Category: Minimum Wage

Eliminating homework and 5 other ways to fix our outdated, broken education system | Pezzullo

By Rich Pezzullo _ Tell me anything that took 12 years to accomplish in 1960 that takes that long today? Hmm Education of a useful productive adult human? Politicians touting free college are trying to make the case that now Read More

N.J. taxpayers will pay hundreds of millions more – per year – thanks to minimum wage hikes

TRENTON, N.J. – One of the many unintended consequences of New Jersey’s recent minimum wage increase is already biting taxpayers in the rear end. This week, the Murphy Administration announced a $54 million increase in subsidies for some qualifying families’ Read More

Fact-checking Cory Booker’s Labor Day wage growth claim

By Matt Rooney _ Cory Booker devoted his Labor Day 2019 to a Time guest op-ed in which the junior New Jersey senator sanctimoniously complains about U.S. wage growth (among other economic issues). “The President likes to tweet about stock Read More

O’Scanlon blasts Murphy for not budgeting for minimum wage increase

By Art Gallagher _ Governor Phil Murphy and his team apparently failed to account for the impact on the minimum wage increase he signed into law earlier this year will have on his own State Budget.   Senator Declan O’Scanlon called Read More

ROONEY: Newark’s universal basic income plan will be expensive, disincentivize work

TRENTON, N.J. – Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark wants to implement a “universal basic income” experiment in the Brick City, one which would be de facto paid for by the suburbs due to his city’s extremely high percentage of state Read More

Heavily-subsidized Newark, N.J. plans to experiment with ‘universal basic income’

By Matt Rooney _ It failed spectacularly in Finland and Canada. It fails everywhere it’s tried. Newark, New Jersey is ready to give ‘universal basic income’ a go all the same, Save Jerseyans, and you’ll be footing the bill. _ Mayor Read More