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According to research at the Rutgers Center for Government Services, new data indicates that property taxes New Jersey grew more rapidly in 2014 than at any time in  the three previous years, although nowhere near the growth rates seen in the early part of the 2000’s.  Read a summary of the data from Dr. Ernie Reock here.

Interested in open data? Register now for "Data Day" at Montclair State University - Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Presenters will include representatives of Parse.ly, Find the Best, Ethnic NJ, NJ Advance Media, the Bergen Record and the NJ Data Book. You'll see how data can help you tell stories and how data can help you understand your audience.

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The "open data" movement is growing!

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors took a large step Tuesday toward joining the growing "open data" movement of making government statistics readily available to anyone with a computer and Internet connection.

Read more at the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-county-open-data-20150121-story.html

How much do government statistics matter to the average citizen? Quite a bit, it turns out – especially when they’re not accessible.

Witness some of the pointed comments elicited by a recent article on a bill to restore key New Jersey property tax data to the state’s website. Once easily accessible, the data on municipal property tax bills and homestead rebates disappeared from the...

ATLANTIC CITY – Anyone can now easily compare and contrast key data about New Jersey’s municipalities, counties and legislative districts via Rutgers’ new online, interactive New Jersey Data Book. The online service is being unveiled to municipal leaders this week at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

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Using data to inform - just the application Rutgers NJ Data Book was designed to fit.   Montclair State, NJ News Commons, hosted an event on October 8th for investigative and political reporters on fact checking.  Rutgers Center for Government Services presented the new online Rutgers NJ Data Book as a tool to support the approaches endorsed by the Sunlight Foundation, the American Press...

The 2014 print edition of the New Jersey Data Book containing comprehensive statistics and information about New Jersey, its legislative and congressional districts, counties and municipalities, is now available for pre-order in advance of its October publication. The latest print edition coincides with the launch of the online New Jersey Data Book, which provides a searchable, user-friendly...

The New Jersey Data Book, an interactive website offering comprehensive, official statistics and information about New Jersey, its people, communities and governments has been launched by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS).

The new website, njdatabook.rutgers.edu, represents the full digitization of the New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, a well-respected resource for...

New Rutgers Research Looks at Unequal Burdens and Their Multiple Causes

With New Jersey’s property taxes frequently cited as among the highest in the nation, their unequal burden on the state’s municipalities and residents is a topic of continual debate at town meetings and in the media.

But new research published by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS) finds that two of the...