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Governor Makes Pitch for His Spending Blueprint
WNYC News | March 15, 2018 | Budget
It’s all about ‘digging out’ of previous administration’s eight-year ‘gutting’ of government services, Murphy says
Murphy’s Proposed Budget, a Record $37.4B — and He Has Plans for All of It
John Reitmeyer | March 14, 2018 | Budget
Governor’s budget message holds few surprise — except, perhaps, the total — but draws a cool response from his own party
Crunching the Numbers
NJ Spotlight | March 14, 2018 | Budget
John Reitmeyer, NJ Spotlight’s budget and public finance writer, discusses the implications of Gov. Phil Murphy’s first budget on NJTV
The Big Things to Watch for in Murphy’s Inaugural Budget
John Reitmeyer | March 13, 2018 | Budget
New Jersey gets its first look at how governor plans to translate campaign promises into policies and spending priorities, as he issues his first state budget today
Ten Years On, New Jersey Employment Finally Back to Pre-Recession Level
John Reitmeyer | March 9, 2018 | Budget
Good economic news for Gov. Murphy as he prepares to present his first state budget next Tuesday
Sweeney Wants to Find Funds for Education by Bumping up Corporate Tax Rate
John Reitmeyer | March 7, 2018 | Budget
Senate president proposes raising CBT on companies that earn more than $1M to 12 percent, up from 9 percent. Governor wants to see more details before commenting
IRS-Proof? NJ Lawmakers’ Strategy to Preserve Small Business Tax Write-Off
John Reitmeyer | March 6, 2018 | Budget
Bipartisan legislators work to save thousands of small-business owners in New Jersey from being hit hard by GOP tax changes
Upping Rate of Return on Pension Investments Buys Murphy Breathing Room
John Reitmeyer | March 5, 2018 | Budget
A 0.5 percent boost will ease state pension payments and give new governor more cash in his first budget to spend on priorities like education and mass transit
South Jersey Dems Move to Protect Bistate Tax Deal with Pennsylvania
John Reitmeyer | February 26, 2018 | Budget
A reciprocal tax agreement between the two states could be canceled by the governor, but lawmakers want to give Legislature final say on whether deal can be killed
Startups, Incubators, Accelerators: Thinking Big About Small Business
John Reitmeyer | February 23, 2018 | Budget
New Jersey works to enhance business climate for fledgling companies by delivering support and services to help them thrive
Group Argues for Applying Sales Tax to Far More Services in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | February 22, 2018 | Budget
Case being made that revenues would grow, sales-tax structure would be fairer, and online retail sales should also be targeted for greater tax take
Sweeney Forges Ahead with State Tax Policy Review, No Input from Murphy Team
John Reitmeyer | February 21, 2018 | Budget
Senate President sets up working group to examine NJ tax and fiscal policies in wake of federal changes but doesn’t include anyone from new administration to the review body
Effort Advances to Circumvent Trump Property-Tax Hit, but Questions Remain
John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2018 | Budget
NJ lawmakers push ahead with creative maneuver to stave off new federal limit on tax write-offs. Skeptics still maintain IRS won’t accept the workaround
Can ESG Help Make NJ's Pension-Fund Investments More Ethical?
John Reitmeyer | February 12, 2018 | Budget
Some states are using ESG factors - environmental, social, and governance - to evaluate investments in companies. Will New Jersey follow suit?
Push to Give Towns More Power to Entice Developers with Special Bonds
John Reitmeyer | February 9, 2018 | Budget
Some Republicans concerned about consequences for towns if they take on new debt obligations in the name of redevelopment
Treasury Works to Revamp Tobacco Bonds, Ease Strain if Budget Falls Short
John Reitmeyer | February 8, 2018 | Budget
Creative refinancing could improve state's bottom line by $250 million amid concerns former Gov. Chris Christie’s last budget won't meet revenue projections
Police, Firefighters Advance Toward More Control over Own Retirement Funds
John Reitmeyer | February 6, 2018 | Budget
Union-friendly Murphy expected to give positive reception to legislation that his predecessor Christie rejected last year
New Jersey Lawmakers Push Pay Raise for High-Ranking State Officials, Judges
John Reitmeyer | February 6, 2018 | Budget
Strained state finances notwithstanding, Senate President Sweeney says it’s not “a whole lot of money”
Alarm Over NJ Pension System’s Ties to Foreclosures in Puerto Rico
John Reitmeyer | February 2, 2018 | Budget
Members of state investment council make clear they would not be comfortable if pension fund profited from the hardships of Puerto Ricans
Murphy Team’s Budget Wish List Could Get Cool Reception in Legislature
John Reitmeyer | February 1, 2018 | Budget
There are already signs that some proposals from governor’s advisory committee will meet resistance in the State House
New Lease on Life for Urban Enterprise Zones, but Is Murphy Onboard?
John Reitmeyer | January 30, 2018 | Budget, Planning
Legislation hopes to maintain UEZ benefits, like 50 percent sales-tax break, in dozens of communities where zones are scheduled to expire
NJ Signs on as Part of Multistate Coalition to Battle GOP Tax-Code Revision
John Reitmeyer | January 29, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Murphy joins fellow Democratic governors from New York and Connecticut to officially challenge Trump tax code in federal court
Business Task Force Hopes to Transform New Jersey into Millennial Magnet
John Reitmeyer | January 26, 2018 | Budget, Social, Planning
The Garden State has the highest millennial outmigration in the country, but attention to education, tuition, and vocational training could go a long way to turning things around
Putting Murphy's Pick to Lead the EDA in Perspective
NJ Spotlight | January 26, 2018 | Budget
NJ Spotlight budget and public finance writer visits WHYY to assess the new governor's choice to head up the Economic Development Authority
Murphy Wants ‘New Culture’ in Economic Development Agency, Names New CEO
John Reitmeyer | January 25, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Governor disdains Christie era's ‘lavish’ tax breaks, promises to grow economy with ‘multi-faceted effort to leverage everything’ NJ has to offer
Lawmakers Cut Murphy Some Slack on Date of First Budget Address
John Reitmeyer | January 25, 2018 | Budget
New governor gets more time to compile spending plan, allows Treasurer Muoio to clear Senate confirmation process
Assemblyman Seeks Fix to Expedite NJ Credit for Property-Tax Prepayments
John Reitmeyer | January 24, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Without a quick legislative repair, the thousands of residents who rushed to prepay their 2018 property taxes will have to wait until next year for state tax credit
Murphy Executive Orders Dig into Tax Incentives, Seek Surge in ACA Enrollment
John Reitmeyer | January 22, 2018 | Budget, Politics
The new governor is wasting no time tackling issues he raised on the campaign trail, including whether the state is realizing the biggest bang for its tax-incentive bucks
Assembly Republicans Hope to 'Rally the Reasonable' to Ensure Civil Discourse
John Reitmeyer | January 22, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Minority leader wants to raise questions about Murphy's liberal agenda without resorting to bullying or berating
On Day One Murphy Highlights $15 Minimum Wage But No Details or Timeline
John Reitmeyer | January 18, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Governor acknowledges his staff and those of Democratic leaders in Senate and Assembly have just begun to discuss finer points of implementing an increase in the wage
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