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: 

First Step Toward A More Trustworthy Budget Process

Consensus revenue forecasting would take politics out of the budget planning process.

Economic Development Reform: A Comparison of Two Proposals

Competing proposals by Gov. Murphy and the legislature continue to overemphasize large-scale subsidies.


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: 

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.

New Jersey Can Make Overtime Pay

The Trump administration's overtime rule leaves far too many workers behind.


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:

Protecting Roe v. Wade is Not Enough

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

NJPP: New Jersey Takes Major Step to Codify ACA Protections

New Jersey is solidifying its place as a national leader in protecting the health coverage of its residents.