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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).


Senators Menendez & Booker and Advocates: Don’t Extend Business Tax Credits without Doing the Same for Credits for Working Families

November 30th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker joined New Jersey advocates today to call on Congress to act this year to protect crucial improvements to tax credits that help build economic security for hundreds of thousands of New Jersey families.


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.






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