Brandon McKoy

mckoy small for website 200x200Brandon McKoy, Director of Government and Public Affairs, helps to ensure that NJPP’s research, advocacy and government relations activities are successfully driving a state policy agenda for economic justice and shared prosperity. He also produces timely, credible and accessible research and analysis on issues including, but not limited to, economic security, the social safety net and economic opportunity.

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 is currently the Deputy Chapter Director of New Leaders Council – New Jersey and on the Board of the New Jersey Work Environment Council and I Am Trenton. 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

 

New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase by 25 Cents

The new minimum wage of $8.85 remains insufficient for workers, businesses, and the economy.

Higher Ed: A Decade of Cuts and Tuition Hikes

A decade of cuts to higher education threaten access and equity for New Jersey families.

Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 is Critical to Growing New Jersey’s Economy

Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour will boost the pay of 1 million workers – but not if the Legislature stalls

Census 2017: A Tale of Two New Jerseys

New Jersey’s economy continues to improve, but too many families are being left behind.

The Millionaires Tax: A Fair, Stable Source of Revenue

Putting the “millionaires tax” in perspective.