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Bloustein Local Government Research Center

Another push for local governments to share work and cut costs

Marc Pfeiffer, a former deputy director of the state Division of Local Government Services who now serves as the assistant director of Rutgers University’s Bloustein Local Government Research Center, said local governments in New Jersey are facing a lot of pressure...

New Jersey Supreme Court hears GOP bid to block proposed borrowing

Repubican opponents of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to borrow up to $9.9 billion for offsetting COVID-19-related revenue losses was argued before the state’s highest court Wednesday and they said the state’s constitution and past legal precedent should...

Tax relief on home renovations in Belleville? It could be happening

Marc Pfeiffer, the assistant director of the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University, said the increase in taxes would go up about 20 percent a year. Township attorney Steven Martino, who helped draft the resolution, said a resident would not...

Rutgers alumni rank among top 100 figures in NJ politics

With a close to the 2017 political election season, PolitickerNJ and InsiderNJ released their power lists to rank who has the most momentum among New Jersey politicians and several people ranked were Rutgers alumni. Both the PolitickerNJ Power List and InsiderNJ 100...

Christie announces state takeover of Atlantic City finances

Ultimately, whether its a takeover depends on nuances of the legislation, said Mark Pfeiffer, a former deputy director with the state Division of Local Government Services. Will the city council be consulted? Will the Local Finance Board act on the council's behalf?...

Rutgers study finds local governments use outdated technology

But local government agencies and other organizations can become technologically proficient to understand and manage their technology risks, according to the Bloustein Local Government Research Center. As stated by the center, there are six interrelated categories of...

Study: NJ localities poorly equipped to manage IT risk

Many of New Jersey’s local governments are ill equipped to safeguard against the risks inherent in managing their networks and working with citizens’ data, according to the results of a new report. The study, prepared by researchers at Rutgers University’s Bloustein...

Marc Pfeiffer recognized with AEA Wave Service Award

Marc H. Pfeiffer, Senior Policy Fellow and Assistant Director of the Bloustein Local Government Research Center, was recently recognized by the Association of Environmental Authorities with the 2015 Wave Service Award. The Association of Environmental Authorities of...

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