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.
Friday Facts and Figures: March 19, 2021
New Jersey has the highest rate of new COVID-19 cases in the country. IRS pushes back the federal deadline to file your taxes.
Friday Facts and Figures: March 12, 2021
President Biden signs the American Rescue Plan into law; New Jersey will finally receive some much-needed federal relief!
The State Budget Must Support Those Harmed Most by the Pandemic
Friday Facts and Figures: March 5, 2021
The nation's pandemic recovery stalls due to a lack of consistent federal relief. Gov. Murphy extends utility shutoff moratorium.
Friday Facts and Figures: February 26, 2021
Budget season is back. New Jersey finally legalizes recreational cannabis. Paterson to implement a universal basic income pilot program.
Gov. Murphy’s FY 2022 Budget Address: 5 Key Takeaways
Higher Education Funding Still Lags Behind Pre-Recession Levels
Friday Facts and Figures: February 19, 2021
New Jersey to prioritize greater vaccine equity. Governor Murphy announces a big investment in clean energy.
Tax Break on PPP Loan Expenses Will Cost New Jersey More Than $1 Billion
Friday Facts and Figures: February 12, 2021
New Jersey hits major vaccine milestone. New state health exchange is a big success.
The “Whitening” of Camden’s Teachers
Friday Facts and Figures: February 5, 2021
New coalition launches to abolish the drug war. New Jersey to get more aid from FEMA to respond to the pandemic.
For the People, By the People: New Jersey State Budget 101
Friday Facts and Figures: January 29, 2021
Open enrollment period extended. Candidates unite in lawsuit to abolish the line.
Friday Facts and Figures: January 22, 2021
New Jersey opens its sixth vaccine megasite. President Biden gets straight to work with a flurry of executive orders.
Friday Facts and Figures: January 15, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden unveils a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package. NJPP reacts to Gov. Murphy's State of the State address.
Reforming WorkFirst NJ Will Help Reduce Child Poverty
State of the State 2021: Rapid Reaction
New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Rises to $12 on January 1
Friday Facts and Figures: December 18, 2020
Busy week in Trenton as lawmakers legalize marijuana, restructure Horizon, and fast-track $11.5 billion in corporate tax breaks.