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: 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.