Brandon McKoy

Brandon McKoy, President, is the chief executive of NJPP and leads the organization's efforts in shaping policy debates to advance economic justice for the many, not a chosen few. Prior to being named President of NJPP in February 2019, Brandon served as NJPP's Director of Government and Public Affairs, where he designed and implemented the organization's outreach, advocacy, and government relations activities. 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: state tax policy, the minimum wage, paid sick leave, the earned income tax credit, 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 formerly served as the Deputy Chapter Director of New Leaders Council – New Jersey and is an alumnus of the 2013 fellows class. He currently serves on the board of the New Jersey Work Environment Council, Shelterforce and the I Am Trenton Community Foundation. 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.

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Depleted Rainy Day Fund Shows How Broken the State Budget Process Is

Lawmakers should know exactly what is in the budget and how it will be enacted before they vote on it or sign it into law.

What Happened Today at the State House is Truly Shameful

Lawmakers voted on some of the most consequential bills of the year without any of the bill language available to the public.

Gov. Murphy’s Budget Makes Big Investments to Fund the Pandemic Recovery

State government has an important role to play in New Jersey’s economic recovery, and Governor Murphy’s budget recognizes that reality.

NJPP Applauds Gov. Murphy for Rejecting Austerity

Governor Murphy highlighted major policy victories and his vision for a pandemic recovery in his State of the State address.

Friday Facts and Figures: January 8, 2021

This is a dark week for democracy. 

New Jersey Deserves Better Than $14 Billion Corporate Tax Break Law

With a stroke of a pen, New Jersey has chosen to repeat the mistakes of the past by giving away billions of dollars in corporate tax breaks.

Rush to Approve $14 Billion in Corporate Tax Breaks is a Stunning Disappointment

There is broad consensus that subsidizing corporations is an irresponsible and wasteful use of taxpayer dollars, but that isn't stopping New Jersey.

NJPP Applauds Passage of Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill

This is a historic day for New Jersey and a pivotal step toward dismantling the failed War on Drugs.

New Jersey Cannot Afford $11.5 Billion in Corporate Tax Subsidies

Fast-tracking an $11.5 billion corporate tax incentive program is a slap in the face to New Jersey taxpayers.

Redistricting Commission Fails to Reflect New Jersey’s Increasing Diversity

Of the ten voting members on the New Jersey redistricting commission, there are only two women, no women of color, and no Latino participants.