Bloustein Local Government Research Center’s director/University Professor Ray Caprio, and assistant director/senior policy fellow Marc Pfeiffer, were named #12 and #9 respectively, to Insider NJ’s 2017 Insider 100 Policymakers in their annual “Who Will Fix the State of New Jersey?” Insider NJ’s “2017 Insider 100 Policymakers”
Public Comments and Press Response to “Size May Not Matter”
- Municipal consolidation / No magic bullet? Press of Atlantic City-Nov 22, 2014 The state just has too much government, the story goes. Now a study by Rutgers University’s Bloustein Local Government Research Center
- Property Tax Post: Municipal Consolidation May Not be the Route to … Bloomberg BNA – State and local governments across the country—especially those with … out of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
- Mergers may not be answer to cutting local government costs …NJ.com
- EDITORIAL: Rethink best targets for consolidation, Asbury Park Press, November 24, 2014
- EDITORIAL: Rethinking NJ’s ‘home rule’ problem My CentralJersey.com Nov 19, 2014 Consolidation of government services saves money, and is a necessary step … The report by the Bloustein Local GovernmentResearch Center …
- Are little towns causing big property taxes? Rutgers study says no …Opinion-NJ.com-Nov 18, 2014
- Rutgers study casts doubt on how much New Jersey towns can save … Newsworks.org-Nov 20, 2014 Study done by Raphael J. Caprio and Marc Pfeiffer at the Local Government Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public …
- Consolidation is not the be-all, end-all: Editorial NJ.com – 11/17/14 This report, by the Bloustein Local Government Research Center, tells us that when it comes to the cost of running a town, size really doesn’t .
- Rethink targets for consolidation Vineland Daily Journal – The report by the Bloustein Local Government Research Center provides many insights worth exploring. For instance, many small, rural towns…
This report examines a growing public imperative — the routine disclosure of government data in New Jersey. As part of a growing national movement, open government data is about taking all kinds of state and local government datasets and making them available and useful to the public. Opening data enhances government transparency, adds social and […]
Local government agencies face risks from their use of technology. Today’s technology is embedded in most government activities, and is growing because the public expects government to use technology in providing their services. The Bloustein Local Government Research Center has conducted and now publishes original research in the field. The report on this effort suggests […]communications, government, information, management, technology, technology risk, techology profile, techology system
A new paper, “Cost Allocation Estimates of Pension Liability for Each 1% of Payroll Contribution: Converting from a School District Basis to a Municipality Basis—A Preliminary Set of Estimates,” prepared by the Bloustein Local Government Research Center on behalf of the New Jersey League of Municipalities and the New Jersey School Board Association, is now […]
On November 17, 2014, Bloustein Local released it’s first Issue Paper: “Size May Not Be the Issue: An Analysis of the Cost of Local Government and Municipal Size in New Jersey.” Click here to download a copy of the report. Find media stories and editorials on the report here.
Link to event recording, October 25, 2013