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104, 2024

The Newark Women Moving Forward Financial Initiative Offers Free Education and Solutions for Personal, Business Finances, Home Ownership, and Estate Planning highlights a new program the City of Newark has just announced, Women Moving Forward Financial Initiative, which intends to offer comprehensive financial education and tools to better empower women. In the announcement Mayor Baraka cites a recent NJSPL report on rising inflation in New Jersey.

1803, 2024

There’s a hidden way politics shapes regulation. The Supreme Court should take note.

The Supreme Court appears poised to overturn the "Chevron deference," which established a two-step process for judicial evaluation of the legality of agency regulations. Bearing this in mind, NJSPL Principal Investigator Dean Stuart Shapiro weighs in on the perception by some that regulations issued by the executive branch are not influenced by political influence.

1403, 2024

We need to fix OPRA. Let’s start here | Opinion

Research Affiliate Marc Pfeiffer published an op ed on making the case for why New Jersey state legislature needs to update the Open Public Records Act and how best to do so while maintaining effective government administration, access to records, and ensuring transparency and integrity.

503, 2024

Free Financial Education Program Launches For Newark Women

In a recent statement from Mayor Ras Baraka announcing that Newark First Lady Linda Baraka will lead the Newark Women Moving Forward financial initiative, he cited a report authored in collaboration with the New Jersey State Policy Lab and the Center for Women and Work which examined the impact inflation has had on New Jerseyans.

702, 2024

Believe in democracy? Then, I’ve got some bad news for you. | Opinion

NJSPL Policy Fellow Linda Stamato discusses an upcoming law the New Jersey State Legislature is currently weighing that would make it easier for county sheriffs to conduct home foreclosure auctions online, depriving newspapers of paid auction ads and a valuable income source for many local papers already struggling to stay in business.

2501, 2024

Op-Ed: NJ must make good use of opioid settlement funds

New Jersey will be receiving approximately $1.1 billion from the recent opioid settlement award money, and NJSPL Policy Fellow Linda Stamato advocates that the state should use these funds to develop an integrated system of collaborative care with medical and nonmedical professionals to confront and address opioid addiction.

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