How a Rutgers lecturer is helping local governments secure their systems

With increasing speculation about the role the Russian government may have played in the 2016 election and what tactics they might have used, cyberattacks on government entities have become a prominent issue at the forefront of the American conscious. Rutgers University’s Marc Pfeiffer, whose career in the public sector spans decades, is uniquely qualified to help […]

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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 Power aim to give readers a sense of who are the top party […]

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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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Sandy’s economic impact softens

For the most part, the state of New Jersey has “bounced back” from superstorm Sandy on an economic level, according to Dr. James Hughes and Marc Pfeiffer, of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. However, there are exceptions which pertain to individual homeowners or unforeseen circumstances, the professors […]

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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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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 Local Government Research Center and released late last month, reveals substantial problems with how many of […]

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Do public double dippers help or hurt taxpayers?

That’s the dilemma before New Jersey taxpayers, said Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director at the Rutgers University Bloustein Local Government Research Center: “(Taxpayers) may be getting a bargain, but the price of that bargain is that you might have individuals who seem excessively compensated, either on a day-to-day basis or for pension purposes.” Courier Post, April […]

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