Gordon MacInnes

macinnes for website 200x200Gordon MacInnes, Senior Distinguished Fellow, served as the President of NJPP from 2012 to 2018, leading the organization’s efforts to advance economic justice and shared prosperity in the Garden State. Having stepped down as NJPP's chief executive at the end of 2018, Gordon remains with the organization as a Senior Distinguished Fellow to continue researching New Jersey's early education system.

Gordon’s research interests include: state finances, sound investments in economic assets, education and immigration.

Before joining NJPP in April 2012, Gordon had a long track record of success in New Jersey’s worlds of policy, nonprofits and politics. He has served in both the Assembly and the Senate; led New Jersey Network, the Fund for New Jersey and Citizens for Better Schools; and served as assistant education commissioner from 2002 to 2007. He was a long-time fellow at The Century Foundation.

Gordon, a graduate of Occidental College and of the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University, is also a trustee of Occidental College and a former member of the Rutgers Board of Governors.

Email: gordon (at) njpp.org | Phone: 609-393-1145 ext. 18


Op-Ed: The Governor’s Sending the Wrong Message on Immigrants in New Jersey

As Congress fails to act, it is up to the states to adopt sensible and effective policies to welcome and accommodate immigrants. New Jersey is lagging behind.

Pfizer’s Merger with Allergan is the Latest Reminder: New Jersey Should Stop Rewarding Tax Dodgers with Additional Subsidies

New Jersey’s policymakers and economic-development officials should be focused on growing the state’s economy, not rewarding tax dodgers with additional tax breaks. Putting an end to this practice is just common sense.

Hold Off on the Victory Lap: New Jersey Job Growth Remains Slow Despite October Bump

While the state’s slower-than-average economic growth is the result of many factors, it’s clear that the approach favored by policymakers over the past half-decade is not working.

Location, Not Tax Breaks, Makes New Jersey Competitive for Film and TV Shoots

This afternoon the Assembly Appropriations Committee advanced a misguided bill that would revive New Jersey’s film tax subsidy program with close to half a billion dollars, in lawmakers’ latest effort to extend tax credits for economic activities that would happen with or without the credits.

On Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants, Let’s Look at the Facts

As momentum has been building towards state legislative action, there have been many inaccurate statements made by politicians and citizens about what exactly this common-sense policy would do.