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.
COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented spike in unemployment insurance claims.
Immigrant workers make up a disproportionate segment of New Jersey's service sector workforce.
Unemployment continues to skyrocket. New Jersey needs much more federal aid.
More aid is needed to avoid drastic cuts to public services and programs that families rely on.
The state departments tasked with responding to COVID-19 have less funding and fewer staff than they did in 2008.
New Jersey is looking to borrow billions to cover COVID-19 budget shortfalls. This crisis justifies, if not demands, such a move.
Far fewer families living in poverty receive cash assistance today than when Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) was established in 1996.
Senate to vote on COVID-19 response package this Monday, including bill to reduce child poverty.
Local health departments lack the staff and resources to adequately respond to COVID-19.
By implementing new sources of revenue, state lawmakers can avoid harmful cuts to vital services and protect New Jersey families harmed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Record-number of workers file for unemployment due to COVID-19. Federal representatives reach compromise on stimulus package.
Updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, the state's response, and a new feature: #PetsOfNJPP.
Tax and budget policy decisions will determine the size and scale of New Jersey’s recovery from COVID-19.
Expanding New Jersey's paid sick days law would support workers and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Latest updates on COVID-19 and what the state and federal government should do to mitigate harm.
Budget season is back! Catch up on Gov. Murphy's budget address here.
Live from the NJPP conference room, Nicole, Sheila, and Lou react to Governor Murphy's FY 2021 budget address (with gifs!).
New coalition calls for a budget and economy for the many, not corporate special interests.
Companies forfeit more than $10 million worth of corporate tax subsidies.
The real reason behind Amazon's HQ2 bidding war (spoiler: it's not because they needed the tax breaks).
This past legislative session was the most productive since 1985.