Katz on Christie Christie Warns of Crisis — Economic, Not Political Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio/WNYC
"Disaster" looms. That was the message that Gov. Chris Christie sent to the state's business leaders, lobbyists and lawmakers who gathered in Washington, DC, Tuesday night for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's 77th annual "Walk to Washington."Read More
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April 24, 2014
- BPU and Verizon Ink Deal: High-Speed Services, 'Yes,' Fiber Optic, 'No'
- State says telecom provider can use DSL, wireless to deliver Internet to remote, rural areas
- Number of Children Living in Poverty Climbs Sharply in NJ, Rising in All But 3 Counties
- About one-third of state’s kids are in low-income families, an increase of 20 percent since 2008
- New Online Tool Gauges Local, Statewide Threats from Rise in Sea Level
- Sea-level rise has broad implications for highly vulnerable communities and those that think they're out of harm's way
- Conservative Estimates of Medicaid Enrollment Prove to be Boon to Budget
- Increase in rolls of people eligible for Medicaid partially paid by state not as high as projected
- Poll: Should Parents Be Allowed to Let Their Kids Opt Out of State Tests?
- A small but vocal group of families is sounding off about NJASK and pulling their children from the exams for a variety of reasons
- Op-Ed: Newark Clergy Could Hold Key to Education Reform
- By calling for moratorium, clergy could afford One Newark much-needed time and space
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April 23, 2014
- Embattled Ethics Commission Confirms Samson Probe Underway
- Panel clears CWA union leader after five-year battle, but sides with governor’s office on Pinelands pipeline vote recusal
- Doctors Try New Approach to Reducing Cases of Hospital-Acquired Delirium
- Keeping ICU quiet at night, making sure patients are active help patients’ progress
- High School's Virtual ‘Snow Day’ Still Adrift in State Bureaucracy Limbo
- Bergen County district scales back spring break as it awaits decision on whether online learning counts as regular school day
- Opinion: How Would New Jersey’s Power Politics Translate on National Stage?
- Christie in Washington, like Christie in Trenton, would mean insults, absolute loyalty, and an impenetrable inner circle
- Shore-Restoration Methods All Have Their Upsides and Their Drawbacks
- Rebuilding dunes, replenishing beaches and building walls can be effective -- but at a price
- Christie Warns of Crisis — Economic, Not Political
- "Disaster" looms. That was the message that Gov. Chris Christie sent to the state's business leaders, lobbyists and lawmakers who gathered in Washington, DC, Tuesday night for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's 77th annual "Walk to Washington."
April 22, 2014
- Plea by Newark Clergy Ratchets Up Debate Over School Reforms
- Call for moratorium on ‘One Newark’ plan and creation of community advisory panel gets cool response from education officials
- Explainer: Just How Bad Is New Jersey's Foreclosure Crisis?
- The Garden State has the country's highest percentage of foreclosures among mortgaged homes -- and that's just the beginning
- NJ's Clean-Energy Goals Finance 'Green' Jobs in Other States, Lobbyist Claims
- If state can't meet renewable resources goal with its own technologies, neighboring states will be glad to be of service
- Opinion: Is Gov. Christie Headed for a Political Comeback or Catastrophe?
- Presidents Nixon and Clinton offer some very useful examples on how to manage through a crisis -- and how not to
- Two Dozen Districts Still Hold School Elections, Budget Votes in April
- Two-year-old law has transformed election schedules for virtually all districts in state
- Physician Group Says Medical Practices Are Good for Economic Health
- Study finds that average NJ doctor supports 10.5 jobs, generates $1.74 million in economic activity
- Rowan/Rutgers-Camden Board Addresses Procedural Issues at First Meeting
- Newly constituted board of governors ready to get down to its chief task -- transforming Camden and its environs into an educational/medical powerhouse
April 21, 2014
- Backlog of NJ FamilyCare Applications Bogs Down County Office Staffs
- Healthcare advocates now advise low-income state residents to apply for Medicaid coverage through the federal ACA website
- Federal EPA Again Delays Rule to Reduce Massive Fish Kills at Power Plants
- Proposed regulation does not mandate cooling towers at current sites, gives state leeway to address problems with 'best available technology'
- State Testing Sees Growing Movement of Families Planning to Opt Out
- Confusion abounds about what happens next for those refusing to take standardized exams
- Opinion: Searching for New Ways of Promoting Opportunity
- Before discussing theories of 21st century education, we must find ways to educate the most vulnerable children -- in urban and rural settings
- The List: New Jersey's 10 Highest-Paid Chief Executives
- Warning: Comparing your pay to the compensation packages on this list may cause a host of unpleasant physical and psychological conditions.
April 18, 2014
- Meet Christie's New Ombudsman
- As part of the internal review into the scandals whirling around New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, lawyers recommended the governor hire an ombudsman.
April 17, 2014
- Christie and McGreevey: Unlikely Gubernatorial BFFs
- Once upon a time, the U.S. Attorney in Newark was investigating the governor in Trenton for corruption. Today, that U.S. Attorney, Chris Christie, is now a governor under investigation himself by a different U.S. Attorney . . .
- Over 60,000 New Jersey Students Take Part in Field Test of Online PARCC Exams
- Early reports indicate trials went off without major headaches, although some relatively minor glitches were encountered
- Field Testing of PARCC Exams In New Jersey: How Did It Go?
- Now that some schools have tried out the tests, we want to know more about the experience
- Christie, Speaking at Town Hall Meeting, Calls for End of Realty Transfer Fee
- Getting rid of tax would leave state shy of matching funds for Shore-protection projects -- and would also leave another hole in the state budget
- New Jerseyans Find It Hard to Find Doctors Who Accept Their Insurance
- Quest for physicians who take their health coverage proves much more difficult for NJ residents compared to national average