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NJ coalition forms to oppose linking gas tax hike with estate tax cut : WHYY

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 …

Estate Tax

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 …

Estate Tax

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> …

Retirement

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 …

Retirement

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 …

New Jersey

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 …

New Jersey

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 …

Estate Tax

Chris Christie Gives Taxpayer Subsidy To Donor Whose Lawsuit Helped Him Prosecute Democratic Financier

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 …

New Jersey

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

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 …

Government

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 …

New Jersey Transit

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 …

New Jersey

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 …

Government

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 …

Chris Christie

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 …

New Jersey

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 …

Chris Christie

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> …

New Jersey

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 …

Chris Christie

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 …

Chris Christie

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 …

Chris Christie

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 …

Chris Christie

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" …

Chris Christie

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 …

Chris Christie

$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 …

New Jersey

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 …

Equality