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 a combination of a stuck economy, high cost of living and low wages."
"We can't fix a problem we don't understand," Gov. Florio said.
This bleak picture in New Jersey stands in stark contrast to national trends.
It's time to prevent companies from shifting profits across state lines.
New Jersey’s future as an economic powerhouse with abundant opportunities is in peril.
The share of New Jerseyans without insurance is now 8.7 percent.
Increasing taxes on working families is not a sustainable way to raise needed revenue.
New Jersey has an important role in reversing – or at least slowing down – increasingly unaffordable college prices and rising student debt.
Proposal would have also reduced inequality and helped the state's economy.
"We do need to lower the premium costs, and there are ways we can do that."
The lack of action has harmed New Jersey's ability to invest in transportation.
New Jersey has the 9th slowest job growth of all the states since December 2007.
The Kathleen Crotty Fellowship continues her commitment to policy and mentorship.
Access to affordable high-speed internet is vital to providing economic opportunity.
TANF enrollment of families with children has decreased by 37 percent in two years.
New Jersey's political and business leaders should take note.
June employment data was strong but the post-recession recovery still lags.
Like the plans that came before it, this latest proposal has absolutely nothing to do with tax fairness.
What benefits will these deals have for Camden residents and business owners?
It’s time for New Jersey to build on steps taken in 2013 to help undocumented students in the state have a better shot at a college education.