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: July 23, 2021

Atlantic City votes to shut down its lifesaving syringe exchange program. New Jersey is the best performing state in the bond market.

Friday Facts and Figures: July 16, 2021

Expanded Child Tax Credit payments are here! A new report finds the true poverty rate for New Jersey. NJPP has a new job opening.

Friday Facts and Figures: July 9, 2021

New data documents millions of State Police traffic stops. Expanded federal Child Tax Credit takes effect later this month.

Friday Facts and Figures: July 2, 2021

New state budget includes big investments to aid the state's recovery, but lacks bold, transformative policies to close the racial wealth gap.

Friday Facts and Figures: June 25, 2021

State budget was passed in committee mere minutes after bill language was made public. Legislature passes historic Cover All Kids bill.

Friday Facts and Figures: June 18, 2021

New Jersey spent $11.6 billion enforcing the “War on Drugs” over the last decade. New federal bill would decriminalize all drugs.

Friday Facts and Figures: June 11, 2021

Election results show the power of "the line" on primary ballots. Strong revenue collections provides big opportunity to advance equity.

Friday Facts and Figures: June 4, 2021

Stimulus checks reduced hardship during the pandemic. New poll finds that New Jersey voters support Universal Basic Income (UBI).

Friday Facts and Figures: May 28, 2021

Police and prison reform bills stall in the Legislature. NJ Transit unveils ambitious bus electrification plan.

Friday Facts and Figures: May 21, 2021

Bill to ban contracts with ICE advances through Senate committee. New housing protection bill falls short.

Friday Facts and Figures: May 14, 2021

Treasury rules state and local aid cannot be used for tax cuts. Governor Murphy announces Excluded New Jerseyans Fund. 

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.

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.

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.

Friday Facts and Figures: March 26, 2021

Early voting bill heads to Gov. Murphy's desk. Immigrants' rights advocates unveil a new policy platform.

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!

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.

Friday Facts and Figures: February 19, 2021

New Jersey to prioritize greater vaccine equity. Governor Murphy announces a big investment in clean energy.

Friday Facts and Figures: February 12, 2021

New Jersey hits major vaccine milestone. New state health exchange is a big success.

Friday Facts and Figures: February 5, 2021

New coalition launches to abolish the drug war. New Jersey to get more aid from FEMA to respond to the pandemic.

Friday Facts and Figures: January 29, 2021

Open enrollment period extended. Candidates unite in lawsuit to abolish the line.