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Assembly Speaker, Legislators & Policy Experts: Better Budget Planning Would Help New Jersey

October 15th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

The Assembly and a key Senate committee have approved legislation designed to improve New Jersey’s budget process, but the full Senate must act on the bill for it to move forward.

Policy Experts & Small Business Owners Set the Record Straight on the Estate and Inheritance Taxes

September 28th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

The argument to cut or eliminate New Jersey’s estate or inheritance taxes is built on four flawed foundations.

2013 Subsidy Overhaul, Signed Two Years Ago Today, Has Taken New Jersey in the Wrong Direction

September 18th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

The 2013 legislative overhaul has allowed the Garden State’s tax breaks – which had already reached excessively high levels – to rise to unprecedented levels.

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.

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.

Business Owners & Policy Experts: ‘Millionaire’s Tax’ Would Not Harm – and Could Help – Small Businesses

June 22nd, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Despite repeated claims from business lobbyists that a so-called millionaire’s tax is “a tax on small business,” since most small business owners run their business income tax through their personal returns, nearly all of these “pass-through” business filers would not pay more if taxes on those earning $500,000 or more increased.

U.S. Supreme Court Could Create Healthcare Crisis in New Jersey

June 18th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

“The loss of tax credits would create a crisis in our state. Not only would those receiving them be affected, but insurance costs for those without them would dramatically increase as well,” said Ray Castro, NJPP senior policy analyst and author of the report.

Small Businesses & Policy Experts Urge New Jersey to Close More Corporate Loopholes

June 4th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

By enacting what’s known as “combined reporting,” New Jersey would join 25 other states plus D.C. in limiting the ability of profitable multistate corporations to shift profits to other states.

Job Market for New Jersey’s Young Folks & College Grads Still Reeling from Great Recession

May 27th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

More than one in eight young college graduates in New Jersey is out of work, while one in four residents under 25 years old is underemployed.

New Jersey Spending on Higher Education Cut Deeply Since 2008

May 13th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey Spending on Higher Education Cut Deeply Since 2008

New Jersey students and families continue to have a hard time affording the high cost of a college education, thanks to lackluster state support for public colleges and universities.

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