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Covid’s enduring lesson: The U.S. has no federal system to protect public health | Opinion

2024-07-01T17:31:13-04:00

NJSPL Policy Fellow Linda Stamato published a new op-ed in NJ.com discussing disease prevention in the U.S. and the importance of protecting our public health system on the federal level.

Covid’s enduring lesson: The U.S. has no federal system to protect public health | Opinion2024-07-01T17:31:13-04:00

June 24, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-07-08T13:03:03-04:00

Education Lawmakers Abandon Plan to Subsidize Private School Tuition - Sponsors of the proposed New Jersey Student Support Act withdrew the bill following widespread stakeholder opposition. The bill would have directed the state to spend $37.5 million annually on tax credits to enable students to attend private school. Taxpayers could claim credit for contributing to organizations [...]

June 24, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-07-08T13:03:03-04:00

Assessing Equity in the Utilization of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding: Evidence from New Jersey and Beyond  

2024-06-20T09:13:50-04:00

Pengju Zhang, Ph.D. & Michael S. Hayes, Ph.D. The American Rescue Plan Act's Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (ARPA-SLFRF) provides $350 billion to state and local governments [...]

Assessing Equity in the Utilization of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding: Evidence from New Jersey and Beyond  2024-06-20T09:13:50-04:00

June 17, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-06-19T10:11:51-04:00

Education Community Colleges Resist Budgetary Cuts - Community colleges statewide have spoken out against a $20 million reduction in state aid which will halt colleges’ expansion plans and force them to raise tuition and cut programming and services. State aid should account for a third of funding for community colleges, yet 55% of funding currently comes [...]

June 17, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-06-19T10:11:51-04:00

Examining Low-Income Community Solar Program and Energy Justice in New Jersey: An AI-Based Crowdsourcing Study

2024-06-14T19:07:47-04:00

By Sania Murtuza, Tai Vu, & Yao Sun, Ph.D. With the intention of developing an interactive map for Jersey City, Newark, and Trenton, the research team first obtained zip code data for New Jersey from an online dataset [...]

Examining Low-Income Community Solar Program and Energy Justice in New Jersey: An AI-Based Crowdsourcing Study2024-06-14T19:07:47-04:00

Newark Youth Share Experiences and Challenges to Enrolling in Postsecondary Education

2024-06-13T13:47:59-04:00

By Bernie Lombardi, Ph.D., Betsy Kim, Ph.D., and Robyn Ince, Ed.M. As part of our ongoing study funded by the New Jersey State Policy Lab on youth who were disconnected from college during COVID-19 in Newark, we conducted focus groups [...]

Newark Youth Share Experiences and Challenges to Enrolling in Postsecondary Education2024-06-13T13:47:59-04:00

June 10, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-06-11T10:53:46-04:00

Education Assembly Education Committee Advances ‘Freedom to Read’ Bill - The Assembly Education Committee advanced on June 6 A3446, a bill which requires local districts to create policies on book curation in school and public libraries that bar the removal of books based on authors’ backgrounds, origins, or views. The legislation would also make librarians immune [...]

June 10, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-06-11T10:53:46-04:00

Key Insights from Early Offshore Wind Implementation in the United States

2024-06-10T09:34:12-04:00

Photo ©: Block Wind Farm   By Jessica Parineet Offshore wind development is in its early stages in the United States, with just under one gigawatt (GW) of utility scale capacity constructed[1][2]. State decarbonization goals have catalyzed industry progress thus far, however the Biden administration has increased federal support, including a national goal to deploy [...]

Key Insights from Early Offshore Wind Implementation in the United States2024-06-10T09:34:12-04:00

Report Release: Digital Skills for Accessing Local Government Services

2024-06-06T12:18:26-04:00

By Vishal Trehan, Stephanie Walsh, Gregory Porumbescu, and Andrea Hetling. Digital skills are increasingly essential for citizens to access and utilize online government services effectively. However, there are also reports of disparities in digital skill levels [...]

Report Release: Digital Skills for Accessing Local Government Services2024-06-06T12:18:26-04:00
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