Sheila Reynertson


Sheila Reynertson, Senior Policy Analyst, focuses on budget and tax issues with an emphasis on advocating for state fiscal policies that benefit working families of New Jersey. Sheila’s research interests include: budget planning, corporate taxation, progressive taxation policy, supportive work/family policies and women’s economic empowerment. Before joining NJPP in October 2014, Sheila worked as an advocacy coordinator at MergerWatch, a national women’s health advocacy organization. Previously, Sheila worked in the health care sector as a private childbirth coach in New York City. She currently serves as President of the Board of Health in Hopewell. Email: sheila (at) njpp.org | Phone: 609-393-1145 ext. 12 Follow Sheila on Twitter

New Jersey’s Budget Surplus Presents an Opportunity — and Obligation — to Help All Residents Recover From the Pandemic

As state leaders decide how to allocate surplus funds, it’s critical that they go to working- and middle-class families, not wealthy corporations.

Tracking How New Jersey is Spending American Rescue Plan Funds

With $3 billion remaining in State Federal Recovery Funds, lawmakers have a unique opportunity to provide equitable pandemic relief.

Multi-Year Budgeting Would Encourage Lawmakers to Plan for the Future

Having a long-term view of the budget would allow lawmakers and the public alike to see the full impact of tax and budget decisions.

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.

Using American Rescue Plan Funds for Corporate Tax Cuts Undermines an Equitable Recovery

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson opposing a proposal to use federal recovery funds for a new business tax break.

Property Tax Reduction Should Target Renters with Low-Incomes

Testimony by NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson in support of tax relief for renters with low incomes.

State of the State 2022: Rapid Reaction

Live from the NJPP Zoom room, Sheila, Peter, Brittany, Marleina, Jon, and Lou react to Governor Murphy's State of the State address (with gifs!).

Passage of Abortion Rights Bill Sends Clear Message to Rest of Nation

Passage of the bill is a step in the right direction, but more reform is needed to ensure all have access to this time-sensitive care.

Comptroller Report Highlights Lax Oversight of Corporate Tax Subsidies

Corporations should have effective independent oversight or auditing to ensure they're receiving only the tax credits they've earned.

When is Enough Enough for Corporate Tax Subsidies?

Testimony from Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson in opposition of the film and digital media tax subsidy program.