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."
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Charles Payne co-authors Dignity-Affirming Education: Cultivating the Somebodiness of Students and EducatorsTamara Swedberg2022-07-05T15:45:09-04:00
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.
by Michel Boufadel, Firas Gerges, and Hani Nassif Resilience is the capacity to endure and recover following a disaster. Enhancing the resilience of communities has been recognized as a major policy decision that brings together various sectors of society. The recent passage of New Jersey Law S2607 requires municipalities to incorporate climate-related hazard vulnerability assessments [...]
"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."
by Gavin Rozzi Efforts to collect statewide data on the opiate crisis in New Jersey have been underway since 2014 when former Attorney General John J. Hoffman issued a directive requiring local law enforcement to report all deployments of Narcan™ (Naloxone), the lifesaving overdose reversal drug. Since then, officials at the New Jersey State Police, [...]
New Research from Professors Robert B. Noland, Evan Iacobucci, and Wenwen Zhang evaluate the support for street space that was reallocated during the pandemic.
by Maia de la Calle, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™) Over the past two decades, children in New Jersey have been more afflicted by poverty than have adults. Growing up in poverty translates to higher exposure to economic deprivation, chronic exposure to stressors, inadequate nutrition, and limited educational opportunities, amongst other hardships. Research points to [...]
By Thomas G. Dallessio Twenty-four years ago, the Governor’s Council on New Jersey Outdoors released a report that determined, “…the open space needs of our present and future generations greatly outweigh the resources we have been able to provide.” The report added, “The public said that we are protecting too little open space, too slowly, [...]
In this opinion piece, Policy Fellow Linda Stamato goes in search of New Jersey's promised state bank which has yet to materialize.
by Jessica Cruz Angela Siefer, founder and executive director of the Ohio-based National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), has done digital equity work dating back to the ’90s. Up until 2019, Siefer was encountering many public officials who did not understand what digital equity was or why it mattered despite the increased digitalization of the government [...]