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.
Doubling the maximum credit amount would help hundreds of thousands of children and their families pay for basic needs.
For the Many NJ sends open letter in favor of extending Corporate Business Tax surcharge. New bill would require colleges and universities to carry naloxone.
Lawmakers in seven states introduce new wealth taxes. Federal data once again debunks the millionaire tax flight myth.
Governor Murphy delivers his annual State of the State address. New NJPP report finds that lawmakers raided $2 billion from the Clean Energy Fund.
Live from the NJPP Zoom room, Sheila, Peter, and Marleina react to Governor Murphy's 2023 State of the State address.
Using the Clean Energy Fund for its intended purpose will help New Jersey reach its climate goals while keeping its residents safe and healthy.
New year, new minimum wage! Property tax rebate program may leave renters behind. State outlines plan for electric truck charging infrastructure.
Temp Workers' Bill of Rights stalls in the Senate. Lawmakers try to roll back criminal justice reforms. ANCHOR deadline approaches.
New report highlights how temp agencies pay poverty wages. Many students qualify for free lunches but lack access.
New regulations would require insurance coverage for abortion care. CDC grant to bolster health departments. Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights advances out of committee.
The Dobbs decision overturned the constitutional right to abortion, leaving it up to individual states to determine abortion rights.
Temp Workers' Bill of Rights on up for a vote on Monday. Congress holds hearing on Amazon injuries. Poll shows voters oppose "the line" on primary ballots.
New Jersey lost more than $1.26 billion from 2016 to 2018 to hospitals overcharging.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst and State Policy Fellow Marleina Ubel in favor of equitable distribution of the Social Equity Excise Fee.
Language access bill advances out of committee. Comptroller report blasts State Police training bureau. Students protest police in schools.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst and State Policy Fellow Marleina Ubel in support of making government materials accessible in multiple languages.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst and State Policy Fellow Marleina Ubel in support of implementing data disaggregation.
The digital economy remains largely untaxed. State prisons are rife with health and safety issues. New Jersey has a child care crisis.
New Jersey has an opportunity to tax big tech and raise revenue for public services — and it's all about the data.
Early voting starts this weekend. New Jersey to upgrade child care centers. Workers to see a slight bump in their take-home pay.
High fees for the constitutional right to an attorney leave clients in debt and influence how they navigate New Jersey's justice system.
Lawmakers unexpectedly pull Temp Workers' Bill of Rights. Advocates call on the Murphy administration to protect Clean Energy Fund.
Lawmakers take steps toward ending period poverty. Less than one percent of New Jerseyans hold over $746 billion in wealth.
Lawmakers clean up Child Tax Credit law so families get relief sooner. President Biden to pardon federal cannabis possession charges.