South Jersey schools and vulnerability to recession: an updated brief

In April 2020, WRI released a report written by Faculty Fellow Michael Hayes examining the 25 largest South Jersey school districts’ financial status and vulnerability to financial recession. This follow up brief examines the financial status of all 179 school districts in southern New Jersey.

Are South Jersey school districts prepared for the recession?

To help the state distribute cuts fairly, and to help school districts plan for the future, it is vital that state and local policymakers in South Jersey are aware of the most financially vulnerable school districts in the region. This study provides actionable and pertinent school district funding information.

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.

Election 2019: a South Jersey snapshot

On November 5, New Jersey residents voted for all 80 seats in the General Assembly and decided on a ballot question to amend the State Constitution. The New Jersey Division of Elections will certify election results in December. But here’s where we currently stand.