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Big proposal to expand health coverage passes through committee. Federal pandemic relief is about to expire.
If federal relief is not extended, it will be much harder for families to meet their basic needs.
Governor Murphy signs borrowing legislation into law. Immigrants have yet to receive pandemic relief.
Expanding the EITC to ITIN filers will boost the take home pay of thousands of workers and strengthen New Jersey's economy.
A state-level health insurance assessment will allow New Jersey to expand coverage and increase affordability.
New Jersey's budget includes big spending cuts and a big giveaway to one billionaire.
New Jersey's primary ballots have helped shape electoral outcomes for more than two decades, providing a substantial advantage to those on the "county line."
New Jersey Legislature fast tracks three-month spending bill full of cuts.
This budget was written in secrecy with zero public hearings and zero opportunities for public comment.
A big U.S. Supreme Court win for immigrant families, but still no pandemic relief.
Juneteenth is a day for remembrance and reflection on the struggle for freedom that Black Americans have pursued for more than 400 years.
Since 2010, undocumented workers in New Jersey have contributed more than $1.36 billion in unemployment insurance taxes, but have not received any unemployment relief.
Newark proposes cutting police budget. New NJPP proposal would make the income tax fairer.
New Jersey has an opportunity to make the tax code fairer while setting a strong foundation for the state's pandemic recovery.
New report outlines universal basic income pilot program for Newark. COVID-19 death toll may be higher than official count.
Expanding New Jersey's Earned Sick Days law will help meet workers’ needs during the COVID19 crisis and beyond.
On Ray's last day at NJPP, we thank him for an incredible career in the public interest.
Amid calls for the state to "reopen," New Jersey experiences a small spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
New Jersey and the rest of the nation must center racial equity in the COVID-19 pandemic response.
New Jersey is facing an enormous budget shortfall, according to new data from the state Treasury.
New poll shows New Jersey voters are more worried about catching COVID-19 than the economic fallout from the pandemic.