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Report: In Every County, Very Few New Jerseyans Owe Estate Tax

May 25th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

In 20 of New Jersey’s 21 counties, fewer than 400 heirs have estates large enough to owe the estate tax in any given year – and in the majority of counties, including every one in the southern part of the state, fewer than 200 heirs owe the tax.


Marijuana Legalization Could Bring $300 Million in Tax Revenue to New Jersey

May 24th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Marijuana Legalization Could Bring $300 Million in Tax Revenue to New Jersey

The first-of-its-kind report in New Jersey is based on the experiences of other states, current information on marijuana users in New Jersey and the surrounding area, current pricing, and the tax structure of other states as they relate to New Jersey’s interests.


Patriotic Millionaires Join NJPP in Applauding Movement on $15 Minimum Wage in New Jersey

May 19th, 2016 by NJPP Staff | No Comments

Patriotic Millionaires Join NJPP in Applauding Movement on $15 Minimum Wage in New Jersey

Despite the tired old claims lobbed by opponents of fair wages, there is no correlation between raising wages and job losses. That’s why many of the Patriotic Millionaires who are small business owners advocate for raising the wage.


New Jersey’s Deep Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Economic Growth

May 19th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey’s Deep Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Economic Growth

New Jersey has cut funding for higher education by 23 percent since 2008 when adjusted for inflation, a decrease of more than $2,250 per student and a deeper cut than the national average.


Over Three Dozen Leading New Jersey Organizations Ask the Legislature for Small-Business Tax Fairness by Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes

May 4th, 2016 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

This letter sends a strong message to New Jersey’s lawmakers: the time to close corporate loopholes is now.


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.






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