Gov. Chris Christie’s budget, by the numbers

And the reasons people are leaving are not limited to New Jersey’s tax structure, said Joseph Seneca, university professor emeritus at Rutgers’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. People retire and find jobs elsewhere, among other reasons, he said. “It may be people pushed out by high property taxes or the estate tax,” Seneca […]

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Outta here! Garden State residents look to retire in greener pastures

“Health problems and consumption of health-care services increase dramatically with age, and since we are living longer in retirement, the more imperative it is to have easy access to health-care services and facilities. That factor weighs heavily on retirement location decisions,” said James W. Hughes, distinguished professor and dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of […]

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Rich state, poor economy in NJ, study shows

While some experts point to New Jersey’s high cost of living, very high taxes and burdensome regulations having a negative impact on economic growth, James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University believes there are several other factors at play as well. “Once the Great Recession […]

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Rutgers Regional Report: New Jersey economy will suffer significant, long-term damage without Hurricane Sandy restoration funding

A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The Economic and Fiscal Impact of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey,” authored by Rutgers University economist Nancy Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON); Joseph J. Seneca, university professor and economist at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Michael Lahr, Associate Research Professor at the Bloustein School’s Center for Urban […]

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New Rutgers report sources tax revenues, aid in New Jersey

A new Rutgers Regional Report, “Fiscal Flows in New Jersey: A Spatial Analysis of Major State Taxes and State Aid Programs,” authored by Joseph J. Seneca, university professor and economist at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Will Irving, research associate and James W. Hughes, dean, attempts to answer the following question: […]

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