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.

Governor’s Modest Budget Vetoes Fall on Most Vulnerable

Food and cash assistance boosts, paid leave processing improvements get the ax.

U.S. Senators Join NJPP on Health Care Call

Latest proposal would have devastating consequences for New Jersey.

Fast Facts: Medicaid Cuts in Senate Health Bill Would Harm New Jersey Even More Than Cuts in House Bill

Over Half a Million New Jerseyans Would Lose Coverage by 2021.

Senate Health Bill a Warmed-Over Version of House Bill

Proposal would damage the health and economic security of many New Jerseyans.

House-Passed Health Bill Would End Coverage for More Than Half a Million New Jerseyans

Proposal shifts billions in federal costs to New Jersey and could reduce consumer protections for millions.

Legislative Consensus Forming on Paid Leave Improvements

Revised bill a big step in the right direction, but it could be even stronger.

New Jersey’s Investment in Higher Ed Has Fallen Behind

Making college more affordable is essential to the state's economic future.

Fairly and Adequately Taxing Inherited Wealth Will Fight Inequality & Provide Essential Resources for All New Jerseyans

Policymakers either bring back the estate tax, reform the inheritance tax or some combination of both.

‘Fortune 500’: High-Tax States Are Great Places to Do Business

A long list of factors are more important to most businesses than low taxes.

Tax Credits Are No Substitute for Medicaid Expansion

Older low-income New Jerseyans would be harmed the most by the House GOP plan.

Support for State’s Poorest Kids Continues to Dwindle

New Jersey needs to follow the lead of other states and invest in its kids.

Trump’s Budget Puts New Jerseyans of Color at Great Risk

While all New Jerseyans are at risk under the President’s proposal, New Jerseyans of color stand to lose the most.

How a ‘Tiered Reimbursement’ System Could Improve Child Care in New Jersey

This report describes the characteristics of such a “tiered reimbursement system” and estimates the investment that would be required to make it a success in the Garden State.

NJPP Snags Two Spots on ‘Insider 100: Policymakers’ List

Gordon MacInnes and Brandon McKoy both made the list.

Trump Budget Targets Mixed-Status Immigrant Families

Proposal hits families of 6.5 percent of kids in the state with cruel tax exclusion.

NJPP on How Trump Budget Would Hurt New Jersey

The proposed spending plan is "really a disaster for New Jersey."

Poorest New Jersey Children Continue to Suffer From Inadequate Assistance

TANF is essentially being eliminated as a safety net.

Here’s Why We Need to Improve Paid Family Leave

Paid leave is a huge asset to the state of New Jersey, yet it is woefully underutilized.

Trump Budget Would Cause Great Harm to New Jersey

The human cost of this spending plan will be most severe in states like New Jersey

NJPP Joins Roundtable on Improving Paid Family Leave

Paid leave is good for working families and businesses – but it could be even better.

It’s Time for New Jersey to Rebalance the Economic-Development Scales

Ten key reforms would start to tame out-of-control corporate tax breaks in the Garden State.

MacArthur & Frelinghuysen Put Politics Over People

ACA repeal attacks New Jerseyans' health, well-being and economic security.

What Would ‘A State Without Immigrants’ Look Like?

Undocumented New Jerseyans are an integral part of our state’s economy.

National Report Dings New Jersey’s Tax Subsidy Programs

We're one of 23 states that is "trailing" on evaluating its corporate tax breaks.

New Jerseyans with Pre-Existing Conditions Remain at Risk

Funding for high-risk pools in latest proposal is still less than what's needed.
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