WRI featured at a Cumberland County Chambers of Commerce event focused on economic challenges and opportunities in the county. Centered on WRI’s Our Piece of the Pie research, Senate President Sweeney, Senator Van Drew and 80 more engaged citizens turned out.
In late 2017 WRI issued a policy brief on DACA and New Jersey; it was recently cited in the amicus brief filed by the State of New Jersey in the matter of Texas v. United States of America.
WRI, in partnership with Land Dimensions and the Financial Wellness Institute, has completed a study essential to understanding the livability of the state.
WRI Faculty Fellow Michael Hayes and WRI Executive Director Darren Spielman presented the Institute’s Our Piece of the Pie study as part of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey’s Good Morning South Jersey Series.
On July 19 Burlington City Hosted the Play Streets Initiative for Youth, one in a series of safe community efforts scheduled this summer.
As the region, state and nation grapple with how best to address our persistent and growing drug crisis, an understanding of the potential costs and benefits of different approaches should be central to the conversation. WRI is working to provide just that.