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Video: NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes on NJ Capitol Report: Corporate Tax Breaks ‘Not Working’

July 30th, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Video: NJPP's Gordon MacInnes on NJ Capitol Report: Corporate Tax Breaks 'Not Working'

NJPP president Gordon MacInnes sat down with Steve Adubato and Rafael Pi Roman on NJ Capitol Report for a segment that aired over the weekend on New Jersey’s over-reliance on corporate tax subsidies.


Candidate Christie’s Medicaid Proposal: The Wrong Prescription for New Jersey

July 29th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Proposal would harm New Jersey’s budget, its low-income residents and its economy while reversing the progress the state has made in recent years thanks to the Medicaid expansion.


Dick Leone’s Passing is a Real Loss for New Jersey Progressives

July 28th, 2015 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

Dick Leone's Passing is a Real Loss for New Jersey Progressives

Dick Leone mastered the intersection of progressive policy and New Jersey politics about as well as anyone has. His death on July 16 leaves a deep void.


$15 Minimum Wage Makes it to Congress. Here’s How It Would Help New Jersey Workers

July 23rd, 2015 by Brandon McKoy | No Comments

While New Jersey’s minimum wage, at $8.38 an hour, is thankfully higher than the federal floor and, crucially, tied to increasing costs of living, it is sorely inadequate for workers in this high-cost state.


Op-Ed: Market Forces Not Working for New Jersey’s Low-Wage Workers

July 17th, 2015 by Brandon McKoy | No Comments

When someone puts in 40 hours a week but ends up in a homeless shelter, at a soup kitchen or on food stamps, it’s clear that the “free market” has failed.


Op-Ed: NJ Transit Fare Hikes Squeeze Riders, Highlight N.J.’s Transportation Funding Problem

July 16th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

To NJ Transit’s credit, they traveled around the state to nine public hearings in May. But clearly NJ Transit – and the governor and the legislature too – didn’t listen.


Video: NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes Discusses Corporate Tax Breaks on NJTV

July 14th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Last night NJTV News anchor Michael Hill had NJPP president Gordon MacInnes on for a sit-down conversation about New Jersey’s overuse of, and over-reliance on, corporate tax breaks.


The President’s Immigration Actions – Currently in Legal Limbo – Would Help Hundreds of Thousands of New Jerseyans and Boost State’s Economy

July 9th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

As a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments this Friday on President Obama’s 2014 executive actions on immigration, it’s clearer than ever that these actions would greatly benefit New Jersey.


Video: NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes Discusses EITC Increase on NJTV News

July 7th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Last night’s NJTV News included a report on the boost to New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the importance of getting the word out to eligible working families. NJPP president Gordon MacInnes talked to reporter Brenda Flanagan about how hard it can be to accomplish that goal.


Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Poor Working Families Finally Catch a Break

July 6th, 2015 by Gordon MacInnes | No Comments

The agreement to increase the state Earned Income Tax Credit undoes a tax increase Governor Christie and the legislature levied on low-income New Jerseyans during the depths of the Great Recession.






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