By Robert Noland, Hannah Younes, Evan Iacobucci, and Wenwen Zhang. The COVID-19 pandemic had major impacts on transportation behavior in New Jersey and throughout the world. Our research sought to examine these changes and whether any changes will be long-lasting [...]
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EconomicsNetflix Wins Approval to Move Forward with Monmouth County Studio Development - The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority board voted unanimously on Feb. 21 to approve a zoning amendment to allow Netflix to develop a $903 million production complex in northern NJ. Now, the Authority’s staff must review the site plans before the Eatontown and Oceanport [...]
The New Jersey State Policy Lab’s third annual summer internship program is now open and accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate students until March 22nd. The Policy Lab is seeking a diverse pool of candidates (e.g., racial/ethnic group, socioeconomic status, military service, age, gender/identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, etc.) for a paid, 10-week internship [...]
By Bernie Lombardi, Ph.D., Betsy Kim, Ph.D., Robyn Ince, Ed.M. On January 16, 2024, The Disconnection Prevention Bill (S3080) was signed into law by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. Bill S3080 will establish the Disconnection Prevention Task Force to analyze the causes of school disconnection for individuals from high schools and public institutions of [...]
In the Cape May County Herald's weekly newsletter, an NJSPL R/ECON blog was referenced in relation to the growing housing crisis in New Jersey and the ongoing legislative steps that are being taken to address this crisis.
Education Bill Advances to Raise Property Tax Hikes to Address School Underfunding - On Feb. 15, the Senate Education Committee passed S2434, which would allow school districts experiencing cuts in state aid to increase property taxes by greater than the state’s cap of 2%. Aid cuts result from legislation passed in 2018, codified as P.L.2018, c.67 [...]
By Megan McCue In the nearly three years since the New Jersey State Policy Lab was formed, the team and their researchers have published a wealth of information in various forms, including blogs, reports, and policy briefs on a wide range of subjects affecting residents all across the state of New Jersey, from healthcare, education, [...]
By Will Irving. As 2024 began with yet another surprisingly strong jobs report for the U.S. (353,000 jobs added in January and the unemployment rate steady at 3.7%), and with a full year’s worth of 2023 state-level employment data now available [...]
Policy Fellow Linda Stamato published a new op-ed in MorristownGreen commemorating the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, and the momentous history that has been accomplished in the U.S. since then.
Health Senate Law and Public Safety Committee Advances Legislation - On Feb. 8, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee advanced legislation to track untested rape kits and curb gun trafficking. S715 would create an online system for victims, law enforcement, and health facilities to track rape kits from collection to results. The legislation follows a March [...]