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Mark J. Magyar

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
Analysis: Retiree Health Benefits Easier To Cut Than Pensions
Mark J. Magyar | June 5, 2014 | Budget, Politics
While unions prepare lawsuits over $2.4 billion pension cuts, Christie has precedent to target free healthcare for retirees next
Bridgegate Committee Zeroes In On Port Authority Mismanagement
Mark J. Magyar | June 4, 2014 | More Issues
Democrats and Republicans team up to question PA Commissioner Schuber on how abuses went unchecked
NJ Digs Deeper Hole By Paying Just $2.4B of $8.8B Retiree Costs
Mark J. Magyar | May 29, 2014 | Budget, Politics
While Christie’s pension cuts make headlines, retiree health benefits make up lion’s share of state’s $90 billion unfunded liability
Analysis: Christie Administration Eyes Shift to ‘Hybrid’ Pension System
Mark J. Magyar | May 27, 2014 | Budget
Treasurer cites Rhode Island’s unique defined-benefit/defined-contribution pension plan as ‘interesting model’
Explainer: The Debate Over Defined-Benefit vs. Defined-Contribution Pensions
Mark J. Magyar | May 27, 2014 | Budget, Explainer
Both approaches have gotten a lot of press of late, here's a way to cut through the doubletalk
Sweeney, Prieto Vow Fight For Millionaire’s Tax, Pension Funding
Mark J. Magyar | May 23, 2014 | Budget
Democrats argue wealthy should pay higher taxes, but Christie threatens to veto any income tax hike
Democrats Fear Rebate Delay May Put Payments on Chopping Block for 2015
Mark J. Magyar | May 22, 2014 | Budget, Politics
With elimination of 2014 rebate, homeowners and seniors will receive average of just $1,188 in Christie's first five years, compared to $4,247 under Corzine and Codey
Christie’s $2.4 Billion Cut Triggers Battle Over Future of NJ Pension System
Mark J. Magyar | May 21, 2014 | Budget
Unfunded pension liability would skyrocket as governor ignores 2011 pension funding law, NJEA threatens lawsuit
Explainer: Why NJ’s Bond Rating Was Downgraded, and Why It Matters
Mark J. Magyar | May 20, 2014 | Budget, Explainer
Higher interest rates resulting from shaky credit status means it will cost more for the state to borrow money
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