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: 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.
Friday Facts and Figures: April 2, 2021
New study finds that some of the biggest U.S. corporations paid no federal taxes. New Jersey expands access to the polls.
Roadmap to Electrifying New Jersey’s Public Bus Fleet
Friday Facts and Figures: March 26, 2021
Early voting bill heads to Gov. Murphy's desk. Immigrants' rights advocates unveil a new policy platform.
Cooperation with ICE Deepens Racial and Economic Disparities in New Jersey
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.