Garden State Bankers Expect NJ’s Economy Will Still Lag Behind U.S. in 2015

“There’s an overwhelming expectation that current conditions in the United States are pretty good and are going to continue into the future,” James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, told the New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBA) at its annual conference last week. Yet “[t]he state’s economy may be […]

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Christie Taps Emergency Manager for Atlantic City

James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said an emergency manager in Atlantic City, could make tough financial decisions without facing political pressure. Wall Street Journal, Jan. 22

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Rutgers grad heads Hudson River Tunnel project outreach

One of the key players behind an urgent push to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and avert a looming commuter nightmare is Rutgers graduate Petra Messick, an infrastructure planning manager at Amtrak who earned a master’s degree from Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in 2004. MyCentralJersey.com, […]

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New Jersey unlikely to catch up with national growth in 2015

“There’s an overwhelming expectation that current conditions in the United States are pretty good and are going to continue into the future,” James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, told the New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBA) at its annual conference last week. Yet “[t]he state’s economy may be […]

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