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Lawmakers & Advocates: Earned Sick Leave is a Win-Win for New Jersey

April 27th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey would have a stronger economy and healthier people if every working man and woman could take days off when they are sick without forfeiting their pay or, sometimes, their jobs. Today, though, over 1 million New Jerseyans – most of whom work in low-wage jobs – don’t get paid when they have to take off for being sick.


Increasing Broadband Access is a Must to Improve Opportunities for New Jerseyans

March 30th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

While New Jersey fares better than the nation as a whole on broadband access, too many people in New Jersey lack access to this vital service, which should be universal here in the country’s most densely populated state


Report: A $15 Minimum Wage Would Boost a Large and Diverse Group of New Jersey Workers

March 23rd, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Approximately 1 in 4 New Jersey workers, or 975,000 men and women, would get a raise, according to the report.


Undocumented Immigrants Pay $590 Million in State and Local Taxes; Contributions Would Increase by $77 Million Under Reform

February 24th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Undocumented Immigrants Pay $590 Million in State and Local Taxes; Contributions Would Increase by $77 Million Under Reform

New Jersey is home to a diverse immigrant community, and it’s not surprising that our undocumented neighbors contribute so much in state and local taxes. In fact, the $590 million they pay each year is the fifth highest in the country.


New Jersey Can Take Simple Steps to Help Lift its Poorest Children Out of Poverty

February 11th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey Can Take Simple Steps to Help Lift its Poorest Children Out of Poverty

It’s high time we start to address child poverty and help ensure that all New Jersey kids have a fair shot at success.


Closing Corporate Loopholes Would Help New Jersey’s Small Businesses & Provide Resources to Grow the Economy

January 28th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Senators Lesniak, Sarlo and Greenstein were joined by Assemblyman Holley, policy experts, small business owners and advocates in kicking off a renewed push to join the 25 states plus the District of Columbia that require this common-sense accounting method that prevents corporations from artificially shifting income, thereby avoiding state taxes.


Eliminating the Estate Tax: Bad for the Middle Class, Bad for Small Business, Bad for New Jersey

January 19th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

The governor pitched his call to kill this tax on inherited wealth as something that would boost New Jersey’s shrinking middle class. But that claim isn’t borne out by the facts.


It’s Time to Slow Down Misguided Push for North Jersey Casinos

January 7th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

The casino expansion push is based on several assumptions – all of which are highly questionable.


It’s an Unhappy New Year for New Jersey’s Low-Wage Workers

December 29th, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

The hundreds of thousands of hard-working New Jersey men and women who are paid too little to make ends meet have less to celebrate this new year, as New Jersey’s minimum wage will stand still at $8.38 an hour in 2016.


Federal Tax Package Important Win for New Jersey’s Working Families

December 16th, 2015 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

About 219,000 New Jersey families will keep a key income boost that helps them go to work and make ends meet under a new bipartisan agreement in Congress that saves provisions of two critical tax credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).






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