New Jersey Policy Perspective produces independent research and analysis on policy solutions to advance social, economic, and racial justice. From data-driven reports to policy briefs and explainers, we work to provide lawmakers, legislative staff, advocates, community leaders, and reporters with the facts and figures behind the most pressing policy issues facing the Garden State.

It’s Time for Some Context on ‘Camden’ Job Growth

Jobs and economic opportunities are still too scarce for Camden city residents.

DACA-Eligible New Jerseyans Pay $66 Million a Year in Taxes

Their tax contributions would drop by 40 percent if DACA protections were rescinded.

Medicaid Cuts Would Jeopardize Health Services for Students

New Jersey’s schools receive $143 million in federal Medicaid funds each year.

Nearly 4 Million New Jerseyans Have Pre-Existing Conditions

The number includes about half a million children.

What ITIN Filers Should Know Before Filing Their Taxes

About half of undocumented immigrants use ITIN numbers to file taxes.

‘ALICE’ Confirms: Many Workers Aren’t Paid Enough to Get By

More than 1 in 3 New Jersey households are unable to afford basic necessities.

NJPP’s Ray Castro on Protecting Medicaid

Half a million New Jerseyans are covered under the Medicaid expansion.

Health Care Victory! NJPP Celebrates Trumpcare Defeat

American Health Care Act's failure is a victory for New Jersey, and proves facts matter.

The ‘American Health Care Act’ Would Cause Nearly Half a Million New Jerseyans to Lose Health Coverage

As House Republicans rush to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, it has become clearer how much their proposal would harm New Jersey.

NJPP’s Ray Castro is Number 26 on ‘Power 50 Health Care’ List

"Castro has set himself apart from the crowd with his reports," NJ Biz writes.

NJPP’s Sheila Reynertson on the 2018 Budget

"We've had eight years of trickle-down economic policy that clearly hasn't worked."

Hundreds Join NJPP for Progress 2017 Conference

The event marked the kickoff to NJPP's 20th anniversary celebrations.

Blueprint for Economic Justice & Shared Prosperity

The next governor is New Jersey’s last, best chance to slow the state’s collapse, restore its stable financial foundation and rebuild its enterprising, job-creating, wealth-producing economy. Here's how.

Despite ‘Exodus’ Rhetoric, New Jersey’s Still Adding Millionaires

The number of New Jersey millionaires has risen by 17 percent over 10 years.

New Jersey’s Immigrants Pay Taxes, Boost Economy

Undocumented New Jerseyans pay nearly $600 million a year in state and local taxes.

Four Takeaways from Christie’s Budget Address

"This proposal should be explained further. We should look at the implications."

New Jersey’s Immigrants are a Huge Economic Driver

New Jersey’s immigrants are starting businesses, creating jobs and paying taxes.

2018 Budget Preview: The Legacy of the Christie Years

The list of unresolved issues facing New Jersey’s finances is long and daunting.

Ray Castro Explains Damage of ACA Repeal

Over 1 million New Jerseyans would likely lose benefits.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Devastate New Jersey

In county after county, the numbers are clear: repealing the ACA without an adequate replacement is a terrible idea.

‘Relief’ Uneven for Families as Tax Cuts Start Going Into Effect

Last year's blockbuster tax deal is one that New Jersey simply can't afford.

Join Us on March 10 for the ‘Progress 2017’ Conference

It’s going to be a big year for New Jersey - let's make it count.

Audit Finds Lax Oversight with Tax Subsidy Program

NJPP's Gordon MacInnes talks to NJTV News about flaws with the state's tax breaks.

Tipped Workers Need a Fair Wage, Not Tweaks to OT Rules

New Jersey should eliminate the tipped minimum wage.

A 35 Percent EITC is Good News for New Jersey Working Families

Nearly 600,000 families will benefit from the EITC increase to 35 percent.
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