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The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks New Jersey 16th in its state scorecard, primarily due to its having a clean energy office with a set of programs and incentives. In its summary, the ACEEE noted that New Jersey has myriad policies to promote energy efficiency, MORE »
- May 23, 2013
- »NJ Department of Education Loses Two Top Staffers
Veteran official departs after 34 years; public info officer moves on after one year to join Weiner’s campaign in NYC
- May 22, 2013
- »Trying to Get Companies to Stay Put in NJ
Bipartisan plan merges, expands economic incentives, corporate tax breaks.
- »Developer Scales Back Plans for Offshore Wind Transmission System
Jersey coast -- rather than longer stretch of Eastern Seaboard -- new target for underground power backbone.
- »Graduates of NJ Nursing Initiative Will Help Replenish Teaching Ranks
First 10 to complete doctoral program could fill one-third of faculty vacancies at state’s colleges.
- »Opinion: Buono, Sweeney, and the Democratic Version of 'Mission Impossible'
Some Democrats seem more than willing to sacrifice the party -- at least in the short term -- for a better position in 2017.
- »Fine Print: Diegnan’s Charter School Bill
Assemblyman drops bill, which called for central review board and local approval for new and expanded charters.
- May 21, 2013
- »OLS's $760M Revenue Gap Undercuts Tax Cut Talk
Despite income tax surge and unemployment drop, Christie's revenue projections again come up short.
- »Activists Call for Greater Scrutiny of Proposed Hospital Sales, Closures
Among issues addressed, hospitals not signing up as in-network providers, so they can charge insurers higher fees.
- »Charter Schools Chart Course for Teacher Evaluations
State issues guidelines that are far less stringent than new rules for evaluation of district school educators.
- »Committee Votes Out Bill to Fund Open Spaces Using Sales Tax
Single GOP lawmaker backs proposal, which could be DOA in the Legislature.
- »Fine Print: Task Force Would Oversee Health Marketplace
Assembly, Senate approve plan to monitor new insurance exchanges in NJ.
- »Op-Ed: For One Sixth Grader, NJ ASK Is a Misguided Waste of Time, Money, and Effort
Because she couldn't opt out, this student simply made up her own answers for the state test
- »Christie Dismisses Link Between Climate Change, Hurricane Sandy
- May 20, 2013
- »Cooling-Tower Controversy Heats Up at Power Plants, Refinery
Green groups petition state agencies to require towers at three sites, reduce massive fish kills
- »Paterson Keys Heritage Tourism to Strike Centennial
New national park joins museums, universities to commemorate 1913 strike.
- »Review Committee Helps NJ Public Employees Call Another State 'Home'
Committee is one path for public employees to get around in-state-residency requirement of New Jersey First Act.
- »Assembly to Vote On Bill That Promotes Recycling Of Unused Prescriptions
Sponsors say sealed medicine would benefit low-income residents struggling to afford drugs that are being thrown away.
- May 17, 2013
- »Health Insurance ‘David’ Aspires to Stand Up to ‘Goliaths’
Freelancers Union affiliate lays groundwork to offer affordable-care option in the fall
- »Christie Crows Over Unemployment Drop, Revenue Growth
Jobless rate drops to 8.7 percent, revenues sufficient to avoid further cuts.
- »Senate Committee Favors Funding Open-Space Preservation With Sales Tax Revenue
Even if bill clears committee, unlikely to find needed bipartisan backing to be passed by full Legislature
- »Interactive Map: Who Leads Race for Campaign Funds?
Republican total of $7 million trails far behind Democrats’ more than $15 million
- »NJEA Clockwork Elections Belie Stormy Relations with Governor, Administration
Buono endorsement and new super PAC could indicate teachers union is ready to fight.
- May 16, 2013
- »NJ Spotlight Webinar: Finding Data-Driven Answers to Questions About Healthcare Policies
Review the archived copy of our recent healthcare webinar, download the presenter's slide presentation.
- May 15, 2013
- »Bill Would Enforce Environmental Justice, Keep Polluters out of Poor Urban Areas
A new measure could make it much tougher to add more sources of pollution to "burdened" communities.
- »Court Blocks State’s Latest Try to Seize COAH Cash
Christie administration wants $164 million in affordable-housing funds to help balance state budget.
- »Advocates Press for Adequate Funds for Insurance Exchange Outreach
NJ negotiating with feds over $7.6 million that advocates seek to use let residents know about coverage options.
- »Black Voters in NJ Turn Out in Largest Percentage for 2012 Presidential Bid
NJ results part of a national trend charted in just-released report from U.S. Census Bureau.
- »Education Department Gets Better Grades From District Supers
New survey gives DOE high marks for communication and special ed, less than satisfactory for helping districts fulfill initiatives.
- »Op-Ed: Looking Back and Forging Ahead -- AchieveNJ through the Lens of a Pilot Superintendent
Best practices are key to successful implementation, starting with collaboration, communication, and commitment.
- May 14, 2013
- »Democrats Want Coastal Commission to Oversee Rebuilding of Jersey Shore
For GOP, bill would just add another layer of bureaucracy, slowing push to restore the Shore.