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NJSPL – Marc Pfeiffer On Fixing the Open Public Records Act

OPRA, the state’s Open Public Records Act is showing its age. Now 22 years old, this important public policy suffers, in part, from age, neglect, unintended consequences, and unexpected use cases. Efforts to repair OPRA must recognize that the law affects all levels of New Jersey government, not just municipal.

NJSPL – New Jersey Employment Concerns Revisited

As 2024 began with yet another surprisingly strong jobs report for the U.S., and with a full year’s worth of 2023 state-level employment data now available, it’s worth briefly revisiting some of the trends discussed in our early December post on New Jersey’s employment situation.

New Jersey’s rising unemployment makes economic future uncertain

New Jersey’s unemployment rose sharply in 2023, leaving economic experts wondering whether a rocky road is ahead in the new year. The state unemployment rate climbed from 3.4% in January to 4.7% in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. November’s...

Dean Stuart Shapiro: Federal regulations don’t really affect economic growth

The American economy added over 330,000 jobs in September, but the role of government regulation in the economic equation is conspicuously absent from discussions. This article examines the impact of regulations on the macroeconomy and why they may be less significant than previously claimed, shedding light on a complex economic reality.

NJ job market numbers are out: See where we’re headed

New Jersey’s private sector lost 9,500 jobs in the past two months and the unemployment rate ticked up from 3.7% to 3.9% according to a preliminary jobs report released Thursday morning by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  That comes...

Quitting is literally paying off for most workers, study finds

Paychecks didn’t keep up with inflation for a majority of workers who stuck with the same employer. And with employers still saying they’re desperate to hire and can’t find qualified candidates, Carl Van Horn at Rutgers University’s workforce development center...

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From Flowers to High-Rises: How Planning Experts Shape Greenbelt Land Development and "Information not Provided by Applicant": Missingness in Mortgage Lending Data and its Implications for Assessing Fair Lending Practices. […]

Evaluating sectoral decarbonization pathways for India’s net-zero ambitions

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You are invited to join Professor Mike Lahr for a guest speaker presentation by Professor Kakali Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D. (she/her/elle), McGill University, Montreal, CANADA Associated reading: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667095X22000113 PAPER ABSTRACT: In the first of […]