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: 

Polls Show Consistent, Widespread Support for New Taxes to Support Investment

New Jersey voters value a balanced tax code that provides adequate funding for the state’s most important assets.

Mapping Who Would Pay a "Millionaires Tax"

Use our interactive map to see where New Jersey's $1 million+ tax filers live.


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: 

Legal Representation in Immigration Courts Leads to Better Outcomes, Economic Stability

Immigrants with legal representation are more likely to avoid deportation.

DACA Recipients Contribute $59 Million Per Year in Taxes

Their tax contributions would drop by 33 percent if DACA protections end.


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:

“American Health Care Act” Would Have Been a Disaster for New Jersey

Looking back on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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.