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Governance


Governor's Office Needs to Regain Its Clout
Op-ed by John Farmer, Jr., dean of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and former State Attorney General, The Star-Ledger 12/ 13/09.

New Jersey Local Government Ethics Law and an Assessment of Its Effectiveness
June 2009
The administration of New Jersey ethics codes varies by level of government. In the executive and legislative branches, the codes and their administration have recently been reformed. This study uses a sample of 22 local governments to assess how local ethics administration varies.

Op-ed by policy analyst and New Jersey Project director Ingrid Reed
Op-ed is based on the Local Government Ethics Administration Study appeared in The Record on Sunday, August 2, 2009.

Governor's Local Ethics Government Task Force Meets
Reported in New Jersey Municipalities, November 2009

The New Jersey Initiative: Building Management Capacity in New Jersey Municipalities
A brief description of the New Jersey Initiative is provided at the above link. The New Jersey Initiative was conducted by a partnership between the Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The project was funded by grants from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the state of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. The New Jersey Initiative released two publications: The New Jersey Initiative: Building Management Capacity in New Jersey Municipalities and Summary of The New Jersey Initiative: Building Management Capacity in New Jersey Municipalities, which can also be found at the above link.

In addition, the New Jersey Initiative research was the focus of a February 2003 article, "How Effective is Town Management?" in the NJ League of Municipalities magazine.

The overall goal of the New Jersey Initiative is to provide opportunities for municipalities and other levels of government, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals to learn about public management systems, how they might be improved and how they can better meet the needs citizens and of those in leadership positions.