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More Families Eligible For Child And Dependent Care Tax Credit

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (S4065/A6071) which makes more New Jersey families eligible for the state’s Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. The legislation will make taxpayers with incomes of $150,000 or less per year who incur expenses for childcare and other household expenses eligible for the credit in tax year 2021. Under current law, only taxpayers with incomes of to $60,000 or less are eligible. The expanded state credit is based on the federal credit which underwent a significant expansion for tax year 2021 through the American Rescue Plan.

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Singleton Bill To Make More Families Eligible For Child Care Tax Credit Signed Into Law

TRENTON, NJ — As part of an effort to help working families recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation (S4065/A6071) that will make significantly more New Jersey families eligible for the state’s Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. The legislation will make taxpayers with incomes of $150,000 or less per year who incur expenses for childcare and other household expenses eligible for the credit for starting in tax year 2021. Under current law, only taxpayers with incomes of to $60,000 or less are eligible. The expanded state credit is based on the federal credit which underwent a significant expansion for tax year 2021 through the American Rescue Plan.

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Lawmakers, Advocates Push For Prescription Drug Affordability Board

Supporters say board would review prescription affordability and set limits on cost of medications

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Lawmaker, Advocates Urge Creation Of Drug Affordability Board

Pharmaceutical companies claim price controls would stifle innovation

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State Senator Pushes Lawmakers To Pass Legislation To Help Lower Costs Of Prescription Drugs

Time is running out for the state Legislature to pass a bill that advocates say will help lower sky-high prescription drug costs. But pharmaceutical companies say that the measure would be bad for consumers.

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Workforce Development: A Path to Solving the Labor Crunch

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed a $3 million funding bill for a basic skills training program by the New Jersey Community College Consortium. I sponsored this legislation because it will allow for the expansion of workforce development that New Jersey needs.

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Singleton, Cruz-Perez Introduce Legislation To Allow Small Businesses To Deduct Pandemic Related Health & Safety Purchases From Taxes

Trenton – Senators Troy Singleton and Nilsa Cruz-Perez today introduced legislation that would allow owners of small businesses, with 50 or less employees, to deduct purchases made to maintain health and safety compliance for the COVID-19 pandemic from their corporation business and gross income taxes.

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Singleton Bill Addressing Renters’ Property Taxes Advances

Trenton – In an effort to make renting more affordable, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton that would increase rent constituting property taxes from 18 percent to 30 percent to deduct from one’s gross income tax payments.

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Singleton, Advocates And Consumers Call For Passage Of Bill Holding Big Pharma Accountable For High Rx Prices

Establishing an independent affordability board would help lower prescription drug prices for New Jersey residents.

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Legislature Approves Bill Expanding Child Tax Credit

A fracas over Statehouse vaccine rules waylaid much of the Assembly’s legislative agenda for Thursday, but the chamber did clear a handful of bills.

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