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Opinion: Gas tax linked to tax cuts is a bad idea

© 2017 North Jersey Media Group<p>November 5, 2015<p>Last updated: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 1:21 AM<p>By ANALILIA MEJIA<p>The Record<p>After this week's …

Gov. Chris Christie has insisted he won't go along with a gas tax increase to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund unless Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature agree to cut other taxes. ...

Gov. Chris Christie has insisted he won't go along with a gas tax increase to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund unless Democrats in the New …

N.J.'s wealthy shouldn't get tax cut in gas tax deal, group says

<b>TRENTON</b> -- The only winners in a deal to swap an increase in the state's gas tax for a reduction or elimination of the estate tax are the wealthiest …

NJ coalition blasts proposal to exchange estate tax for gas tax hike

The hot topic at the State House in Trenton for well over a year has been increasing the gas tax to replenish the nearly bankrupt <b>Transportation Trust</b> …

Proposal to Hike Gas Tax and Lower ‘Death Taxes’ May Be Unveiled by Lawmakers Soon

New Jersey motorists would pay higher gas taxes next year under a proposal that’s expected at any time from lawmakers who are desperately looking to …

Reduction of Double Death Tax Means More Taxes For Working Families, Say Proponents

<b>By Brenda Flanagan</b> <i><br>Correspondent</i><p>Polls show more than 60 percent of New Jersey residents aren’t dying to refuel the empty Transportation Trust Fund by …

Advocacy groups: Don’t tie gas tax to inheritance, estate taxes

A coalition of advocacy groups, labor unions, civic organizations and others sent a formal letter to the state Legislature on Tuesday requesting that …

N.J. citizens groups: Don't trade gas tax hike for estate tax cut

<b>TRENTON</b> — More than 40 advocacy and labor groups are urging New Jersey lawmakers to oppose any deal that cuts the state estate tax in exchange for a …

Chris Christie Gives Taxpayer Subsidy To Donor Whose Lawsuit Helped Him Prosecute Democratic Financier | International Business Times

While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was off campaigning for president in New Hampshire last week, his administration made history: The Republican’s …

Time to freeze N.J. tax incentives | Editorial

A tax incentive in New Jersey is like a coupon at Macy's: It's become so common, so utterly expected, that nobody wants to buy anything without …

Chris Christie Administration To Give $180M Tax Break To JPMorgan Chase As He Sells Himself To Voters As Job Creator | International Business Times

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tours New Hampshire, hoping to convince voters there to choose him as their preferred Republican, the New Jersey …

Democratic Budget Plan Likely to Raise Christie’s Ire -- and Veto Pen

Here we go again.<p>For the second straight year, Democratic legislative leaders are putting forward a budget that spends more on public-employee …

NJ Transit Commuters Concerned About Proposed Fare Hike

<b>By Brenda Flanagan</b> <i><br>Correspondent</i><p>NJ Transit makes more than 955,000 passenger trips every day, many of them taken by commuters who depend on those …

Opinion: Beyond tax credits: Encouraging economic development in New Jersey

<b>By Linda Stamato</b><p>The pressure is on to do something about corporate tax credits -- $5.4 billion and counting, most of which have been doled out in the …

Advocacy groups urge lawmakers to pass balanced budget with letter calling for millionaires tax

NJ Working Families representatives advocate for paid sick leave legislation at a protest earlier this year.<p>TRENTON — A cadre of state and local …

A powerful Democratic senator suddenly pulled a bill Thursday from the committee he heads that would have required New Jersey officials to create a study of the effectiveness of state incentive programs that have awarded billions of dollars in corporate tax breaks.

© 2017 North Jersey Media Group<p>June 11, 2015<p>Last updated: Friday, June 12, 2015, 10:22 AM<p>NJ Sen. Lesniak pulls bill that would have required tax …

Lesniak withdraws his incentives-moratorium bill

Rather than amend a bill he sponsored that called for a moratorium on the state's economic incentive programs, state Sen. Raymond Lesniak ultimately …

Lesniak backs off corporate tax break moratorium, reforms

TRENTON — State Sen. Raymond Lesniak pulled his support for a bill Thursday that would reform and scrutinize the state's $5.8 billion in corporate …

Do business tax incentives work? Let's ask Rutgers. | Editorial

After years of heated debate, we may finally get the answers we desperately need on our state's corporate tax incentive program.<p>This much we know …

Updated: Lesniak drops call for moratorium on incentives as EDA looks to establish review program

<i>(Editor's note: This report was updated at 2:50 p.m. with comments from Michele Siekerka of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and at</i> …

Lawmaker: Rutgers to review NJ tax incentives for businesses

TRENTON — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority plans to contract with Rutgers University to study the effectiveness of the state’s lucrative …

Rutgers to monitor tax-incentive jobs

Buy Photo<p>TRENTON – Rutgers University is getting the job of analyzing how the tax incentives being used to attract and keep businesses in New Jersey …

Corporate tax breaks set for more scrutiny, N.J. lawmaker says

TRENTON — New Jersey's generous corporate tax incentive programs will likely be analyzed by academics at Rutgers, the programs' legislative sponsor …

Do business tax incentives work? Let's ask Rutgers. | Editorial

After years of heated debate, we may finally get the answers we desperately need on our state's corporate tax incentive program.<p>This much we know …

Are N.J.'s tax breaks working? Back it up, skeptics say

TRENTON — David Pringle, New Jersey's campaign director for Clean Water Action, told a Senate committee Thursday that he'd "love to be proven wrong" …

Have Tax Incentives to Lure Companies to NJ Really Been Worth the Price?

Gov. Chris Christie has made corporate tax incentives a signature program of his administration – which he achieved with the help of Democratic …

$5.4 billion: corporate welfare or NJ job boost?

Demands for greater transparency, threats of a moratorium on business incentive grants<p>TRENTON – New Jersey's economic development tool of choice, the …

Why no raise? 4 reasons, but there's hope

Nicholas Reed has seen enough of the job market to know that if he ever wanted a comfortable life, he would have to return to college.<p>At 27, the …