Sheila Reynertson

reynertson website 200x200Sheila 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


New National Report Underscores Why New Jersey Needs to Preserve its Estate Tax

Policymakers who are concerned about record levels of inequality and making sound investments that benefit all New Jerseyans should take this report to heart, and preserve the estate tax.

Op-Ed: This Tax Day, Never Forget: Progressive Taxes Built New Jersey

Our country and our state became great because the people who came before us made the decision to invest in good schools, a strong transportation system and the other building blocks of economic growth. We owe it to our kids to continue that commitment to New Jersey’s prosperity by preserving the estate tax.

Closing Corporate Loopholes Would Make Tax Code Fairer & Boost Revenues

Expanding combined reporting in New Jersey would level the playing field for all businesses in New Jersey while increasing the resources that states need to be able to invest in vital services like higher education, transportation infrastructure and public safety.

Eliminating the Estate Tax Protects Inherited Wealth at the Expense of Shared Prosperity

Losing the funds from this tax would seriously threaten investments in the assets that build a strong state economy for all of us, while benefitting very few.

Op-Ed: Proposed Estate Tax Cut Windfall for Wealthiest

By “abolishing” New Jersey’s estate tax, as Gov. Christie has proposed doing, the governor would deliver a huge tax cut to a few thousand of New Jersey’s most well-off households while seriously threatening resources needed for public colleges, safe communities, health care and other important services.