Peter Chen

Peter Chen, Senior Policy Analyst, has worked on child and family policy advocacy in New Jersey since 2014. Most recently, he coordinated New Jersey’s nonprofit campaign for a complete count of the 2020 Census. Additionally, Peter has written reports on topics including: childhood lead poisoning prevention, chronic absenteeism from school, teacher certification, and summer meals. Prior to New Jersey Policy Perspective, Peter was Policy Counsel at Advocates for Children of New Jersey, where he also served as a Skadden Fellow from 2014-16. Peter received his JD from Yale Law School and his Bachelors of Arts from Indiana University-Bloomington. He served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

How an Expanded Child Tax Credit Would Help More Hard-Working New Jersey Families

Doubling the maximum credit amount would help hundreds of thousands of children and their families pay for basic needs.

State of the State 2023: Rapid Reaction

Live from the NJPP Zoom room, Sheila, Peter, and Marleina react to Governor Murphy's 2023 State of the State address.

Affordable for Some: What’s Included and Missing in New Jersey’s FY 2023 Budget

The new state budget creates a Child Tax Credit, but other programs to support working families didn’t make it in.

A State-Level Child Tax Credit Would Make New Jersey More Affordable for Working Families

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen in support of establishing a state-level Child Tax Credit.

New Jersey Should Join Other States and Create a Child Tax Credit

New Jersey should use its budget surplus to support families with kids and help make parenting more affordable.

New ANCHOR Proposal is a Big Improvement, But More Needs to Be Done For Low-Income Families

The new ANCHOR proposal directs more property tax relief to renters, but more is needed to make the state affordable for low-income families.

ANCHORs Aweigh: Explaining Governor Murphy’s New Property Tax Relief Program

ANCHOR should advance equity by directing more relief to renters and lower-income homeowners.

The State Budget Can Do More to Make New Jersey Affordable for All

Testimony by NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen on how the state budget can make New Jersey more affordable for all residents.

Breaking Down Governor Murphy’s FY 2023 Budget Proposal

State lawmakers have a big opportunity to make New Jersey affordable for all thanks to stronger than expected tax collections.

Making New Jersey Affordable for Families: The Case for a State-Level Child Tax Credit

A state-level child tax credit would recognize the unique costs of raising children and help families set their kids up for success.