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.
Highest-income residents would get eight times the benefit of the lowest-income residents under the StayNJ program.
Federal immigration enforcement collects sensitive data to track, target, and separate families. The Values Act would limit what information can be shared.
Senate President open to keeping the corporate business tax surcharge. New property tax credit proposal would leave many seniors behind.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst Marleina Ubel before the New Jersey Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund Advisory.
Testimony from Policy Analyst Marleina Ubel in support of community-centered approaches to public safety.
Tax collections take a big hit. Mayor Fulop comes out against corporate tax cut. New bill would fund more community crisis response teams.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen with recommendations for New Jersey's Corporate Business Tax reform bill.
New Jersey is a national model for creating affordable housing. Mayor Baraka comes out against corporate tax cut. Mayor Fulop endorses higher minimum wage.
New Jersey has some of the worst air quality in the nation. NJ Transit faces a budget shortfall. Murphy administration slow to adopt clean car rules.
Rutgers faculty and graduate student workers go on strike. New Jersey gets two credit rating upgrades. New worker protections against mass layoffs take effect.
No evidence that offshore wind is connected to whale deaths. New Jersey's finances are improving thanks to progressive taxation. NJPP is hiring!
New proposal would reopen loopholes in the tax code and make it easier for multinational corporations to avoid paying what they owe the state.
New Jersey is projected to collect less revenue than initially forecasted. Tax cuts, not spending, are responsible for the federal debt.
Paterson police disproportionately use force against Black people. North Jersey is the most competitive rental market in the country.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst Alex Ambrose to the Senate Budget Committee with recommendations for New Jersey's FY 2024 budget.
State releases body cam footage of police killing Najee Seabrooks. Corporate profit margins hit a 70-year high. State revenue lags across the country.
Paterson police kill violence intervention specialist Najee Seabrooks. Budget hearings start next week. New Jersey risks missing its clean energy goals.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst and State Policy Fellow Marleina Ubel in support of expanding language access for non-English speakers.
Governor Murphy's budget expands pre-K and doubles the Child Tax Credit. It also underfunds clean energy, NJ Transit, and gives corporations a big tax cut.
New bill would expand the New Jersey Child Tax Credit. Private prison company Core Civic sues New Jersey over ICE detention ban.
Eliminating the Corporate Business Tax (CBT) surcharge would cost the state at least $1 billion in annual revenue.
Bills increasing penalties advance out of committee. Gov. Murphy sets 2035 as target for New Jersey to reach 100 percent clean energy.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst and State Policy Fellow Marleina Ubel in opposition to increasing penalties for trespassing.
Nine bills that would roll back bail reform are up for a vote Monday, while police transparency bills stall in the Legislature.