersey’s economic and financial crisis.

Op-Ed: How to Keep New Jersey From Becoming a Failed State

July 28th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | 1 Comment

New Jersey is in danger of becoming a failed state. Not in the same way as Somalia and other truly desperate places, but compared to its peers in America, New Jersey is sliding toward failure, with statistic after harrowing statistic to prove it.

From One High Tax State to Another: New York City Data Busts Millionaire Migration Myth (Again)

July 23rd, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Where are the wealthy New Yorkers moving? Not to tax havens, that’s for sure.

Congress Should Let States Decide Whether or Not to Tax Internet Access

July 18th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

This week the U.S. House of Representatives took a big step towards making a temporary ban on state and local taxes on internet access permanent by approving the “Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act.” But taking away the ability of state and local governments to levy this tax is the wrong way to go and ties the hands of policymakers in New Jersey and other states.

Video: NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes Suggests Fixing the Garden State’s Tipped Minimum Wage

July 18th, 2014 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Yesterday New Jersey Policy Perspective president Gordon MacInnes appeared on NJTV News to call for increasing the minimum wage for New Jersey’s tipped workers.

NJPP Statement on June Jobs Numbers

July 17th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

June’s employment report offers some welcomed good news for a change, but one month of positive data does not a strong recovery make.

New Report: Immigrants More Likely to Lack Earned Sick Days

July 17th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

In the United States there are 45 million workers without access to earned sick days, including over 1 million in New Jersey. A new report highlights the fact that the workers denied access are some of the ones who need it the most: immigrants.

After 23 Years of Inaction, It’s Time to Increase New Jersey’s Tipped Minimum Wage

July 16th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | 3 Comments

Proposed federal legislation to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour includes a provision raising the tipped minimum to 70 percent of the full minimum wage. But with the federal legislation unlikely to make serious headway, New Jersey policymakers need to step up to ensure greater economic security for the state’s low-wage tipped workers.

The Final Tally on Internet Gambling in First Year: 94 Percent Lower Than Initial Estimates

July 16th, 2014 by David Rousseau | No Comments

The Final Tally on Internet Gambling in First Year: 94 Percent Lower Than Initial Estimates

Internet gambling’s first budget year in New Jersey brought the state $10.7 million in revenue, less than 6 percent of the initial estimate of $180 million and even less than the $12 million projected by the Office of Legislative Services in April.

The Holtec Tax Break: Some Key Facts and Context

July 10th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

The Holtec Tax Break: Some Key Facts and Context

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority this morning approved a $260 million business tax subsidy to Holtec International to bring 395 jobs to Camden and build a new 600,000 square foot “manufacturing facility and design center.”

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