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Could this study finally help NJ cut property taxes?

State lawmakers want to hire Rutgers University researchers to study efficiency and scaling in the delivery of local government services – but first have to narrow their ambitions, which are bigger than their wallet. With an election-year eye on reducing property...

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...

Commemorating Constitution Day and Remembering its Architects

The U.S. Constitution was approved 232 years ago today; its ratification was made possible by the efforts of four resolute patriots September 17 is Constitution Day. It marks the 232nd anniversary of the approval of the United States Constitution. The work of the...

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...

Foreclosures now 'normal' at 10-year low

Economist James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, explained that New Jersey’s economy has struggled from a number of causes since the recession. “New Jersey got hit hard by the contraction in the...

5 things you must know about NJ job growth

"It's relatively small compared to the peak job growth of the late '90s," Rutgers University economist Joseph J. Seneca said. "But it's significantly stronger than what we thought it was, and we're off to a good start for 2015." APP.com, March 17

Insiders reap rewards of Chris Christie's Camden tax breaks

A top economist at Rutgers University's Center for Urban Policy Research, Nancy Mantell, said: "It always concerns me that you're just moving people around, not creating anything particularly new to the regional economy. And this is not going to help the places the...

New Rutgers report sources tax revenues, aid in New Jersey

A new Rutgers Regional Report, “Fiscal Flows in New Jersey: A Spatial Analysis of Major State Taxes and State Aid Programs,” authored by Joseph J. Seneca, university professor and economist at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public...

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The Rutgers Housing & Health Equity Cluster would like to invite you to join us for an in-person lunch and learn. All are welcome to bring lunch and eat during […]