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

 

Fast Facts: Debt Sentence

New Jersey has an important role in reversing – or at least slowing down – increasingly unaffordable college prices and rising student debt.

Op-Ed: Gov. Christie Can Give New Jerseyans a Needed Raise

This bill would help workers, families, businesses and New Jersey’s economy.

Universal Broadband is Essential Infrastructure for New Jersey

Access to affordable high-speed internet is vital to providing economic opportunity.

A $15 Minimum Wage is Good Policy for New Jersey’s Working People & its Economy

The fact that full-time work isn’t enough to lift a New Jerseyan out of poverty should be enough to convince everyone to raise the minimum wage.

Earned Sick Leave for All Would Help New Jersey’s Workers & Boost its Economy

Earned sick days don’t only benefit working people; they help employers too. By investing in their workers, business owners reap the benefits of a more productive workforce and with lower employee turnover that is both expensive and disruptive.