North Jersey owes $273 million in retirement payouts

Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director of the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University, said payouts were once a benefit for public employees whose salaries were typically lower than those of their private-sector counterparts. And being able to bank those days discouraged employees from taking their sick and vacation time, he said. “No one ever […]

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Only 2 NJ towns don’t have any immigrants

According to James Hughes, a Rutgers University professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, immigrants made up more than 25 percent of the Garden State’s population at the beginning of the 20th Century. NJ1015.com, June 26, 2017

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Rutgers study finds local governments use outdated technology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 risk: cyber security, legal, operational, financial, “reputational” and societal. Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director and senior policy fellow at the center, […]

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Interactive Map: On the Trail of New Jersey’s Tax-Exempt Properties

“One problem is not so much the amount of property exempt from taxation but the distribution of these exemptions,” wrote Donald A. Krueckeberg, then a professor of urban planning and associate dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, in a 2004 paper titled, “Free New Jersey: The […]

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