Talking about NJ’s economic climate and state finances

NJ Decides 2021: Election Conversations

New Jersey’s economic climate and the condition of its state finances were the main topics of discussion during the third online forum hosted by NJ Spotlight News as part of its “NJ Decides 2021: Election Conversations” series.

The hour-long forum, held Tuesday, Sept. 28, delved into issues related to the state budget and taxes, including property taxes — a perennial concern for New Jersey residents. New Jersey’s economy and the ongoing efforts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic were also hot topics for this roundtable.

Participating panelists were Christopher Emigholz, vice president of government affairs, taxation and economic development for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association; Dr. Charles Steindel, former chief economist for the New Jersey Department of Treasury; and Sheila Reynertson, a senior policy analyst with New Jersey Policy Perspective.

Serving as moderators were NJ Spotlight News business correspondent Rhonda Schaffler and NJ Spotlight News budget/finance writer John Reitmeyer.

You can watch the full discussion by clicking the start arrow on the image above.

The conversations in this series are leading up to the Oct. 12 gubernatorial debate hosted by NJ Spotlight News, NJ PBS and Rowan University. The remaining online conversations in the series will be:

Social Justice & Immigration: Wednesday, Oct. 6, starting at noon

Climate Change & Clean Energy: Thursday, Oct. 7, noon

To attend these conversations, register here.

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