NJ Spotlight Daily News
April 16, 2014
- PSEG Argues $2.6B "Energy Strong" Plan Is About Reliability, Not Rate Hikes
- At company's annual stakeholder meeting, company's top corporate officer decries 'obsession on rates'
- Financial Stakes Are High in Dispute Over Definition of Hospital Admissions
- NJ Hospital Association seeks to block new federal “two-midnight rule” for determining rate of payments
- Opinion: What's Good for Our Teachers Is Good for Our Students
- Attempts to deprecate or demonize teachers when they stand up for themselves are bad for our kids' education
- Profile: New Delaware River Port Authority CEO Takes On Tough Assignment
- John Hanson charged with restoring functionality and faith in South Jersey’s beleaguered transit agency
- How to Fund Open-Space Preservation in the Garden State: A Conversation
- A constitutional amendment is being generally endorsed, but some fear money may be siphoned off from other 'green' programs
- He Said, She Said: Quotable Moments From The Bridgegate Interviews
- Newly released documents offer additional details about the scandals enveloping the Christie Administration. The documents are summaries of interviews with 70 people that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's lawyers conducted . . .
April 15, 2014
- NJ Taxpayers Paying for Lawyers on Both Sides of Bridgegate
- New Jersey taxpayers are paying for both sides in the Bridgegate fight. The state of New Jersey is footing the majority of the legal fees for Gov. Chris Christie's former campaign manager, Bill Stepien . . .
- Moribund State Planning Commission Keeps Smart Growth in Limbo
- Who's protecting open spaces and farmland in the country's most intensively developed state?
- Bridgegate Panel To Begin Calling Witnesses Next Month
- Wisniewski blasts participation of Christie friend in governor’s interview, release of Mastro memos raises more issues
- State Legislators Question Benefits of Raising Tax on E-Cigarettes
- O’Dowd says raising tax will decrease smoking, particularly by children
- Explainer: Protecting NJ Coastal Development with Beaches, Walls and Dunes
- Shore communities consider structural safeguards to make themselves safer from future storms
- ACA Mandates Help Speed Up Shift to Sharing of Patient Information
- Existing networks revamped to facilitate more collaborative -- – and cost-efficient – approach to healthcare
- NJ Charter Schools: A Conversation About Their Place in Our State
- In a special audio report, NJ Spotlight's John Mooney discusses some of the problems and possibilities presented by charters
April 14, 2014
- Backed by Dems, Christie Pushes For Property Tax Relief
- Gov. Chris Christie pushed Monday for renewal of one of his signature property tax relief measures, which has stalled in the Democratic-controlled Assembly.
- New Jersey's Coastal Assets Threatened by Global Rise in Sea Level
- Rate at which ocean is rising has more than tripled over past century, according to records of one NJ historical society
- Helping First-Time Moms Cited as Example of Effective Healthcare
- Policy experts, advocates cite Nurse-Family Partnership as type of program that deserves Medicaid funds
- Bill Would Make Public Access Condition of Shore Protection Projects
- If public funding pays for project, measure would mandate public access to beaches, waterfronts -- including Sandy initiatives
- The List: 10 Facts About Household Energy Usage in New Jersey
- Larger houses, and older ones, help explain why almost half of energy expenditures go to home heating
- Fine Print: Report on Special Education Raises Challenges, Both New and Familiar
- Year-long study by NJ School Boards Association offers 20 recommendations for improving public education for students with disabilities
- Did Christie's Aides, Allies Engineer Bridgegate Coverup?
- Report exonerating Christie and cabinet raises more questions than it answers
- Atlantic City Places $20 Million Bet on Younger, Hipper Crowd
- City's marketing strategy is counting on social media, sand sculpting, free concerts on beach to help show AC is about more than gambling
April 11, 2014
- Searchable Database Covers Medicare Services Provided by U.S. Doctors
- Data on more than 28,000 New Jersey providers is included, doctors group advises
- Somerset County Town Compiles 'Hazard Inventory' to Curtail Power Outages
- Warren Township works with utilities, Rutgers to identify and resolve potential problems before next round of extreme weather
- When Will New Jersey Reap Financial Benefits of Federal Medicaid Waiver?
- State allots additional $125 million as savings from switch to long-term managed care have yet to materialize
- Critics: State’s Disaster-Risk Assessment Lacks Specific Course of Action
- Environmental groups and planning advocates say stakeholders didn’t have enough input into FEMA-mandated plan
- Interactive Map: State’s Most Flood-Prone Areas Scattered Throughout NJ
- Damage claims were filed most frequently by residents of a town that’s nowhere near the storm-battered Jersey Shore
- An Inconvenient Truth: State Wipes Out Data on Christie, Corzine Rebates
- Open-government advocates criticize Christie administration for taking down data used to compare net property taxes
- Charter School Applications Remain Strong, Despite Few Approvals by State
- Administration's reluctance to sign off on new charters doesn't do much to discourage nearly 40 new applicants
April 10, 2014
- Playing Ball With Chris Christie
- On May 13, 2013, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno had a now notorious chat with the mayor of Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer, in the parking lot of a Sandy-damaged ShopRite. Zimmer remembers Guadagno threatening her: If she didn’t approve a development project . . .
- S&P Turns Thumb Down On Christie Budgets, Downgrades Bond Rating
- Credit agency criticizes overstated revenue estimates, retiree liabilities, high debt, and one-shot gimmicks that add to future budget woes