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: 

Fast Facts: Bold State Tax Reforms Would Boost New Jersey’s Economy, Create Jobs

Raising new revenues and reinvesting them in New Jersey would boost the economy by $2.9 billion by 2022.

It’s Tax Day: Let’s Commit to Investing in New Jersey

Our tax code is a reflection of us, our values and the priorities we care about.


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: 

Undocumented Immigrants Pay Taxes: County Breakdown of Taxes Paid

In all, they pay $587 million a year in New Jersey state and local taxes.

Legislature Passes Bill To Extend Earned Sick Leave to Over 1 Million New Jerseyans

Legislation will help workers, families and businesses across the state.


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:

New Jersey Takes A Step Toward Restoring Health Care Mandate

Restoring the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act is essential to keeping insurance affordable.

Passage of 'Out-of-Network' Bill a Historic Step Forward

Legislation provides new protections and transparency for New Jerseyans to avoid surprise billing.