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Governor Christie Proposes 10% Income Tax Cut

Governor Christie proposed a 10% income tax cut for all New Jersey income tax payers, and a restoration of the Earned Income Tax Credit, as part of the governor’s State of the State address. The tax cut, which would be phased in over a three-year period, would return nearly $1 billion in income...
January 30th, 2012 | In The News, Media Center | 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

New Jersey Liberty Breakfast Featuring Charles Murray

  Charles Murray Discusses Cultural Inequality in the Untied States at the New Jersey Liberty Breakfast Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. The Stony Hill Inn 231 Polifly Road Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 $135 includes breakfast, and a hardcover copy of Charles Murray’s...
January 17th, 2012 | Events | Read More

Paper Grade-books Are Not Sufficient to Measure Student Learning

Mark ‘Jay’ Williams Economics Fellow While educators have been working to bring about technology in the classroom through the use of devices such as smart boards and interactive learning, the assessment of all that learning is often put into the same paper-based grade-books that were used when most...
January 13th, 2012 | Commentary, Featured | Read More

Cantrell: Taxpayers Must Demand Transparency in Local Education Spending

by Jerry Cantrell President 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, promised too much and outright misled before they walk into the voting...
December 1st, 2011 | Commentary | Read More

Think Tank Veteran and Respected Policy Scholar Lawrence Mone Joins Board of Directors

Mone brings nearly twenty years of experience as Manhattan Institute President to free-market think tank in his home state The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey (CSI-NJ) welcomed Lawrence J. Mone to its Board of Directors this week. Mone, who has been President of the Manhattan Institute for Policy...
November 30th, 2011 | Media Center, Press Releases | 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