Timing County Hospital Bed Shortfall during COVID-19

On March 16, 2020, we released a research brief comparing estimates of available hospital beds, by the eight South Jersey counties, with the likely demand for hospital beds under three coronavirus spread scenarios. This follow-up brief updates the previous model and predicts when demand for hospital beds will first surpass capacity in each of the 21 New Jersey counties.

Policy Perspective: Electric Vehicles

The 2020 lame-duck Legislature included the Electric Vehicle Bill (S2252/A4819), sponsored by Senator Bob Smith (D) and Senator Linda Greenstein (D). It passed 27-12 in the Senate and 65-9 in the Assembly, and on Jan. 17, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill into law. Learn about what it means for New Jersey’s clean air goals.

The Art of Combating Illegal Dumping

In January 2019, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that Camden, New Jersey was named a Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art Challenge; receiving $1 million in funding a public art project that will transform sites plagued by illegal dumping into dynamic art spaces. WRI is a proud partner.