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


2017 Budget Preview: Plenty of Challenges and Many Unanswered Questions

The state budget is more than a laundry list of government spending. It is an official statement of what counts – and doesn’t – in meeting the needs of the people of New Jersey and, hopefully, in investing in the assets that are proven building blocks of a strong economy.

Nearly All of New Jersey’s Largest Employers Already Subject to ‘Combined Reporting’ in Other States

This important reform is so common in other states that nearly all of New Jersey’s largest employers already use it when filing state taxes elsewhere.

Op-Ed: Christie’s Veto Keeps State’s Revenue Projection in an Avoidable Rut

Bill included three common-sense components that would have improved budget process and potentially boosted our standing with credit-ratings agencies.

Op-Ed: Doubling Down on Casinos is a Losing Bet

Casino expansion reeks of favoritism and poor economic planning by a state government addicted to quick “fixes,” easy “solutions” and gimmicks. It’s like a bad dream all over again. Let’s just hope New Jersey voters wake up before it’s too late.

Improving New Jersey’s Budget Process Would Make the State More Financially Sound

This afternoon the Senate approved a landmark bill to improve budget-making in New Jersey by bringing more clarity, collaboration and planning to the process. The bill now goes to Gov. Christie’s desk for his signature.