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Key Issues: Divergent Views on Jobs and the Economy

Friday, October 25th, 2013

This is the latest in a series of articles from our friends at NJ Spotlight laying out the critical policy challenges that the next governor and Legislature will face, as well as their positions on these issues.

Key Issues: A Hefty Pricetag for Rail Tunnel, Transportation Projects

Monday, October 21st, 2013

This is the first in a series of articles from our friends at NJ Spotlight laying out the critical policy challenges that the next governor and Legislature will face, as well as their positions on these issues.

Four Key Issues for New Jersey’s Future

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Unless we focus on difficult, long-term issues, we risk making New Jersey less competitive and hindering our future growth and prosperity.

New Legislation Changes the Smart Growth Playing Field

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Two new pieces of legislation, dealing with economic incentives and non-condemnation in redevelopment areas, offer opportunities to focus New Jersey’s development in smart-growth areas.

New Jersey Future Supports Economic Incentives that Don’t Subsidize Sprawl

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

New Jersey Future would like to support the most current version of the Economic Incentives Act, as long as it advances the intent of the original version.

New Jersey’s Inner Suburbs: Leading Indicator of Opportunity and Challenge

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

New Jersey’s “first suburbs” are becoming a leading indicator for the state’s increasing diversity, accompanied by all its opportunities and challenges. They are also often overlooked in favor of larger cities.

Economic Opportunity Act’s “Log Cabin Loophole” Invites Sprawl Subsidies

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

A significant loophole in the Assembly’s current version of the Economic Opportunity Act would invite sprawl subsidies. There’s still time to fix it.

Reform Task Force Calls for Large Cut in Property Taxes

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities unveiled a proposal to reform the state’s property tax system by shifting part of the burden to a broader state income tax.

New Jersey Residents Want More Resiliency Post-Sandy, but at No Cost

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

A new survey shows that since Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey residents understand better the implications of climate change but don’t want to pay for necessary changes to improve their communities’ resiliency.

Economic Opportunity Act Will Dilute State Incentives and Subsidize Sprawl – Unless Amended

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

A new bill streamlines New Jersey’s portfolio of economic incentives, but unless it is amended it will go too far toward subsidizing sprawl development.

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