Archive for the ‘Fiscal Reform’ Category

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

Manhattan Institute’s Steve Malanga presents August Briefing

Senior Fellow and Editor of the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal, presented “The Fall and Rise (We Hope) of New Jersey” on the morning of August 1, 2013 at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park. Steve is the principal investigator on a privately commissioned upcoming CSI•NJ report entitled,...
August 2nd, 2013 | Featured, Fiscal Reform, Policy | Read More

Substitution Effect Revisited: Balancing Sworn Officer and Private-Public Security Guards

Mark “Jay” Williams Economics Fellow Originally published by Click image for full chart In an attempt to connect higher crime rates to budget cuts, some organizations and elected officials have used all-encompassing crime index figures as the bedrock of their argument. However,...
August 19th, 2011 | Fiscal Reform, Policy | 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

Poison Pills for New Jersey Taxpayers

Since the 1980s, corporate Boards of Directors concerned about their company being purchased by other firms have established defenses meant to make that impossible. These controversial tactics, known as poison pills, usually involve a penalty that the would-be acquirer must absorb to complete the takeover....
March 2nd, 2011 | Fiscal Reform, Policy | Read More