Murphy says ethics reforms can attack political cynicism

Gov. Phil Murphy wants the Legislature to approve a package of ethics and government reforms that span from lobbying to financial disclosure to the transparency of the legislative process. Murphy detailed the proposals in a speech at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, which follow a promise from his State of the […]

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Gov. Murphy Unveils Ethics Reforms During Visit to Rutgers

 Gov. Phil Murphy said he and his staff have been practically building a shrine around a fine bottle of bourbon he received as a gift. Here’s the sobering truth, though: Murphy and his fellow executive branch employees are exempt by state law from taking one drop, let alone accepting any gifts that are related to […]

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NJ Clean Energy Plan Proposes Bold Actions

“For a start, the state should conduct a complete, and the word complete cannot be emphasized enough, energy rate impact of its Energy Master Plan (EMP) that includes all of the additional costs (e.g., transmission, tax incentives, state expenditures, etc.) that the plan imposes,” wrote Frank A Felder, director, Rutgers University’s Center for Energy, Economic […]

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Midwest Is Most Robot-Dense Region

A recent report sponsored by the Century Foundation claims that industrial robots have not yet brought the dire nationwide effects that some people have warned about. “How Robots Are Beginning to Affect Workers and Their Wages” shows that the impact of automation varies across groups of workers, regions and industries. “There have been clear losers […]

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New Jersey Marks a “Novel” First in Fighting Climate Change

“It would certainly seem that New Jersey would really be taking a big leap here,” said Jeanne Herb, director of the environmental analysis group Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Other states, like Rhode Island, are moving toward using land-laws to confront coastal resiliency. Environmental Protection Magazine, February 4, […]

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Rutgers faculty releases report on transportation for individuals on autism spectrum

Cecilia Feeley, transportation autism project manager at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), and Andrea Lubin, a senior research specialist at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, were two members involved in this report. They used current information, surveys and focus groups to identify that affordable transportation relies on employment. Lubin said that […]

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