Archive for the ‘Policy’ Category

Healthcare for New Jersey, Now What

Healthcare for New Jersey, Now What
The historic Supreme Court decision on June 28, 2012 upheld the individual mandate, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. It also ruled that the states had the right to choose their participation in the Medicaid expansion without any penalty or loss of federal match for the state Medicaid program...
August 14th, 2012 | Featured, Health & Welfare | Read More

Cantrell appointed to Governor’s School Funding Task Force

Cantrell appointed to Governor’s School Funding Task Force
Trenton, NJ – Taking steps to ensure a common sense approach to New Jersey’s system of education funding and to root out abuse and fraud, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno today named seven representatives from the public and private sectors as members of the New Jersey Education Funding Task Force. Created...
August 14th, 2012 | Education, Featured | Read More

Charter School Finance 101: Comparing Charter Schools to Their Host District

by Mark ‘Jay’ Williams, Economics Fellow When New Jersey first authorized charter public schools in the 1990’s, the public was told the charters would operate at 90% of the cost of the host district, saving taxpayer dollars with each family that freely chose this newly-available public education...
February 9th, 2012 | Education, Policy | Read More

Enterprise Value Tax Would Cost NJ Taxpayers More than $340 Million

President Obama’s Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction contains a provision, known as the “Enterprise Value Tax”, that would increase the federal taxation on a sale of any business structured as a partnership from a capital gains rate of 15% to the ordinary income rates that now reach...
January 25th, 2012 | Policy, Taxation | Read More

How Much Does My School District Actually Spend Per Student?

As a follow-up to CSI-NJ’s Misleading the Taxpayer study on the incomplete information New Jerseyans are often presented about per-pupil costs, the Institute offers you the opportunity to see the different estimates for every town in the state. The tables below offer per-pupil expenditure figures...
November 22nd, 2011 | Education, Policy | Read More

New Jersey Taxpayers Are Being Misled About Per-Pupil Costs

New Jersey Taxpayers Are Being Misled About Per-Pupil Costs
Every year, New Jerseyans get to vote directly on one and only one spending plan – their local school budget. Research developed by the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey details how voters are confused, overpromised and outright misled before they walk into the voting booth. Years of legislative...
November 21st, 2011 | Education, Featured, Policy | Read More

Medicaid Program Fails Fraud Test

by Kenneth Artz This article is published by the Heartland Institute, and originally appeared on Heartland.org. New Jersey’s Medicaid program is lax when it comes to detecting and recovering fraudulent claims, resulting in higher insurance costs for citizens, according to two recent audits of the...
November 18th, 2011 | Health & Welfare, Policy | Read More