Brandon McKoy

mckoy small for website 200x200Brandon McKoy, Policy Analyst, works on issues of economic security and the ways in which state and local economic and labor policies affect workers, families and businesses. He produces reports, testifies in legislative hearings and works with legislators and their staff to achieve sensible and effective policy change.

Brandon’s research interests include: the minimum wage, paid sick leave, the earned income tax credit, equitable internet access, affordable housing, urban planning and criminal justice.

Before joining NJPP in August 2014 as a national fellow under the State Priorities Partnership’s and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ state policy fellowship program, Brandon worked as a Program Associate at The Fund for New Jersey, where he assisted in grantmaking on public policy issues that particularly affect low-income and minority populations in New Jersey. He also worked as an AmeriCorps Vista at HANDS, Inc., a community development corporation in New Jersey, where he worked to mitigate the negative impact of foreclosures and increase citizen participation in local decision-making.

Brandon currently serves on the Executive Board of the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey and on the Executive Board of New Leaders Council – New Jersey. He received a MA in City & Regional Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and holds a BS degree in Social Psychology from The College of New Jersey.

Email: mckoy (at) njpp.org | Phone: 609-393-1145 ext. 14

 

‘ALICE’ Confirms: Many Workers Aren’t Paid Enough to Get By

More than 1 in 3 New Jersey households are unable to afford basic necessities.

Tipped Workers Need a Fair Wage, Not Tweaks to OT Rules

New Jersey should eliminate the tipped minimum wage.

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Op-Ed: Slow Economic Gains from Low-Octane Wages

When so many people can’t afford basic daily needs, it creates a big drag on the economy.

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New Jersey Falls Further Behind as More States Raise the Wage

Voters approved measures that will boost the pay of 2.3 million low-paid workers.

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EITC Expansion Would Provide a Crucial Boost to Hundreds of Thousands of New Jerseyans

Expanding the EITC for low-wage workers not raising children is a vital step to increase economic security.