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) | Phone: 609-393-1145 ext. 12 Follow Sheila on Twitter

Common Sense Changes to the Tax Code Will Narrow Wealth Inequities

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson during The Wealth Disparity Task Force’s Economic Working Group listening session.

Without Transparency, New Jersey Risks Spending ARP Funds in Ways That Don’t Provide True Relief

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson, calling on a more transparent American Rescue Plan fund allocation process.

New Jersey Has Less Than $1 Billion Left in American Rescue Plan Funds

A historic opportunity to provide immediate relief to New Jersey families and communities harmed by the pandemic is quickly slipping away.

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.

Sales Tax Holidays Do Little to Ease the Burden on Working Families

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson in opposition to the proposed sales tax holiday on school supplies.

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.