By Adam Scavette Last summer, then acting New Jersey Governor Sheila Oliver signed legislation to devote $42.5 million toward restoring the state’s Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZ) to full operation for fiscal year 2022. In this piece, I discuss the history and performance of UEZs and opportunities to increase their effectiveness. The UEZ program is designed [...]
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By Rachel Brown For more than 50 years, community leaders and researchers have been drawing attention to disproportionate environmental burden and health disparities in low-income and communities of color. Here in New Jersey and as far back as 1998, the state has been working to systematically address Environmental Justice as an overarching public policy goal. [...]
By Sarah Small and Debra Lancaster With so much economic precarity brought on by the pandemic, many women in New Jersey have been confronted with issues of homelessness and inaccessible healthcare. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Point-In-Time Count data, the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in New Jersey actually [...]
Tia Azzi and Michael Lahr, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/Econ™) Introduction This is the third brief that reports data on New Jersey from the 2020 decennial census. The first presents a summary dataset that R/Econ™ produced for the New Jersey State Policy Lab in the form of readily accessed spreadsheets. The second examines differences between [...]
Understanding Awareness and Impact of the Community College Opportunity Grant and the Garden State Guarantee in Newark, NJTamara Swedberg2022-05-13T08:16:27-05:00
By Elisabeth Kim, Ph.D., Bernie Lombardi, Ph.D., and Robyn Brady Ince, Ed.M. The Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) and the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University-Newark are working in partnership with the New Jersey State Policy Lab to explore the implementation and impact of Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) and [...]
The theme for the day was Career Progress through Digital Skills: Workforce Development and Digital Literacy.
The New Jersey State Policy Lab was featured in this post written by Katie Crist and includes a quote from Executive Director Elizabeth Cooner.
Rajisha Shah, Aakanksha Deoli, MHA The COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant increase in telehealth volume and revolutionized healthcare regulatory guidelines for its use. Telehealth expanded access to care, especially during the pandemic, and made chronic disease management more convenient. The healthcare landscape saw a significant shift with the increasing growth of telemedicine companies, and commercial [...]
This opinion piece written by Policy Fellows Linda Stamato and Sandy Jaffe examines mediation opportunities in the NY NJ bi-state Waterfront Commission case.
By Michael L. Lahr, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/Econ™) In a recent article, New York Times reporter Christina Morales writes about the spread of “tipping fatigue,” noting how electronic screens now recommend tips as high as 35 percent of the bill and how these screens are cropping up at new places, like bakeries, movie theaters, [...]