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

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.

Consensus Revenue Forecasting Would De-Politicize the Budget Process

Bill to establish consensus revenue forecasting advisory board passes through Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Build Back Better Legislation Makes the Tax Code Fairer — But Only if SALT Cap Stays in Place

The recovery package, as written, would raise taxes on the nation’s richest households while providing a tax cut for almost everyone else.

Pandemic Relief Funds Must Be Used to Dismantle Racial, Gender, and Economic Inequities

Testimony by NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson on how to use federal pandemic relief funds from the American Rescue Plan.

Shining a Light on New Jersey’s FY 2022 Budget

New Jersey's latest budget meets the immediate needs of the pandemic recovery, pays off debt, and invests in key public assets.

What’s Included, and Missing, in Gov. Murphy’s FY 2022 Budget Proposal

New Jersey lawmakers must keep their eyes peeled on the not-so-distant future and find ways to protect new investments long-term.

Structure of New Emerge Tax Credit Program Must Prioritize Equity and Transparency

Comments by NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson on draft rules governing the new Emerge tax credit program.

Tools for Building a Healthy Budget

Six ways to de-politicize New Jersey's budget-making process.