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: 

NJPP: EDA Whistleblower Suit Describes Corruption, Plain and Simple

These allegations describe corruption, plain and simple, and taxpayers should be furious.

NJPP Testimony: New Jersey Budget Should Include Millionaires Tax

Testimony by NJPP's Sheila Reynertson on the FY2020 state budget.


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: 

Immigrant Small Business Ownership is a Cornerstone of New Jersey’s Economy

Immigrants account for 47 percent of the Garden State’s Main Street business owners despite making up just 22 percent of the total population.

In Brief: New Jersey's School Funding Reform Act at 10 Years

Dr. Bruce D. Baker of Rutgers University analyzes the impact of New Jersey’s School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) over the last decade and recommends policies to improve education outcomes.


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: State Health Exchange a Win for Working Families

Creation of state health exchange is great news for residents who have been struggling to afford their health insurance.

Targeted Public Investments Can Improve Health Across New Jersey

The conditions and circumstances in which people live, work, learn, and play are very influential in shaping how healthy they feel and how long they live.