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New Jersey’s Undocumented Residents Pay More than $600 Million in State & Local Taxes

April 16th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey’s Undocumented Residents Pay More than $600 Million in State & Local Taxes

New Jersey’s undocumented residents are paying $613 million a year in state and local taxes – a number that would increase significantly under the Obama administration’s executive actions and even more under comprehensive immigration reform.


It’s Time to Follow Through on the True Promise of the Tuition Equality Act

April 8th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey’s Tuition Equality Act has increased opportunity for hundreds of undocumented students in the state, but many more could benefit if access to state financial aid were included, lawmakers, advocates, students and policy experts said today.


NJPP Joins More Than 150 Groups in Amicus Brief Supporting President Obama’s Immigration Actions

April 7th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

This brief was one of several in support of the Obama administration’s immigration actions, which economists predict will raise the nation’s GDP by more than $200 billion over the next ten years and New Jersey’s GDP by $2.9 billion.


New Jersey Consumers to Supreme Court: Our Affordable Coverage Matters

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.


Outlook for 2016 Budget Looks Bleak for New Jersey’s Working Families

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.


Full Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Would Bring Huge Benefits to New Jersey

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.


Whose Recovery? Nearly All Income Gains in Post-Recession New Jersey Have Gone to the Top 1%

January 26th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Whose Recovery? Nearly All Income Gains in Post-Recession New Jersey Have Gone to the Top 1%

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.


Any Gas Tax Increase Should Include Tax Credit for Low-Income New Jerseyans

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.


New Jersey’s Upside-Down Tax System: The Lower Your Income, The More Of It You Pay

January 14th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey’s Upside-Down Tax System: The Lower Your Income, The More Of It You Pay

Low-income and middle-class New Jerseyans pay more of their incomes to state and local taxes than wealthy residents.


Nearly 200,000 Low-Wage New Jersey Workers Will Ring in New Year With Modest Pay Bump

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.






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