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.
The tax cuts would cost the state approximately $13 billion over the next 10 years.
The state's minimum wage will rise to $8.44 an hour on January 1.
This safety net of last resort is failing thousands of New Jersey’s poorest families.
New Jersey still has 2,800 fewer jobs than it did before the recession began.
“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.