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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
State and local governments that cut public spending after the Great Recession fared worse than thos »
Jeremy Mohler - Commentary - September 22, 2020 - Route Fifty State and local governments are on the verge of econo...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
New Jersey budget will see more tax increases, more borrowing »
John Reitmeyer, Budget Reporter - September 21, 2020 - NJ Spotlight State lawmakers are planning to send Gov. Phil Mur...
Friday, September 18, 2020
Deal in place to raise taxes on more NJ high-income earners »
John Reitmeyer , Budget Reporter - September 17, 2020 - NJ Spotlight Rebate checks would also be mailed out to middle-c...
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Recent research found that two-thirds of public employees are interested in workplace programs that »
Bill Lucia, Senior Reporter - September 17, 2020 - Route Fifty Twenty-four state and local government organizations w...
Monday, September 14, 2020
New Details on NJ Borrowing Plan as Fight Looms Over Tax Estimates »
John Reitmeyer - September 14, 2020 - NJ Spotlight Gov. Phil Murphy wants to borrow $4 billion. Lawmakers point to re...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Gov. Phil Murphy’s Tax Estimates Off by More Than $1B, Legislative Analysts Say »
John Reitmeyer - September 8, 2020 - NJ Spotlight Gap between what Murphy estimates and OLS experts predict sets up f...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
New Jersey Property-Tax Relief Goes Down as One Tax Break Goes Up »
John Reitmeyer - September 6, 2020, NJ Spotlight Programs for low-income residents, seniors, disabled again may lose....
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Why Public Sector Employee Worries about Finances Should Worry Us All »
by Rivka Liss-Levinson, Route Fifty - September 3, 2020 COMMENTARY | As Covid-19 puts increased financial strain on...
Thursday, August 27, 2020
NJ Budget Needs ‘One-Shots’ to Get By »
John Reitmeyer - NJ Spotlight - August 27, 2020 Gov. Phil Murphy previously worked to get nonrecurring revenue down....
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
In New Jersey, a Proposal for $1,000 ‘Baby Bonds’ »
By Bill Lucia, Senior Reporter - Route Fifty - August 25, 2020 Gov. Phil Murphy, who proposed the program o...
Monday, August 17, 2020
Public Pensions Rally in Chaotic Stock Market, But Bigger Bills Still Coming for Governments »
By Liz Farmer - NJ Spotlight - August 7, 2020 A three-month stock market rally has helped public pension systems stav...
Friday, August 14, 2020
July Tax Collections Help New Jersey Make Up Some Lost Financial Ground »
John reitmeyer - august 14, 2020 - NJ Spotlight D eadline for payment of state taxes was moved from April 15 to J...
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Supreme Court Arguments over NJ’s New $9.9B Borrowing Law Focus on What’s a Real Emergency »
Colleen O'Dea - NJ Spotlight - August 6, 2020 Republicans challenge also questions limits on what state can pay back...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Op-Ed: What Should Happen If State Supreme Court OKs Emergency Debt Issuance »
Marc Pfeiffer - NJ Spotlight Op-Ed - August 5, 2020 W hile the debt we issue now can avert short-term fisc...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Senate Moves to Let Towns Go Deeper in Debt to Weather Pandemic Crisis »
John Reitmeyer - July 29, 2020 - NJ Spotlight With tax revenues dropping, lawmakers want to give local officials pow...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
New Jersey Has Spent Only a Fraction of $2.4B Federal COVID-19 Aid, Legislative Sources Say »
Colleen O'Dea - July 23, 2020 - NJ Spotlight It’s difficult to follow the money, but evidence is that Murphy adminis...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Treasury Assessing Lottery Revenues to Get Clearer Picture of Pension Funding Shortfall »
John Reitmeyer - July 23, 2020 - NJ Spotlight G ov. Murphy will likely need a plan to make up for sagging Lottery pens...
Monday, July 20, 2020
NJ Tax Collections Down for Third Month in a Row, But Treasury Looks for Boost from July 15 Income-T »
John Reitmeyer - July 17, 2020 - NJ Spotlight Officials anticipate this week’s collections will help offset $3 billio...
Monday, July 20, 2020
Despite Commitment to Transparency, Murphy Less Than Open About COVID-19 Spending »
Colleen O'Dea - July 20, 2020 - NJ Spotlight The state has received more than $5B in federal funds to deal with cor...
Thursday, July 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
N.J. borrowing: Why actual amount could be far lower than what many are speculating »
Tom Bergeron - July 16, 2020 - ROI-NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney, right, doesn't sound like he's going to give Go...
Thursday, July 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Opinion: Selling Bonds to Balance New Jersey’s Budget Is a Big Mistak »
Richard F. Keevey - July 16, 2020 - NJ Spotlight Opinion The agreement between Gov. Phil M...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
NJ Speeds Ahead with Plan to Borrow up to $9.9 Billion Without Asking Voters »
John Reitmeyer - July 14, 2020 - NJ Spotlight A compromise bill cleared a committee Tuesday ahead of final votes late...
Monday, July 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
People lacking access to banks has been a major problem in the coronavirus response. »
Melanie G. Long, The Conversation - Route Fifty - July 11, 2020 Now is the time to again start exploring banking ser...
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
A coalition of conservative groups has asked that if Congress approves more coronavirus aid funding »
Andrea Noble, Staff Correspondent - Route Fifty - July 7, 2020 Any coronavirus aid that Congress approves for st...
Monday, June 29, 2020
NJ State Budget 2020: Key Points to Watch in $7.7 Billion Bill »
John Reitmeyer - June 29k, 2020 - NJ Spotlight   Lawmakers plan final votes Monday on a three-month spendi...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
COMMENTARY | Local govt.'s can counter new budget challenges by finding sources of untapped revenue »
PaulColangelo, CEO of Avenu - Route Fifty - June 25, 2020 While we’re deep in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, mo...
Monday, June 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmakers Are Likely to Pass Supplemental Spending Bill by End of June »
John Reitmeyer - June 22, 2020 - NJ Spotlight It’s unclear whether the Legislature will make noteworthy changes to G...
Friday, June 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virus is Squeezing State and Local Public Workers’ Personal Finances, Survey Finds »
Bill Lucia, Sr. Reporter - June 18, 2020 - Route Fifty Employees are also worried about the amount of debt they are c...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Murphy Looking to Borrow Nearly $2B From Feds to Keep Unemployment Fund Solvent »
John Reitmeyer - June 16, 2020 - NJ Spotlight Loan would cover unemployment fund — which has paid out more than $6 b...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Explainer: Checking the Math Behind Murphy’s $10B Budget-Shortfall Estimate »
John Reitmeyer - June 15, 2020 - NJ Spotlight Totals vary depending on which revenue projections are used as the sta...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Murphy, Lawmakers Have Only Weeks to Make Hard Budget Choices »
John Reitmeyer - May 22, 2020 - NJ Spotlight   State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio outlined spending cut...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Democrats Offer Coronavirus Package with $1 Trillion for State and Local Governments »
Andrea Noble, Staff Correspondent - Route Fifty - May 12, 2020 , The $3 trillion proposal would also allow states...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Virus Downturn Will Further Strain Troubled Public Pension Funds »
Bill Lucia, Senior Reporter, Route Fifty, May 12, 2020 New research warns that the nation’s worst-off retiremen...
Wednesday, April 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Murphy Gives Local Officials Option to Push Back Property-Tax Payments »
John Reitmeyer - NJ Spotlight - April 29, 2020   Governor gives cities, towns ability to lengthen grace pe...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Fitch Ratings Takes Scalpel to NJ Debt Grade, Cutting It Back to ‘A-’ »
John Reitmeyer - NJ Spotlight - April 22, 2020   Firm also reduces state rating outlook from, ‘stable’ to...

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