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President’s Note

We at NJPP are enormously proud of the popularity of our Monday Minute, and we relish the chance to provide our supporters with a weekly dose of solid analysis on current policy issues- so much so in fact, we would like to do even more. We are making a shift in format from the Monday Minute to a more regular distribution of analysis through our new blog: “As a Matter of Fact…” We intend to bring you even more of the great research and analysis that we now provide with the Monday Minute, direct to your inbox exactly the same way. We hope you will look forward to our reports in the future not just on Mondays but other days as well.

Best regards,
Deborah Howlett

2011 Issues

January 17, 2011
To make real the promises of democracy…

January 10, 2011
NJ EITC: Governor’s No Tax Pledge Ignores Poor Working Families

January 3, 2011
Resolutions for a New Year

2010 Issues

December 27, 2010
To Insure Promptness: Tips for the Holiday Season

December 20, 2010
Deficit be Damned: Everyone Gets a Tax Cut Next Year

December 13, 2010
Great Expectations: Choose New Jersey

December 6, 2010
Corporate Tax Cut Bills Lack Fiscal Analysis

November 29, 2010
Christie Family Income Taxes: When 10.25% really means 6.2%

November 22, 2010
Giving Thanks

November 15, 2010
Multiple Municipal Madness

November 8, 2010
Honoring veterans with a tax break

November 1, 2010
Employee benefit funds in question

October 25, 2010
This is the time to go a little “batty”

October 18, 2010
Christie’s Tool Kit: A hammer, a saw and several loose screws

October 11, 2010
New Jersey cannot afford to cancel rail tunnel

October 4, 2010
‘Friending’ schools in Newark

September 27, 2010
Good, Better … Best Practices

September 20, 2010
The High Cost of Being Unable to Afford Health Care

September 13, 2010
The Good, The Bad and The ERGly: Public Dollars for Private Developers

September 6, 2010
Having your cake and financing it too: State awards cake baker for Christie inauguration a BEIP grant

August 30, 2010
And Then There Were Ten: The gradual (and inevitable) decline of dual office holding in New Jersey

August 23, 2010
Extending Bush Tax Cuts for Top 2% Shortchanges the Economy

August 16, 2010
More Federal Money, But Not Enough Federal Money

August 9, 2010
Privatizing Transportation Minutia: An Ideological Distraction?

August 2, 2010
Rutgers Report Compares NJ Public and Private Employee Compensation

July 26, 2010
What do BEIP, estate taxes and a candy company have in common?

July 19, 2010
Public Employees: Are they overpaid?

July 12, 2010
The Cap: Is it really a solution to high property taxes?

July 5, 2010
Family Leave Insurance gets high marks on first anniversary

June 28, 2010
Why the Budget Falls Short For Vulnerable Families

June 21, 2010
What Is Sacrificed?

June 14, 2010
Cap 2.5: An Unnecessary Amendment to the Constitution

June 7, 2010
EITC Helps the State and Working Families

May 24, 2010
Stand Up rally brings record crowd to Trenton to protest budget cuts

May 17, 2010
The Millionaire’s Tax: It’s a Start

May 10, 2010
Christie Budget Diverts Federal Funds Away from Human Needs

May 3, 2010
Taxing seniors with higher fees is not shared sacrifice

April 26, 2010
Healthcare, transit and EITC cuts hurt working families

April 19, 2010
Christie budget gets an “F” in higher education cuts

April 12, 2010
Budget Cuts Hurt School Kids

April 5, 2010
What’s revenue estimating and why does it matter?

March 29, 2010
Proposed budget cuts anger many at budget hearings

March 22, 2010
Sharing the Pain in FY 2011

March 15, 2010
New Jersey’s Corporate Business Tax: Who Pays What?

March 8, 2010
New Jersey Sales Taxes: Number 2 in New Jersey; Below Average Nationally

March 1, 2010
New Jersey Income Taxes: Misconceptions Corrected

February 22, 2010
You can’t tell the players without a program

February 16, 2010
Just How Big Is That Deficit?

February 8, 2010
Taxes not to blame for NJ wealth exodus

February 1, 2010
High tech investments yield solid returns

January 25, 2010
Health reform at the crossroads

January 18, 2010
NJPP roundup

January 11, 2010
New report examines New Jersey’s tuition parity

January 4, 2010
Tax expenditures need more scrutiny

2009 Issues

December 28, 2009
A Note from Tim Carden, Chairman of NJPP’s Board of Trustees

December 21, 2009
Too few women in New Jersey government

December 7, 2009
Accountability woes plague local governments

November 30, 2009
New study looks at tax fairness

November 23, 2009
Thanks and Giving

November 16, 2009
House bill would provide a safety net for those losing health insurance

November 9, 2009
Raise the wage. Protect those who need it most.

November 2, 2009
Succession Shenanigans End November 3

October 26, 2009
No rules? No problem for first tax increment financing award

October 19, 2009
FLI program helps improve family life in New Jersey

October 12, 2009
New report shows need for national health care reform

October 5, 2009
Newspaper report

September 21, 2009
Good news, bad news in new census data

September 14, 2009
Fiscal reporting still a puzzle to New Jersey officials

August 31, 2009
Accountability, Take two

August 24, 2009
Transparency and Accountability, Two Critical Concepts Often Ignored in NJ

August 3, 2009
New Jersey seeks to close “grocery gap”

July 27, 2009
What Does Another 80 Cents a Day Buy? Not Enough!

July 20, 2009
New report is critical of long-term tax abatements

July 13, 2009
As economy slumps, summer feeding programs see increased need

July 6, 2009
Time to shore up beach restoration

June 29, 2009
Budget and RAD

June 22, 2009
Tax amnesty revenue postpones budget vote

June 15, 2009
Budget serves up alcohol tax

June 8, 2009
New Jersey Budget Websites

June 1, 2009
Is new school funding formula “thorough and efficient”?

May 4th, 2009
Paid sick days promote a healthier state