Gov. Florio, Bloustein School Senior Policy Fellow, to receive Leadership Award

Hon. James J. Florio, New Jersey’s 49th governor and a senior policy fellow at the Bloustein School, is the recipient of New Jersey Future’s 2018 Cary Edwards Leadership Award, recognizing his 45 years of public service to the citizens of New Jersey. The Cary Edwards Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have an outstanding commitment to […]

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Van Horn Appointed to New Jersey Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, has been appointed to the newly created New Jersey Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council. Established by Governor Phil Murphy, the council will provide Governor Murphy with economic advice and recommendations for stimulating job growth and workforce development in New […]

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Murphy Goes All in on Technology as Means to Rehab NJ Economy

Murphy’s transition effort is being led by executive director Jose Lozano, who served as a member of former Gov. Jon Corzine’s administration. Carl Van Horn, the director of Rutgers University’s John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, is serving as a senior policy advisor, and Jose Fernandez, who was a member of former President Barack […]

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Van Horn, Coleman among several Bloustein faculty, staff, alumni chosen for governor-elect Murphy’s transition team

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and Henry Coleman, Professor of Public Policy, are among several faculty, staff, and alumni from the Bloustein School who have been named to Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s slate of Transition2018 committees and co-chairs. Van Horn, a widely recognized expert on workforce, human […]

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New Jersey budget challenges are significant and immediate

The new governor faces immediate budget problems. After inauguration in January 2018, the Budget for fiscal year 2019 must be submitted in March. And for the first six months of 2018, the governor must manage the budget he will inherit — and end with the year in surplus. Richard F. Keevey is former New Jersey […]

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Gov.-elect Phil Murphy just named his transition team

The Star-Ledger reports on Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s transition team, noting that Carl Van Horn (BSPPP/Heldrich) was named Senior Advisor to the Transition for Strategy and Policy and was name to the Stronger and Fairer Economy team; Henry Coleman (BSPPP) was named to the budget team; William Howard (former chair of the Board of Governors) was […]

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NJ’s fiscal future: A direction for the new governor

The fiscal future of New Jersey is bleak. New Jersey has struggled to balance its budget for two decades. In the early 1990s, the state was AAA by each Rating Agency. Over the last eight years, it was reduced seven times – it is now the second lowest. Some organizations have argued for large tax […]

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Gov. Edward Rendell–The cost of doing nothing about America’s infrastructure is greater than the cost of doing something

In April the Bloustein School hosted former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell for a discussion on the state of America’s infrastructure at the 2017 Gov. James J. Florio Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture. In partnership with the offices of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, & Fader LLC, in 2016 the Bloustein School recognized former New Jersey Gov. Florio’s […]

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