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.

New Jersey Should Apply for Local SNAP Waivers to Prevent Needless Hunger

For the state to willingly worsen the plight of struggling New Jerseyans is an indefensible policy that borders on the immoral. Legislators should do everything in their power to force the state to reverse course.

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost New Jersey’s Working Men and Women

Inadequate wage floor keeps many workers in poverty.

Closing Corporate Tax Loophole Would Make New Jersey a Fairer Place to Do Business

“Our research clearly shows that most of New Jersey’s largest employers already operate in combined-reporting states and in some cases, have been doing so for decades."

Two Key Decisions on SNAP in New Jersey Will Increase Hunger for Vulnerable Residents

SNAP serves the most vulnerable people in our state, and further cuts to the program will continue to push these families further to the brink.

Nearly All of New Jersey’s Largest Employers Already Subject to ‘Combined Reporting’ in Other States

This important reform is so common in other states that nearly all of New Jersey’s largest employers already use it when filing state taxes elsewhere.

New Jersey’s Middle Class is Shrinking & Poverty is Rising – But We Can Reverse the Tide

We can start make a real difference if we at least eliminate those state policies and actions that are acting making poverty worse in New Jersey.

NJPP Mourns Passing of Former Trustee Herb Greenberg

New Jersey Policy Perspective joins many across New Jersey and beyond in mourning the loss of former NJPP board member Herb Greenberg, who passed away on Jan. 19 after a long fight with cancer.

Eliminating New Jersey’s Estate Tax: Like Robin Hood in Reverse

Eliminating the estate tax would deprive New Jersey of resources needed to promote widespread prosperity while benefiting the state’s highest net-worth households the most.

New Website Launched to Keep an Eye on Bogus Business Rankings

This website should be immediately bookmarked and frequently consulted by all of the Garden State's leaders who care about growing the economy and creating broadly shared prosperity.

There Are Too Many Unanswered Questions on Casino Expansion

The stated rationale for expanding casinos to North Jersey is that this will save Atlantic City, generate thousands of new jobs and create millions if not billions in new economic activity. Hefty promises, all.

Jun Choi Elected Chair of New Jersey Policy Perspective

Choi, who joined NJPP’s Board in 2013, becomes the sixth Chair since the policy organization's founding in 1997.

2016 State of the Stats: What the Numbers Say About New Jersey’s True Condition

The state's economic recovery is one of the slowest in the country, leaving a shrinking middle class and creating undue hardship for the poorest New Jersey residents. And the facts are clear: From transportation to higher education and beyond, New Jersey is failing to invest in the assets that are proven to grow the economy and create broadly shared prosperity.

New Jersey’s Decision to Allow Time Limits on SNAP Will Cause Severe Hunger

Officials emphasized that the termination was a federal requirement and beyond New Jersey’s control. But that is only part of the story.

NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes Debates Corporate Tax Subsidies with NJBIA’s President

Listen to MacInnes debate the merits of corporate tax subsidies - and New Jersey's over-reliance on these breaks - with New Jersey Business and Industry Association president Michele Siekerka.
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