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Interactive Map: Most of NJ’s Poorest Kids Not Getting Help They Need

Colleen O'Dea | February 19, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week

Even families receiving cash assistance are getting payments that were set in the late 1980s -- and haven’t been raised since

Interactive Map: How Big a Tax Bite Did the IRS Take Out of New Jersey?

Colleen O'Dea | April 22, 2016 | Map of the Week
New Jerseyans' total liability in 2013 was $53.9 billion, an average of approximately $16,450 per person or household filing a return
April 29, 2016
Administrative costs range from a low of 4 percent of the budget in Avalon to nearly 40 percent for Camden’s Freedom Prep Charter School
April 15, 2016
Figures for 2015 show that the number of building permits for residential construction continues a downward trend from 2005
April 8, 2016
Size doesn’t always equal dollar amounts; tiny Avalon, in Cape May County, spent almost $64,000 per student -- compared with statewide average of $20,000
April 1, 2016
Only difference between richest and poorest counties is the number of children with blood-lead levels at or above the CDC danger threshold
March 18, 2016
The lead scare in Newark’s public schools has made headlines, but the presence of the toxic metal is a problem statewide
March 11, 2016
Only major cities would see significant boost in funding under Gov. Christie’s proposed budget
March 4, 2016
Governor discusses failed campaign, out-of-state travel, endorsement of Trump, calls for him to quit
February 26, 2016
Foreign-born immigrants help offset loss of hundreds of thousands of people who moved to other states
February 12, 2016
Average bill increases by more than mandated 2 percent cap, exceeding $8,000, in biggest hike since 2011
February 5, 2016
However, state data does not show exactly how many students skipped PARCC specifically because of parental concerns
January 29, 2016
An at-a-glance assessment of which political party spent the most and where they spent it
January 22, 2016
Still reeling from last year’s cuts to indigent care, hospitals worry that further reductions could be in store with coming budget address
January 15, 2016
A map from a consulting firm hired by some 200 towns and cities shows far fewer units needed than estimated by fair-housing advocates
January 8, 2016
New Jersey ranks worst in the nation for ‘housing burden’ costs for those age 65 and older
December 18, 2015
Average temperature in NJ this month on pace to shatter previous mark by as much as 5 degrees Fahrenheit
December 11, 2015
From colleges and government offices to military installations, properties that don’t pay taxes cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars
December 8, 2015
Sea-level rise and storm surges are inevitable. Does that mean toxic spills and contaminated waterways are equally unavoidable?
December 4, 2015
A growing number of New Jerseyans are spending their ‘golden years’ working -- or wishing they could find work
November 20, 2015
In the past five years, New Jersey has sheltered fewer than 2,500 refugees, some 10 percent from Syria, Iran, and Sudan -- and only after they were diligently vetted
November 13, 2015
Veterans Day is a good time to reflect on those who’ve served, but New Jersey needs to keep its military vets in mind year-round
November 6, 2015
Based on unofficial but nearly final results, the Democrats look to have captured more than half the votes, making New Jersey even more ‘blue’
October 30, 2015
Total spent in contests for 80 seats statewide amounts to average of $115,000 per candidate
October 23, 2015
Number of state government jobs down by about 10,000 since Gov. Chris Christie took office
October 9, 2015
Average payment of less than $3,500 goes to fewer people, reflecting ‘welfare reform’ cutbacks
October 2, 2015
New online tool lets students and parents compare schools using key financial markers, including average salaries after earning degree
September 25, 2015
New contractor misses revenue target by $100M, raising concerns and prompting calls for investigations
September 18, 2015
Median income nears $72K but state remains one of most expensive places to live; 11 percent earn below federal poverty level
September 11, 2015
Democrats across state have about $4.3 million cash on hand, while the GOP trails with approximately $2.4 million
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