Katz on Christie On The Campaign Trail, This Is Not 2012's Chris Christie Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio/WNYC
Independence, OH - Three potential presidential rivals stood on a makeshift stage in a cavernous warehouse: There was Gov. Chris Christie, of course, continuing his rapid return to the top tier of possible Republican candidates . . .Read More
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September 29, 2014
- Is Christie's Barnstorming a Preview of 2016?
- Over the next eight days, Gov. Chris Christie will visit six states to campaign for Republican candidates . . .
- Analysis: Merger of Cash-Starved NJDOT with Turnpike Authority ‘Cash Cow’ eyed
- Turnpike, Parkway generate $400 million a year in excess toll revenues -- and most of it already goes into state budget
- Bills Would Protect Developmentally Disabled from Abuse and Neglect
- Family members urge state to more closely monitor workers at group homes and similar facilities
- No Shortage of Challenges for New President of Board of Public Utilities
- Agency must wrestle -- among other issues -- with building resiliency into NJ’s power grid without spiking customer bills
- NJEA, Other Education Groups Push Own Proposals for Teacher Improvements
- ‘Taking Back the Profession’ report includes call for new tier of ‘teacher leaders’ and more mentoring
- The List: Top 10 Challenges to Keep Raw Sewage From Polluting NJ's Water
- After years of neglect, New Jersey is addressing problems associated with aging sewer infrastructure, some of which is more than 100 years old
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September 26, 2014
- Tab for Unfunded Retiree Benefits Pegged at $30,000 per Household
- Three months after Christie’s pension cuts, governor’s own panel says failure to make pension payments has made problem worse
- ACA Medical-Insurance Shoppers in New Jersey Get More Choices for 2015
- UnitedHealthcare and tech-focused Oscar Health Insurance increase number of marketplace insurers to five
- New Jersey Students Will Be Spending More Time Taking New Online Tests
- Latest PARCC update indicates that tests could take as much as 10 hours spread over a half-dozen days
- Interactive Map: Tracking Crime at NJ’s Post-Secondary Schools
- Princeton had highest rate of reported sexual offenses; burglaries are most frequent campus crime
- Proposed Exelon, Pepco Merger Could Mean Fewer Outages for ACE Customers
- $7B deal would give Atlantic City Electric more money to beef up its infrastructure, company executives maintain
- Food-Stamp Cutbacks in NJ May Hinge on Resolving Application Backlog
- Decision to end ‘Heat and Eat’ program, delays in new computer system threaten federal funding
- Op-Ed: What You Need to Know About New Jersey’s Alimony Amendment
- One of the key questions about the new law is whether it will unintentionally result in more litigation rather than less
September 25, 2014
- Newark School Board Votes to Block Superintendent Anderson’s Pay
- Members flex their newfound fiscal muscle, but embattled state-appointed school chief still holds the purse strings
- PSE&G Breaks Ground on 10-Megawatt Solar Farm, Its Largest Yet
- Utility begins construction of grid-supply project at Parklands Landfill in Bordentown, avoids use of farmland or open space
- Tale of Two Towns: Newark, Irvington Mayors Tackle Housing Issues
- Leaders in both municipalities address economic, public health and crime, but take different approaches on foreclosures and eminent domain
- Opinion: What Will It Take for New Jersey Healthcare to Get Better?
- Well-publicized changes are in the works, but thus far they remain patches on a broken system
- Poll: Where Can NJ Find the Money For Much-Needed Transportation Projects?
- Is raising the gas tax the best solution, or are there better ways to come up with the necessary funds?
- Mega-Casino in Jersey City: Too Big a Gamble? Or Potential Jackpot for NJ?
- Details remain sketchy about waterfront complex -- including an auto-racing track and a convention center -- reportedly proposed by billionaire founder of Reebok
September 24, 2014
- Christie's Not in New Jersey Much — But When He Is, He Gets Around
- Smack in the middle of an eight-state, seven-day barnstorming tour for Republican gubernatorial and senate candidates, Gov. Chris Christie concentrated on New Jersey on Wednesday – in a very public way . . .
- How The Media (Briefly) Exonerated Christie
- It started innocently enough last Thursday night – with a scoop from WNBC, the local affiliate in New York . . .
- ACA Changes the Way Employers Shop for Health-Insurance Plans
- 2015 will be first year of Obamacare penalties for businesses that don’t provide medical coverage for their workers
- New Jerseyans Could Be Paying too Much for Power, Report Says
- By failing to consider energy-efficiency savings, grid operator could be signing off on unnecessary transmission projects
- New School-Funding Case Turns Spotlight on State’s Rural Districts
- According to complaint, 16 poor school systems are being underfunded by nearly $20 million
- Goal of New Program: Help Kids Learn to Live with Tourette Syndrome
- World Cup star Tim Howard, who has the condition, seeks to raise awareness – and lends his name to Rutgers-based ‘leadership academy’
- Profile: Overseer of Obamacare in NJ-NY Region has Roots in Garden State
- College of New Jersey grad’s varied career path led to post as Health and Human Services regional director
- Debates in Camden Continue -- But Is Anybody Listening to the Community?
- Urban Hope Act comes up for final vote next week, could open way to further charter-school expansion in that city
September 23, 2014
- Analysis: Transportation Funding Fix Now Appears To Be On Fast Track
- High-level talks, new DOT chief, and Christie’s own political calculus augur well for agreement on a long-term solution for Transportation Trust Fund
- Anti-Hunger Advocates Fear Impact of Slow Handling of Food-Stamp Applications
- End of ‘Heat and Eat’ program and possible cuts in federal funding frustrate state legislators
- Can New BPU President, Commissioners Brace Agency for Change?
- With the energy sectors that it oversees in flux, can the Board of Public Utilities deal effectively with tough new challenges?