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.
A 35 Percent Earned Income Tax Credit Will Also Make Tax System More Equitable and Help State’s Economy
NJPP president Gordon MacInnes speaks about the state's financial challenges.
This expansion would help between 343,000 and 504,000 New Jersey workers.
"It really is not enough," Brandon McKoy says of the 6-cent increase.
Lawmakers must do more to boost workers and the state’s economy.
Lawmakers must do more to boost low-paid workers and the state’s economy.
We're fighting hard to protect the Affordable Care Act.
Tax revenues in most other states have returned to pre-recession levels.
Too many New Jerseyans are missing out on the benefits of paid family leave.
As we move forward, real reform must come from the legislature and governor.
Dangerous proposal could harm hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans.
To read a PDF version of this report, click here. Gov. Christie has proposed a radical change to New Jersey’s school aid formula that would dismantle four decades of efforts to target school aid to districts that serve concentrations of children from poor families. Labeled the “Fairness Formula,” [...]
MacInnes sat down with host Lisa Allen on a recent episode of As a Matter of Fact.
You can make the difference you want to see in the Garden State.
Proposal would cause over a half million residents to lose health coverage and cost the state about $3 billion a year in federal funds.
New Jersey still has not recovered all the jobs it lost in the Great Recession.
Voters approved measures that will boost the pay of 2.3 million low-paid workers.
There are plenty of reasons to have hope that we can advance a tax fairness agenda.
New Jersey’s two ballot measures deserve close attention.
To read a PDF version of this report, click here. New Jersey’s economy would suffer a substantial blow if all of the United States’ 11.3 million undocumented immigrants – more than 7 million of whom are working – were removed from the country. In fact, the loss to [...]
The story of an alarming "exodus" of income is highly questionable at best.
Expanding the EITC for low-wage workers not raising children is a vital step to increase economic security.
The Garden State has the 8th slowest jobs growth since December 2007.