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: 

Reining in Corporate Tax Subsidies: A Better Economic Development Playbook for New Jersey

New Jersey's corporate subsidies are a national outlier. Reform is necessary to rein them in and promote widespread prosperity.

NJPP: Experts Agree Corporate Subsidies Are Ineffective, Costly, and Unsustainable

Experts call on New Jersey to rein in and reform its tax credit programs.


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: 

Last Week to Apply for Tuition-Free Community College

Deadline to apply for the Community College Opportunity Grant is September 15.

In Brief: New Jersey's Teacher Workforce, 2019

An in-depth look at New Jersey's teachers: who they are, how they are paid, and how they vary across districts.


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:

New Proposed Rule Threatens the Future of Medicaid

A rule change, quietly proposed in July, threatens access to medical care for 1.7 million New Jerseyans.

NJPP: State-Based Exchange Will Ensure Health Care is Affordable

A state exchange will keep health care affordable and increase enrollment.