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.

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.

NJPP’s Jon Whiten on Camden Economic Development

Will surge in corporate tax breaks have a lasting impact on the city's residents?

NJPP’s Ray Castro on the ‘MacArthur Amendment’

The latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act is even worse than the first.

Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 by 2024 Would Boost the Pay of 1.2 Million New Jerseyans

The wage increase would help a diverse group of workers who aren’t paid enough to make ends meet, improving their chances of getting by – and, often, providing for their families – in high-cost New Jersey.

MacArthur Amendment to American Health Care Act Would Cause Even More Harm to New Jersey

It retains all the worst elements of the original plan and sharply reduces protections for pre-existing conditions and other health benefits.

It’s Time for Some Context on ‘Camden’ Job Growth

Jobs and economic opportunities are still too scarce for Camden city residents.

DACA-Eligible New Jerseyans Pay $66 Million a Year in Taxes

Their tax contributions would drop by 40 percent if DACA protections were rescinded.

Medicaid Cuts Would Jeopardize Health Services for Students

New Jersey’s schools receive $143 million in federal Medicaid funds each year.

Nearly 4 Million New Jerseyans Have Pre-Existing Conditions

The number includes about half a million children.

What ITIN Filers Should Know Before Filing Their Taxes

About half of undocumented immigrants use ITIN numbers to file taxes.

‘ALICE’ Confirms: Many Workers Aren’t Paid Enough to Get By

More than 1 in 3 New Jersey households are unable to afford basic necessities.

NJPP’s Ray Castro on Protecting Medicaid

Half a million New Jerseyans are covered under the Medicaid expansion.

Health Care Victory! NJPP Celebrates Trumpcare Defeat

American Health Care Act's failure is a victory for New Jersey, and proves facts matter.

The ‘American Health Care Act’ Would Cause Nearly Half a Million New Jerseyans to Lose Health Coverage

As House Republicans rush to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, it has become clearer how much their proposal would harm New Jersey.
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