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Mark J. Magyar

Analysis: Facing Budget Problems, Christie Plays Tax Amnesty Card
Mark J. Magyar | September 18, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Corzine’s 2009 tax amnesty generated a record $725 million windfall, but it would take a concerted campaign to match that success
Christie Administration, Unions Battling Over Hedge Fund Fees, Contributions
Mark J. Magyar | September 17, 2014 | Politics
Union leader urges Treasury to complete pay-to-play probe, questions investment with firm whose principals donated to RNC
Coalition Pushes to Replenish State's Transportation Trust Fund
Mark J. Magyar | September 17, 2014 | Transportation
NJ Forward includes gas tax increase as one funding option, urges merger of transportation agencies and more public-private partnerships
‘One Sheriff, One Paycheck’ Campaign Targets Pension/Pay Double-Dipping
Mark J. Magyar | September 15, 2014 | Politics
Retired state police major seeks to turn Mercer sheriff race into referendum on widespread abuse of pension loophole
Christie Grappling With Bond Downgrades, Budget Shortfalls, Casino Closures
Mark J. Magyar | September 11, 2014 | Budget, Politics
NJ’s fiscal woes mount as S&P cuts credit rating, Treasury admits budget shortfall and Trump Taj Mahal becomes fifth casino to face closure
Explainer: Why NJ's Unfunded Liability for Retirees Is $90 Billion and Rising
Mark J. Magyar | August 12, 2014 | Budget, Politics, Explainer
Funding gap grows because NJ continues to underfund pensions and covers retiree healthcare costs on pay-as-you-go basis
Analysis: Christie Needs Pension Panel for Political and Practical Reasons
Mark J. Magyar | August 11, 2014 | Politics
Governor’s choice to head commission is former Reagan Treasury official who laid out options for cutting pension benefits in 2012 policy paper
Analysis: Specter of Willie Horton Hangs Over Push for Speedy Vote on Bail Reform
Mark J. Magyar | August 4, 2014 | Politics
Christie aspirations, state politics drive constitutional amendment to ballot this November despite unanswered questions about costs, legality
Christie Cites ‘Cadillac Tax’ In Push To Cut Public Employee Benefits
Mark J. Magyar | July 30, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Governor: Obamacare tax would cost New Jersey $261 million in 2018 and $837 million by 2022 if health insurance costs aren’t cut
Analysis: New Jersey's Economic Woes Go Far Beyond Casino Closings
Mark J. Magyar | July 25, 2014 | Politics
Rutgers economist says state is not positioned well to compete in new digital economy, and time is running out for full recovery of jobs lost
Christie Says NJ Must Cut Retiree Benefits Or Face Bankruptcy
Mark J. Magyar | July 23, 2014 | Politics
Governor kicks off ‘No Pain, No Gain’ summer tour to sell pension reform in front of protesting police and firefighters
Sweeney Calls Sandy-Monitoring Reports ‘Almost A Whitewash’
Mark J. Magyar | July 22, 2014 | Politics, Housing, Sandy
Senate president, housing advocates demand release of full documentation so public can judge Sandy relief efforts
Analysis: Fishman Demurral, Bridgegate Break Gives Christie An Opening
Mark J. Magyar | July 18, 2014 | Politics
While Egea testimony raises further questions, barnstorming Christie now gets window to reframe presidential candidacy
GOP Assembly Leader Calls for Reforms to Create Competitive Districts
Mark J. Magyar | July 15, 2014 | Politics
Constitutional amendment proposed by Bramnick mirrors goals of California, Arizona, and Iowa initiatives
Casino Expansion Proposal Riding On North-South Political Deal
Mark J. Magyar | July 14, 2014 | Politics
Constitutional amendment to add casinos in North Jersey is a good bet, but Sweeney wants Atlantic City to get a bigger cut
Combative Degnan Wins Senate OK To Chair Port Authority
Mark J. Magyar | July 11, 2014 | Politics
Veteran troubleshooter questioned on level of independence from Christie in wake of role on judicial, school violence commissions
Port Authority Panel’s Focus on Asset Divestiture Raises Questions
Mark J. Magyar | July 7, 2014 | Politics
Key issues on future of Port Authority loom at Degnan’s confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee
Christie Uses Vetoes To Drive Political Message For 2016 Campaign
Mark J. Magyar | July 1, 2014 | Budget, Politics
With Democrats powerless to override governor's vetoes, only courts can order state to make required pension payments
Analysis: Will Governor Christie's House of Cards Collapse?
Mark J. Magyar | June 30, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Governor banks on larger-than-life celebrity, but expanding investigations, mounting fiscal problems could undercut presidential hopes
After Christie Vetoes, Pension Battle Heads Back To Court
Mark J. Magyar | June 27, 2014 | Budget
Democratic-controlled Legislature’s passage of budget with tax hikes on millionaires and corporations is preordained exercise in futility
Prieto Wins Argument On Limiting State Income-Tax Hike To Millionaires
Mark J. Magyar | June 24, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Democratic budget kills tax increases on e-cigarettes, Urban Enterprise Zone businesses
Analysis: Democratic Tax Plan is Just a Down Payment on NJ’s Fiscal Needs
Mark J. Magyar | June 23, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Christie’s veto of tax increases would leave insurmountable $4.3 billion pension gap to be made up by FY18
Democratic Lawmakers Sending Christie Another Tax Package To Veto
Mark J. Magyar | June 20, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Prieto endorses millionaire’s tax, corporate tax surcharge, and full pension funding as part of alternative Democratic budget
Sweeney Pushes Tax Hikes On Millionaires, Corporations To Fund Pensions
Mark J. Magyar | June 19, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Unilateral move by Senate leadership highlights split with Assembly Democrats, failure of talks with governor on negotiated budget
Analysis: New Jersey Getting Supreme Court ‘Moderate Majority’
Mark J. Magyar | June 17, 2014 | Politics
Conservatives denounce Rabner-Solomon deal, saying Christie reneged on promise to remake activist court
Analysis: Millionaire’s Tax to Close Pension Gap Could Be Headed To Ballot in 2015
Mark J. Magyar | June 16, 2014 | Politics
Facing a Christie veto, Democratic legislative leaders could use constitutional amendment to raise income tax on wealthy
Lesniak Urges Income Tax Hike, Estate Tax Cut For Wealthy
Mark J. Magyar | June 12, 2014 | Politics
New Jersey would have third-highest millionaire’s tax, but would still rank below combined NYC/New York State
$82 Million EDA Subsidy of 76ers Facility in Camden Spurs Debate On Tax Breaks
Mark J. Magyar | June 11, 2014 | More Issues
Think tank questions $4 billion in tax breaks under Christie, but Chamber of Commerce says New Jersey needs subsidies to compete
Bridgegate’s 30 Pivotal Hours: How Kevin O’Dowd Missed The Signs
Mark J. Magyar | June 10, 2014 | Politics
Christie chief of staff’s lack of followup raises questions about his nomination for attorney general
Guadagno’s Pension Maneuver in Sheriff’s Office Questioned
Mark J. Magyar | June 9, 2014 | Politics
Judges’ release of documents in Guadagno case raises questions about legitimacy of Christie administration investigations