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: 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.

Friday Facts and Figures: December 3, 2021

Child care tax credit bill passes through Legislature. New Jersey set to break record for most overdose deaths in a year.

Friday Facts and Figures: November 19, 2021

House passes historic Build Back Better legislation. American Rescue Plan (ARP) presents an opportunity to invest in programs that will increase public health and safety.

Friday Facts and Figures: November 12, 2021

NJPP has a new interim director, infrastructure week is finally here, and far too many New Jerseyans remain uninsured.

Friday Facts and Figures: November 5, 2021

After a long week where votes slowly trickled in, Governor Phil Murphy was declared the winner of New Jersey’s 2021 gubernatorial election.

Friday Facts and Figures: October 29, 2021

New Jersey is the best-run state in the nation. Open enrollment begins November 1. Election Day is November 2.

Friday Facts and Figures: October 22, 2021

Most counties have fewer early voting sites than the state budgeted for. Child Tax Credit payments are helping families in poverty make ends meet.

Friday Facts and Figures: October 15, 2021

New Jersey is one step closer to a more inclusive pandemic recovery. New NJPP report makes a strong case for reimagining public safety.

Friday Facts and Figures: October 8, 2021

Bergen County ends its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Scaling back the Build Back Better bill would hurt children and the economy.

Friday Facts and Figures: October 1, 2021

NJPP President Brandon McKoy stepping down. Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson discusses the state's finances with NJ Spotlight News.

Friday Facts and Figures: September 24, 2021

New homelessness figures point to big racial disparities in housing. Build Back Better bill endorsed by Nobel Prize-winning economists.

Friday Facts and Figures: September 17, 2021

Marijuana cases automatically expunged. Poverty remains far too high. The Build Back Better agenda will create millions of jobs.

Friday Facts and Figures: September 10, 2021

New Jersey is one step closer to expanding housing rights for people with criminal records. President Joe Biden visits Somerset County.

Friday Facts and Figures: September 3, 2021

Hurricane Ida was one of the deadliest storms in state history. New Jersey is on pace for record-breaking overdose deaths in 2021.