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.
Liberty State Park is for the People, Not Private Developers
New Jersey Should Join Other States and Create a Child Tax Credit
Friday Facts and Figures: June 17, 2022
Racial Impact Statements Are Essential When Changing Criminal Justice Policy to Advance Racial Justice
New Jersey Could Do More to Expand Reentry Services
Friday Facts and Figures: June 10, 2022
It’s Still Time for All Kids Coverage
Friday Facts and Figures: June 3, 2022
Easy Enrollment Would Make Affordable Health Care More Accessible for All
New Jersey’s Teacher Pipeline: The Decline in Teacher Candidates Continues
Friday Facts and Figures: May 27, 2022
Friday Facts and Figures: May 20, 2022
New Jersey has a multi-billion-dollar surplus, and lawmakers are already fast-tracking a bill to give a big chunk of it to profitable businesses.
It’s Time to Hold Amazon Accountable for High Worker Injury Rates
Friday Facts and Figures: May 13, 2022
Governor Murphy announces support for expanding abortion access. Corporate lobbyists push for a big tax break. Unions are having a moment.
Local Government Should Not Be Funded With Fines and Fees
Friday Facts and Figures: May 6, 2022
May Day: Excessive CEO Pay Stifles Workers’ Wages
Friday Facts and Figures: April 29, 2022
New report highlights high injury rate at Amazon warehouses. New bill would expand the state's premier anti-poverty program.
Friday Facts and Figures: April 22, 2022
Essential workers and advocates urge lawmakers to provide more direct relief to residents harmed by the pandemic. Legal weed is here!
Tracking How New Jersey is Spending American Rescue Plan Funds
Friday Facts and Figures: April 15, 2022
Millions of residents are struggling to make ends meet. Legal cannabis sales start next week. Revenue collections are ahead of projections.
ANCHORs Aweigh: Explaining Governor Murphy’s New Property Tax Relief Program
Friday Facts and Figures: April 1, 2022
Senate Budget Chair Paul Sarlo calls for multi-year budgeting. New bill would expand language access. The NJPP team just got bigger!