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: 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.

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.

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.

Friday Facts and Figures: January 7, 2022

New year rings in a new minimum wage. Comptroller report reveals lack of accountability in corporate tax break programs.

Friday Facts and Figures: December 17, 2021

Lawmakers are fast-tracking a big tax break for casinos. The state moratorium on utility shut-offs expires at the end of the month.

Friday Facts and Figures: December 10, 2021

Expanded unemployment benefits to expire this month. Child care centers require special attention for lead remediation.