Bloustein Local helps NJ local governments manage cyber risks

Any organization with an online presence, or any individual who is online, is constantly threatened by cyber-attacks perpetrated by criminals trying to steal information that can be sold. New Jersey municipal governments are no exception, and the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University has been assisting New Jersey’s local governments as they look to improve their technological […]

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City tax levy down 70 percent from 2012

Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director of the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University, said the state should receive plenty of credit for getting Atlantic City’s finances under control. In February, state overseers reached a $72 million tax settlement with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The city owed Borgata $165 million after successful property-tax appeals […]

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What is the cost of damage to city vehicles in accidents?

The accident reports for the five cities and municipalities reviewed by MyCentralJersey.com spanned six years, from 2011 to 2016, and included accidents in which public employees were at fault and also accidents in which they were not. The majority of the accidents involved emergency responders, such as vehicles driven by police and fire department employees, as well […]

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