Jon Whiten

Jon Whiten was formerly the Vice President for NJPP. In this role, he worked with the Board and leadership team to shape and execute NJPP's mission and strategic vision. He also led NJPP’s strategic communications efforts, managed its finances and operations, researched key economic justice issues and engaged in advocacy and outreach. Jon's research interests include but aren't limited to: economic development, corporate taxes, the minimum wage, working family tax credits and transportation. Before joining NJPP in October 2011, Jon worked for a decade as an editor, writer and entrepreneur, including as the founding editor and publisher of the Jersey City Independent. He has previously served as an editor for the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, a fact-checker for Columbia Journalism Review and an assistant editor at a community newspaper chain in Northern Virginia. His freelance work has been published in a number of national and local publications. Jon currently serves as the Deputy Director of State Communications at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Follow Jon on Twitter

U.S. Senate Moves Damaging Tax Plan Closer to Reality

New Jersey's low-income and working families are hardest hit by this plan.

Federal Tax Plan No Reason to Shelve NJ Income Tax Fixes

Fears about a potential "double whammy" for wealthy New Jerseyans are unfounded.

ImpacTalk: NJPP’s Jon Whiten on Defending Health Care

In this TED-style talk, NJPP's VP reminds us all that "policy is really about people."

Latest Senate Tax Proposal Even Worse for New Jersey’s Working Families

Middle-class and low-income New Jersey families would pay more, wealthier families would get big tax cuts and 340,000 New Jerseyans would lose health insurance.

New Jersey Second Hardest Hit State Under Senate Tax Proposal

22 percent of Garden State households face tax hike; plan delivers greatest rewards to wealthiest families.

Poll: Most New Jerseyans Want Bold Solutions on State Taxes

Voters support three critical components of NJPP's proactive tax reform agenda.

New Jersey Third Hardest Hit State Under House Tax Proposal

27 percent of New Jersey taxpayers would see a tax hike while the wealthiest households would get huge tax cuts.

Millions of New Jerseyans Deduct Billions in State and Local Taxes Each Year

A total of 1.8 million New Jersey households deduct a cumulative $17 billion in state income or sales taxes from their federal taxes.

New Jersey’s Tax Code is Broken. Let’s Start Fixing It.

In 2018, New Jersey’s leaders must begin making better choices.

House Budget Threatens Billions in Cuts for New Jerseyans to Set Up Damaging Tax Plan

Majority of New Jersey Republicans voted 'no' on House Budget resolution.