NJ needs a Sweeney budget center at Rowan

The policy center’s advisory board, which Sweeney will chair, already includes a stellar roster of economics and fiscal policy talent, including Thomas J. Healey, senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department; Charles Steindel, former N.J. Treasury chief economist and senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; economist Joel Naroff; Ralph Thomas, executive director of the N.J. Association of Certified Public Accountants; David Rousseau, former state treasurer; Michael Vrancik, former manager of N.J. Treasury’s Office of Management and Budget; Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director of Rutgers’ Bloustein Bureau of Local Government Research and former deputy director of the state Division of Local Government Services; Richard Keevey, senior policy fellow at Rutgers and former state budget director and controller; and Michael L. Lahr, director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service.

The Press of Atlantic City, April 7, 2022