Manchin’s permit bill highlights importance of administrative process
Stuart Shapiro breaks down a recent bill Senator Joe Manchin has introduced regarding the permitting process for energy projects, and presents his perspective on how utilizing procedural requirements can both help and hinder the government.
Christians, please listen. There is no national religion in America.
In this opinion piece, Linda Stamato defends the Founding Fathers' original intention to keep the United States from establishing a national religion, and why we should not allow one religion over others to influence politics and public policy today.
Did the Supreme Court just tell the Senate to abolish the filibuster?
Stuart Shaprio offers his take on the filibuster in this opinion piece for The Hill: "Getting rid of the filibuster will not lead to an avalanche of legislation. It will just lead to more than we get now."
Charles Payne co-authors Dignity-Affirming Education: Cultivating the Somebodiness of Students and Educators
The word “dignity” is not typically used in education, yet it is at the core of strong pedagogy. This book names the concept and shows readers what education looks like when it is centered on students’ dignity.
Policy Fellows Stamato and Jaffe Suggest Negotiation for Aiding Talks in the Russia-Ukraine War
"Negotiation may be more promising if the focus shifts from a final resolution of the protracted conflict to an interim plan with these initial objectives: (a) to cease the fighting and (b) to consider occupied territory “neutral,” and under a protectorate, until a complete resolution can be determined."
Gregory Porumbescu co-authors Government Transparency State of the Art and New Perspectives
Part of the Elements in Public Policy series, the authors argue that to understand why transparency “works” in one context, but fails in another, we have to take into account how institutional (macro), organizational (meso) contexts interact with individual behavior (micro).
Second half of Child Tax Credit can only be claimed by filing tax return
The recent report by the Rutgers Center for Women and Work, in partnership with the New Jersey State Policy Lab, found that nearly half of eligible parents in the Garden State did not receive advance payments.
EJB Talks’ Stuart Shapiro talks with Executive Director Elizabeth Cooner
Elizabeth Cooner, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Policy Lab talks about the Lab’s mission of conducting rigorous evidence-based research to help inform New Jersey’s policymakers on solutions to important policy questions that are effective, innovative, and always have a focus on equity.
Newark’s Response to Pandemic Housing Crisis is a ‘Success Story’, Study Says
The City of Newark’s ability to distribute federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funds during a housing crisis spurred by the coronavirus pandemic was lauded as a “success story” compared to other large New Jersey cities, according to a recent study by the New Jersey State Policy Lab at Rutgers University.
New Jersey Policy Lab work featured in Results for America report recognizing NJ as an “honor roll” state
New Jersey Policy Lab was featured as a “promising example” of the State of New Jersey using program evaluations to improve results, according to a recent Results for America report cited by the Office of the Governor.
State efforts to close the K-12 digital divide may come up short
While the Murphy administration was successful in giving 358,212 students access to critical education tools they previously lacked, the digital divide remains a problem in New Jersey as well as throughout the nation.
Senate vaccine mandate vote shows congressional weakness on regulations
Major policy decisions such as how to combat climate change, how to provide adequate oversight of our financial system, and how to strike the balance between public health protection and individual choice should be influenced by democratically elected officials.
Domestic violence survivors often suffer financial abuse, too
“The sort of common characteristic of financial abuse is one of control, an abuser trying to place as much control over someone’s life as possible,” said Andrea Hetling, a professor at Rutgers University who has published extensively on domestic violence.