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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Corporate Subsidy Proposals Lack Necessary Reforms

Corporate subsidies have been improperly designed, poorly measured, and insufficiently examined.

Gov. Murphy’s EDA Reforms Are Necessary to Correct Flaws in EDA Programs

Reform package will ensure benefits of corporate subsidies are broadly shared.

Pension and Benefit Cuts Are Bad Public Policy and Even Worse Optics

Lawmakers can continue to balance budgets on the backs of middle class families or ensure the wealthy pay their fair share.

Lobbyists Drafting EOA is Privatization of the Legislative Process

Corporate lobbyists drafting the EOA represents a privatization of the legislative process.

Millionaires Tax is the Right Policy at the Right Time

The millionaires tax will combat income inequality and allow New Jersey to invest in state assets we all rely on.

Progress 2019: Meet Our Keynote Speaker!

Poverty researcher, author, and Princeton professor Kathryn Edin will give the keynote address at Progress 2019: New Jersey on the National Stage.

EDA Whistleblower Suit Describes Corruption, Plain and Simple

These allegations describe corruption, plain and simple, and taxpayers should be furious.

Targeted Public Investments Can Improve Health Across New Jersey

The conditions and circumstances in which people live, work, learn, and play are very influential in shaping how healthy they feel and how long they live.

New Jersey’s $15 Minimum Wage Proposal

If the $15 minimum wage proposal seems overly complicated, that's because it is.

It’s Time for a $15 Minimum Wage

Testimony by NJPP's Brandon McKoy in support of a $15 minimum wage.