When discussing the digital divide, studies have shown high monthly subscriptions and the perceived lack of need were two critical barriers to acquiring broadband subscriptions.
Issues accessing care still exist for Medicaid beneficiaries. Enrollees experience a limited choice of physicians and specialists accepting Medicaid compared to privately insured and Medicare patients.
Bloustein Policy Fellow, and former chair of the Board of Governors of Rutgers University, Linda Stamato argues that the elimination of the state Department of Higher Education and the state Board of Higher Education has led to the current mismanagement of New Jersey City University (NJCU) in this letter to the editor of nj.com “If […]
More than half (53%) of NJ adults living in poverty reside in 30 of the 565 municipalities. R/ECON’s Maia de la Calle’s analysis of US Census data demonstrates poverty rates vary by race/ethnicity & county
NJ Spotlight News’ Rhonda Schaffler interviews Dean Emeritus James Hughes about the surprising federal jobs report for July 2022
Bloustein Adjunct Professor and RUCI Lab Research Computing Specialist Gavin Rozzi Revolutionizes OPRA Requests in New Jersey with a Website called OPRA Machine. “I tried to get basic records — copies of checks and financial records — for investigative pieces. But people gave me the run around all the time.” “Oftentimes municipalities and other governmental agencies skirt […]
The pandemic continues to impact our lives. Working from home, school and daycare closures, gender disparities with household labor changes are explored in today’s blog.
New affordable housing in Ocean county is attracting a younger crowd. More retirees are electing to stay in their homes rather than move to the 55+ communities that drove up the median age in the southern part of the state. Dean Emeritus James W. Hughes discusses the factors that entice different age groups to move, […]
Professor Julia Sass Rubin, who has been popular in the media this Spring for challenging party line ballots, makes a case for bringing back fusion voting.
The jobless rate is at a record low of 3.6%, but consumer prices are up 9.1% as of June 2022. Are we officially in a recession? That depends on who you ask. “It suggests, overall, the economy is weakening, it’s certainly losing steam, where there are storm clouds not only on the horizon but we’re […]