Issues

In order to make New Jersey a better, fairer place to live, work and do business, NJPP currently focuses its work in three broad issue categories: Budget and Tax Policy, Economic Opportunity and Health Care.


Budget and Tax Policy

State budgets are more than just numbers and line items, and state tax policies are about more than just tables and rates; they are both reflections of a state’s priorities. NJPP’s budget and tax policy work aims to ensure adequate investment in the assets that help grow a strong state economy and widespread prosperity, as well as in the essential services that all residents – particularly those who are disadvantaged – need. It also aims to raise the funds required to make those investments through a tax structure that is as fair and equitable as possible.

The latest: 

Despite ‘Exodus’ Rhetoric, New Jersey’s Still Adding Millionaires

The number of New Jersey millionaires has risen by 17 percent over 10 years.

2018 Budget Preview: The Legacy of the Christie Years

The list of unresolved issues facing New Jersey’s finances is long and daunting.


Economic Opportunity

All New Jerseyans – regardless of the circumstances they are born into or currently find themselves in – should have opportunities to succeed financially. NJPP’s work in this area focuses on improving opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents and families, and rebuilding the state’s middle class, and encompasses everything from raising the minimum wage to better integrating the state’s immigration population.

The latest: 

‘ALICE’ Confirms: Many Workers Aren’t Paid Enough to Get By

More than 1 in 3 New Jersey households are unable to afford basic necessities.

New Jersey’s Immigrants are a Huge Economic Driver

New Jersey’s immigrants are starting businesses, creating jobs and paying taxes.


Health Care

Access to affordable, high-quality health care is essential for all New Jerseyans. This is both an economic issue and a public health issue, and NJPP’s work in this area focuses on access to health care for low-income residents, affordability of health care for all residents and businesses, and the rights of consumers.

The latest:

The ‘American Health Care Act’ Would Cause Nearly Half a Million New Jerseyans to Lose Health Coverage

As House Republicans rush to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, it has become clearer how much their proposal would harm New Jersey.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Devastate New Jersey

In county after county, the numbers are clear: repealing the ACA without an adequate replacement is a terrible idea.