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: 

The COVID-19 Crisis Proves the Point: New Jersey Needs More Revenue to Support Workers, Families, and Businesses

By implementing new sources of revenue, state lawmakers can avoid harmful cuts to vital services and protect New Jersey families harmed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tax and Budget Policy Do’s and Don’ts During a Health Crisis

Tax and budget policy decisions will determine the size and scale of New Jersey’s recovery from COVID-19.


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: 

New Jersey Must Expand Paid Sick Days During Coronavirus Outbreak

Expanding New Jersey's paid sick days law would support workers and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

NJPP: Public Charge Rule is a Discriminatory Income Test

By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration's "public charge" rule change to take effect.


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:

NJPP: Trump Budget Proposes Devastating Cuts to Health and Social Programs

President Trump’s budget cuts would be catastrophic for New Jersey.

Protecting Roe v. Wade is Not Enough

Access to reproductive health care is critical to advancing economic justice.