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NJ’s State Business Tax Climate the Worst in America – for the Seventh Straight Year

You read that right.  For seven years in a row, NJ has the worst business tax climate in America, according to the Tax Foundation’s annual ranking.  In other words, NJ is a lousy place to…

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We Don’t Have $55 Million for Body-Cams but We Do Have $4.7 Billion for Our Broken, Unreformed Pension System

NorthJersey.com reported that Gov. Murphy has conditionally vetoed a bill that mandated body-cameras for all uniformed police because the source of funds – civil forfeiture proceeds – is too small.  All in, the body-cams would…

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The COVID Pandemic Has Not Changed Some Things: More Shoddy Research from Jersey Jazzman and NJ Policy Perspective

Mark Weber, Ph.D. (a.k.a., Jersey Jazzman), has published an op-ed in NJSpotlight (based on a report he did for New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP)) that purports to show that NJ school districts that are all-remote this…

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Public Sector Union Pals Pay Gov. Murphy Back with New Direction’s TV Ads

As reported in InsiderNJ, Super PAC New Direction New Jersey (NDNJ) has cut a new ad touting Gov. Murphy’s COVID response and his recovery plans.  Sunlight just wants to remind NJ citizens that NDNJ is…

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Media

 

NJLeftBehind Re-Posts Sunlight’s Blog on More Shoddy Research from Jersey Jazzman and NJ Policy Perspective

Once again, thanks to NJLeftBehind for re-posting Sunlight’s research!

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NJLeftBehind Re-Posts Sunlight’s Blog on Murphy’s “Throwing Good Money After Bad.”

Thanks to NJLeftBehind for the re-post.  Gov. Murphy is borrowing $4.5 billion to help make a record $4.7 billion payment into NJ’s broken and unreformed pension system.   That’s throwing $4.7 billion of hard-earned tax…

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NJLeftBehind Re-Posts Sunlight’s Blog on Declining Pension Assets, Need for Teachers to Wake Up To this Threat

Once again, thanks to NJLeftBehind for re-posting Sunlight’s research.  Hopefully, NJLeftBehind will amplify to teachers that they need to pay attention to what is going on and demand reforms to TPAF before it is too…

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NJLeftBehind Nails It: NJEA-Funded New Direction Repays Gov. Murphy with a $1.25 million Ad Campaign

NJLeftBehind nails it.  In a timely piece today, Laura Waters makes the connection between the NJEA going 7-for-7 on Gov. Murphy’s budget and recently signed legislation and a $1.25 million TV campaign by New Direction…

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