Articles By: Editorial Staff

The Labor Market Decline Over the Past 15 Years in New Jersey

The labor participation rate —- the share of the population in the labor force -— has dropped significantly across the U.S. since the recession. New Jersey, which finished 2013 ranked No. 23, has faced a similar decline in its labor force participation rate.
October 23rd, 2014 | Jobs Watch, Policy | Read More

POLICY DISCUSSION: Governor Christie’s $34.4 Billion Budget Plan

Policy experts Gordon MacInnes of NJ Policy Perspective and Jerry Cantrell of the Common Sense Institute of NJ take a look at Governor Christie’s $34.4 billion budget plan, and the impact it could have education and taxes. PART 1 PART 2
April 15th, 2014 | Fiscal Reform, In The News, Policy | Read More

Breakfast Briefing with Steve Forbes

Last week, on the first Monday in recent memory without snow in the forecast, almost 100 friends and supporters of CSI•NJ gathered at the Upper Montclair County Club in Clifton to hear from Forbes Media Chairman, Steve Forbes. Mr. Forbes used CSI’s most recent studies - Pension and Long-term...
April 1st, 2014 | Fiscal Reform, Taxation | Read More

Making Pension Reform a Reality in New Jersey

The wake of the recent federal court decision declaring, in the Detroit Bankruptcy Case, that public sector pension commitments are not sacrosanct, should be cause for increased concern about the realities of similar commitments across the nation. While New Jersey is not unique nor, fortunately, the...
January 28th, 2014 | Fiscal Reform, Policy | Read More

REPORT: The Index of Long-Term Care Vulnerability

Executive Summary Long-term care (LTC) for the elderly is already a large risk and expense for private citizens and public programs. The need for and cost of LTC will increase radically with the aging of the baby-boom generation. Most expensive long-term care, including care provided in nursing homes...
January 15th, 2014 | Featured, Health & Welfare | Read More

Bob Grady Delivers Presentation at CSI•NJ Gathering

On an afternoon in November, almost 100 friends and supporters of CSI•NJ gathered at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park to hear from Bob Grady. A native of Livingston, New Jersey, the Grady family was friendly with that of Governor Chris Christie. Mr. Grady’s career spans politics and finance:...
December 4th, 2013 | Events, Featured | Read More

Fmr U.S. Rep Richard Zimmer Joins Board of CSI-NJ

The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey announced on August 9, 2013 that Dick Zimmer has been elected to its board. Hon. Zimmer represented New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was chosen by his colleagues to serve on the powerful Ways and Means...
August 9th, 2013 | Featured, Media Center, Press Releases | Read More