- May 14, 2013
- »Christie Sends Back EMS Overhaul Bill for Second Time
Governor counsels 'prudence,' further consideration of how bill will affect property taxes, volunteers.
- »Online Charter School Hopes to Escape from Limbo
State delays go-ahead amid questions about legality, viability of virtual classrooms for kids.
- »Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists Face Off Over Cosmetic Procedures
Bill would prevent liposuction, other procedures from being performed in dermatologists' offices.
- »Did Faulty Data Doom NJ Transit Trains Damaged by Sandy's Stormwaters?
- May 13, 2013
- »Atlantic City Places Another Bet on Summer 2013
Despite claims of yet-another AC comeback, skeptics wonder if the casino city can reverse plunging gaming revenues.
- »State Program Helps Replace and Upgrade Sandy-Damaged Appliances
Clean energy office plans to keep enhanced incentives available to storm victims.
- »Opinion: The Next Challenge for Obamacare -- Finding and Enrolling the Uninsured
An extraordinary outreach effort will have to be mounted to bring the benefits of ACA to many who need insurance the most.
- »New Jersey Birders Compete in the Other World Series
In competitive birding, the goal is to "get" as many species as possible within a 24-hour period.
- »Rutgers Report Briefs Educators on Training for New Teacher Evaluation
Mastering procedures alone can take up to a year, even if schools won’t have that long under new law.
- »Op-Ed: The End Of Upward Mobility
Our current extreme economic division raises social as well as economic threats.
- May 10, 2013
- »Democrats Decry Governor’s Veto of Early-Voting System
GOP lawmakers says proposal’s too expensive, not needed because people can cast absentee ballots.
- »State Puts Squeeze on Funding for Open-Space Preservation
New program is shadow of former funding, with deeper cuts to come in second year.
- »Hospital Charges Billed to Medicare Cover Wide Range
Asking price for most–common procedure -- replacement of hips and knees – can be more than $200K or as little as $40K
- »Democrats Hammer Rise in Net Property Taxes Under Christie
But Community Affairs chief says systemic reforms, cuts in total tax rate are key.
- »Interactive Map: Breast-Feeding Rates Vary Widely Across N.J.
State pushes hospitals to encourage mothers to nurse their babies, citing health benefits.
- »NJ High School Proficiency Assessment: The Run-Up to Graduation
By the time they reach their junior year, students must have mastered at least the basics of algebra, statistics, biology, and essay writing to move on to that cap and gown.
- May 9, 2013
- »What's the Going Price for a Dune on the Jersey Shore?
State Supreme Court takes up case on easements and "just compensation" for beachfront property owners along New Jersey's battered shore.
- »Healthcare Leaders Envision a Shared Future
Handful of conglomerates could dominate NJ providers in coming years, panelists predict.
- »Lawmakers Get Cold Feet About Campaign Finance
Democrats worry that changing rules on financial disclosure this close to election could hurt grass-roots backing for Buono bid.
- »New Jersey Renters Getting Short Shrift After Sandy?
Housing advocates address funding gap in post-hurricane aid for displaced tenants.
- »NJ ASK Puts Pupils’ Skills in Language Arts to the Test
Students in grades 6-8 tackle two writing tasks, reading comprehension in 4-hour exam.
- May 8, 2013
- »Legislative Leaders Put Heat on For-Profit Hospitals
Sweeney attacks Salem hospital for stonewalling union, Weinberg demands financial transparency.
- »Democrats Attack Potential Privatization of Motor Vehicle Inspections
But Motor Vehicles chief says new contract pushes off privatization option for three years.
- »For Garden State Honey Bees, Life Can Be Less Than Sweet
Pesticides, mites, colony collapse take their toll on state's shrinking swarms.
- »Opinion: If the Future Runs on Batteries, Will They Be Made in New Jersey?
Innovative energy storage systems can mean a greener, more affordable future -- and a new role for NJ's advanced R&D.
- »NJ Ask Testing: Moving on to Middle-School Math
For middle-school students -- as well as their parents -- math can be a bit of a mystery.
- May 7, 2013
- »State Starts to Shy Away From Subsidizing Natural-Gas Power Plants
Controversial plan for ratepayer subsidies tied up in court, could ultimately leave consumers on hook for billions.
- »NJ Needs to Step Up Future Funding for Higher Education, University Presidents Warn
State's colleges educating 55,000 more students with $303 million less state money than in 2006.
- »Making Sure Criminals Can’t Escape Facing Victims in Court
Bill prompted by killer’s attempt to skip sentencing hearing would mandate attendance.
- »Local Hospital Tax Would Help Urban Facilities Qualify for More Medicaid
Suburban and rural hospitals argue that bill would set bad precedent.
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