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.
Four Ways New Jersey Can Improve Health Care Using American Rescue Plan Funds
Friday Facts and Figures: June 25, 2021
State budget was passed in committee mere minutes after bill language was made public. Legislature passes historic Cover All Kids bill.
Friday Facts and Figures: June 18, 2021
New Jersey spent $11.6 billion enforcing the “War on Drugs” over the last decade. New federal bill would decriminalize all drugs.
A War on Us: How Much New Jersey Spends Enforcing the War on Drugs
Friday Facts and Figures: June 11, 2021
Election results show the power of "the line" on primary ballots. Strong revenue collections provides big opportunity to advance equity.
Friday Facts and Figures: June 4, 2021
Stimulus checks reduced hardship during the pandemic. New poll finds that New Jersey voters support Universal Basic Income (UBI).
Friday Facts and Figures: May 28, 2021
Police and prison reform bills stall in the Legislature. NJ Transit unveils ambitious bus electrification plan.
What’s Included, and Missing, in Gov. Murphy’s FY 2022 Budget Proposal
Camden Sheds Black Teachers at a Uniquely High Rate
Friday Facts and Figures: May 21, 2021
Bill to ban contracts with ICE advances through Senate committee. New housing protection bill falls short.
Early Education Matters: Connecting High-Quality Pre-K to K-3 Classrooms
Five Ways to Strengthen Tax Credits for Workers
Friday Facts and Figures: May 14, 2021
Treasury rules state and local aid cannot be used for tax cuts. Governor Murphy announces Excluded New Jerseyans Fund.
State Takeover of Camden Schools Did Not Improve Students’ Academic Performance
Friday Facts and Figures: April 30, 2021
New census numbers prove that people are NOT fleeing New Jersey. Driver's license expansion to finally take effect!
Friday Facts and Figures: April 23, 2021
Repealing the SALT cap would widen the racial wealth gap. The USDA extends its universal free lunch program.
Introducing the State of Opportunity Index
Blueprint to Secure a Just Recovery
Friday Facts and Figures: April 16, 2021
Gov. Murphy announces new financial assistance for residents enrolling in the state health exchange. Immigrant workers still without pandemic relief.
New York Approves $2.1 Billion Relief Fund for Immigrants — New Jersey Should Do the Same
Friday Facts and Figures: April 9, 2021
New York will provide pandemic relief to immigrant workers. State Attorney General unveils Use of Force Dashboard.