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.

Very Big, Very Few, and Far Away: Majority of Companies That Would Pay the Corporate Transit Fee Are From Out-of-State

The proposed Corporate Transit Fee would be targeted to the most profitable corporations in the world, not New Jersey businesses.

Giving Businesses Tax Credits for Hybrid Workers Undermines the Very Purpose of the Tax Credits

Lawmakers are fast-tracking a bill that would allow businesses to receive tax credits for workers that primarily work from home.

The FY2025 Budget Should Use Corporate Tax Revenue to Support Public Investments

Testimony from Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen in support of reinstating the full Corporate Business Tax surcharge to fund public services.

Evaluating Governor Murphy’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2025

The governor’s budget maintains funding for essential public services, but more revenue is needed.

What to Look for in the New Jersey Budget for Fiscal Year 2025

Ahead of Governor Murphy’s budget address, here are eleven ways the next state budget can advance economic justice.

Family Leave Expansion Is Good for Business, Improving Retention and Reducing Labor Costs

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen in support of expanding New Jersey's Paid Family Leave protection.

New Jersey’s Population is Actually Growing, Despite Data from Moving Van Companies

Bad data alert: When it comes to measuring New Jersey’s population, trust the Decennial Census, not a random moving van company.

State of the State 2024: Rapid Reaction

The NJPP team reacts to key highlights and omissions in Governor Murphy’s State of the State address.

Revenue Collections Nearly $400 Million Behind Last Year

New tax collection data shows more revenue needed to balance state budget.

Fast-Tracked Bill Loosens Tax Credit Requirements for Big Developers

New lame duck bill would benefit big developers at the expense of everyone else.