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New Jersey K-12 schools paid out $20,580 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in New Jersey spent $20,580 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the fourth highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

9.1% of New Jersey residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

New Jersey residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 9.1 percent of the state’s population, the ninth lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

New Jersey offers 57 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in New Jersey number 57, the 25th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

New Jersey schools get 55.3% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

More than 55 percent of New Jersey public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the eighth highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in New Jersey reach $14.4 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in New Jersey amount to $14.4 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the fourth highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in New Jersey averaged $69,917

Teachers’ salaries in New Jersey averaged $69,917 for the 2017-2018 school year, the sixth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in New Jersey reach $8.9 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in New Jersey amount to $8.9 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the seventh highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

New Jersey’s public pensions are 67.9 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to New Jersey’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 67.9 percent of the total, the 27th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in New Jersey reach $33.1 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in New Jersey amount to $33.1 billion, the seventh highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Atlantic City-Hammonton’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in New Hampshire

The Atlantic City-Hammonton metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in New Hampshire, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

New Jersey earns grade of D+ for manufacturing health

New Jersey received a grade of D+ on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Hunterdon County’s $3,939-per-month cost of living is the highest in New Jersey

Residents of Hunterdon County need to make $3,939 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in New Jersey.

New Jersey’s public pensions are 63.9% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to New Jersey’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 63.9 percent of the total, the 31st highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Rosemary Becchi Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises candidate Rosemary Becchi, 2020 U.S. House candidate for New Jersey (district 7), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Becchi is the first signer in this race

New Jersey disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in New Jersey is $30,794, study finds

College graduates in New Jersey have an average debt burden of $30,794, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 22.2% of total state, local levies in New Jersey, study finds

State income tax revenues in New Jersey represent 22.2 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

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