Author: Erica Jedynak

ERICA JEDYNAK is a New Jersey native and millennial activist working to make our state and country a more affordable place to live, work, and raise a family. She has diverse experience leading a statewide political advocacy organization (AFP-New Jersey as state director) and having worked for state legislators and numerous campaigns. You can follow her at www.facebook.com/JerseyGirlPolitics.

OPEN LETTER: Say “No” to Trenton’s $75 million Hollywood handout

Note: This letter was originally directed to Chairman Paul Sarlo and and the other members of the N.J. Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee. _ Dear Chairman Sarlo and Members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee: On behalf of 3.2 Read More

Op-Ed: Federal sugar subsidies a bitter pill for New Jersey to swallow

By Erica Jedynak _ Washington is at it again. Without regard for small businesses and local economies, the federal government continues to prop up yet another distorted market, this time punishing local food manufacturers trying to compete on a level Read More

OPINION: It’s Time to Stand Up to the NJEA

New Jersey doesn’t fare well in a new ranking of states’ fiscal health, but you probably guessed that. According to the analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts, New Jersey is dead last when it comes to paying its annual bills. The Read More

OPINION: If elected, Phil Murphy won’t live within New Jersey’s means

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy recently laid out his proposed plan for a series of costly tax hikes. Under Murphy’s plan, taxes would rise by $1.3 billion, according to estimates provided by campaign officials. Murphy proposes raising the personal income Read More

Op-Ed: It’s Time to End Trenton’s Prohibition on Home Baked Goods

It’s rare for politicians on all sides to find common ground, but cookies help.  That much is clear in a debate that’s been cooking in Trenton for years. Since 2013, the New Jersey General Assembly has unanimously voted three times to end a state Read More