March 2nd, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for oral argument in the King v. Burwell case, consumers, employers and health care advocates from around New Jersey gathered at the Statehouse to highlight the success of the Affordable Care Act and the potential impact the King case could have on our state.
February 20th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
As the governor prepares to deliver his 2016 budget address next week, the prospects for policies to help middle-class and low-income New Jerseyans in that spending plan look bleak.
February 11th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
With 2015’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period soon coming to a close, a new analysis suggests reaching full enrollment would secure health coverage for over a million New Jersey residents while pumping over $5 billion in federal funds a year into the Garden State.
January 26th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
From 2009 to 2012, 81 percent of all income growth in New Jersey went to just 1 percent of the state’s most well-off households, and New Jersey’s top 1 percent took home 27 times more than the bottom 99 percent in 2012.
January 21st, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
Without an EITC restoration, households earning less than $45,000 a year would proportionately pay more towards any substantial new gas tax than everyone else.
January 14th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
Low-income and middle-class New Jerseyans pay more of their incomes to state and local taxes than wealthy residents.
December 29th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
On January 1, 2015, New Jersey’s minimum wage will rise to $8.38 per hour, giving approximately 176,000 Garden State workers a slight pay increase in the new year.
December 17th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
The Christie administration and other New Jersey leaders are right: The state is facing a significant pension system problem. But those who blame overly generous benefits for these woes are far off base, according to an analysis of the largest 100 public pension plans in the country released today.
October 15th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
More than five years after the official end of the Great Recession, long-term unemployment remains at historically high levels in New Jersey, according to an Issue Brief released today by New Jersey Policy Perspective.
October 7th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
Moving new employees out of defined benefit pension plans and into 401(k)-type retirement accounts would not reduce New Jersey’s crushing pension debt and could cost taxpayers $42 billion for the transition, according to a study released today by New Jersey Policy Perspective and the Pennsylvania-based Keystone Research Center.