Benjamin Dworkin; Sen. Declan O'Scanlon; Tony Vauss

News12+ INTRO: Dr. Benjamin Dworkin, Director of the Rowan Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship.

Steve Adubato speaks with Ben Dworkin, Ph.D., Director, RIPPAC – Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship, about the most significant policy issues affecting New Jersey, how voting has impacted citizenship, and the role of government and strong leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steve Adubato is joined by Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R) - NJ, 13th Legislative District, to discuss the state of the COVID vaccine distribution in New Jersey; Governor Murphy’s leadership throughout the public health crisis; the impact of the pandemic on small businesses in New Jersey; and the importance of the regionalization of the state’s school districts.

Steve Adubato sits down with Tony Vauss, Mayor, Township of Irvington, to discuss the challenges in vaccine hesitancy in minority communities, the relationship between police officials and minority communities, and the importance of the Public Safety Explorer Program to provide kids with a sense of responsibility in their neighborhood.