August 20th, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments
Evidence is mounting that New Jersey’s inadequate support of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is resulting in the delay or the denial of critical food benefits to hundreds of thousands of struggling New Jerseyans and the potential loss of up to $500 million in federal funds annually.
July 16th, 2014 by Daniel Munczek Edelman | No Comments
Increasing New Jersey’s tipped minimum wage would help increase the economic security of more of New Jersey’s low-wage workers, and would ensure a modest baseline of support that hard-working New Jerseyans could rely on.
June 11th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
New Jersey has awarded more than $4 billion in tax subsidies and credits to businesses this decade in a largely unsuccessful attempt to spur economic activity and boost the state’s crawl out of the Great Recession.
April 29th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
Last year New Jerseyans overwhelmingly voted to raise the state’s minimum wage to $8.25 an hour and tie the wage floor to future increases in the cost of living. The increase was a big victory for New Jersey’s low-wage workers, but $8.25 an hour still doesn’t cut it in high-cost New Jersey.
April 24th, 2014 by David Rousseau | 1 Comment
To maintain and improve the state’s roads, bridges and mass transit systems, as well as to begin projects critical to our future, New Jersey should increase funding for the state Transportation Trust Fund – which has stagnated for a decade – by 25 percent for the next 10 years, up to $20 billion over the decade from $16 billion. To do so, the most sensible option is to extend the state’s 7 percent sales tax to gasoline.
March 5th, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments
What does ‘success’ look like for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in New Jersey? Today, New Jersey Policy Perspective, in cooperation with the Rutgers Center on State Health Policy quantified the answer to this question by announcing detailed goals for ACA enrollment, which are being supported by a grassroots campaign organized by the NJ for Health Care Coalition.
February 5th, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | 3 Comments
The clock is ticking: New Jersey will forfeit $7.6 million in federal funds if the Christie administration misses a February 20 deadline to submit a plan to help thousands of New Jerseyans who lack health insurance get the quality, affordable care that is available to them.
January 23rd, 2014 by Erika J. Nava | No Comments
Federal immigration reform being considered by Congress would greatly help New Jersey’s immigrant families while creating thousands of new jobs and boosting the state’s economy. New Jersey has a large and growing population of immigrant workers, professionals, entrepreneurs and businesses. By reforming the visa process and making sure that all immigrants have a chance to participate fully in the state’s economy, immigration reform would pay dividends for years to come.
January 9th, 2014 by Gordon MacInnes | 1 Comment
An across-the-board state income tax cut would be detrimental to New Jersey’s future because it would do nothing to create jobs and grow the economy while disproportionately helping those who need it least and eroding public capacity to invest in the true building blocks of job growth and a strong economy.
December 23rd, 2013 by Jon Whiten | No Comments
The one-dollar increase in New Jersey’s minimum wage that goes into effect on January 1, 2014 will give nearly half a million working New Jerseyans a crucial leg up in high-cost New Jersey while pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s economy.