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Increasing the EITC Would Boost New Jersey’s Working Families

June 29th, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

Increasing the EITC Would Boost New Jersey’s Working Families

Increasing New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to 30 percent from 20 percent of the federal EITC would provide over half a million New Jersey working families with a much-needed bump in their take-home pay while giving the state’s economy a boost.


Issue Brief: Claims that a ‘Millionaire’s Tax’ Hurts Small Business Miss the Mark

June 22nd, 2015 by Sheila Reynertson | No Comments

Issue Brief: Claims that a 'Millionaire's Tax' Hurts Small Business Miss the Mark

Very few residents who use “pass-through” accounting to claim business income on their personal income taxes would pay more if personal income taxes were increased on income of $500,000 or more.


Update: King v. Burwell Poses Huge Threat to New Jersey

June 18th, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

Update: King v. Burwell Poses Huge Threat to New Jersey

A case that will soon be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court could result in the loss of over a half billion dollars in federal tax credits that 172,000 New Jerseyans use to make health insurance affordable, a major increase in premiums for everyone in the individual insurance market and the loss of insurance for over 200,000 residents.


Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes Would Help New Jersey’s Small Businesses & Provide Resources to Build Economy

June 4th, 2015 by Sheila Reynertson | No Comments

Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes Would Help New Jersey’s Small Businesses & Provide Resources to Build Economy

Limiting the ability of profitable multistate corporations to use accounting tricks to avoid New Jersey taxes would help level the playing field for the state’s small and local businesses. But that’s not the only benefit.


Risky Business: New Jersey Must Hold Corporations More Accountable in Subsidy Deals

May 5th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Risky Business: New Jersey Must Hold Corporations More Accountable in Subsidy Deals

As New Jersey continues to award record-setting tax subsidies to businesses in a failed attempt to grow the state’s economy, it has drastically lowered the standards corporations must meet to qualify for a tax break. Nowhere is this more evident than in the state’s special treatment for the city of Camden, where the bar for determining whether a subsidy will result in “net benefits” to the economy has been set so low that New Jersey is now approving deals with major financial risks to taxpayers.


Tuition Equality Act is a Half-Measure Without Access to Financial Aid

April 8th, 2015 by Erika J. Nava | No Comments

Tuition Equality Act is a Half-Measure Without Access to Financial Aid

If you’d prefer to read a PDF version of this report, click here. New Jersey’s Tuition Equality Act, which extends in-state tuition rates at New Jersey public colleges and universities to most undocumented New Jersey high school graduates, is an essential step toward providing better educational opportunities for all students in the state. But a […]


Fact Sheet: King v. Burwell Poses Huge Threat to New Jersey

March 2nd, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

Fact Sheet: King v. Burwell Poses Huge Threat to New Jersey

A case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court this week could disrupt the nation’s health care system and result in the loss of insurance for over 200,000 low-income and middle-class New Jerseyans.


2016 Budget Preview: Unmet Needs Growing as Economy Lags

February 20th, 2015 by Sheila Reynertson | No Comments

If you’d prefer to read a PDF version of this report, click here. What are the prospects for next year’s state budget? In a word: bleak. With New Jersey’s chronically sluggish economic recovery, the state has serious financial problems because revenues are not growing fast enough to meet the state’s biggest obligations. It has practically […]


Maximizing Affordable Care Act Enrollment is a Must for New Jersey

February 11th, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

Maximizing Affordable Care Act Enrollment is a Must for New Jersey

Securing full federal funding via higher enrollments is an ambitious but achievable goal. In fact, New Jersey is more than halfway there.


Tax Increase to Fund Transportation Should Be Combined with Credit to Help Low-Income Families

January 21st, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Tax Increase to Fund Transportation Should Be Combined with Credit to Help Low-Income Families

As New Jersey policymakers close in on a deal to boost New Jersey’s transportation funding, a bold solution that raises at least $1 billion in new revenue a year through new gas taxes is essential if New Jersey wants to take advantage of one of its greatest economic assets – its location – and rebuild a strong state economy. Equally essential is strengthening a key tax credit for working families – the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) ­– to ease the disproportionate pinch a gas tax increase would mean for low-income households.






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