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: 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.

Friday Facts and Figures: January 22, 2021

New Jersey opens its sixth vaccine megasite. President Biden gets straight to work with a flurry of executive orders.

Friday Facts and Figures: January 15, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden unveils a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package. NJPP reacts to Gov. Murphy's State of the State address.

Friday Facts and Figures: January 8, 2021

This is a dark week for democracy. 

Friday Facts and Figures: December 18, 2020

Busy week in Trenton as lawmakers legalize marijuana, restructure Horizon, and fast-track $11.5 billion in corporate tax breaks.

Friday Facts and Figures: December 11, 2020

State lawmakers are fast-tracking a bill that would restructure Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. Immigrant families still without COVID-19 relief.

Friday Facts and Figures: December 4, 2020

Tens of millions of families are struggling to make ends meet without additional COVID-19 relief from the federal government.

Friday Facts and Figures: November 20, 2020

Lawmakers continue to negotiate marijuana legalization bill. Renters face impending eviction crisis.

Friday Facts and Figures: November 13, 2020

State lawmakers hurry to pass marijuana legalization bill that leaves communities of color behind.

Friday Facts and Figures: November 6, 2020

New Jersey voters legalize recreational marijuana. New Jersey's state health exchange is finally here!

Friday Facts and Figures: October 23, 2020

New Jersey faces a second wave of COVID-19. Economist calculates cost of racial inequity in the United States.

Friday Facts and Figures: October 16, 2020

New Jersey lauches its own health care exchange. Millions of U.S. residents pushed into poverty by lack of federal COVID relief.

Friday Facts and Figures: October 9, 2020

New Jersey's school reopening plans are racially unequal. Racial justice organizations oppose redistricting ballot question.

Friday Facts and Figures: October 2, 2020

New bill would codify Roe v. Wade in state law and expand access to abortion care.

Friday Facts and Figures: September 25, 2020

New Jersey is one step closer to enacting a millionaires tax.

Friday Facts and Figures: September 18, 2020

Deal reached on millionaires tax, but there is still much more work to done to advance racial equity and economic justice.

Friday Facts and Figures: September 11, 2020

Food insecurity on the rise. New Jersey surpasses 2010's census self-report rate.

Friday Facts and Figures: September 4, 2020

New Jersey is setting an example other states should follow.

Friday Facts and Figures: August 28, 2020

Here's everything you need to know about Governor Murphy's budget proposal.

Friday Facts and Figures: August 21, 2020

Economists urge against spending cuts. New Jersey's billionaires see their wealth soar during pandemic.

Friday Facts and Figures: August 14, 2020

State Supreme Court approves bonding. Gov. Murphy announces that certain schools can open virtually.