Something To Look Forward To
The largest-ever survey of New Jersey's doctors has made an alarming discovery: More than 1,000 of the state's nearly 20,000 practicing physicians are so frustrated with working here they plan to quit the profession or move to another state.
New Jersey Job Growth Expected to Slow in Coming Decade
Employment growth in New Jersey will slow from 1.5 percent this year to an annual average of 1.1 percent, or 47,000 jobs, over the next decade, according to the semi-annual forecast unveiled by the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service at a New Brunswick conference. Nancy H. Mantell, director of the advisory service, said most job growth over the next decade will be in the huge services sector, particularly in education and health care, the two segments that had the most growth from 1990 to 2003.
Task Force Recommends Constitutional Convention
A report being forwarded to the Legislature by the end of the year recommends that lawmakers approve a ballot question for next November asking whether a constitutional convention to change the existing property tax system should be convened. Because the state's tax structure is set in the New Jersey Constitution, voters must approve any changes.