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Debt Deal Properly Focuses on Spending Cuts

The debt deal recently approved by Congress and the White House includes spending cuts without tax increases. CSI-NJ President Jerry Cantrell spoke with My9’s New Jersey Now to explain why that is proper, and why the so-called “Super Committee” must continue to focus on excessive spending...
August 8th, 2011 | In The News, Media Center | Read More

Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant to Close Early

By Kenneth Artz The Heartland Institute New Jersey residents near the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station are unhappy with plans to close the nation’s oldest nuclear power plant in 2019, some 10 years earlier than planned. The plant is located in the Forked River section of Lacey Township in Ocean...
August 4th, 2011 | Environment, Featured, Policy | Read More

Dr. Poonam Alaigh Joins Board of Directors

Dr. Alaigh brings combination of private sector and government experience to free-market think tank Randolph, New Jersey – Dr. Poonam Alaigh was welcomed to the Board of Directors of the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey this week, where she will provide oversight and leadership for the state’s...
July 28th, 2011 | Media Center, Press Releases | Read More

Yes, New Jersey is a High-Tax State

Paul V. Tyahla Executive Director Introduction Many in the legislature and public have shown an interest in New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) research and an op-ed, purporting to demonstrate that New Jersey is not the nation’s highest-taxed state. The NJPP research, using Census data on governments,...
June 29th, 2011 | Featured, Policy, Taxation | Read More

Legislature Passes Landmark Pension and Benefit Reform Package

On June 23, the New Jersey General Assembly gave final legislative approval to a package of public employee pension and health benefit reforms designed to bring the pension system closer to solvency, and reduce the state’s unsustainable burden for health insurance. The measure will now be sent to Governor...
June 23rd, 2011 | Featured, Fiscal Reform, Policy | Read More

Governor Christie Withdraws New Jersey from Climate Pact

by Cheryl K. Chumley for The Heartland Institute Gov. Chris Christie (R) has announced New Jersey will withdraw from a regional climate agreement. The withdrawal will go into effect by the end of this year. Describes Pact as Ineffective Christie told the press he believes climate change is occurring...
June 15th, 2011 | Environment, Policy | Read More

Federal Healthcare Law Only Adds Urgency to Need for Medicaid Reform

Paul V. Tyahla Executive Director New Jersey has an unfortunate tradition of failing to address long-term public policy issues before they become full blown crises. Our public employee pension and benefit obligations and property taxes are prime examples. Federal health care reform will provide another...
May 25th, 2011 | Commentary | Read More