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: 

Trump Tax Plan: A Boon for the Wealthiest New Jerseyans

Let’s get real: this is not a blueprint for economic opportunity or shared prosperity.

Don't Forget to Fix New Jersey's Shrinking Rainy Day Fund

Projected end-year surplus can fund just five days of government operation.


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: 

Gov. Christie Guts Family Leave Bill in Conditional Veto

New Jersey can - and must - do better for its working caregivers.

Governor's Modest Budget Vetoes Fall on Most Vulnerable

Food and cash assistance boosts, paid leave processing improvements get the ax.


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:

Lawmakers Should Block Governor's Health Transfer Plan

The proposal needs more study and much more careful consideration.

Latest Trumpcare Bill: Like Deja Vu All Over Again

The latest Senate health bill is still bad news for New Jersey.