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.
President Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act. Murphy administration green lights a highway widening that conflicts with New Jersey's climate goals.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson during The Wealth Disparity Task Force’s Economic Working Group listening session.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst Marleina Ubel during The Wealth Disparity Task Force’s Criminal Justice Working Group listening session.
House Democrats poised to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. Three Amazon workers have died at warehouses in New Jersey over the last month.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy in support of removing administrative barriers from WorkFirst NJ program.
New Jersey's process for spending American Rescue Plan funds lacks transparency. Temp Workers' Bill of Rights gets another final vote.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson, calling on a more transparent American Rescue Plan fund allocation process.
A historic opportunity to provide immediate relief to New Jersey families and communities harmed by the pandemic is quickly slipping away.
New Jersey is adding jobs faster than almost any other state. Only a small fraction of rental assistance applicants receive benefits.
Easy Enrollment program will help uninsured residents enroll in coverage. New Jersey's private sector employment surpasses pre-pandemic levels.
The new program takes tax filing and unemployment claim forms and turns them into opportunities to enroll in health care coverage — all by checking a box.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst Alex Ambrose in support of the Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind project to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Nobody knows what lawmakers requested funding for in the state budget. The states that ban abortion do the least for children and families.
Labor and environmental advocates kill Amazon hub at Newark Airport. Federal health care subsidies are about to expire.
NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen breaks down how the Child Tax Credit became law.
The NJPP team breaks down the new state budget. New Jersey is the latest state to approve a Child Tax Credit.
The new state budget creates a Child Tax Credit, but other programs to support working families didn’t make it in.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson in opposition to the proposed sales tax holiday on school supplies.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen in support of establishing a state-level Child Tax Credit.
Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Lawmakers agree to sales tax holiday. Immigrants' rights groups rally at the State House.
Investment in Liberty State Park should be done responsibly so the park remains open to the public and safe for children and wildlife alike.
New Jersey should use its budget surplus to support families with kids and help make parenting more affordable.
New property tax relief proposal includes more renters. Jersey City raises its minimum wage. Easy enrollment bill goes to the governor.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst Marleina Ubel, urging the Office of Legislative Services to produce a racial impact statement for S513.