Friday Facts and Figures is a weekly newsletter with data points, analysis, and commentary on the biggest policy debates in New Jersey and beyond.

Friday Facts and Figures: September 16, 2022

New court challenge to the Affordable Care Act threatens access to preventive care. Uber pays up for misclassifying workers and not paying taxes.

Friday Facts and Figures: September 9, 2022

With a new school year underway, New Jersey struggles with a teacher shortage and fewer mental health staff for Black and Hispanic/Latinx students.

Friday Facts and Figures: September 2, 2022

One year after Hurricane Ida, New Jersey has yet to release new flood zone rules. Superior Court judge strikes down big tax break for casinos.

Friday Facts and Figures: August 26, 2022

President Biden announces student loan forgiveness plan. New Jersey's 10-day sales tax holiday starts tomorrow.

Friday Facts and Figures: August 19, 2022

President Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act. Murphy administration green lights a highway widening that conflicts with New Jersey's climate goals.

Friday Facts and Figures: August 12, 2022

House Democrats poised to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. Three Amazon workers have died at warehouses in New Jersey over the last month.

Friday Facts and Figures: August 5, 2022

New Jersey's process for spending American Rescue Plan funds lacks transparency. Temp Workers' Bill of Rights gets another final vote.

Friday Facts and Figures: July 29, 2022

New Jersey is adding jobs faster than almost any other state. Only a small fraction of rental assistance applicants receive benefits.

Friday Facts and Figures: July 22, 2022

Easy Enrollment program will help uninsured residents enroll in coverage. New Jersey's private sector employment surpasses pre-pandemic levels.

Friday Facts and Figures: July 15, 2022

Nobody knows what lawmakers requested funding for in the state budget. The states that ban abortion do the least for children and families.

Friday Facts and Figures: July 8, 2022

Labor and environmental advocates kill Amazon hub at Newark Airport. Federal health care subsidies are about to expire.

Friday Facts and Figures: July 1, 2022

The NJPP team breaks down the new state budget. New Jersey is the latest state to approve a Child Tax Credit.

Friday Facts and Figures: June 25, 2022

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Lawmakers agree to sales tax holiday. Immigrants' rights groups rally at the State House.

Friday Facts and Figures: June 17, 2022

New property tax relief proposal includes more renters. Jersey City raises its minimum wage. Easy enrollment bill goes to the governor.

Friday Facts and Figures: June 10, 2022

New report calls for multi-year budgeting and consensus revenue forecasting. New Jersey is one step closer to covering all kids.

Friday Facts and Figures: June 3, 2022

The number of teacher candidates in New Jersey continues to decline. It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s For The Many NJ!

Friday Facts and Figures: May 27, 2022

Remembering the 21 lives lost at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022.

Friday Facts and Figures: May 20, 2022

New Jersey has a multi-billion-dollar surplus, and lawmakers are already fast-tracking a bill to give a big chunk of it to profitable businesses.

Friday Facts and Figures: May 13, 2022

Governor Murphy announces support for expanding abortion access. Corporate lobbyists push for a big tax break. Unions are having a moment.

Friday Facts and Figures: May 6, 2022

Abortion rights are under attack. New report ties the racial wealth gap to disparities in home ownership. Inflation is good for business.

Friday Facts and Figures: April 29, 2022

New report highlights high injury rate at Amazon warehouses. New bill would expand the state's premier anti-poverty program.

Friday Facts and Figures: April 22, 2022

Essential workers and advocates urge lawmakers to provide more direct relief to residents harmed by the pandemic. Legal weed is here!

Friday Facts and Figures: April 15, 2022

Millions of residents are struggling to make ends meet. Legal cannabis sales start next week. Revenue collections are ahead of projections.

Friday Facts and Figures: April 1, 2022

Senate Budget Chair Paul Sarlo calls for multi-year budgeting. New bill would expand language access. The NJPP team just got bigger!

Friday Facts and Figures: March 25, 2022

The Affordable Care Act turns 12, New Jersey has a strong jobs report, and legal cannabis sales are delayed again — but for good reason.