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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
Will New Year’s New Tax Cuts Hit New Jersey’s Budget and New Governor’s Plans?
John Reitmeyer | January 2, 2018 | Budget
NJ’s cash-starved state budget expected to take big hit as estate tax goes by the board and sales tax inches down
NJ’s Hefty Unfunded Liabilities Matter of Concern to Outside Analysis
John Reitmeyer | November 3, 2017 | Budget
State barely escapes earning a failing grade for its overburdened pension system, long-term obligations from Volcker Alliance
Budget Basics: New Jersey’s Fiscal Future, a Path to Improvement
Richard F. Keevey | October 19, 2017 | Budget, Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
High-Tax Connecticut a Cautionary Tale for New Jersey?
John Reitmeyer | October 19, 2017 | Budget
Despite increasing taxes, the Nutmeg State has suffered budget shortfalls and credit-rating downgrades. What lessons can NJ learn from its neighbor?
Budget Basics: How the State Budget Is Developed and Revenue Estimated
Richard F. Keevey | October 13, 2017 | Budget, Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
Budget Basics: Surplus and Deficits — How Are They Computed?
Richard F. Keevey | October 5, 2017 | Budget, Budget Basics
A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey's budget, as well as its current budget woes
NJ Public Pension Fund Returns Over 13 Percent, Outpacing Expectations
John Reitmeyer | October 5, 2017 | Budget
State expects to put $2.5 billion into pension system in 2018 fiscal year, still far short of what’s needed to restore it to good health
Are Democrats Dragging Their Feet on Arbitration Cap for Cops, Firefighters?
John Reitmeyer | September 21, 2017 | Budget
Republicans argue if interest arbitration cap is allowed to expire, salary increases won by public-safety employees could mushroom
Tax Relief for Hurricane Victims with Financial Ties to New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | September 18, 2017 | Budget
NJ Treasury officials follow IRS lead, extend filing deadlines for those hit by Harvey, Irma who have financial links with Garden State
Business Leaders Say Find Fixes for NJ’s Financial Woes Before It’s Too Late
John Reitmeyer | September 7, 2017 | Budget
Pointing to recent lack of substantive legislation, members of business community argue that high taxes and underfunded pension system aren’t taking a summer break
Taxing and Regulating Fantasy Sports Means Real Revenues for NJ
John Reitmeyer | September 5, 2017 | Budget
Besides translating into millions of much-needed dollars, new rules also put in place much-needed consumer protections
Moody's Says NJ Still a Gamble, Despite Pension Fund Tapping Lottery Revenues
John Reitmeyer | August 17, 2017 | Budget
Credit-rating agency also warns of difficulties servicing growing pension payments, but does not reduce state’s A3 ranking
It’s No Jackpot, But Online Gambling Tax Contributes Millions to NJ's Coffers
John Reitmeyer | August 15, 2017 | Budget
Although tax revenue from Internet gaming has not met some supporters’ projections, it’s becoming a reliable source of cash for the state’s annual budget
Thaw for Senior Freeze Property-Tax Relief Frozen Out of 2018 Budget
John Reitmeyer | July 31, 2017 | Budget
Many NJ seniors won’t qualify for property-tax reimbursement because program was capped at $70K following Great Recession — and that’s where the cap remains
State’s New Ways to Pay into Public-Pension System ‘Huge Step in Right Direction’
John Reitmeyer | July 28, 2017 | Budget
Starting this month, New Jersey’s chronically underfunded public pensions are going to benefit from Lottery funds as well as from more regular payments by the state
One for the Books: $125M Library Bond Issue on November Ballot
John Reitmeyer | July 25, 2017 | Budget
If the bond sale is approved, it will be the first sizable chunk of money NJ libraries have gotten since $45M grant program almost 20 years ago
Time to Take Another Crack at Closing the State’s Budget Gap?
John Reitmeyer | July 24, 2017 | Budget
Consensus forecasting, according to advocates, could eliminate the ‘April surprise’ that sends the state scrambling to make up funds when tax collection projections don’t match reality
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NJ Spotlight Staff | July 19, 2017 | Budget
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