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 Budget Would Cause Great Harm to New Jersey

The human cost of this spending plan will be most severe in states like New Jersey

It’s Time for New Jersey to Rebalance the Economic-Development Scales

Ten key reforms would start to tame out-of-control corporate tax breaks in the Garden State.


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: 

What Would ‘A State Without Immigrants’ Look Like?

Undocumented New Jerseyans are an integral part of our state’s economy.


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:

Op-Ed: In Opioid Crusade, Christie Aims at Wrong Target

Preserving Medicaid needs to top the governor's agenda - not attacking Horizon.

MacArthur & Frelinghuysen Put Politics Over People

ACA repeal attacks New Jerseyans' health, well-being and economic security.