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.

Corporate Tax Overhaul Makes it Easier to Hide Profits in Foreign Tax Havens

New amendments would water down New Jersey's corporate tax code and cost the state even more revenue.

Stay Away from StayNJ: Proposal Cuts Taxes for the Rich, Leaves Low-Income Seniors Behind

Highest-income residents would get eight times the benefit of the lowest-income residents under the StayNJ program.

Senior Tax Credit Proposal Falls Short of Helping Seniors With the Lowest Incomes

As written, StayNJ would disproportionately benefit the wealthiest seniors in the state who own the highest-valued homes.

Corporate Tax Reform Bill Opens Loopholes, Makes it Easier to Hide Profits Overseas

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen with recommendations for New Jersey's Corporate Business Tax reform bill.

GILTI as Charged: New Corporate Tax Proposal Would Accelerate Tax Avoidance

New proposal would reopen loopholes in the tax code and make it easier for multinational corporations to avoid paying what they owe the state.

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.