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.

Fast-Tracked Bill Loosens Tax Credit Requirements for Big Developers

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

Family Leave Expansion Would Advance Equity and Eliminate Fear of Retaliation for All of New Jersey’s Workers

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen in support of lowering the work requirement for Family Leave to 90 days.

Backroom Deal or Not, New Jersey Needs the Corporate Surcharge

New Jersey needs Corporate Business Tax surcharge revenue to balance the budget and continue paying for critical public services.

Low Revenue Collections Underscore Need to Keep Corporate Business Tax Surcharge

New tax collection data from the state Treasury show revenues lagging behind projections.

Poll Shows That Taxing Big Corporations is Not Only Good Policy But Incredibly Popular

A new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University shows strong support for taxing profitable corporations to fund NJ Transit.

Getting Back on Track: Fully Fund NJ Transit by Taxing Big Corporations

Maintaining a modest tax on the most profitable corporations can save NJ Transit, fully fund the agency, and prevent catastrophic service cuts and fare hikes.

Red Flags Amid a Sea of Green: Breaking Down New Jersey’s FY 2024 Budget

Lawmakers missed a historic opportunity to fix New Jersey's finances by prioritizing short-sighted tax cuts in the new state budget.

StayNJ 2.0: Senior Tax Cut Still 2 Regressive and 2 Expensive

Updated StayNJ senior tax cut proposal would still send the biggest benefits to already-wealthy households.

Reel Regret: The High Cost of Expanding Film Tax Credits in New Jersey

A proposal to expand New Jersey’s film and TV tax credit program would cost the state $200 million annually and erode safeguards against abuse.

Film Tax Credit Expansion is a Bad Investment for New Jersey

The state budget should prioritize public investments that we all rely on and benefit from, rather than lining the pockets of big businesses.