On April 26th, 2018, WRI held its 17th Annual Walter and Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner. The event was held at The Merion, with more than 160 people in attendance. James Kehoe, President of Tonio Burgos New Jersey presented the South Jerseyan of the Year – Private Sector award to Jack Tarditi, Managing Director, Conner Strong and Buckelew. The Honorable Albert Kelly, Mayor of Bridgeton and CEO of Gateway Community Action Partnership, presented the South Jerseyan of the Year – Nonprofit Sector award to Dr. Robin Weinstein, Founder and President of the M25 Initiative. Daniel Dalton, former Senate Majority Leader and Secretary of State of New Jersey, presented the South Jerseyan of the Year – Public Sector award to the Honorable Governor James J. Florio.
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On April 5, 2018 Walter Rand Institute Faculty Fellow Michael Hayes presented findings from his “Our Piece of the Pie” study at WRI’s Forum About South Jersey. More than 80 people attended the Forum to learn about the distribution of state funds to municipalities across New Jersey.
It has long been speculated that South Jersey, in comparison to the rest of the State, does not receive a representative share of public funding when one considers population size and taxable property value. Professor Hayes’ study controlled for these factors and others and determined that South Jersey’s most economically distressed municipalities receive significantly less state funding assistance than similarly poor municipalities elsewhere throughout the state.
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