Katz on Christie What Christie's Financial Disclosure Statement Doesn't Disclose Matt Katz
Gov. Chris Christie this week filed his mandatory financial disclosure statement, which was notable for what it did not disclose:Read More
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May 21, 2015
- Tax-Revenue Double Take: Too Much Money Going to Property-Tax Relief?
- It seems impossible in a state with some of the highest property taxes in the country, but the way the money is divvied up could mean other programs are not getting their fair share
- Jersey City Charter Schools Claim They’re Being Shortchanged by State
- Disparity in aid compared to district schools is focus of continuing legal battle
- In New World of Healthcare Choices, Helping Patients Make Good Decisions
- As patients take on responsibility of choosing their insurers, doctors and medical procedures, new risks and opportunities arise
- Poll: Is It Finally Time for New Jersey to Allow Self-Service Gas Stations?
- Pumping their own gas may save motorists a few cents, but are the savings worth potential environmental problems?
- Op-Ed: The Morning After June 5 Primary? This Time, You Might As Well Sleep In
- With only five districts home to Democratic and Republican runoffs, it’s hard to remember that voting is a right, not a chore
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May 20, 2015
- What Christie's Financial Disclosure Statement Doesn't Disclose
- Gov. Chris Christie this week filed his mandatory financial disclosure statement, which was notable for what it did not disclose:
- State Treasurer’s Paltry Revenue Projection Holds Out Little Hope for FY2016
- If state’s top court finds for public workers in pension litigation, administration might have to cut into large programs like education, healthcare
- BPU Reclassifies Basic Phone Service, Paves Way for Verizon Rate Hike
- Move could drive up price of residential service to New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities -- seniors , the disabled, and the poor
- Proposed Legislation Could Reduce Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations
- Opponents say the law would be unconstitutional, but supporters say it’s similar to measures upheld in other states
- $200M Development Plan for Former Hospital Bodes Well for Town’s Health
- Six-acre site of shuttered Irvington General Hospital makes way for 700 residential units combined with commercial space
- Opinion: If It Looks And Smells Like Sewage, It Could Be Stormwater
- DEP needs to take the battle against runoff to the municipalities, where most local land-use decisions are made
- Yo Christie, Did You Hear What The Next Mayor of Philly Said About You?
- Philadelphia Councilman Jim Kenney, riding a wave of support from traditional union political bosses and a progressive coalition of young voters, handily defeated several opponents to secure the Democratic nomination for mayor Tuesday.
May 19, 2015
- Obama Plays In Christie's Democratic Sandbox
- The new police department in Camden, NJ, was conceived by a Democratic powerbroker, endorsed by his ally -- the Republican governor -- and is now being promoted as a national model by a Democratic president
- How the NJ CARE Act Will Ease the Burden on Family Caregivers
- A timely assessment into how this critical legislation works and why it is important to those who are or who think they may be caring for a loved one at home.
- In Camden, President Obama Talks Community Policing and Building Trust
- President commends police force for dramatic reduction in crime, even as department faces complaints about use of excessive force, cooking crime statistics
- Something New Could Be in the Offing at Gas Pumps in New Jersey -- Self-Service
- Bill would let Garden State drivers pump their own, but would keep full-service islands for disabled customers, others
- ‘Moms Clean Air Force’ Lands in Trenton to Spread Word About Kids and Pollution
- Grassroots group relies on mothers and children to put a human face to environmental problems
- Explainer: What Was Behind the Sudden Decision to Close Izod Center’s Doors?
- NJ Sports and Exposition Authority’s close-mouthed about how and why venue had to close doors and reach deal with Prudential Center
- Crunch Time for Tax-Revenue Numbers That Shape Budget for This Year, Next Year
- If tax revenue comes in significantly over projections -- estimated at $200M -- administration could bump up public-worker pension payment
- Opinion: Top-Court Ruling Could Bail Out Christie, Sweeney -- or Both
- Governor and Senate president are locked in mutual stare-down over pension reform that may be beyond simple resolution
- State Auditor Raises Questions About Payments to Community Health Centers
- But lawyer for facilities contends that federal courts have already upheld their interpretation of the law governing payments
- Education Issues – from PARCC to Superintendents’ Pay – Focus of State Senate
- Democrats’ bills make their way through Senate committee but face two key obstacles – GOP lawmakers and Gov. Christie
May 18, 2015
- Obama Visits Camden to Praise Police Efforts
- President Obama will be in Camden, N.J. on Monday afternoon to deliver a speech about policing in the wake of friction between officers and civilians around the country ...
- Advocates Want Consumers to Be Part of Conversation About Verizon Rates
- Division of Rate Counsel calls private negotiation ‘offense to public’s interest and legal rights’
- Up for Vote, Senate Bill Would Strike Down Superintendent Salary Caps
- Measure raises important question: How many Senate Republicans will line up to go against one of Christie’s early educational reforms?
- Local Governments May Be Steering Clear of Christie’s Pension-Reform Roadmap
- Concern is that Republican changes could drive up property taxes, already highest in the nation
- The List: As Primary Election Draws Near, Where are Garden State’s Voters?
- Of the state’s 5.4 million registered voters, only those affiliated with a party – or willing to declare an affiliation—can cast ballots on June 2
- State DEP Continues to Stall Release of Long-Overdue Draft Water-Supply Plan
- NJ does not face drought crisis, but stringent conservation measures almost sure to be recommended by water-supply council
- GOP Lawmakers May Oppose Legislation to Cap Out-of-Network Healthcare Costs
- Munoz worries that if state moves to cap reimbursements, doctors may decide to give Garden State a wide berth
- Op-Ed: PARCC Testing Could Be Healthy for Our Kids, If Done for Right Reasons
- Assessments can help improve education and measure student progress – but they can also be used to tear down teachers and put pressure on kids