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.
The State Budget Can Do More to Make New Jersey Affordable for All
Friday Facts and Figures: March 18, 2022
New report details the benefits of the Child Tax Credit. Lawmakers try to dismantle bail reform. Foundations propose a new public health institute.
Breaking Down Governor Murphy’s FY 2023 Budget Proposal
Friday Facts and Figures: March 11, 2022
Budget season is back, featuring a full pension payment, more funding for schools, a healthy surplus, and a new property tax relief program.
Prescription Drug Affordability Board Would Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs
Using American Rescue Plan Funds for Corporate Tax Cuts Undermines an Equitable Recovery
Friday Facts and Figures: March 4, 2022
Governor Murphy unveils a new property tax relief program. New Jersey gets its first credit upgrade since 2005!
Read Across America Day Book Recommendations
Friday Facts and Figures: February 25, 2022
Excluded New Jerseyans Fund set to expire next week. State-level Child Tax Credit would make New Jersey a more affordable place to raise a family.
Making New Jersey Affordable for Families: The Case for a State-Level Child Tax Credit
Friday Facts and Figures: February 18, 2022
Child poverty soared after the expanded Child Tax Credit expired. More teachers are retiring and fewer students are studying to become teachers.
Adjusting Work First New Jersey Eligibility Would Help Tackle Child Poverty
Police in New Jersey Earn More Than Twice as Much as Social Service Workers
Friday Facts and Figures: February 4, 2022
New legislation would make New Jersey more affordable for renters. New report outlines need for updating the schooling funding formula.
Easy Enrollment Would Help Lower Uninsured Rates in New Jersey
New Jersey School Funding: The Higher the Goals, the Higher the Costs
Friday Facts and Figures: January 28, 2022
Murphy administration restores funding for the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund. New report finds more funding is needed, however, to reach all excluded residents.
Property Tax Reduction Should Target Renters with Low-Incomes
Recovery for All: Excluded New Jerseyans Fund Falls Short of Need
New Jersey’s Redistricting Efforts Need to Consider Its Diverse Communities
Friday Facts and Figures: January 21, 2022
Lawmakers rally around affordability. The Excluded New Jerseyans Fund was cut by $34 million.
Friday Facts and Figures: January 14, 2022
Updates on the lame duck session. The NJPP team reacts to the State of the State. The Legislature grows slightly more diverse.