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At the start of the Memorial Day weekend, how much progress has New Jersey made in its recovery from Sandy? Well, if you ask Gov. Chris Christie, who has been traversing the state to announce that it's “open for business, MORE »
- May 23, 2013
- »NJ Kids Poorer This Year Than Last, More Families Slip Below Poverty Limit
Detailing rising unemployment and housing costs, annual survey offers bleak assessment of state still reeling from recession.
- »Insurance Premiums After ACA Kicks In Remain a Mystery
Providers muddy the waters with widely divergent quotes published in congressional report.
- »Supporters Put Up Big Fight to Save Small School
Reflecting nationwide debate, two planned closures in Newark pit parents, staff and advocates against Christie administration.
- »Can New Jersey Insure Against the Next Sandy?
Disaster-specific damage coverage among concepts aired at Rutgers conference on impact of climate change.
- »Some NJ Trucks Fueling up on Natural Gas Rather Than Dirty Diesel
With price of natural gas at historic lows, switching to the cleaner fuel makes economic -- and environmental -- sense.
- »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.