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President Obama Visits New Jersey

On July 28, 2010, President Obama visited New Jersey to promote his small business initiatives. CSI-NJ and New Jersey Taxpayers Alliance President Jerry Cantrell discussed the visit, and the ways in which the Administration’s policies have affected New Jersey. Watch the latest video at
July 28th, 2010 | In The News, Media Center | Read More

Hard Tax Cap The Only Way to Go

Paul V. Tyahla July 3, 2010 This op-ed was printed in the Daily Record and the Times of Trenton As the state Legislature gathers for its special session on property taxes, some lawmakers are touting a 2.9 percent cap with what they consider reasonable flexibility for municipalities. Where local administrators...
July 3rd, 2010 | Commentary | Read More

No Income Tax Increase This Year

The General Assembly failed to override Governor Christie’s veto of a tax increase on high-wage earners, ending chances a new top marginal tax rate of 10.75% will be part of this year’s budget. The Institute has highlighted economic pitfalls associated with the tax increase. CSI-NJ notes that high-wage...
June 25th, 2010 | Economic Development, Featured, Policy, Taxation | Read More

The Crisis in Public Sector Pension Plans

A Blueprint for Reform in New Jersey The Mercatus Center at George Mason University unveiled a new report, highlighting New Jersey’s public employee pension crisis, and offering a path to meaningful reform. The report found that New Jersey’s five pension systems are underfunded by more than $170...
June 25th, 2010 | Economic Development, Fiscal Reform, Policy | Read More

Debating an Income Tax Hike in New Jersey

As part of a plan to restore property tax rebates, some New Jersey legislators attempted to increase New Jersey’s income tax on high wage earners by extending a “one-year” tax hike in 2009. CSI-NJ President Jerry Cantrell debated the issue soon after Governor Christie vetoed the tax...
June 20th, 2010 | In The News, Media Center | Read More

Tax and Budget Reform in New Jersey

As the New Jersey Legislature entered the final month of debating Governor Christie’s first introduced budget, CSI-NJ President Jerry Cantrell spoke with Laura Jones on News12 Power and Politics. Cantrell introduced the newly-founded Institute, and discussed the need to reform New Jersey’s...
June 15th, 2010 | In The News, Media Center | Read More

Tax Cap Proved Its Worth in Massachusetts, Can Work in New Jersey

By JOSH BARRO May 26, 2010 The Star-Ledger Unionized pubic employees swarmed Trenton on Saturday to protest Gov. Chris Christie’s cuts in the state budget — and his “Cap 2.5” proposal to limit local property taxes. The unions warn that a tax cap will lower the quality of the Garden State’s...
May 26th, 2010 | Commentary | Read More