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GSI Analysis: August ’22 Jobs Report – NJ Jobs, Labor Force Continue to Advance as Unemployment Rate Increases

Unemployment rises 0.3% to 4.0% as increase in resident employment insufficient to offset the labor market increase August saw a…

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New Jersey remote workers ‘continue to pay income tax to New York state’

New Jersey residents who have been working remotely for two years have been paying higher taxes to New York and…

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PODCAST: New Jersey’s Crystal Ball: Where Our State is Headed

Welcome to the GSI Briefing podcast – hosted by Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative. In this episode of the GSI Briefing, we’re…

GSI Analysis: New Jersey’s Job Recovery in Context

On the heels of unusually sharp losses in the spring of 2020, New Jersey’s private-sector job gains outpaced the nation…

GSI Analysis: July ’22 Jobs Report – New Jersey Jobs Still Shy of a New Peak

Losses in government and leisure and hospitality prevent state from matching its old high. Unemployment rate moves down 0.2% to…

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Following Europe’s Energy Lead Will Leave NJ Families in the Dark & Cold – GSI

By Regina M. Egea, President, GSI Sometimes you have to wonder if anyone in Trenton is paying attention to what’s…

OP-EDS

Op-Ed: Missteps behind America’s energy security challenges | Opinion

The following op-ed appeared on NJ.com and in the Jersey Journal. By Regina M. Egea When the president made the…

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PODCAST: Where the Jobs Are: NJ’s Employment Outlook

Welcome to the GSI Briefing podcast – hosted by Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative. In this special edition of the GSI…

GSI Analysis: June ’22 Jobs Report – New Jersey Private Jobs Back to Pre-Pandemic Level

June increases were mixed across sectors as softness in construction continues. Unemployment unchanged at 3.9%, slightly higher than the nation’s…

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Pennsylvania Tax Cut Makes New Jersey’s Business Climate Even Worse – GSI

By William J. Smith, GSI Staff Last week, CNBC issued its annual ranking of America’s Top States for Business and…

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Who’s Minding the Store? NJ Property Tax Dollars Used to Pay for Millions in Unlawful Payments – GSI

By GSI Staff That New Jersey’s media isn’t reflecting outrage over government waste and abuse of tax dollars is one…

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State Regulations Suffocating New Jersey’s Craft Beer Industry – GSI

By William J. Smith, GSI Staff Gov. Phil Murphy & First Lady Tammy Murphy with personnel from Hackettstown’s Czig Meister…

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Trenton’s “Free” Gimmicks May Cost New Jersey Towns Big Bucks – GSI

By William J. Smith, GSI Staff As part of New Jersey’s record $50.6 billion budget, the Legislature and Governor crowed…

IN THE NEWS

“There are no tax cuts” – GSI’s Egea Fact Checks the Budget Rhetoric with Joe Piscopo

On Thursday morning GSI’s president Regina Egea joined host Joe Piscopo on Salem Media’s AM 970 radio to fact check…

GSI Analysis: Q1 ‘22 GDP Report – Trailing U.S. Average & All Neighboring States, NJ’s GDP Declines to Begin 2022

NJ’s economy shrinks (-2.2%) at rate larger than U.S. average (1.6%) to begin 2022 Rate of decline is larger than…

OP-EDS

New Jersey needs a plan to slay its property tax dragon

A few years ago, the Garden State Initiative looked at the total dollars collected by all state government agencies.  The…

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GSI’s Egea: Disappointing Budget a “Lost Opportunity” for New Jersey

$50.6 billion budget represents a 46% spending increase in 5 years Garden State Initiative president Regina M. Egea issued the…

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States Need to Avoid ‘Cures’ that Can Make Inflation Worse

Across the United States, state governments are awash in cash. In a sharp contrast, American taxpayers are enduring a rate…

GSI Analysis: Combat Inflation in New Jersey with a Balanced Growth Agenda 

June 2022 Combat Inflation in New Jersey with a Balanced Growth Agenda  Analysis for GSI by Danielle Zanzalari, Ph.D.  New…

GSI Analysis: New Jersey Personal Income “Dreary”, Trails Nation & Neighbors in Q1

4.1% growth rate trails U.S. average of 4.8%, ranks 36th in the nation New Jersey trails all neighboring states and…

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