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New Jersey ranks 5th worst in new economic outlook analysis

New Jersey finished 46th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

New Jersey ranks 2nd worst on corporate tax study

New Jersey finished 49th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Bob Patterson Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

2020 U.S. house candidate for New Jersey (district 2), Bob Patterson, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

New Jersey among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

New Jersey was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

New Jersey job growth this year projected at 0.6%

Job growth in New Jersey is expected to reach 0.6 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.2 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

New Jersey lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

New Jersey would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

New Jersey ranks last in annual tax climate ranking

New Jersey finished last in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in New Jersey

Chris Ash, head football coach at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, earned $2.2 million in 2018, making Ash the highest-paid public employee in New Jersey last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in New Jersey to reach $16.4 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for New Jersey arts agencies are projected to reach $16.4 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.84 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

New Jersey levies a total tax on lodging of 11.6%

Hotel room bills in New Jersey tack on a total state lodging tax of 11.6 percent, the seventh highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in New Jersey are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

4,554 borrowers in New Jersey filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in New Jersey who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 4,554, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$285.6 million in federal research dollars flowed to New Jersey in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to New Jersey totaled $285.6 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Democratic congressman Van Drew backs Trump on impeachment, likely to join GOP

As U.S. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.) voted against impeachment Wednesday he is expected switch his party affiliation to Republican, and local GOP officials look forward to seeing how it all unfolds.

Ocean County GOP leader hopes House members considered all constituents in impeachment proceedings

As the House completed its vote on articles of impeachment Wednesday, a local GOP leader wanted to ensure that members of Congress considered the full spectrum of their constituencies.

New Jersey received nearly $2.4 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $2,397,582 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in New Jersey, the 11th lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Sherrill won't define position on upcoming impeachment vote

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-New Jersey) did not respond to requests for comment from the New Jersey Business Daily regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

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