Archive for Tag: Christopher DePhillips

Renters deserve more help. DePhillips will keep pushing until they get it.

TRENTON, N.J. – A Moody’s study found that the average American household is rent burdened, defined as spending 30% or more of their income on housing costs, for the first time in history. New Jersey has had this problem for years. “This 30% is a symbolic threshold, a milestone,”...

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DePhillips introduces bill to boost state’s angel investor tax credit program again

TRENTON, N.J. – In 2019, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips sponsored legislation that successfully doubled the angel investor tax credit. Noting increased competition from neighboring states and a lagging economy, he introduced a bill Tuesday to increase the tax credit again. DePhillips’ bill (A5056) increases the tax credit for investments in...

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New Jersey’s dead-last business ranking demands legislative fix, says DePhillips

TRENTON, N.J. – For the sixth year in a row, the Tax Foundation ranked New Jersey last for overall business tax climate in their 2023 report –an annual index that shows how well states are structuring their tax systems. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips, a longtime advocate for corporate tax reform,...

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NJ Transit should provide Wi-Fi on passenger trains, DePhillips says

TRENTON, N.J. – With the pandemic over and more commuters returning to their offices in New York City and elsewhere, Assemblyman Chris DePhillips wants free Wi-Fi mandated for NJ Transit customers. The assemblyman on Monday introduced a bipartisan-backed bill (A4874) that would require the taxpayer-supported NJ Transit to provide...

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DePhillips and Dunn want to shake up State Health Benefits Commission makeup

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn are proposing to overhaul the makeup of the State Health Benefits Commission following the board’s vote approving health premium rate increases that disproportionately impact local governments and taxpayers. The State Health Benefits Commission on Wednesday approved rate hikes for...

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DePhillips: Government-controlled prescription prices won’t save N.J. patients money

TRENTON, N.J. – A Democrat proposal giving a government-created board the ability to control prescription drug prices in New Jersey will not help patients, but will destroy the state’s acclaimed life sciences industry, says Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. “New Jersey, which is home to 14 of the world’s 20 largest...

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Republicans stand up for “extremist” parents in NJEA spoof commercial

TRENTON, N.J. – In a parody ad released on YouTube Wednesday, the Assembly Republican Office in Trenton slams the state’s teachers’ union for its latest 15-second TV commercial calling outspoken parents “extremists.” The parody, “If the NJEA was honest in its commercials,” says the New Jersey Education Association has...

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Reforms would avoid public employee health benefit rate hikes, DePhillips says

TRENTON, N.J. – With the threat of health care rate hikes of up to 24% looming for public employees and retirees, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips says there is no better time than now to pass years-old reforms to health care benefits, lowering costs immediately and long term. “Clearly this is...

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DePhillips renews calls to cut N.J. corporate tax to compete with Pa.

TRENTON, N.J. – Pennsylvania’s corporate tax cut must be a catalyst for change in New Jersey, says Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. The lawmaker is calling on legislative leadership to prioritize his bill to lower New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation 11.5% corporate business tax rate before companies, jobs and families move to the...

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Affordable housing bills advanced yesterday ignore renters, says DePhillips. ‘There’s a better way.’

TRENTON, N.J. – While rent is increasing at record paces in New Jersey and far above the national average, the state Assembly isn’t taking action to provide more relief for renters, despite considering a slate of bills intended to make housing more affordable Thursday. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips says helping renters...

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