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

House Budget + Trump Tax Cuts = Raw Deal for NJ

Plans put millions of families at risk while giving huge breaks to the fortunate few.

McKinsey Confirms: New Jersey Overspends on Tax Subsidies

New Jersey's policy governing tax breaks for corporations has gone off the rails.

Gov. Christie Guts Family Leave Bill in Conditional Veto

New Jersey can - and must - do better for its working caregivers.

Trump Tax Plan: A Boon for the Wealthiest New Jerseyans

Let’s get real: this is not a blueprint for economic opportunity or shared prosperity.

Five Reasons Christie Should OK Paid Leave Fixes

Proposal would help New Jersey workers, small businesses and more.

Governor’s Modest Budget Vetoes Fall on Most Vulnerable

Food and cash assistance boosts, paid leave processing improvements get the ax.

Passing the 2018 Budget Must Come First

This is Trenton horse trading and gimmicky budgeting at its worst.

Legislative Consensus Forming on Paid Leave Improvements

Revised bill a big step in the right direction, but it could be even stronger.

Don’t Dismiss Trump’s Budget as ‘Dead on Arrival’

Trump’s proposal is quite similar to recent House GOP budgets.

Don’t Dismiss Trump’s Budget as ‘Dead on Arrival’

Trump’s proposal is quite similar to recent House GOP budgets.