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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Proposed Cap on Legal Marijuana Licenses Undermines Racial Equity

An arbitrarily low cap on cannabis cultivators stands in the way of equity and justice in New Jersey's legal marijuana market.

Police Presence at the Polls Could Suppress Turnout

Testimony by NJPP President Brandon McKoy in support of limiting police presence at polling locations.

At Last! Deal on Millionaires Tax Makes New Jersey’s Tax Code A Lot Fairer

New Jersey’s tax code just got a lot fairer with the budget deal announced by Governor Murphy and legislative leadership.

Gov. Murphy’s Budget Protects Key State Programs During Pandemic

Gov. Murphy’s budget proposal protects key state programs and services that workers and their families rely on.

For the Many NJ: State Budget Doubles Down on Austerity, Harming Families Hit Hardest by Pandemic

This budget proposal, and the process through which it was developed, is an insult to the taxpayers of New Jersey.

Budget Bill is a Mockery of the Legislative Process

This budget was written in secrecy with zero public hearings and zero opportunities for public comment.

Juneteenth: Honoring the Past by Building a Racially Just Future

Juneteenth is a day for remembrance and reflection on the struggle for freedom that Black Americans have pursued for more than 400 years.

Swift and Direct Action Needed To Combat White Supremacy

Far too many Black and brown New Jerseyans face barriers to success. This is no accident.

An Ode to the Incomparable Ray Castro

On Ray's last day at NJPP, we thank him for an incredible career in the public interest.