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Op-Ed: Too Early for High-Stakes Testing Based on Common Core

Lisa Wolff | June 16, 2014 | Opinion

Hold off using CCSS-based tests to decide if students graduate or to assess teacher performance

Trump’s Pick to Head EPA Could Be Bad News for NJ’s Air and Water

Tom Johnson | December 8, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Scott Pruitt has fought to block Obama administration’s attempts to slow climate change, and battled regulations to limit air pollution

Helping Patients Manage Pain While Curbing Opioid Addiction

Lilo H. Stainton | December 8, 2016 | Healthcare
Doctors need better training and better tools, including a range of alternatives for pain treatment

Governor Benches Biedron, No Reappointment for BOE President

John Mooney | December 8, 2016 | Education
Although outspoken, Biedron and governor didn’t clash on issues, making the news a surprise to many

Incomes in New Jersey Average 5% Lower Than Before Great Recession

Colleen O'Dea | December 8, 2016 | More Issues
New U.S. Census Bureau figures show that post-recession pain continues as incomes lag and more people live below federal poverty level

Solitary Confinement: Cruel and Usual Punishment in NJ’s Prisons

Hank Kalet | December 8, 2016 | Social
The governor says the state doesn’t use solitary confinement, but is this a matter of semantics that lets New Jersey hide behind words and narrow definitions?

Op-Ed: NJ Nonprofits Post-Election — Looking Ahead, Moving Forward

Linda M. Czipo | December 8, 2016 | Opinion
Nonprofits need to continue to work together as the problem-solvers they are

Manville Loses Out on Federal Flood Mitigation

NJTV News Online | December 8, 2016 | Energy & Environment
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says efforts in area at junction of Millstone and Raritan rivers would not be cost effective

Rutgers Examines a Hidden History that Included Slave Labor

NJTV News Online | December 8, 2016 | Social
Researchers uncover many surprises, including a link to abolitionist Sojourner Truth

300,000

| December 8, 2016 | Number of The Day

State’s Failure to Directly Fund NJT Could Keep It From Taking Critical Safety Steps

Tara Nurin | December 7, 2016 | Transportation
Experts warn that NJ Transit’s reliance on ticket sales rather than dedicated funding is stymying its efforts to deploy federally required speed-control technology

Few Class of 2016 Graduates Manage to Pass PARCC Tests

John Mooney | December 7, 2016 | Education
Christie administration releases data that shows only one in 10 students earned their diploma by successfully tackling PARCC

Sea-Level Rise Could Permanently Flood Parts of New Jersey

Tom Johnson | December 7, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Say so long to the Jersey Shore, arcades and all, half of Hoboken, and the Teterboro Airport — for starters

South Jersey Lags on State Aid Despite Its Economic and Social Challenges

Jon Hurdle | December 7, 2016 | Politics
New evidence suggests southern counties are being shortchanged by the state, not getting ‘fair share’ of assistance

Working Toward Better Healthcare Access for New Jersey’s Veterans

Lilo H. Stainton | December 7, 2016 | Healthcare
Thousands of vets must travel a long way — and wait a long time — to see a doctor. Lawmakers seek remedies for these and other stresses on vets and active service members

NJBIA Members Optimistic About Their Businesses, Less So About NJ’s Economy

John Reitmeyer | December 7, 2016 | Budget
Group’s annual survey found 70 percent of business owners plan to give workers raises this year, most expect revenue and profit to grow or at least stay the same

Op-Ed: NJ Cannot Raid Environmental Funds to Balance State Budget

Eric Stiles | December 7, 2016 | Opinion
Voter-approved constitutional amendments are now the only way to protect funds for their intended purposes

$913,420

| December 7, 2016 | Number of The Day

More Delay In Years-Long Effort To Control ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills In NJ

Lilo H. Stainton | December 6, 2016 | Healthcare
Efforts to satisfy healthcare providers unsettle insurance companies

Sparking Interest in Network of Public Charging Stations for Electric Cars

Tom Johnson | December 6, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State’s utilities, BPU hope they can ease range anxiety for potential customers for plug-in vehicles

End of the Road for the Urban Enterprise Zone?

John Reitmeyer | December 6, 2016 | Politics
The program is scheduled to start shutting down in five cities January 1, but lawmakers are scrambling to come up with a two-year extension

Explainer: What NJ Transit Must Do to Get Up to Speed with Safety Technology

Carly Sitrin | December 6, 2016 | Explainer
Some railroad companies have made good progress on the installation of federally required safety mechanisms, but NJ Transit has a lot of catching up to do

Agenda: Camden School Takeover to Get a Close-Up

John Mooney | December 6, 2016 | Education
New federal education law and school accountability requirements also on the agenda for State Board

Op-Ed: Surge in Enrollment Demonstrates Continued Demand for ACA

Frank Pallone | December 6, 2016 | Opinion
The ACA is part of the fabric of American life, a lifeline that millions count on — open enrollment ends January 31

45,631

| December 6, 2016 | Number of The Day

Christie: Parts of State House Unsafe, Desperately Need $300M Renovation

John Reitmeyer | December 5, 2016 | Politics
Many legislators agree, but some critics say money would be better spent repairing New Jersey’s aging schools

Putting the Brakes on Diesel Pollution from Big Rigs at NJ’s Ports

Tom Johnson | December 5, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Can clean-truck tariff help pay to retrofit older, heavy-duty transport, cleaning up air at ports and surrounding communities?

Water System Reformers Rally Support for Huge Infrastructure Campaign

Jon Hurdle | December 5, 2016 | Energy & Environment
In coming year, members of Jersey Water Works have committed to building new water mains and developing guidance on green infrastructure, as part of an ambitious agenda

The List: Where to Find World-Class Cancer Care in New Jersey

Lilo H. Stainton | December 5, 2016 | The List
The Garden State is ranked 10th in the nation for incidence of cancer; partnerships and new programs make it easier than ever to find treatment

Opinion: Does Securing Democratic Machine Guarantee Murphy the Spot?

Carl Golden | December 5, 2016 | Opinion
Murphy is the establishment candidate. Can Wisniewski mount a successful anti-establishment bid for the nomination?

Trying to Get Doctors to Think Twice Before Prescribing Opioids to Minors

Lilo H. Stainton | December 5, 2016 | Healthcare
New Jersey has been particularly hard-hit by opioid addiction. Now there’s a move to make doctors discuss risks with parents before prescribing controlled substance to kids

562

| December 5, 2016 | Number of The Day

Interactive Map: Segregation Continues to Be NJ’s State of the State

Colleen O'Dea | December 2, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Diversity may be the order of the day in New Jersey, but most whites, blacks, and Hispanics continue to live in suburban enclaves and urban ghettos

Court Blocks Christie’s Bid to Curb Competitive Testing for Civil Service Jobs

John Reitmeyer and Colleen O’Dea | December 2, 2016 | Politics
Opponents of job bands — governor’s thwarted policy — argue they invite nepotism, insult veteran workers who have earned promotions

Back Bay Flood-Defense Plan Will Take Time, Federal Official Says

Jon Hurdle | December 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Gathering and weighing input from residents, communities, local and state officials will keep regional plan on slow track

BPU Considers Deploying Microgrids to Deliver Local Power Resiliency

Tom Johnson | December 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Power outages related to grid failures can affect millions of residents; microgrids can keep critical facilities up and running in towns and communities

State Seeks High-Tech Oversight of $2B Annual Spending on Drug Benefits

Lilo H. Stainton | December 2, 2016 | Healthcare
New Jersey would be first state to use new technology to make real-time decisions about drug purchases, contracts, possibly saving taxpayers $200M a year

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| December 2, 2016 | Number of The Day

Troubles with NJ Drinking-Water System: Easy to Spot, Costly to Correct

Tom Johnson | December 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
The most vexing difficulty with water system may be where to find the money to fix wasteful problems

Bipartisan Group of NJ Lawmakers Blasts NY Pols Over Bus Terminal

Joe Tyrrell | December 1, 2016 | Transportation
Democrats and Republicans present united front, insisting that a replacement for the current “Third-World” terminal will be built as planned

Pension Leaders Question if NJ Should Do More to Shore Up System

John Reitmeyer | December 1, 2016 | Budget
Amid efforts by lawmakers to improve the funding of the public-employee pension system, there are calls for more aggressive action

New Jersey Expands Welfare Benefits for Former Drug Offenders

Lilo H. Stainton | December 1, 2016 | Healthcare
But they must be participating in a treatment program, and no one convicted of distributing drugs is eligible

PSE&G Gets Go-Ahead on Smaller Solar Plan, But Splits Vote at BPU

Tom Johnson | December 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Some critics of settlement raise concerns that utility has unregulated affiliate building solar farms without ratepayer assistance

Will NJ’s Top Court Boost Affordable-Housing Requirements?

Colleen O'Dea | December 1, 2016 | Housing
In arguments before state Supreme Court, justices seem to favor idea that cities and towns are responsible for 16 years no affordable-housing rules were in effect

2,522

| December 1, 2016 | Number of The Day

Is Criminal Justice in NJ About to Become an Unfunded Mandate?

Caren Chesler | November 30, 2016 | Social
The state’s massive overhaul of the criminal justice system calls for new technologies and more personnel. The counties want to know where the money will come from.

Separation Anxiety: How Deportation Divides Immigrant Families

Hank Kalet | November 30, 2016 | Immigration
Unauthorized immigrants live in fear that a husband or wife will be deported and then blocked from legal reentry, even if there are children living in the United States

JCP&L Files with Feds, Seeking to Boost Transmission Rates

Tom Johnson | November 30, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State agencies argue increase will put undue pressure on customers trying to meet their monthly bills

Trump’s Pick For Health Wants Big Changes To Medicare, Medicaid

Lilo H. Stainton | November 30, 2016 | Healthcare
Millions of NJ residents could be affected if Congressman Tom Price’s plans for those programs and Obamacare become law

Down on the Urban Farm in Newark

Jane Primerano | November 30, 2016 | Social
The Greater Newark Conservancy is showing inner-city kids that playing in the dirt can be very good for them

$5,675

| November 30, 2016 | Number of The Day

As Drought Worsens, Renewed Calls for Release of Long-Overdue Water Plan

Jon Hurdle | November 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Water-supply advocates argue that plan — last updated in 1996 — can’t deal with current shortages, possible pollution from sewage treatment plants

Repeal of ACA Could Hurt NJ’s Patients, Health, And Economy

Lilo H. Stainton | November 29, 2016 | Healthcare
If President-elect Trump follows through on his threat to abolish Obamacare, it could blow a $3B hole in the state’s budget, in the first year alone

Fine Print: Getting a Handle on New Jersey’s Tire Dumps

Tom Johnson | November 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Despite existing law, tire piles continue to proliferate, potentially damaging the environment and offering a breeding ground to mosquitoes

Explainer: How Electoral College Lets President Win with Minority of Votes

Colleen O'Dea | November 29, 2016 | Explainer, Elections 2016
The system can favor candidates who win a lot of states by small margins while losing big in some large ones

Op-Ed: Preparing for Environmental Changes Ahead

Cindy Ehrenclou | November 29, 2016 | Opinion
With the entire New Jersey Senate and Assembly up for election, we need to choose political leaders for whom the environment is a priority

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| November 29, 2016 | Number of The Day

Rutgers’ Stroke Study Shows Younger Adults Face Growing Risk

Lilo H. Stainton | November 28, 2016 | Healthcare
Researchers find rate is dropping among New Jerseyans over 55, but indicate potentially alarming news for those 35 to 44

State Hopes to Establish Prices for Natural-Resources Damages

Tom Johnson | November 28, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Standards could help ensure compensation is adequate and fair, prevent funds being raided for use in general budget

In Wake of Recent Police Shootings, Activists Step Up Calls for Accountability

Hank Kalet | November 28, 2016 | Social
Can Legislature take some of the edge off the issue by mandating independent prosecutor to oversee investigations of police-related shootings?

Tussling Has Resumed in Tug of War With New York Over New Bus Terminal

John Reitmeyer | November 28, 2016 | Politics
For most of 2016 it seemed as if New Jersey and New York officials were likely to agree over a badly needed replacement for the Port Authority Bus Terminal. But now New York officials have balked

Opinion: Moving on to Trumpcare

Joel Cantor | November 28, 2016 | Opinion
The future of the Affordable Care Act is far from certain, but a great deal is at stake for New Jersey

NJ Spotlight Launches New Paid Membership Program

NJ Spotlight Staff | November 28, 2016 | More Issues
Site remains free to all, but members will qualify for benefits ranging from meetings with newsmakers and staff to targeted newsletter

6%

| November 28, 2016 | Number of The Day

Christie Reverses Course, Keeps Reciprocal Income-Tax Agreement with Pennsylvania

John Reitmeyer | November 23, 2016 | Budget
No new taxes! South Jersey residents and businesses get a reprieve from governor who changed his mind about ending income-tax accord with Pennsylvania

The Best Time to Consider Hospice Care: Before It’s Needed

Lilo H. Stainton | November 23, 2016 | Healthcare
NJ residents, like many Americans, want to die at home, but they often fail to plan for this eventuality

Depleted Reservoirs Prompt Official Drought Watch for Delaware River Basin

Jon Hurdle | November 23, 2016 | Energy & Environment
With no end in sight to extended dry spell, regulators take action to compel conservation and to try to keep a ‘salt front’ from threatening drinking water

State Frees Up $67M for Open Space, Recreation Projects

Tom Johnson | November 23, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Money represents first to come from stable source of funding approved by voters in 2014

Opinion: Restoring Public Confidence in Trenton

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | November 23, 2016 | Opinion
The best way to restore residents’ confidence is for Trenton to demonstrate that it can function effectively and do at least a few of the things that need doing

3

| November 23, 2016 | Number of The Day

Can Quarterly Payments Help Rescue NJ’s Underfunded Pension System?

John Reitmeyer | November 22, 2016 | Budget
Christie gets bipartisan plan that he calls ‘more fair than the previous proposals,’ but it offers no constitutional guarantee enforcing payments

Horizon to Fund New NJ Healthcare Advocacy Organization

Lilo H. Stainton | November 22, 2016 | Healthcare, 2013 Summer Reading
State’s largest health insurer is backing a group whose goal is to ‘educate consumers,’ a promise welcomed by some, greeted with a raised eyebrow by others

Digging into the Problem of Electronic-Waste Recycling

Tom Johnson | November 22, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Can New Jersey get makers of TVs, computers, and other electronic gear to pay their fair share of recycling costs?

Knowledge, Cash Critical in Fight Against Lead Poisoning in NJ’s Kids

Meir Rinde | November 22, 2016 | Education, Healthcare
Experts argue that education professionals — superintendents, teachers, nurses, and school psychologists — must learn to identify symptoms of this deadly epidemic

Op-Ed: Helping NJ Get off the Debt-Ratings Merry-Go-Round

Thomas J. Healey | November 22, 2016 | Opinion
The findings and recommendations of the Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission can help New Jersey tame its staggering pension shortfall

Booker: Senate Will Be ‘Emergency Brake’ for Trump Administration

WNYC News | November 22, 2016 | Politics
New Jersey senator reacts quickly to president-elect’s choices for national security, chief strategist

Urban Enterprise Zones in Five NJ Cities May Get 2-Year Extension

NJTV News Online | November 22, 2016 | Politics
The big question is whether Christie will give his blessing to the proposal if it clears the Legislature

33%

| November 22, 2016 | Number of The Day

More NJ Hospitals Merge: Trying to Improve Health — and Financial Stability

Lilo H. Stainton | November 21, 2016 | Healthcare
A number of forces, not least Obamacare, are prompting hospitals to consolidate. But will some communities lose out in the new healthcare landscape?

The List: Tracking NJ’s 10 Credit-Rating Downgrades Under Gov. Christie

John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2016 | The List
Excerpts from reports by the Big 3 show a pattern of concerns, as well as individual issues as they cross agencies’ radar screens

No Oil and Gas Drilling, Exploration in Mid-Atlantic — Obama

Tom Johnson | November 21, 2016 | Energy & Environment
NJ environmentalists applaud decision, but worry President-elect Trump could find way to subvert administration’s order

New NJ Tax on Hedge Fund Honchos to Make Up for Federal ‘Loophole’?

John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2016 | Budget
State legislators want to put a big tax on fees earned by hedge fund managers who, thanks to federal regulations, are taxed at ‘a lower rate than teachers or firefighters’

Candidate Phil Murphy Tells It Like He Sees It at NJEA Convention

John Mooney | November 21, 2016 | Education
The Democratic frontrunner for his party’s nomination talks Trump and pension reform, undocumented immigrants, school funding, and PARCC — among other topics

Op-Ed: Quarterly Payments Shore Up Pensions, Save Billions for Taxpayers

Steve Sweeney | November 21, 2016 | Opinion
Making pension payments every three months — rather than at the end of the year — will ensure that the requisite contributions are made, not skipped

123,384

| November 21, 2016 | Number of The Day

Next Superstorm Could Drive Flood Surges Even Higher in South Jersey

Tom Johnson | November 18, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Hurricane Sandy did almost incalculable damage to north and south, but it took an essentially northern route on its track of destruction

Can NJ’s Programs to Prevent and Treat Addiction Serve as National Model?

Lilo H. Stainton | November 18, 2016 | Healthcare
U.S. Surgeon General says treatment for substance-use disorders should emphasize harm reduction and involve new medications

Christie Talks Up His Leadership, Says He’s Ready to Serve Full Term

John Reitmeyer | November 18, 2016 | Politics
Governor elbowed aside Guadagno to give a speech in which he painted a rosy picture of his legacy and gave no sign that Trump team is considering him for a job

Interactive Map: More Voters Showed Up at Polls in 2016 Than in 2012

Colleen O'Dea | November 18, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
The results are preliminary, the uptick is very modest, but at least the recent trend of lower turnouts was arrested

Op-Ed: PARCC Is a Symptom, Not the Problem

Rich Ten Eyck | November 18, 2016 | Opinion
Fixing school accountability, property-tax equity, fair distribution of resources, and charter school expansion may be necessary but is not sufficient.

792,088

| November 18, 2016 | Number of The Day

Administration Poised To Ease Superintendent Salary Caps

John Mooney | November 17, 2016 | Education
Under new regulations, school leaders could earn $191,000 — not including bonuses and merit pay

More Patients Feel Pain of Surprise Billing Even After Going ‘In-Network’

Lilo H. Stainton | November 17, 2016 | Healthcare
Lawmakers want to curb the costly, escalating practice, but doctors and hospitals vehemently oppose Trenton’s solution

Can Short-Term Fix to Solar Sector Help Stave off Potential Collapse?

Tom Johnson | November 17, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Increasing reliance on the renewable technology could stabilize downward trend in market, but Division of Rate Counsel raises questions about costs

Christie: No Strikers Should Get Unemployment Compensation

John Reitmeyer | November 17, 2016 | Politics
Governor issues conditional veto of bill that would have allowed more striking workers to qualify for benefits during walkouts

Poll: With Trump Headed for White House, How Will It Affect NJ?

| November 17, 2016 | Polling
Have you had a chance to think through some of the ways the president-elect will leave his mark on the Garden State?

President-Elect Trump Troubles 101st League of Municipalities Meeting

NJTV News Online | November 17, 2016 | Politics
But when it comes to transportation infrastructure, he could find some believers in the Garden State

340,107

| November 17, 2016 | Number of The Day

NJ Taxpayers Just Hired Another Lawyer for Christie

Matt Katz | November 16, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie, who has already charged New Jersey $11.3 million for attorneys to represent his office in the federal Bridgegate investigation, has added legal representation for a related state criminal matter ...

Why Some Asylum Seekers Find Detention — Not Freedom — in New Jersey

Caren Chesler | November 16, 2016 | Immigration
Immigrants fleeing their home countries can spend years in detention in New Jersey before their fates are decided — and then face deportation

Rate Counsel Takes Aim at PennEast Pipeline, Argues It’s Unneeded

Tom Johnson | November 16, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Consumer representative also objects to the size of the profits the project would reap if it goes into service

Autism Grants Help New Jersey Families Coordinate Care

Lilo H. Stainton | November 16, 2016 | Healthcare
Program, supported by surcharge on traffic tickets, also provides funding for research in Garden State

Opinion: Impeaching Christie — A Bad Idea Whose Time Hasn’t Come

Carl Golden | November 16, 2016 | Opinion
The Democrats would be the real losers in any impeachment effort, demonstrating they’re as vindictive as the governor himself — which would surely cost them support in 2017

Unlikely Allies Worked Hard for Transportation Trust Fund Fix

John Reitmeyer | November 16, 2016 | Transportation
Forward NJ, a coalition of business, labor and others, set out in 2014 to save the TTF from going bankrupt. Is cooperation on other big issues on the cards?

95%

| November 16, 2016 | Number of The Day

S&P Global Downgrades NJ’s Credit Rating Again

John Reitmeyer | November 15, 2016 | Budget
Concerns about state’s public-employee pension system and new package of tax cuts indicate financial problems will persist into next governor’s term, possibly beyond

Advocates Fear Payment Reform Will Unravel Psychiatric Safety Net

Lilo H. Stainton | November 15, 2016 | Healthcare
Problems with fee-for-service model could be further exacerbated if President-elect Trump ditches Affordable Care Act

NJ Hopes to Ease Range Anxiety by Boosting Number of EV Charging Stations

Tom Johnson | November 15, 2016 | Energy & Environment
One plan would put charging stations at every service area on state’s toll roads to build out infrastructure for electric vehicles

NJ Crime Victims Mark a Milestone and Fight for Greater Protections

Colleen O'Dea | November 15, 2016 | Social
It is 25 years since victims of crime in New Jersey won significant legal rights. Now they want to further improve safeguards for survivors and their families

NJ Woman’s Estate Wins Battle with Mortgage Company After Death

Joe Tyrrell | November 15, 2016 | Housing
Florence Block was an executive and mother of an autistic son; her battle with cancer contributed to financial problems

Op-Ed: What Can Be Done to Increase College Value and Student Success?

Daryl G. Greer | November 15, 2016 | Opinion
A strong partnership among government, business and labor, and universities can make college more valuable by providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed

27,000

| November 15, 2016 | Number of The Day

‘Value-Based’ Healthcare Gains Ground in New Jersey

Lilo H. Stainton | November 14, 2016 | Healthcare
In an effort to improve care and curb escalating costs, a new approach to treating patients stresses quality over quantity

Christie, Trump, and Public Education in New Jersey

John Mooney | November 14, 2016 | Education
The governor may go, the president-elect is something of a cipher, but it’s still possible to rough out a few likely changes to education policy

The List: Firms Benefit from $1.3 Billion in Incentives to Set Up in Camden

Tara Nurin | November 14, 2016 | The List
Of the $4 billion earmarked for a controversial business tax-incentive scheme to bring companies to New Jersey or keep them here, a big chunk has gone to firms relocating to Camden

For Christie, and His Political Fortunes, Bridgegate Is Far from Over

Chase Brush | November 14, 2016 | Politics
Is scandal behind governor’s fall from grace with Trump team? Will Trenton Democrats push for impeachment?

Reviewing Old Unfunded Mandates Could Help NJ Officials Follow the Money

John Reitmeyer | November 14, 2016 | Politics
A 1995 constitutional amendment barred new state mandates without funding but left those already on books untouched — and they could be costing communities plenty

Trapping Season Starts Tuesday with Foothold Trap OK’d by Court

Tom Johnson | November 14, 2016 | Energy & Environment
According to ruling by the appellate court, Division of Fish and Game correct in concluding new traps are neither cruel nor inhumane

Op-Ed: Conservation Voters Launches Initiative to Go Green in ’17

Ed Potosnak | November 14, 2016 | Opinion
With an anti-environment president in the White House, the stakes are higher than ever for the 2017 New Jersey governor’s race

42%

| November 14, 2016 | Number of The Day

How President Trump Will Alter New Jersey’s Policies and Programs

Lee Keough | November 10, 2016 | Politics
It may be too early to get a sense of the specifics, but it is incontrovertible: Change is coming to the Garden State

How Soon Will Christie Walk Away from New Jersey?

Chase Brush | November 10, 2016 | Politics
Down and out in New Jersey, the governor has the chance of a fresh start in Washington now that he has won his gamble on a Trump presidency. And his would-be successors line up

Christie Administration Moves to Take over Atlantic City

John Reitmeyer | November 10, 2016 | Politics
State has broad powers to cancel union contracts, sell city assets, and restructure its debt, but officials have not said how far they will go

Feds Push Back Review of PennEast Pipeline Project into 2017

Tom Johnson | November 10, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission also wants pipeline company to submit new data and make corrections to its application

DRBC Considers Drought Emergency to Boost Sluggish Flows in Delaware River

Jon Hurdle | November 10, 2016 | Energy & Environment
‘Salt front’ continues to move upriver, closer to fresh-water intakes

Op-Ed: Who Pays for New Jersey’s Gas Tax?

Raghu Murali | November 10, 2016 | Opinion
The impact of the higher gas tax as a percent of wages will be felt by poorest households, but the bigger chunk of tax bills will be paid by higher-income households

114,999

| November 10, 2016 | Number of The Day

Gottheimer Takes 5th After Expensive, Acrimonious Campaign

Chase Brush | November 9, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Incumbent Garrett says he won’t concede until all absentee ballots are tallied

Ballot Questions: Voters Reject Casinos Outside AC, Approve Fuel-Tax Dedication

John Reitmeyer | November 9, 2016 | Transportation, Elections 2016
The results of the two ballot questions before voters yesterday might ‘speak to how much voters dislike Trenton’

‘Blue’ Jersey Remains True: Comes Out Strong for Clinton

Joe Tyrrell | November 9, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell wins in a walk in the 9th Congressional District

Solar Storage Pilot Could Increase Reliability During Extreme Storms

Tom Johnson | November 9, 2016 | Energy & Environment
PSE&G solar system uses lithium ion batteries to deliver power to school if grid goes down

Patients Play Growing Role in Developing Treatments for Rare Diseases

Lilo H. Stainton | November 9, 2016 | Healthcare
Pharmaceutical companies say advocates and families are changing how they work

Op-Ed: NAACP Charter School Moratorium Contradicts Its Core Educational Principles

Paula L. White | November 9, 2016 | Opinion
The organization wrongfully assumes that it has a better grasp of what children need to thrive than their own mothers and fathers

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| November 9, 2016 | Number of The Day

Ballot Questions

NJ Spotlight Staff | November 8, 2016 | Elections 2016

Pinelands Pipeline Hits Snag, Sent Back to Commission, BPU

Tom Johnson | November 8, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State appeals court remands project to Pinelands Commission and Board of Public Utilities for proper approval

Questions About Almost Anything Related to Voting? We’ve Got Answers

Colleen O'Dea | November 8, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Everything is covered, from the location of polling places to what you can do in the event of a problem voting

Can Christie Come Back After the Bridgegate Verdict?

Chase Brush | November 8, 2016 | Politics
The governor’s polling numbers are in the tank, his hold on the Republican legislative bloc is no longer ironclad. What can he accomplish in his final year?

Is Christie Resolved to End Bistate Tax Deal with Pennsylvania?

John Reitmeyer | November 8, 2016 | Budget
Change would hike taxes for low-income New Jersey commuters and high-income Pennsylvanians, with more paperwork for all

Explainer: Why Hudson River Tunnels Are So Badly Needed and so Long Delayed

Meir Rinde | November 8, 2016 | Explainer
Devastating commuter delays and economic hardship just might be avoided if construction of a pair of new tunnels under the Hudson gets going

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Resurgent in New Jersey

Laurie Petersen | November 8, 2016 | More Issues
Business incubators, venture capital, labs and tools, and entrepreneurial expertise are fast becoming available across the Garden State

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| November 8, 2016 | Number of The Day

How Chris Christie Hoodwinked Charlie Rose on Bridgegate

Matt Katz | November 7, 2016 | Katz on Christie

Legal and Minority Groups Poised to Ensure Access to Polls

Joe Tyrrell | November 7, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Beyond usual administrative problems, advocate warns of ‘overly aggressive challenges … voter intimidation’

NJ Transit: Short of Cash, Short of Staff, and Coming up Short on Safety

Chase Brush | November 7, 2016 | Transportation
Joint legislative panel blasts state’s largest mass-transportation agency, grills its new chief on transparency and operations

NJ to Be Part of National Network of ‘Charging Corridors’ for EVs

Tom Johnson | November 7, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Federal program hopes to overcome range anxiety for electric vehicles by ultimately locating charging stations every 50 miles along Interstates 80 and 95

Death with Dignity or Premature End for Elderly, Disabled, or Terminally Ill?

Lilo H. Stainton | November 7, 2016 | Healthcare
NJ medical group says doctor-assisted suicide incompatible with helping patients, but supporters say the dying should have choice to avoid pain

The List: A Quick Look at the School Districts with the Best PARCC Scores

Colleen O'Dea | November 7, 2016 | The List
No surprise, perhaps, but the schools in more affluent communities tended to have the highest average student scores and passing rates

Op-ed: New Jersey Parents — Our Voices Must Be Heard

Tanisha Garner | November 7, 2016 | Opinion
How one Newark parent ended up suing the state to change a broken education law

$250

| November 7, 2016 | Number of The Day

Guilty on All Counts: Two Former Christie Aides Convicted in Bridgegate Case

Matt Katz | November 4, 2016 | Politics
A jury has found two former top employees of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie guilty on all counts for shutting down access lanes to the George Washington Bridge to punish a Christie foe ...

Bridgegate Defendants Guilty as Charged

WNYC News | November 4, 2016 | Politics
Two former Christie associates face a total of nearly 90 years in prison

Sweeney Plan Could Save $200M in Prescription Costs for Public Workers

Lilo H. Stainton | November 4, 2016 | Healthcare
New Jersey would be first state government to try high-tech pharmacy benefit manager

Making Sure Pollution Settlements Go to Restoring Natural Resources

Tom Johnson | November 4, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Proposed constitutional amendment would prevent damages from environmental lawsuits from being diverted to the general fund

Interactive Map: Passing PARCC Remains Challenge for High-Schoolers

Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
While results released this week show improvement overall, most of the state’s high-school students failed to attain passing grades

American Dream Deferred: Developer Postpones $1.15 Billion Bond Issue

John Reitmeyer | November 4, 2016 | Transportation
State officials say it’s only a minor glitch in getting financing for the planned megamall and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands

Opinion: What the Bridgegate Scandal Cost Gov. Christie

Carl Golden | November 4, 2016 | Opinion
The toxic traffic jam didn’t help Christie’s run for the GOP presidential nomination, and surely lost him the VP slot on the Trump ticket

Nine More Charters Apply to Open Their Doors in New Jersey

John Mooney | November 4, 2016 | Education
Applicants include schools already represented in some towns and cities, such as Paterson

In Crowded 12th, Challengers Praise Democratic Incumbent

Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Freshman senator Watson Coleman looks for another term while facing Libertarian-turned-Republican, Uccio, and five minor-party and independent candidates

Challengers Rap Democratic Incumbent for Neglecting 9th’s Trouble Spots

Chase Brush | November 4, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
In deep-blue district, U.S. Rep. Pascrell appears to have little to fear from Republican Castillo, others gunning for the seat he holds

NJ Spotlight Writer Takes to Airwaves to Explain Gas Tax, Ballot Question

NJ Spotlight Staff | November 4, 2016 | Transportation
John Reitmeyer visited WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show to help dispel public confusion, especially about Public Question #2

7,100

| November 4, 2016 | Number of The Day

Christie's Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers Increase Work on Bridgegate Case

Matt Katz | November 3, 2016 | Katz on Christie

An NJ Spotlight Webinar: Oral Health in New Jersey — How to Build Stronger Teeth, Healthier Lives

NJ Spotlight Staff | November 3, 2016 | Webinars
Experts discuss importance and policy challenges in the Garden State

Bridgegate Defense Calls for Mistrial

WNYC News | November 3, 2016 | Politics
Reason for motion remains unclear since relevant documents are almost completely redacted

Wide Achievement Gap Persists Despite New PARCC Exams

John Mooney | November 3, 2016 | Education
Still release of school-by-school scores reveals many gains virtually statewide

New Electric-Vehicle Coalition Writing Map to Get EVs on Road in NJ

Tom Johnson | November 3, 2016 | Energy & Environment
ChargEVC hopes to tackle the tough questions, like how a statewide vehicle-charging system will affect the power grid

Amendment to Allow Casinos Outside Atlantic City Odds-On to Lose

Chase Brush | November 3, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Supporters of a measure that would allow gaming in north Jersey are resigned to defeat in next week’s ballot but are confident they’ll eventually succeed

Newark School Chief Urges End to LIFO

Meir Rinde | November 3, 2016 | Education
Lawsuit argues layoffs should be based on merit, not seniority, while union says that would leave schools vulnerable to politics

Ombudsman for Developmentally Disabled Has Bipartisan Backing

Lilo H. Stainton | November 3, 2016 | Healthcare
Some advocates fear plan would create new level of bureaucracy for families to negotiate

Poll: Are You Concerned that NJ’s Elections Will Not Be Honest?

| November 3, 2016 | Polling
There’s been no shortage of talk about the elections being ‘stolen.’ Do you that’s a valid concern in the Garden State?

Republican Hopes to End Democratic Dominance in 1st District

Robin Traum | November 3, 2016 | Elections 2016
First-term Rep. Norcross is just the latest in 40 years of Democrats in District 1, and challenger Patterson thinks it’s time for a change

Old Hands Seek to Keep Grip on 18th and 29th Districts

Joe Tyrrell | November 3, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Some faces change but most stay the same in the lineup of Senate and Assembly candidates in Middlesex County

229

| November 3, 2016 | Number of The Day

Bridgegate Jury Leaves Court Early as Lawyers Huddle Behind Closed Doors

Matt Katz | November 2, 2016 | Katz on Christie

Bridgegate Jury Goes Back to Work on Second Day of Deliberations

WNYC News | November 2, 2016 | Politics
Day one marked by questions to judge concerning motive and conspiracy

Atlantic City Lurches Toward a Takeover as State Rejects its Recovery Plan

Chase Brush | November 2, 2016 | Politics
Down-on-its-luck gaming mecca faces a takeover by the state, which says the city’s strategy is ‘not likely to achieve financial stability’

RWJBarnabas Invests Nearly $20M in Rutgers Sports Medicine Facility

Lilo H. Stainton | November 2, 2016 | Healthcare
State’s largest health system plans to put hundreds of millions of dollars to work at public university to boost federal research funding, build skilled workforce

PSE&G Will Move Ahead with Grid-Connected Solar Array on Smaller Scale

Tom Johnson | November 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Utility gets the nod for $80M, 33-megawatt array, sharply lower than $275M, 100-megawatt facility originally proposed

In 4th, Democrat Faces Deeply Entrenched Republican Incumbent

Chase Brush | November 2, 2016 | Elections 2016
Challenger Phillipson says lower- and middle-class voters are worried about economy, while Smith points with pride to 30 years of Congressional service

Opinion: A Fix for NJ’s Solar Sector Could Be Right Across the Hudson

R. William Potter | November 2, 2016 | Opinion
Running the numbers on New York’s ‘Sun Program’ reveals a less-expensive, more stable way to attain New Jersey’s ambitious solar goals

Affordable Housing: A Key Component if NJ’s Cities Are to Thrive

Lee Keough | November 2, 2016 | Planning, Podcasts
Gentrification is one of the factors transforming today’s cities, but to achieve true community, long-term local residents must have a place in the mix

$25.9B

| November 2, 2016 | Number of The Day

Garrett and Gottheimer Play Nasty, Not Nice in Only Debate

Chase Brush | November 1, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
The only parley between 5th District incumbent Rep. Garrett and his Democratic opponent featured slings and arrows, but also underscored major policy differences

Garden State Hospitals Earn Better Grades in Latest Survey

Lilo H. Stainton | November 1, 2016 | Healthcare
Critics claim Leapfrog Group’s grades are based on outdated information, penalize teaching hospitals

Backers of Public Question #2 Say It’s Only Way to Make Sure Gas Tax Goes to TTF

John Reitmeyer | November 1, 2016 | Transportation, Elections 2016
Opponents say voting it down will send strong message to Trenton, impact plans to borrow billions to complete transportation projects

ACE Customers Reap Second Benefit from Exelon Buyout of Pepco Holdings

Tom Johnson | November 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Original deal had ‘most-favored jurisdiction’ clause ensuring ratepayers would receive equal benefits as those in other states affected by agreement

Opinion: Not Happy With Election? Don't Wait for Viable 3rd Party in NJ

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | November 1, 2016 | Opinion
Daunting obstacles to mounting a challenge by a third party almost guarantee that the state’s two-party hegemony is here to stay — for the time being

Agenda: School-by-School PARCC Scores to Be Released

John Mooney | November 1, 2016 | Education
State board to hear report on Year 2 of PARCC testing, along with further debate on charter schools and report from Newark schools

Creating an Urban Agenda for NJ's Small and Midsized Cities

Lee Keough | November 1, 2016 | Planning, Podcasts
If you couldn’t attend the second annual NJ Spotlight on Cities, you can still keep up with the discussions on an agenda for our urban centers

Oysters, Clams and More: Future of Green Farming in Garden State?

Tara Nurin | November 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Streamlining regulations and getting rid of excessive paperwork could spark an upsurge in “green aquaculture” in New Jersey

2

| November 1, 2016 | Number of The Day

Bridgegate Defendants’ Fate Now in Hands of Jury

WNYC News | November 1, 2016 | Politics
Bridget Anne Kelly’s lawyer says she was intimidated by Wildstein, Christie, while prosecutor tells jury they aren’t on trial

Top Democrats Disagree on How to Craft New School-Funding Plan

John Mooney | October 31, 2016 | Education
Split between Sweeney, Prieto comes as Christie pushes his ‘Fairness Formula,’ which would level per-student aid throughout NJ

The List: Top 10 Heritage Sites with the Most Annual Visitors

Carly Sitrin | October 31, 2016 | The List
Residents and tourists have more than 1,800 historic sites to choose from — ranging from lighthouses to battleships — across the length and breadth of the state

From Locked Doors to Liberty: Evolution of Mental Health Treatment

Lilo H. Stainton | October 31, 2016 | Healthcare
An award-winning documentary explores life inside — and outside — a harsh psychiatric hospital

Opinion: Rising Premiums for Obamacare Plans, Some Hidden Good News

Joel Cantor | October 31, 2016 | Opinion
Open enrollment on healthcare.gov starts Tuesday, November 1st. A look at the cost of plans for 2017 offers insights into how well the marketplace is working in New Jersey.

Lessons of Sandy Not Lost on Utilities Seeking to Spend More on Resiliency

Tom Johnson | October 31, 2016 | Energy & Environment
South Jersey Gas wants state approval of $500 million upgrade to its gas distribution system; PSE&G will disclose plans next year

5.7M

| October 31, 2016 | Number of The Day

Hurricane Sandy Survivors Face a New Threat — from the State

Tom Johnson | October 28, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Demands for repayment of grants used for rebuilding, threats of foreclosure are only two of the troubles Sandy victims now have to deal with

Interactive Map: More Addicts, More Drug Treatment Options

Colleen O'Dea | October 28, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Services in New Jersey for people seeking help with drug abuse can’t keep up with demand, largely because of heroin and opiate crisis

Doctors, Hospitals Still Fighting Plan to Curb Out-Of-Network Charges

Lilo H. Stainton | October 28, 2016 | Healthcare
Patient, employer advocates say costs must be controlled; providers argue they will be left short

Guadagno Steps Out from Christie’s Shadow, Into the Glare of Criticism

Chase Brush | October 28, 2016 | Politics
The administration and Democratic lawmakers took lieutenant governor to task for her comments on ballot question and TTF law, both of which have Christie’s blessing

Delaware River Salt Front Moves Upstream as Drought Cuts Flows

Jon Hurdle | October 28, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Reservoir releases can slow the front, but reduce available amount of drinking water — already in scant supply — in the process

Obamacare NJ: 7% Rate Increase in 'Benchmark' Plan

NJTV News Online | October 28, 2016 | Healthcare
But as new premiums come into effect, some New Jerseyans are experiencing sticker shock

Op-Ed: State Legislation Would Preserve Nature on NJ’s Highways

Kelly Mooij | October 28, 2016 | Opinion
Plants native to New Jersey can serve the needs of the state while reducing economic and ecosystem risks posed by nonnative vegetation

34%

| October 28, 2016 | Number of The Day

Evidence Is In, Jury Will Soon Be Out

WNYC News | October 28, 2016 | Politics
The court will hear closing arguments on Monday, then the case will go to the jury

Switching to Electric Vehicles Could Save State $4B by 2050

Tom Johnson | October 27, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Breaking transportation sector of the gasoline habit could also reduce asthma attacks, visits to emergency rooms, and premature deaths

Programs for Developmentally Disabled Could Face More Scrutiny

Lilo H. Stainton | October 27, 2016 | Healthcare
Reducing physical and emotional abuse, neglect in state-funded facilities

Wisniewski Might Be Ready to Give Murphy a Run for His Money

Chase Brush | October 27, 2016 | Politics
If you thought the Democratic nomination for governor has been sewn up by Wall Street titan Phil Murphy, think again — and watch out for Assemblyman Wisniewski

Poll: Is There a Good Way to Fix School Funding in New Jersey?

| October 27, 2016 | Polling
Two school funding plans have been proposed and another is in the works, but will any of them actually get the job done?

Cash-Strapped Democrat Faces Fight Against Well-Heeled Republican in 3rd

Chase Brush | October 27, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Democrat LaVergne says shortage of funds has kept him from making more of incumbent MacArthur’s support for Trump

Op-Ed: Eliminating Estate Tax Will Improve New Jersey’s Economic Climate

Michele Siekerka | October 27, 2016 | Opinion
Scrapping it signals we might finally address the issues that make the Garden State so expensive for residents and businesses

504,000

| October 27, 2016 | Number of The Day

Defense Rests in Bridgegate Trial, Closing Arguments to Begin Today

NJTV News Online | October 27, 2016 | Politics
Bridget Anne Kelly continues to deny she knew about revenge scheme

State Offers $2.8B in Bonds to Help Top off Depleted Transportation Trust Fund

John Reitmeyer and Chase Brush | October 26, 2016 | Transportation
Financial offering — and $500 million private bank loan — bring home the fact that TTF renewal involves significant amount of new debt

New Technology Helps NJ’s Developmentally Disabled Gain Independence

Lilo H. Stainton | October 26, 2016 | Healthcare
State agency, advocacy groups pair people with disabilities with devices that can help them live on their own, go to school, work

Profile: The Woman Laying the Groundwork for a Public Bank in New Jersey

John Reitmeyer | October 26, 2016 | Profiles
Joan Bartl believes taxpayer-owned financial institution would be ‘logical and practical’ because of the state’s ‘significant fiscal problems’

Few Surprises Expected in Solidly Blue 8th Congressional District

Joe Tyrrell | October 26, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
With Democrats holding a 6-to-1 advantage over Republicans, incumbent Sires should have no trouble besting his Republican challenger, Agha Afzal Khan

17%

| October 26, 2016 | Number of The Day

Defense Paints Kelly as Hapless, Prosecutors Paint Her as Ruthless

WYNC News | October 25, 2016 | Politics
Competing versions of defendant Bridget Kelly’s role in the Bridgegate scandal are put to the court

Opponents of Christie’s PARCC Graduation Requirements Go to Court

John Mooney | October 25, 2016 | Education
Advocates say requirements violate state law, argue NJ has high graduation rates because students have multiple paths to diplomas

Atlantic City Produces Five-Year Plan, Hopes to Fend Off State Takeover

Chase Brush | October 25, 2016 | Politics
The plan calls for cuts in jobs and benefits, outsourcing of services, and the sale of Bader Field airstrip

NJ Must Reduce Global-Warming Pollution in Transportation Sector

Tom Johnson | October 25, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Getting low-carbon vehicles on the road is imperative, but the roadblock remains the lack of charging stations for electric cars and trucks

No Reimbursement for Opioid Prescriptions in NJ Written Without Plan

Lilo H. Stainton | October 25, 2016 | Healthcare
Doctors would be required to document patient-safety protocol before writing scrip

Frelinghuysen Challenged by Underfinanced Democrat in 11th

Joe Tyrrell | October 25, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Lawyer Joe Wenzel says he was inspired to run by Sandy Hook Elementary School killings in 2012

Explainer: The Red Cross Slims Down in NJ, While National Criticism Continues

Tara Nurin | October 25, 2016 | Explainer
The Red Cross has been subject to complaints nationwide for its response to emergencies. But apart from criticism of its post-Sandy role, few in NJ are dissatisfied

70%

| October 25, 2016 | Number of The Day

In Bridget Kelly's Own Words

Matt Katz | October 24, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Excerpts from Bridgegate defendant Bridget Kelly's second day of testimony reveal much about her legal strategy, and about how the Christie administration worked.

Curbing Use of Solitary Confinement in NJ Correctional Facilities

Hank Kalet | October 24, 2016 | Social
‘Close custody’ can exacerbate or trigger mental-health problems, reduce prisoners’ chances of successful reintegration in communities

Fundamental Changes in Power Industry Will Change Life in NJ, Northeast

Tom Johnson | October 24, 2016 | Energy & Environment
One of most significant benefits of this transformation: Lower greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to global warming

Calls for NJ to Return Millions in Federal Aid for ‘Troubled’ Sandy Rebuild

Meir Rinde | October 24, 2016 | Sandy, After Sandy
But state disputes federal audit that criticized aid rebuilding programs and poor oversight of company hired to administer them

Aggressive Democratic Challenger in District 2 Makes Trump an Issue in Race

Chase Brush | October 24, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Incumbent fights back arguing bipartisan record demonstrates commitment to residents in hard-hit South Jersey

NJ Provides $10M to Nonprofit Groups For Urban Lead Removal

Lilo H. Stainton | October 24, 2016 | Healthcare
Launches public-relations effort to warn parents about dangers of lead, need for screening

$12.012M

| October 24, 2016 | Number of The Day

Bridget Kelly Speaks: Christie's Ex-Aide Says Gov Knew About Bridgegate

Andrea Bernstein and Matt Katz | October 21, 2016 | Katz on Christie

Democrats Can’t Wait to Restore Women’s Healthcare Funding Post-Christie

Lilo H. Stainton | October 21, 2016 | Healthcare
They also back Planned Parenthood’s proposal for insurance companies to cover a year’s worth of birth control at once

Lawmakers Get Serious About Legalizing Grass in the Garden State

Chase Brush | October 21, 2016 | Politics
Will Christie’s concerns about this ‘gateway drug’ go up in smoke once he’s out of office?

At DEP Drought Hearing, Repeated Calls for State Water Plan

Tom Johnson | October 21, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Agency says updated plan isn’t ready for release, but state has all the tools it needs to fight water shortage

Interactive Map: Many Poor Kids Still Miss Free Breakfast In NJ

Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Advocates urge schools to shift to serving meals after the start of school day

Businessman Mounts Longshot Challenge to 14-Term Pallone in 6th

Meir Rinde | October 21, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Republican Sonnek-Schmelz says Pallone has failed small businesses and Sandy victims

The ‘New’ Gentrification Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference

Tara Nurin | October 21, 2016 | Planning
Developers and advocates discuss ways to breathe new life into neighborhoods without displacing long-time residents

3,300

| October 21, 2016 | Number of The Day

State Poised to Issue First Drought Warning in More Than a Decade

Tom Johnson | October 20, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Today’s public hearing of Department of Environmental Protection will document drought conditions in more than a dozen north and central New Jersey counties

Outside Interest Groups Infiltrate Political Process, Parties Losing Grip

Chase Brush | October 20, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
The latest figures for election spending in New Jersey show major parties have been weakened and special-interest groups continue to increase their influence

Protecting Uber Passengers Who Are Injured in an Accident

Lilo H. Stainton | October 20, 2016 | Healthcare
Car-service company argues riders are already covered by current $1.5M liability insurance; critics contend there are too many loopholes in coverage

Opinion: Bridgegate Testimony Leaves No One Untainted

Carl Golden | October 20, 2016 | Opinion
Disconcerting picture emerging from trial is of an administration that is equally ugly, vindictive, and profane

Poll: Waiting to Inhale — Is NJ Ready for Recreational Marijuana?

| October 20, 2016 | Polling
A delegation of NJ legislators will report today on its fact-finding trip to Colorado, where pot is legal. Is the Garden State moving in the same direction?

Shortage of Affordable Housing Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities

Colleen O'Dea | October 20, 2016 | Housing
One advocate suggests that even the term ‘affordable housing’ has negative connotations for many people

In 10th District Moderate Payne’s Opponents Are Weak, Broke

Joe Tyrrell | October 20, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. seeks a third term with little opposition in a district that is struggling economically

$1.4B

| October 20, 2016 | Number of The Day

Baroni Ends Time On Witness Stand

WNYC News | October 19, 2016 | Politics
Former Port Authority executive continues to maintain he believed Bridgegate traffic-study cover story

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Launches Integrated Mental-Physical Pilot

Lilo H. Stainton | October 19, 2016 | Healthcare
A new program for patients with Crohn’s disease will integrate mental and physical treatments in order to improve health and reduce costs

Beleaguered Christie Holds Town Hall in Friendly Territory

John Mooney | October 19, 2016 | Education
But even in suburban New Providence some question his ‘Fairness Formula’ to equalize state aid to schools

Clock Winds Down On Atlantic City’s Efforts to Deliver Five-Year Plan

Chase Brush | October 19, 2016 | Politics
City misses deadline to submit revised FY2016 budget to state’s Local Finance Board, sparks off exchange of letters between mayor and DCA

State Not Doing Enough to Protect Poor from Pollution, Advocates Argue

Tom Johnson | October 19, 2016 | Energy & Environment
At NJ Spotlight on Cities conference, environmental justice session explores how to better serve minority communities, poor urban centers

Profile: The World of Cumberland County’s Bayshore Is Her Oyster

Jon Hurdle | October 19, 2016 | Profiles
One woman’s passion for the county’s historic Bayshore led to a restored ship, a museum, an environmental center, and renewed local pride

Why Medicare Part D Pays Too Much for Prescription Medicine

Stuart Silverstein/FairWarning | October 19, 2016 | Healthcare
The Medicare law forbids the government from using its sizeable bargaining power to negotiate drug prices. Lobbying by the drug industry keeps that law in place

Minors Who Do Time in New Jersey’s Adult Prisons Must Deal with Intimidation

WNYC News | October 19, 2016 | Social
One offender, sentenced to several years in an adult prison, said he’s worried about the guards, not the other inmates

Trying Juveniles as Adults Called A ‘Dead End’

NJTV News Online | October 19, 2016 | Social
Conference on juvenile justice has pilot program in Camden County to keep young offenders in community

$65 million

| October 19, 2016 | Number of The Day

Baroni: Christie Used Me to Punish His Enemies

WNYC News | October 19, 2016 | Politics
Under cross-examination, Baroni admits going after firefighters’ union chief and Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Money Shakes Up New Jersey's House Races

Chase Brush | October 18, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
There’s a lot of money sloshing around this season’s Congressional races, adding to the pressure on at least one long-term incumbent

Emergency Rooms Becoming ‘Dumping Ground’ for Psychiatric Patients

Lilo H. Stainton | October 18, 2016 | Healthcare
With fewer inpatient beds and inadequate outpatient services, patients often have no other choice but the ER

Democratic Lawmakers Hope to Compromise with Christie On Urban Enterprise Zones

John Reitmeyer | October 18, 2016 | Planning
Proposal would give a two-year extension to five cities while state studies whether another program would be more effective for hard-pressed cities

Move Afoot to Ban Bear Hunting in New Jersey

Tom Johnson | October 18, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Hunting opponents argue it increases rather than reduces human-animal conflicts, call instead for better bear management

Imagining a Marshall Plan for Our 'Ignored' Cities

Lee Keough | October 18, 2016 | Planning
At the NJ Spotlight on Cities conference, leading politicians agreed ‘we’ve ignored our cities’ and it’s time to make them a priority

Explainer: Open Enrollment for State Insurance, Medicare, Obamacare

Lilo H. Stainton | October 18, 2016 | Explainer
Policy holders have chance to examine new options, take advantage of subsidies under Affordable Care Act

NJ Spotlight on Cities: A Quick Recap

Amanda Brown | October 18, 2016 | Planning
A few digital glimpses of the second annual conference, judged a success by participants and attendees — or so they told us. See you next year.

Op-Ed: A Moratorium On New Charter Schools Is A Step For Civil Rights

Lauren Wells | October 18, 2016 | Opinion
Charters have drained funding from district schools in cities like Newark, leading to separate and unequal systems

38

| October 18, 2016 | Number of The Day

Phil Murphy Hedges on Charter Schools, Says ‘It’s Complicated’

John Mooney | October 17, 2016 | Education
‘NJ Spotlight on Cities’ brings early focus to charter schools in 2017 governor’s race

Converting Food Waste into Fuel for Renewable Energy

Tom Johnson | October 17, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Making smart use of biomass could be a win-win: It can be used a source of power and it prevents methane from being released into the atmosphere

Campaigners Demand Map to Limit Forest Destruction by Off-Road Drivers

Jon Hurdle | October 17, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Pinelands activists welcome new data on disturbed sites, but say damage to Wharton State Forest will continue unless detailed map shows which areas are off limits

NJ Spotlight on Cities: Healthcare Panelists Call for Integrated Urban Care

Lilo H. Stainton | October 17, 2016 | Healthcare
Speakers say mental health and substance-abuse treatment needs to be combined with physical care

At Day-Long Conference, NJ Spotlight Shines Spotlight on State’s Cities

NJTV News Online | October 17, 2016 | Planning
The second annual NJ Spotlight on Cities conference brought together politicians, policymakers, urban architects and advocates

Life Outside Prison Is Not Easy for Minors Tried as Adults

WNYC News | October 17, 2016 | Social
Adjusting to life outside prison can be tough on parolees, but one young man is hopeful

Elections 2016 Keeps You On Top of the Issues, Ahead of the Candidates

NJ Spotlight Staff | October 17, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Coverage includes overviews of the state’s Congressional Districts, in-depth reporting on key races, and interactive tools and maps to keep you in the know

Christie’s Former Counsel Didn’t Check into Bridgegate, Wasn’t Asked

WNYC News | October 17, 2016 | Politics
Gov. Christie said he asked his chief counsel to check into lane closures on GWB, but counsel said in court the request was never made

0.9%

| October 17, 2016 | Number of The Day

Catch the Live Stream from the 2nd Annual NJ Spotlight on Cities

John Mooney | October 14, 2016 | Planning
Can’t make the conference? Watch a live stream of the keynote conversation and the session on the 2017 gubernatorial race

New Attempt to Pin Christie to GWB Scandal Overshadows Bridgegate

Chase Brush | October 14, 2016 | Politics
A municipal judge allowed a citizen’s complaint of official misconduct against the governor to go forward

Transco Compressor Project Stirs Critics at Bordentown Meeting

Jon Hurdle | October 14, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Residents argue that state can block what they see as a dangerous project by refusing to issue water-quality permits

Push to Grant Driver's License to NJ's Undocumented Residents

Chase Brush | October 14, 2016 | Social, Immigration
Supporters say the card would help thousands of undocumented to drive legally, that it would improve road safety, and stimulate the state’s economy

Advocates Want Legislative Leaders to Curb Surprise Medical Bills

Lilo H. Stainton | October 14, 2016 | Healthcare
The goal: protect patients from unexpected fees charged by out-of-network doctors and hospitals, while also saving the state money

Does Driving Down Energy Use Mean Rethinking Utilities’ Business Model?

Tom Johnson | October 14, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Some states are successfully using ‘decoupling’ as a way to get power companies to convince customers to use less energy — without taking an economic hit

Interactive Map: New Jersey’s Cities Remain Mired in Poverty

Colleen O'Dea | October 14, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Poverty is a statewide problem, but almost half of NJ’s poor are living in urban centers

Minors Get Longer Sentences in New Jersey Than in New York

WNYC News | October 14, 2016 | Social
There’s a big disparity in sentencing between the Garden State and New York. New Jersey offenders face more years in prison

Op-Ed: Request to the NAACP — No Moratorium on New Charter Schools

Denice Hicks | October 14, 2016 | Opinion
My sons have been transformed by their experiences in charter schools. Isn’t that exactly what the NAACP would want?

73%

| October 14, 2016 | Number of The Day

Probe Uncovers Fraud at Program to Help Poor Pay Energy Bills

Tom Johnson | October 13, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Malfeasance includes paying benefits to dead woman, as well as to state employee earning $90,000 a year

Lesniak on Murphy's Endorsements: ‘Wealthiest, Rather Than the Best’

Chase Brush | October 13, 2016 | Politics
After deciding against a bid for 2017 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, disgruntled Lesniak says process ‘sucks’

Seeking Civil Rights Protection for NJ Women Who Breastfeed

Lilo H. Stainton | October 13, 2016 | Healthcare
The goal is to extend current law, to cover women who work for small businesses or who are nursing babies older than one year

The Data Behind the Discussions at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference

John Mooney | October 13, 2016 | Planning
We teamed up with Rutgers’ Eagleton Poll to find out what New Jersey residents really think of the state’s cities

Poll: The Murphy Lockdown — Terrific or Troubling?

| October 13, 2016 | Polling
Phil Murphy seems to have the Democratic gubernatorial nomination sewn up more than a year ahead of the election. What do you think of his early-bird special?

Young in Prison: Is Germany's Way Better Than NJ’s?

WNYC News | October 13, 2016 | Social
Unlike New Jersey, Germany does not prosecute minors as adults. And, unlike New Jersey, Germany has low recidivism rates among minors

Online Shoppers Using 35-year-old NJ Consumer Law Against Websites

Joe Tyrrell | October 13, 2016 | More Issues
Lawyer says big retailers are being hit with ‘literal blizzard’ of claims from across the United States

1991

| October 13, 2016 | Number of The Day

Elections 2016: Congressional District 12

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Elections 2016: 11th Congressional District

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Elections 2016: Congressional District 10

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Elections 2016: Congressional District 9

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Elections 2016: Congressional District 8

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Elections 2016: Congressional District 7

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Elections 2016: Congressional District 6

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Elections 2016: Congressional District 5

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Elections 2016: Congressional District 4

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Elections 2016: Congressional District 3

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Elections 2016: Congressional District 2

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Elections 2016: 1st Congressional District

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016

Hate Crime Heightens Tensions in Already Divisive 7th District

Chase Brush | October 12, 2016 | Politics
Republican Rep. Lance decries as ‘abhorrent’ swastikas spray-painted on challenger Jacob’s house, but Democrat links act to ‘casual racism’ of Trump campaign

Making Sure Sea-Level Rise Doesn’t Swamp New Jersey

Tom Johnson | October 12, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Accurate plans and projections, including the effect of climate-changing pollution, can help the state do better dealing with coming sea-level rise

Profile: Growing Up in Poverty Has Helped Shape Her Choice of Career

Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Profiles
The executive director of the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey, Renee Koubiadis wants to do nothing less than solve the problem of poverty

NJ Spotlight on Cities: Do We Have a Shared Urban Agenda?

Lee Keough | October 12, 2016 | Planning
Setting priorities for the Garden State’s beleaguered urban areas at Newark conference this Friday

Most Minors Tried as Adults in NJ Are Black or Latino

WNYC News | October 12, 2016 | Social
Although it must be approved by a judge, the decision to try a minor as an adult is at the discretion of the prosecutor

13%

| October 12, 2016 | Number of The Day

New Scrutiny for Whistleblower Case

Chase Brush | October 11, 2016 | More Issues
Lawmaker says it’s unacceptable for state to pay out $1.5 million, then refuse to discuss terms of a settlement involving allegations of serious corruption

First Quarter FY2017 Tax Collection Could Be Harbinger of Budget Year

John Reitmeyer | October 11, 2016 | Budget
Tax changes associated with the gas-tax increase expected to help revenue at first — until cuts kick in

Moody’s Issues ‘Credit Negative’ in Response to Passage of TTF Legislation

Chase Brush | October 11, 2016 | Budget
Wall St. firm raises fiscal concerns about effect of tax cuts included in bill to replenish Transportation Trust Fund

State Urges Federal Agency to Impose Cost Caps on Transmission Projects

Tom Johnson | October 11, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Large energy companies, utilities increasingly look to transmission to drive profits. Without caps, cost overruns can be passed along to customers

U.S. Attorney General Lynch Convenes Policing Conference in Newark

Joe Tyrell | October 11, 2016 | Social
Law enforcement, community activists, and politicians from across state attend, including Newark Mayor Ras Baraka

NJ Spotlight on Cities: How Garden State Can Achieve ‘Integrated’ Healthcare

Lilo H. Stainton | October 11, 2016 | Healthcare
Can ‘integrated care' deliver on its promise of better patient outcomes and better bottom line?

Trump Taj Mahal Shuts Down After 26 Years in Atlantic City

NJTV News Online | October 11, 2016 | More Issues
Taj is fifth casino to close in past two years in hard-pressed gambling resort

$1.9 million

| October 11, 2016 | Number of The Day

The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial – Week 4

Matt Katz | October 11, 2016 | Politics

Murphy’s Move: Outsider to Likely Democratic Candidate for Governor

Chase Brush | October 7, 2016 | Politics
By putting a lock on the vote-rich northern counties, the former Goldman Sachs executive has swept aside other contenders — including Senate President Sweeney

Opinion: Memorandum on the Transportation Trust Fund Bill

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | October 7, 2016 | Opinion
Critical questions that our lawmakers should consider — and answer — before voting on the pending TTF legislation

Fighting Diabetes and Sickle Cell Disease in NJ with Information

Lilo H. Stainton | October 7, 2016 | Healthcare
Lawmakers say Medicaid should cover cost of diabetes education and management, also want state to set up sickle cell database

Interactive Map: Clinton Far Outpaces Trump in New Jersey Fundraising

Colleen O'Dea | October 7, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week, Elections 2016
Former secretary of state has more donors and bigger contributions, adding up to six times the total for her Garden State campaign war chest

Opinion: Murphy’s North Jersey Lockdown — Show of Power for Party Chairs

Carl Golden | October 7, 2016 | Opinion
Democratic leaders demonstrated that control of the party — despite some opinions to the contrary — does not reside in the southern part of the state

Lawmakers Want Fish and Game Council to Ban Foothold Traps — Again

Tom Johnson | October 7, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Constitutional tool could be key to outlawing ‘barbaric’ practice

Bridgegate: Gov. Christie’s Filthy Mouth

WNYC News | October 7, 2016 | Politics
In just the latest shock in the trial, a witness testified the governor and a Monmouth County politician traded profanities

70%

| October 7, 2016 | Number of The Day

PSEG Takes Two Coal Plants Out of Service, Is Gas Obvious Alternative?

Tom Johnson | October 6, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Back-of-the-envelope calculations puts natural gas ahead on cost, but company is still weighing options on complex question

TTF Legislation Hits Small Pothole on Way to Final Approval

Chase Brush | October 6, 2016 | Transportation
Lawmakers delay vote, arguing that process lacks transparency, hits residents who can least afford it hardest at the gas pump

Christie Proposes Giving Top-Performing Charter Schools New Flexibility

John Mooney | October 6, 2016 | Education
Education chief says easing certification rules for teachers would be five-year pilot program

Tens of Thousands of NJ Residents Missing Out on Obamacare Savings

Lilo H. Stainton | October 6, 2016 | Healthcare
Up to 44,000 New Jerseyans pay full price for private health insurance when they would be eligible for subsidized policies; 1 million more remain uninsured

Opinion: Lakewood’s Ultra-Orthodox Day Schools, ‘Tyranny of the Many’

Laura Waters | October 6, 2016 | Opinion
Lakewood public school students — black, Latino, and economically disadvantaged — are deprived of their constitutionally guaranteed thorough and efficient of education

Occidental to Pay $165 million Toward EPA’s Cleanup of Passaic River Pollution

Jon Hurdle | October 6, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Actual removal of thousands of pounds of contaminants will not begin until 2020 and could take six years to complete

Poll: Who Put Together the TTF Fix? Who Runs New Jersey?

| October 6, 2016 | Polling
Basically the bill to tank up the TTF is the work of just three people. What does that say about how things get done in NJ?

NJ’s Teacher of the Year: From Armenia to Pascack Valley High

John Mooney | October 6, 2016 | Education
The first arts teacher to win the honor in more than ten years, refugee Argine Safari has found her passion teaching music

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Accused of Stalling Bridgegate Probe

WNYC News | October 5, 2016 | Politics
Prosecution witness Wildstein testifies that Cuomo and Christie agreed to create ‘traffic report’ that would quash questions about Bridgegate probe

Physician-Assisted ‘Aid in Dying’ Up for Debate Again in NJ

Lilo H. Stainton | October 5, 2016 | Healthcare
Doctors, others raise concerns that helping terminal patients end lives violates their role as healers

Opinion: Clinton Is Judged by Different Standards — What’s New?

Milly Silva | October 5, 2016 | Opinion
Donald Trump is graded on a curve. But, no matter what Hillary Clinton says or does, she is appraised harshly because of gender stereotypes

Profile: Seriously Passionate About Progressive Causes

Lilo H. Stainton | October 5, 2016 | Profiles
If it’s drug addiction, gay rights, medical marijuana, clean needle exchanges, abortion, and social justice (to name a few), it must be Jay Lassiter

NJ Spotlight on Cities: ‘Reimagining’ Our Urban Centers

John Mooney | October 5, 2016 | Planning
One of the country’s foremost thinkers on urban renewal will take part in conference geared to creating an urban agenda for the Garden State

Federal Audit Finds New Jersey Failed to Control Sandy Funds

NJTV News Online | October 5, 2016 | Sandy
HUD audit concludes Garden State should return money if it cannot justify certain expenditures

State Settles $1.5 Million Whistleblower Suit for Plaintiff

WNYC News | October 5, 2016 | More Issues
In 2010, former Hunterdon County prosecutor saw indictment dismissed for what he believed were political reasons

New York Governor Announces Plan to Offload Penn Station

WNYC News | October 5, 2016 | Transportation
City says it will build train hall in General Post Office while renovating platforms at Penn

Despite TTF Deal, It’s Still Unclear When Roadwork Will Resume in New Jersey

John Reitmeyer | October 4, 2016 | Transportation
Christie’s executive order idled some 3,000 construction workers during the warm weather. Can it be lifted in time to make a dent in outstanding projects?

NJ Businesses Sustain Widespread Health Coverage, Despite Rising Costs

Lilo H. Stainton | October 4, 2016 | Healthcare
Workers paying for larger share of medical expenses, through higher contributions and deductibles, reduced benefits

Op-Ed: Governor Must Release Remaining $16M in Frozen Nonprofit Funds

Linda M. Czipo and Nina Stack | October 4, 2016 | Opinion
Real lives are on the line. Nonprofits that provide critical services have already had to cut back staffing and program hours

Christie, Democratic Leaders Finally Agree On Plan for Transportation Trust Fund

John Reitmeyer | October 3, 2016 | Transportation
Deal balances 23-cent gas-tax hike with cut in sales tax to 6.625 percent, elimination of estate tax, and breaks for working poor, senior citizens, veterans

Judge Finds Meadowlands Hospital Guilty of Multiple Labor Violations

Lilo H. Stainton | September 30, 2016 | Healthcare
Employee union estimates that ruling will cost hospital at least $2.5 million

Advocates Clash with Administration Over Number of Poor in New Jersey

Chase Brush | September 30, 2016 | Social
Community leaders, others cite ‘crisis’ in social services, but administration’s data shows fewer people signing up for general assistance and emergency aid

Interactive Map: How NJ Congressional Reps Spend Their Expense Allowances

Colleen O'Dea | September 30, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Most of the money goes to staff salaries, but many spend heavily on mail to constituents in an election year

NJ Transit Train Wreck at Hoboken Terminal Kills 1

NPR National Public Radio | September 30, 2016 | Transportation
Some passengers said train was traveling too fast. More than 100 injured in crash

Money and Sand: Will There Be Enough for New Jersey’s Beaches?

Kirk Moore | September 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Beach replenishment is costly and exacts a heavy toll on the environment, depleting underwater ridges that are home to a broad variety of sea life

CarePoint Sues Horizon BCBS for $76 million in Alleged Unpaid Claims

Lilo H. Stainton | September 29, 2016 | Healthcare
Horizon and healthcare advocates claim Hudson County hospital chain is at fault for driving up cost of care

NJ Energy Resilience Bank Getting Ready for Second Round of Withdrawals

Tom Johnson | September 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Some $135 million in federal loans and grants to go to projects to ensure power stays on at wastewater treatment plants and hospitals

Poll: Beach Replenishment — Saving the Shore, Hurting the Environment?

| September 29, 2016 | Polling
Beach replenishment is expensive and — by some lights — ineffective, since any sand dredged up will ultimately wind up back in the water. Do we stay the course?

Op-Ed: Leadership Now Can Protect NJ’s Water Supply from Future Climate Change

Tom Kean Sr. and Jim Florio | September 29, 2016 | Opinion
New report is catalyst to begin identifying risks to water supply posed by climate change and implementing measures to reduce vulnerability

State Officials Clamp Down on Fentanyl – And Its Clones

Lilo H. Stainton | September 28, 2016 | Healthcare
Advocates fear tougher penalties won’t reduce drug addiction but will boost the prison population

Profile: A Pioneer Who’s Investigating How Bacteria Communicate

Joe Tyrrell | September 28, 2016 | Profiles
In an era of increasing antibiotic resistance, Dr. Bonnie Bassler’s research could revolutionize medicine by encouraging helpful bacteria and inhibiting the spread of pathogens

ACLU Says It Will Represent Alleged Bistate Bomber Until He Gets Lawyer

NJTV News Online | September 28, 2016 | More Issues
Ahmad Khan Rahami remains in a Newark hospital, apparently unconscious and unable to express his wishes on legal counsel

American Dream Mall in Meadowlands Faces Financing Nightmare

John Reitmeyer | September 27, 2016 | More Issues, Politics
Developer tells NJ appeals court any delay in approving funding will kill long-stalled project

Public Service Enterprise Group’s New Venture, Selling Energy Retail

Tom Johnson | September 27, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Company is quietly setting up PSEG Energy Solutions to sell electricity and gas to commercial and industrial accounts

As More NJ Students Go Hungry, More Colleges Open Food Pantries

Tara Nurin | September 27, 2016 | Education, Social
Amid growing recognition that some students are going hungry, Rutgers-New Brunswick is the latest university in New Jersey to open a food pantry

Approval for Outside Oversight of Controversial Medicaid Payment Reform

Lilo H. Stainton | September 27, 2016 | Healthcare
But even with an independent monitor, some advocates fear the reform will lead to cuts in services for vulnerable patients

Explainer: How NJ’s Public Libraries Are Faring in the Information Age

Carly Sitrin | September 27, 2016 | Explainer
The state’s libraries still come through with books, but patrons also can access digital media like music and ebooks, as well as share new technologies

Urgency to Define Rules for Telemedicine in New Jersey

Lilo H. Stainton | September 26, 2016 | Healthcare
Lawmakers try to ensure Garden State is not left out of the growing use of electronic communications between healthcare providers and patients

The List: The Commuting Habits of New Jersey Workers

Colleen O'Dea | September 26, 2016 | The List
According to census data, it takes longer for commuters in the Garden State to get to work than the national average

With Infrastructure Projects Sidelined, Who Pays for Broken Contracts?

Chase Brush | September 23, 2016 | Transportation
Counties and municipalities are coming under the gun for road and bridge projects Christie has shut down until cash is found for Transportation Trust Fund

Powerful Backers of Gambling in North Jersey Decide to Fold Their Hand

Chase Brush | September 23, 2016 | More Issues, Politics
Our Turn NJ pulls its TV spot, saying voters ‘very negative’ about November ballot referendum

No Remedy Yet to Cure ‘Surprise’ Out-of-Network Charges

Lilo H. Stainton | September 23, 2016 | Healthcare
Insurers, hospitals, doctors, and patient advocates struggle for consensus on an equitable way to handle unexpected expenses

Interactive Map: More New Jerseyans Register as Presidential Election Nears

Colleen O'Dea | September 23, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Last year, almost nine of 10 of those eligible were registered, but fewer than two in 10 made it to the polls

Op-Ed: What the Public Doesn’t Know Can Hurt Our Students, Our Schools

David M. Aderhold | September 23, 2016 | Opinion
As a community of parents and educators, we must come together to rebuff the politicization of public education

Money, Accusations, Attacks — The Race for the 5th District Is Just Heating Up

Chase Brush | September 22, 2016 | Politics
Democratic hopeful Josh Gottheimer wants to take the 5th from arch-conservative incumbent Rep. Scott Garrett. He may just be within striking distance

Concerns Continue to Grow Over State’s Medicaid Payment Reform

Lilo H. Stainton | September 22, 2016 | Healthcare
Some healthcare providers fear the transition to a ‘fee-for-service’ system could lead to program closures and staff layoffs

Poll: Double Dipping for Public Employees: Damned If They Do?

| September 22, 2016 | Polling
It’s a widespread practice among public employees, retiring from a job and then picking up another position — and pension. Should it be allowed?

Homeless Man and Pal Tip Off Cops to Bombs in Trashed Backpack

NJTV News Online | September 22, 2016 | More Issues
Linked to alleged bistate bomber Rahami, backback contained five explosive devices, one detonated by police robot while being defused

Two Healthcare Centers Join Forces to Expand Cancer Care in Newark

Lilo H. Stainton | September 21, 2016 | Healthcare
Patients from the city and beyond should benefit from new cutting-edge facilities and treatments

Progress Slow On Affordable Housing, Towns Wait for NJ Top Court

Colleen O'Dea | September 21, 2016 | Housing
Justices must decide whether housing obligations accrued during 15-year gap must be built

Opinion: If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Stay Out of the Classroom

Mark Weber | September 21, 2016 | Opinion
The sweltering weather has made it all too clear that New Jersey’s politicians have no real interest in giving teachers safe, comfortable working conditions

Explainer: A Multitude of Paths for Legal Immigration to the United States

Meir Rinde | September 21, 2016 | Explainer
Some roads are like the interstate, fast and relatively direct, while others are far more circuitous and can take years to get to the destination

Police Information Sharing Credited for Quick Arrest in Bombings

NJTV News Online | September 21, 2016 | More Issues
U.S. Sen. Menendez says agencies began communicating and cooperating after 9/11

Push to Protect Public School Students from Concussions

Lilo H. Stainton | September 20, 2016 | Healthcare
Children could not return to class or athletic activities without the permission of a healthcare professional

Too Soon to Talk TTF Compromise, but if Christie Budges Will Sweeney Follow?

John Reitmeyer and Chase Brush | September 20, 2016 | Budget, Transportation
Meanwhile, several alternative have emerged, including a hybrid solution that incorporates cuts to estate and sales taxes

Op-Ed: New Highlands Rules Strike Balance Between Environment, Equity

Ryck Suydam | September 20, 2016 | Opinion
The DEP’s recent proposal uses over 20,000 new well-test results from land in the Highlands

The List: New Jersey’s 16 ‘Double-Dipping’ County Sheriffs

Mark Lagerkvist | September 19, 2016 | The List
All told, the sheriffs on this list pull down about $3.3 million a year in public pay — $2.1 million in county salaries plus $1.2 million from state pensions

Population Health Summit Keeps NJ Residents and Communities Well

Lilo H. Stainton | September 19, 2016 | Healthcare
Nutrition, lead poisoning, and fitness were key targets at meeting that brought together state agencies and advocacy groups

Opinion: Christie's 'Fairness Formula' Leaves Ugly Legacy for 2017 Race

Carl Golden | September 19, 2016 | Opinion
The governor has yet again positioned himself as a dominant figure capable of establishing the frame of reference for a political discussion the candidates can’t dodge

Opinion: Why a Republican Is Endorsing Gary Johnson and Bill Weld

Dick Zimmer | September 16, 2016 | Opinion
Trump is neither conservative nor Republican and does not have the temperament or the character to be president

Would ‘Public Option’ Help Stabilize NJ’s Health Insurance Marketplace?

Lilo H. Stainton | September 16, 2016 | Healthcare
With only two providers offering policies, a government-run insurance plan could spur competition, ensure wide range of choices

NJ Bail Reform Aimed at Freeing Those Unable to Pay Even Small Amounts

NJTV News Online | September 16, 2016 | More Issues
Lawyers and officials gathered for a seminar on the program, which takes effect January 1

Growing Faith-Based Healthcare Program Shows Results in New Jersey Cities

Lilo H. Stainton | September 15, 2016 | Healthcare
Churches, temples, and mosques are at the heart of a state-supported program to help religious groups promote healthy eating and exercise

Poll: Do You Expect Any Surprises to Come Out of the Bridgegate Trial?

| September 15, 2016 | Polling
The massive traffic tie-up has been under the media microscope for a long time. Is there anything left to learn?

Op-Ed: ESSA Offers Opportunity for Schools to Change Course

Wendell Steinhauer | September 15, 2016 | Opinion
Stakeholder involvement in the requisite re-imagining and re-inventing – by educators and parents alike – is critical if ESSA is to reach its full potential

LGBT Advocates Hope Expanded Infertility Coverage Is Just the Start

Lilo H. Stainton | September 14, 2016 | Healthcare
The head of Garden State Equality says a lawsuit by three lesbian couples has put a spotlight on the health needs of the gay community

Consent Order Brings Teachers, Administration to Benefits Table

Chase Brush | September 14, 2016 | Budget
NJEA has refused to meet, saying unfilled seat on health benefits commission tips balance of power in favor of Christie

Opinion: Look Before You Close That Loophole — Combined Reporting in NJ

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | September 14, 2016 | Opinion
Mandatory combined reporting would fundamentally reshape state’s approach to corporate taxation, with major implications for New Jersey’s business climate and economy

Why Cape May Is a Draw for Hawkwatchers from All Over the World

WHYY Newsworks | September 14, 2016 | More Issues
The annual hawkwatch count, which has just begun at Cape May, is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the area

NJ Hospitals Join Forces to Reduce Deaths Caused by Sepsis

Lilo H. Stainton | September 13, 2016 | Healthcare
The occurrence and often fatal effects of sepsis have been greatly reduced here because hospitals are cooperating to diagnose and treat the infection

Judiciary Panel Votes to Send Christie's Treasury Nominee to Full Senate

John Reitmeyer | September 13, 2016 | Budget
Governor’s pick to oversee the state budget defended administration’s TTF position during hearing

Explainer: The Mystery of New Jersey’s Statewide Water Supply Plan

Jon Hurdle | September 13, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Explainer
Supposedly vital to state and local planning, the blueprint should be updated and published every five years but it’s twenty years since that happened

Opinion: Small Rise in NJ Insurance Premiums, Even as Competition Declines

Katherine Hempstead and Joel C. Cantor | September 13, 2016 | Opinion
The loss of two carriers hasn’t pushed up the cost of individual coverage in the Garden State, though that might be the expected outcome

Obscure Group Says Finance Plan For Meadowlands Megamall Violates State Law

John Reitmeyer | September 12, 2016 | More Issues, Politics
The action by the New Jersey Alliance for Fiscal Integrity could mean further delays for a project that has been in the works for more than a decade

Consumer Advocates Pledge to Bring More People Under ACA Umbrella

Lilo H. Stainton | September 12, 2016 | Healthcare
What will it take to extend healthcare coverage to 1 million or more New Jerseyans?

The List: Eleven Places You Can Get on Your High Horse in NJ

Carly Sitrin | September 12, 2016 | The List
For some equine enthusiasts, the best way to take in the Garden State’s beautiful scenery is from a horse

Baraka’s Vision for Newark’s West Ward Unrealized in Development Plan

Joe Tyrrell | September 9, 2016 | Housing
Newark mayor stressed keeping people in their homes, despite foreclosure, but ‘model neighborhood initiative’ almost silent on this goal

Anger Over EpiPen ‘Price Gouging’ Sparks Calls for Wider Pharma Cost Inquiry

Lilo H. Stainton | September 9, 2016 | Healthcare
The EpiPen is not the only medication whose cost has spiked, leading lawmakers to examine ways to keep life-saving medicines affordable

Interactive Map: Salaries for NJ’s Teachers, School Administrators On Rise

Colleen O'Dea | September 9, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Staff in regional high school and vocational districts receive highest salaries, while those working in charter schools tend to receive lowest

Unorthodox New Buyer Emerges for Beleaguered Meadowlands Hospital

Lilo H. Stainton | September 8, 2016 | Healthcare
Application to purchase Hudson County hospital in Secaucus may raise more questions than it answers

Fine Print: NJ Fantasy Football Players Face No Changes as NFL Season Begins

John Reitmeyer | September 8, 2016 | Budget
Bill that would regulate and tax websites offering cash prizes has been released by Senate committees but has advanced no further

Poll: Room in the Pinelands for Conservationists and ATVs?

| September 8, 2016 | Polling
Beyond the angry words and accusations, it may ultimately be an issue of conservation versus recreation

Christie Triggers Potential End to Income Tax Agreement With Pennsylvania

John Reitmeyer | September 7, 2016 | Budget
Allowing bistate commuters to pay income taxes where they live saves money for many in New Jersey, but governor says it’s hurting state’s bottom line

Opinion: Big Victory for Small Homeowners in Atlantic City

R. William Potter | September 7, 2016 | Opinion
Judge stops land grab by Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, calling it a ‘manifest abuse of the eminent domain power’

Funding Will Help ACA ‘Navigators’ Reach More Uninsured

Lilo H. Stainton | September 7, 2016 | Healthcare
Several New Jersey nonprofits receive financial aid to sign up ‘harder to reach’ individuals for health insurance

Christie’s Conditional Veto Could End Tax Break for Urban Enterprise Zones

John Reitmeyer | September 6, 2016 | Budget
Critics claim that requiring enterprise zones to charge full sales tax will cost them customers, could lead to layoffs and shutdowns

Opinion: Bridgegate Trial — An Indictment of Politics as Usual in Christie’s Office?

Carl Golden | September 6, 2016 | Opinion
The Bridgegate scandal has always been about power run amok, even if the defense posits the lane closures as legitimate political activity

Making Sure NJ’s Poor Are Covered When It Comes to Zika

Lilo H. Stainton | September 6, 2016 | Healthcare
Reworking state Medicaid to include ‘reasonable reimbursement rates’ for products and services to prevent and treat mosquito-borne virus

Does ‘Truth in Advertising’ Apply to Hospitals in New Jersey?

Lilo H. Stainton | August 19, 2016 | Healthcare
Lawmaker explores tighter standards, prompted by NJ Spotlight’s investigation of Meadowlands Hospital and its ‘birth tourism’ program aimed at Russian women

Local Governments in NJ: Big Cuts in Aid, Small Change In State Budget

John Reitmeyer | August 19, 2016 | Budget, Politics
With a stroke of his veto pen, Christie increased penalties for municipalities found to have strayed from best practices on transparency and fiscal accountability

Op-Ed: Eliminate the Corporation Tax and Replace It with a Simpler, Fairer Tax

Richard L. Kaluzny and Richard F. Keevey | August 19, 2016 | Opinion
The 'broken' system of taxing businesses in New Jersey should be replaced by one that is based on logic, without loopholes or deductions

No Credit Downgrade for NJ, Although Ratings Agencies Say Budget Problems Linger

John Reitmeyer | August 18, 2016 | Budget, Politics
Christie takes credit for the good news and downplays talk of high debt, slow growth, and low reserves

Struggle to Sustain Needle-Exchange Programs After Governor’s Veto

Lilo H. Stainton | August 18, 2016 | Healthcare
An online campaign has been launched to help raise cash and awareness for programs that are scrambling to keep going

Op-Ed: In Education Olympics Politicians Promise Much but Fail at First Hurdle

W. Steven Barnett | August 18, 2016 | Opinion
As the U.S. falls behind in the quality of education, politicians are doing little to get it on track, certainly not when it comes to preschool

Profile: Helping Black and Hispanic Students Make a Career in Medicine

Nikita Biryukov | August 17, 2016 | Profiles
For more than 30 years, Kamal Khan has been providing the rigorous training and support underrepresented students need to get into and succeed in medical school

Op-Ed: Sustainable Beach Development Is Possible on the Jersey Shore

Melissa Friedhoff | August 17, 2016 | Opinion
First, we need to reform lenient coastal land use regulations that allow reckless development in vulnerable areas

Building Awareness About Vaccines, Offering Help If Things Go Wrong

Lilo H. Stainton | August 16, 2016 | Healthcare
Little-known program compensates people for problems that can be traced to inoculations

Bergen County Uses Drones to Help Emergency Responders

NJTV News Online | August 16, 2016 | More Issues
Drones will be used more and more in emergencies. They have already helped to find a missing person and to search for a homicide suspect

Menendez, Booker Try To Expand Access To Addiction Treatment

Lilo H. Stainton | August 15, 2016 | Healthcare
New Jersey’s senators are part of a bipartisan group seeking a more flexible Medicaid approach to spending on treatment facilities

Power Grid Keeps Its Cool Despite Being Hammered By The Heat

Tom Johnson | August 15, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Aside from an occasional glitch, the grid has consistently delivered power to customers despite exceedingly high demand

Turning Trash into Solar Treasure

Courtney McCormick | August 15, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Sponsored Content
By generating solar energy on old landfills and brownfields, PSE&G is helping to put historically ‘dirty’ spaces back to work in an environmentally friendly manner.

The List: Top 10 Counties Where New Jersey Voters Mail in Their Ballots

Colleen O'Dea | August 15, 2016 | The List
Getting the word out about casting ballots by mail could help drive up voter turnout, but it’s pretty much treated as a secret known only to the few in the Garden State

Meadowlands Hospital and NJ Politicians: Perfect Together?

Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016 | Healthcare
Some critics claim for-profit hospital and its business network have made close to $900,000 in political contributions to ensure favorable treatment

Interactive Map: NJ Colleges Where Students Pile on the Most Debt

Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
It may seem counterintuitive, but Ivy League Princeton University had the smallest percentage of students in debt and lowest amount of loans, $8,577 per borrower

‘It’s Not A Gotcha Game’ -- Newark Police Department’s Independent Monitor

NJTV News Online | August 12, 2016 | More Issues
The newly appointed monitor has until early next year to come up with a plan for how to oversee and improve the city’s police department

Meadowlands Hospital’s Tangled Web of Questionable Business Practices

Lilo H. Stainton and Andrew Kitchenman | August 11, 2016 | Healthcare
Million-dollar fines, acrimonious union relations, and investors who have made a fortune while some critics argue that quality of care has dipped precipitously …

State Agencies Approve Financing For American Dream Mall

John Reitmeyer | August 11, 2016 | More Issues, Politics
The project, once called by Christie ‘the ugliest damn building in America,’ is opposed by conservative group Americans For Prosperity and the environmentalist Sierra Club

Poll: For-Profit Hospitals in New Jersey -- For Or Against?

NJ Spotlight Staff | August 11, 2016 | Polling
Meadowlands Hospital's 'birth tourism' raises news questions about for-profit hospitals.

Profile: Giving More to Children in Struggling Newark Neighborhoods

Joe Tyrrell | August 10, 2016 | Profiles
Twenty years after founding Project Re-Direct in Newark to give more opportunities to underserved children, Sharon Berry is adding a high-tech element

Op-Ed: Implications For Retirees of New Jersey’s Amended Alimony Law

Carl J. Soranno and Kelley M. Rutkowski | August 10, 2016 | Opinion
Judge’s decision helps to clarify crucial aspect of state’s amended alimony statute but further clarification is needed

Senate President’s Failure to Act On Pension Amendment Enrages Public Unions

John Reitmeyer | August 9, 2016 | Budget, Politics
Sweeney says voters will be more likely to approve the question once the dispute about transportation funding is resolved

Surgeon General Says Doctors, Nurses ‘First Line Of Defense’ in Opiate Crisis

Lilo H. Stainton | August 9, 2016 | Healthcare
'Nation’s doctor' tells New Jersey addiction specialists he wants to help doctors curb flow of opiates

The List: Grab the Sunscreen and Hit One of New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches

Carly Sitrin | August 8, 2016 | The List
Whether you want to catch a glimpse of the reclusive red fox or drop in ‘The Pocket’ and ‘shred’ a few waves — or almost anything else — New Jersey’s 700 public beaches can fill the bill

Home Healthcare Study Will Try to ID Models of Effective Treatment

Lilo H. Stainton | August 8, 2016 | Healthcare
How do patients from various ethnic and economic backgrounds respond to different models of homecare?

Cooper's Right to Run Advanced EMS in Camden Upheld by Appellate Court

Lilo H. Stainton | August 5, 2016 | Healthcare
Rival Virtua Health, which won a favorable ruling in a trial court, loses as appeals panel upholds state law

Guaranteed Funding for State Pensions Probably Won't Make Ballot

John Reitmeyer | August 5, 2016 | Budget, Politics
Sweeney continues to tie the amendment to getting a veto-proof majority for his plan to renew the Transportation Trust Fund

Hunting Advocates Target ‘Cecil The Lion’ Law Aimed at Animal-Parts Trade

Joe Tyrrell | August 5, 2016 | More Issues
Plaintiffs say the law, named after lion shot by Minnesota dentist, is preempted by federal legislation

Public-Employee Pension System Won’t Invest So Heavily in Hedge Funds

John Reitmeyer | August 4, 2016 | Budget
Unions score big victory as investment managers decide to scale back allocations by more than half

Month Into Strike, Trump Taj Mahal Announces Plan To Close After Labor Day

NJTV News Online | August 4, 2016 | More Issues
The president of Local 54, UNITE Here, says investor Carl Icahn unwilling to negotiate and trying to ‘punish’ strikers

Acting State Treasurer Gets High-Level Democratic Support for Confirmation

John Reitmeyer | August 3, 2016 | Budget, Politics
Sen. Paul Sarlo, head of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, praises Ford Scudder’s openness during this year’s spending debate

State's Millennials Put Off Ownership of Their Own Homes for Good Reasons

NJTV News Online | August 3, 2016 | Social, Housing
Student loans and the high cost of living among reasons many young New Jerseyans live with their parents

New Law Requires Suicide-Prevention Steps at NJ Colleges, Universities

Lilo H. Stainton | August 2, 2016 | Healthcare
The Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act honors the memory of a star Allendale student-athlete

New Jersey Senate May Delay Votes on Gas-Tax Hike, Pension Amendment

John Reitmeyer | August 1, 2016 | Budget
Democratic leaders still scrambling to get enough support to override expected vetoes by Gov. Christie

Personal Income in NJ up Almost 3%, Trailing Pennsylvania, New York

John Reitmeyer | July 29, 2016 | Budget
While state’s economy is growing, gains continue to be modest and signals mixed

Default on Debt Payment Looms Again for Financially Troubled Atlantic City

John Reitmeyer | July 28, 2016 | Budget
City and state officials haven’t sorted out details of key bridge loan; Moody’s say default likely if they can’t agree

How Can New Jersey, Other States Rescue Underfunded Pension Systems?

John Reitmeyer | July 27, 2016 | Budget
NJ Senate President Sweeney says officials need to be honest with the public and state workers about the problem

Children of Fear: Who Speaks for New Jersey’s Youngest Undocumented Immigrants?

Caren Chesler | July 26, 2016 | Immigration
Seeking political or religious asylum, fleeing threats of murder, physical and sexual abuse, and grinding poverty, some of the world’s children find hope and a home here

Stopping NJ Companies from Shifting Revenue to States with Lower Business Taxes

John Reitmeyer | July 26, 2016 | Budget
Veteran senator hopes debate over Transportation Trust Fund will boost efforts to tighten business-tax rules

Democratic Leaders Unite On New Tax-Cut Plan to Balance Gas-Tax Hike

John Reitmeyer | July 25, 2016 | Budget
Sweeney and Prieto hope to appeal to legislators from both parties — and maybe even Gov. Christie — or to pick up enough support for an override

Poll: Is the National Republican Party Too Right for the Garden State?

| July 21, 2016 | Polling
The GOP is always talking about its big tent. Is there room for NJ inside it?

Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity, A Chance for All to Succeed

Doug Mesecar and Don Soifer | July 21, 2016 | Opinion
New law gives state $900 million in federal funds and opportunity to make sweeping changes

Explainer: Constitutional Amendment Would Lock in Gas-Tax Revenue for TTF

John Reitmeyer | July 19, 2016 | Budget, Explainer
Governor and legislators may yet break deadlock over how to fund transportation projects, but voter agreement in November ballot is no slam dunk

Should Consumers Pay Surcharge to Help Defray Cost of Nuclear Energy?

Tom Johnson | July 15, 2016 | Energy & Environment
PSEG argues that nuclear units should be awarded zero-emission credits, similar to those used to subsidize solar, another carbon-free source of power

Why Christie, Sweeney, and Others Agree on 23-Cent/Gallon Gas-Tax Hike

John Reitmeyer | July 14, 2016 | Budget
Impasse over transport fund has been years in the making, but New Jersey’s politicians face a deadline within days

Op-Ed: Our Schools Are Broken -- Do We Have the Courage to Fix Them?

Richard C. Ten Eyck | July 14, 2016 | Opinion
Schools as traditionally organized do not meet the needs of poor people of color who make up the bulk of our urban population

New Jersey Starts Collecting More Tax Upfront from Lottery Winners

John Reitmeyer | July 13, 2016 | Budget
Change in income-tax withholding rules could help state finances at least a little bit

Opinion: Christie’s Pitching New Jersey Issues to National Audience

Carl Golden | July 13, 2016 | Opinion
Taking a tough stand on the TTF and public-employee healthcare benefits paints him as a no-nonsense governor ready to do battle with special interests

State Appeals Court Sides with Towns Over Affordable Housing ‘Gap Period’

Colleen O'Dea | July 12, 2016 | Housing
Ruling could halve number of housing units for people with low and moderate incomes

At NJ Spotlight Roundtable, Competing Visions of How to Fix Public-Pension System

John Reitmeyer | July 11, 2016 | Budget
Heated discussion leaves little room for common ground; former governor says situation may need federal intervention

The List: 10 Most Common Languages of NJ’s Polyglot Student Population

Colleen O'Dea | July 11, 2016 | The List
Spanish is the undisputed leader, but kids in New Jersey’s schools speak everything from Arabic to Portuguese and Chinese to Telugu

Poll: Is the Garden State Still Committed to Being ‘Green’?

| July 7, 2016 | Polling
Cuts to environmental programs have become more the rule than the exception. What’s happened to NJ’s dedication to its air, water, and open spaces?

Profile: Doing Much More Than Just Making Sure the Numbers Add Up

John Reitmeyer | July 6, 2016 | Profiles
As head of the NJ Society of Certified Public Accountants, Ralph Albert Thomas is helping his organization take a more active role in State House issues

Who Wins, Who Loses After Christie Wields His Line-Item Veto Pen?

John Reitmeyer | July 5, 2016 | Budget
Millionaires and retired public workers wind up in the win column, but current public workers, businesses, and homeowners rack up a loss

Christie Line-Item Vetoes Even Modest Adds Democrats Made to Budget Plan

NJ Spotlight Staff | July 1, 2016 | Budget
Governor slashes money for preschool, charity care, senior property-tax relief, blames Democrats for being irresponsible

How Will Sweeney Deal with Christie and Prieto’s Late-Night TTF Surprise?

John Reitmeyer | June 30, 2016 | Budget
Senate President is searching for a solution — or maybe not — after a last-minute deal between Christie and Prieto to boost transportation funding

Poll: Quick! Pick a Plan to Refuel the Transportation Trust Fund

| June 30, 2016 | Polling
Basically, it’s one minute to midnight. Is it still possible to stop the TTF from going bust?

Fine Print: Transportation Funding Puts Sales Tax-Cut Under Microscope

John Reitmeyer | June 29, 2016 | Budget
Christie and Assembly leaders sweep away key elements of Senate bill, replace them with 1 percent cut in sales tax

Profile: Nonprofit Developer Turns His Attention to Atlantic City

Tara Nurin | June 29, 2016 | Profiles
Chris Paladino can’t contemplate retirement when ‘there are a lot of cities to redevelop’

Budget Bill Sails Through, but Christie Brokers New Plan to Revive TTF

John Reitmeyer | June 28, 2016 | Budget
Christie gets up close and personal with Assembly lawmakers, hammers out scheme that swaps gas-tax hike for 1% sales-tax cut -- and jettisons most of bipartisan TTF plan

Sen. Menendez Takes On ‘Zombie Foreclosures’

Joe Tyrrell | June 27, 2016 | Housing
Proposed federal legislation could help East Orange -- and New Jersey -- see far fewer zombies in the future

Democratic Budget Bill: More for Social Programs, No Major Tax Hikes

John Reitmeyer | June 24, 2016 | Budget
Bill adds just $275 million to Christie plan, so budget battles of previous years may not be in the offing, but line-item vetoes are almost certain

Hedge-Fund Dispute Stalls 2017 Investment Plan For Public Pension System

John Reitmeyer | June 23, 2016 | Budget
Treasury downplays significance of deadlock, indicating issue could be resolved at August meeting of NJ State Investment Council

Restored Historic Terminal at Liberty State Park Reopens to Public

Tom Johnson | June 23, 2016 | Energy & Environment
It took four years and $20 million dollars to get the terminal back in shape after Hurricane Sandy literally blew through it

Poll: Time for Compromise On Transportation Fund, Gas Tax?

| June 23, 2016 | Polling
With only days left to get things done, what do you think is the best way to steer clear of this crisis in the making?

List: New Jersey’s 10 Trauma Centers -- Always Ready When Needed

Lilo H. Stainton | June 20, 2016 | The List
Medical staff at trauma centers eat and sleep onsite when they’re on shift

Sweeney Confirms Democrats Will Present Their Own Budget Bill to Christie

John Reitmeyer | June 16, 2016 | Budget
Line-item veto means governor gets the last word on funding for women’s healthcare and other Democratic priorities

Poll: Would the Garden State Be Greener If We Legalized Grass?

NJ Spotlight Staff | June 16, 2016 | Polling
There are strong economic reasons to legalize marijuana, but is it a matter of more than money?

DEP Five Years Behind Schedule Ranking 10,000 Hazardous Waste Sites

Tom Johnson | June 14, 2016 | Energy & Environment
According to a 2010 law, the agency was supposed to develop a ranking system to determine what order hazardous sites would be cleaned up

The List: Detailing the Diversions from the State's Clean Energy Fund

Tom Johnson | June 13, 2016 | The List
Ten million here, a hundred million there: It’s not hard to see how total diversions over the past 10 years add up to more than $1.3 billion

State’s Top Court Says No Retiree COLA Payments Until Pension System Is Healthy

John Reitmeyer | June 10, 2016 | Budget
Public employee unions outraged at ruling. One characterizes it as ‘theft, plain and simple’

Are New Jersey’s Millionaires Really Fleeing to States with Lower Taxes?

John Reitmeyer | June 9, 2016 | Budget
New figures suggest that Garden State has gained tens of thousands of millionaires over past decade

Opinion: The Real Significance of the Unindicted Co-Conspirator

Carl Golden | June 9, 2016 | Opinion
John Doe raises uncomfortable questions about why he chose not to act while legally questionable acts were being committed

Poll: Did Surprising Voter Turnout Add up to Any Other Primary Surprises?

| June 9, 2016 | Polling
Given the number of folks who showed up at the polls, the primary elections were hardly nail-biters

NJ By the Numbers: Final Results for All Races, Presidential Primaries

NJ Spotlight Staff | June 8, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Incumbents across the Garden State have an easy night of it. New Jersey puts Clinton over the top.

Overview: Incumbents Take All Races Across NJ, Clinton Clinches Nomination

Joe Tyrrell | June 8, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Garden State voters were very good to incumbents, setting them up for spots on November ballot -- and giving Hillary Clinton just what she needed

Dueling Plans to Fix Public Pension System, One with a ‘Safety Valve’

John Reitmeyer | June 8, 2016 | Budget, Politics
Democrats and unions are cool to Republican O’Scanlon’s offering, which allows governors to skip or skimp on payments if financial projections are off

Monthly Job Reports 'Worthless' for Long-Term Planning Says Top Official

John Reitmeyer | June 6, 2016 | Budget
Best way to build budget forecast, argue experts, is to focus on long-term trends and other economic indicators

Op-Ed: “Tax Fairness” -- Unfair to All New Jerseyans Except the Wealthiest

Analilia Mejia | June 2, 2016 | Opinion
It’s time to stop this misguided mission before everything we value about our state goes on the chopping block

Opinion: Decoupling Breaks the Mold of Utilities’ Business Model

R. William Potter | June 1, 2016 | Opinion
Utilities no longer have an incentive to oppose strategies that stress energy efficiency over the sale of power

State Turns Attention to Two More Contaminants Found in NJ Drinking Water

Tom Johnson | May 31, 2016 | Energy & Environment
DEP wants Drinking Water Quality Institute to come up with recommended levels for PFOA and PFOS

Pushing to Protect the Educational Opportunity Fund from State Budget Cuts

John Reitmeyer | May 31, 2016 | Budget, Education
The EOF has helped thousands of low-income students across NJ make it into and through college

Feds Urged to Suspend Review of PennEast Pipeline Proposal

Tom Johnson | May 27, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Garden State environmental organizations argue that PennEast has submitted flawed data about project’s impact on drinking water

Mob Tied to Fraudulent Recycling of Toxic Waste Material

Tom Johnson | May 26, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Loopholes in the law and nonexistent licensing requirements have opened the door to organized crime in the recycling sector

The Impossible Dream: Affordable Rentals for Cash-Strapped Residents

Colleen O'Dea | May 26, 2016 | Housing
Punching the clock at minimum wage means some New Jerseyans would have to work 18 hours a day to rent a two-bedroom home in the Garden State

Poll: Are We Overpaying the Presidents of NJ’s Public Colleges, Universities?

| May 26, 2016 | Polling
The price of public education keeps climbing. Are six-figure pay packages for college and university presidents an appropriate payday?

Murky Bottom: Will Deeper Delaware River Make Philly More Competitive?

Katie Colaneri | WHYY | May 25, 2016 | Energy & Environment
When multimillion dollar ‘Delaware Deepening’ project is wrapped up, that’s when the real hard work will start

Opinion: A Democratic Governor Is Near Inevitable, Could It Be Phil Murphy?

Carl Golden | May 25, 2016 | Opinion
Right now, all Phil Murphy has is a so-so slogan. He’s got plenty of time to demonstrate some ‘street cred’

The List: All the Presidents’ Pay and Perks at New Jersey’s Public Colleges

Mark Lagerkvist | May 23, 2016 | Education, The List
The salaries are nothing to sneeze at, and the benefits -- from performance bonuses and annuity payments to housing and cars -- must make an admittedly tough job a lot easier to take

Poll: Should Christie Raid Clean Energy Fund (Again) to Help Solve Latest Shortfall?

| May 19, 2016 | Polling
The governor has hit up the fund for more than $1.3 billion over past seven years. What’s another $20 million?

Not a Pretty Picture: New Jersey Third Most-Indebted State in the Union

John Reitmeyer | May 18, 2016 | Budget
NJ’s finishes third from the bottom when it comes to total debt, as well as unfunded pension and unfunded retiree-healthcare costs

The List: 10 Schools That Make the Grade for Student Scores in Advanced Classes

Colleen O'Dea | May 16, 2016 | The List
Students across the state are taking Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests to earn college credit or graduate early

Poll: Naming Bridgegate’s Unindicted Co-Conspirators -- Go for It or Get Over It?

NJ Spotlight Staff | May 12, 2016 | Polling
Is there anyone in New Jersey who really doesn’t care if Christie knew about the infamous Fort Lee traffic tie-up?

The List: 12 NJ Hospitals That Qualified for $1M or More in Extra Medicare Funds

Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2016 | The List
The Garden State doesn’t have any federally designated rural areas, but a number of facilities have again been included in special ‘rural’ Medicare funding pool

Speculators, Cash Sales Crowd Out Home Buyers in Some NJ Towns

Joe Tyrrell | May 5, 2016 | Housing
Slow recoveries from Hurricane Sandy, Great Recession are changing the dynamics of the real-estate market in Garden State

Poll: Does Trump’s ‘Triumph’ Mean Christie’s Battered Star Is in the Ascendant?

| May 5, 2016 | Polling
What’s the chance that ‘The Donald’ will tap Christie as his running mate, and is that what the governor has his eyes on?

Out-of-Date Data Shortchanges Recipients of Homestead Tax Rebates

John Reitmeyer | May 4, 2016 | Budget
The calendar may say 2016, but Homestead credits are based on 2006 property taxes, which were typically 30 percent lower than today’s

Op-Ed: We Must Learn to Teach the Entire Child

Brian P. Gatens and Matthew J. Murphy | May 4, 2016 | Opinion
Emphasizing the academic aspects of education to the detriment of others will not help develop life-long learners

Opinion: Learning to Live with Our Addiction to Hazardous Sites by Water

Daniel J. Van Abs | May 3, 2016 | Opinion
We have enough information to do a far better job of planning for the inevitable disaster, but we focus on tactics rather than strategies

The List: Best Cocktail Bars in New Jersey (Don’t Drive After Reading This)

Tara Nurin | May 2, 2016 | The List
Mixologists across the state are shaking, stirring, and infusing drinks that will amaze and most likely have you lining up for more

Could Democrats Cut a Deal on State Tax Deduction for Charitable Contributions?

John Reitmeyer | April 29, 2016 | Budget
They might, as part of a swap on gas-tax hike; meanwhile, Republicans claim charitable deduction would benefit nonprofits -- as well as the wealthy

Poll: Earned Sick Leave, Good for Employees but Bad for Business?

| April 28, 2016 | Polling
Can New Jersey companies afford to offer their employees earned sick leave? Can they afford not to?

Poll: Does PARCC Glitch Mean It’s Time to Take Another Look at Online Test?

| April 21, 2016 | Polling
A server problem KO’d PARCC testing for a day, but does the offline exam indicate a more serious issue?

The List: Top Garden State Lobbying Firms that Collected the Most Fees

Colleen O'Dea | April 18, 2016 | The List
With multiple clients, high-profile lobbyists continue to thrive -- understandably so, with more than $70 million spent on lobbying this past year

Op-Ed: There Is a Difference Between Doing Things Right and Doing the Right Thing

Richard C. Ten Eyck | April 7, 2016 | Opinion
Continuing to invest more time, energy, resources in trying to do things right with Abbott is going to get us more of what we’ve got

Overcoming Barriers to Integration of Behavioral Health, Primary Care in NJ

NJ Spotlight Staff | April 6, 2016 | Webinars
A new report tackles the issue

Opinion: Patching the ‘Safety Net,’ One Homeless Family at a Time

R. William Potter | April 5, 2016 | Opinion
Don’t dismiss Homefront as just a relic of the War on Poverty -- it’s been making a real difference in real lives for 25 years

Op-Ed: Finding Homes for the Disabled and the Poor in All of Our Communities

Gail Levinson | April 4, 2016 | Opinion
Much more can and should be done to solve our housing crisis; limiting access is not a solution

Opinion: SFRA's a Fossil, Abbott's History -- Bring School Aid into 21st Century

Laura Waters | April 1, 2016 | Opinion
Formula overcompensates some school districts while completely ignoring others dire need of more school aid

The List: New Jersey Counties with the Highest Immigrant Populations

Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2016 | The List
The foreign-born contribute in myriad ways to the Garden State, including counterbalancing the number of folks who move away each year

Many Happy Returns: ‘Alternative’ Investments Buoy State Pension Plan

John Reitmeyer | March 24, 2016 | Budget
Rate of return exceeds projections but union officials question millions in fees paid to Wall Street

Lawmakers Hear Pleas for More State Funding for Transit, Schools, Cities

John Reitmeyer | March 23, 2016 | Budget
Legislators hold final public hearing on budget; work now begin on details of spending plan for FY2017

Why Can't New Jersey Residents Deduct Donations They Make to Charity?

John Reitmeyer | March 22, 2016 | Budget
Federal write-off for charitable gifts would be extended to those filing state income-tax returns

Op-Ed: A Year Goes by Without COAH -- For Better or for Worse?

Lori Grifa | March 22, 2016 | Opinion
Council on Affordable Housing was far from perfect, but low-income New Jerseyans feel the vacuum that its passing left

Op-Ed: For Businesses, Workers, OMNIA Offers Cure for Rising Healthcare Costs

Tara Cambria | March 18, 2016 | Opinion
For the first time in years, I was able to offer employees a decrease in their payroll deduction for health insurance

Wide Array of Concerns Aired at State Budget Hearing in South Jersey

John Reitmeyer | March 17, 2016 | Budget
Legislators hear about issues of particular interest to residents of southern part of the state

Opinion: Newark’s Citizens Should Have High Standards for Their Kids’ Education

Tawayna Peeples | March 17, 2016 | Opinion
Charter school has been supportive of me and my family, and has instilled a sense of hope in my children

An NJ Spotlight Webinar: Regulation of Tiered Networks

NJ Spotlight staff | March 17, 2016 | Webinars
Three experts give their perspectives on this healthcare hot topic

Opinion: Memo to Christie, Sweeney -- Hands Off the NJ Supreme Court

Carl Golden | March 17, 2016 | Opinion
Turning the state’s highest court into a political football erodes the essential belief that it is above partisan considerations

Arguments Over Cost-of-Living Raises Heard by State’s Highest Court

John Reitmeyer | March 15, 2016 | Budget, Politics
Retired NJ public workers, attorney general clash over whether law requires payments

Opinion: When Water Utilities Are Sold, the Customers Should Benefit

Daniel J. Van Abs | March 15, 2016 | Opinion
It’s a fact often overlooked or misunderstood, but it’s customers -- not simply taxpayers -- who pay for water utilities

The List: Retired NJ Officials with $100K-Plus Public Pension Doubles in Five Years

Mark Lagerkvist | March 14, 2016 | The List
Loophole in law lets some state employees collect retirement money while working at new job

Senator Proposes Using Budget Surplus to Boost State Pension Payment

John Reitmeyer | March 14, 2016 | Budget
Calls for taking $500 million of expected extra revenue to nearly double additional contribution proposed by Christie

Assembly Budget Committee Hears Pleas to Stick to State’s School-Aid Formula

John Reitmeyer | March 10, 2016 | Budget
Crowded classrooms and disrepair of buildings in Paterson cited as examples of impact of annual funding shortfall

Democrat’s Tax Break for Low-Wage Earners Would Be Second in Two Years

John Reitmeyer | March 8, 2016 | Budget, Politics
Assembly Speaker Prieto makes rare appearance before committee to urge lawmakers to boost NJ’s already generous Earned Income Tax Credit to 40 percent of federal allowance

The List: 10 Great New Jersey Bike Trails to Help Get You Psyched for Cycling

Meir Rinde | March 7, 2016 | The List
Ocean views, picturesque towns, historic sites, and a paradise for birders are just a few of the reasons to bike or hike the Garden State

Public Gets Chance to Offer Views on Christie’s Proposed Budget for FY2017

John Reitmeyer | March 7, 2016 | Budget
Legislators schedule five hearings around NJ; fuel tax and estate tax remain key elements left out of spending plan

Democrats Get Behind ‘Tax Fairness,’ Hoping Christie Will Back Gas-Tax Hike

John Reitmeyer | March 1, 2016 | Budget, Politics
But governor argues there is no linkage during radio interview, saying it’s up to legislators to present him with a plan

NJ Remains One of Most Indebted States in Nation, Thanks to Recent Borrowing

John Reitmeyer | February 29, 2016 | Budget
But annual report illustrates that rate of growth of NJ’s debt has slowed during past decade

Explainer: NJ’s Welfare Programs Pay Well Below Federal Poverty Level

Colleen O'Dea | February 23, 2016 | Explainer
Qualifying family of three receives just $424 per month, although other help – such as housing subsidies – is also available

The List: NJ Schools with the Most Students Not Taking the Online PARCC Exams

John Mooney | February 22, 2016 | Education, The List
Highest percentages of students who didn’t take exams were mostly from more affluent districts

Opinion: On Governing New Jersey -- The Legend of State Property Tax Relief

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 18, 2016 | Opinion
We expend too much political energy arguing over funding for local aid and popular direct-benefit programs that have no real impact on taxes.

Modest Midyear Adjustments Could Mean Healthier Budget for Current Year

John Reitmeyer | February 18, 2016 | Budget
Growing budget surplus another sign that state’s finances could be on more stable footing

Christie’s Budget Address: Mixed Message to State’s Democratic Lawmakers

John Reitmeyer | February 17, 2016 | Budget, Politics
Governor appears to leave room for bipartisan cooperation, but some caveats and warnings are vintage Christie

Christie’s New Budget Plan: Same Old Diversions from Clean Energy Fund

Tom Johnson | February 17, 2016 | Budget, Energy & Environment, Politics
Few consumers understand that when they pay their utility bills, their money helps keeps lights on at state facilities and cover costs for NJ Transit

Governor’s Plan Offers Barely More Aid to Schools – But It Could Be Worse

John Mooney | February 17, 2016 | Budget, Education, Politics
Education advocates say 1 percent increase is inadequate but at least better than cuts they feared

The List: What to Watch and Listen for in Governor’s Budget Address Today

John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2016 | Budget, The List
What will Christie propose to deal with state pensions, transportation funding, taxes and other pressing fiscal issues?

Opinion: Honest Answers About PARCC Results Versus Scores on NJASK

Mark Weber | February 12, 2016 | Opinion
What is PARCC telling us about New Jersey schools that we can’t learn from NJASK results? Nothing.

Christie-Appointed Panel Pans State Pension Plan Touted by Democrats

John Reitmeyer | February 12, 2016 | Budget
Commission’s report calls for reforms it says are needed to reduce costs of public-employee benefits

Lawmakers Push to Return Utility Tax Funds to Hard-Pressed Municipalities

John Reitmeyer | February 9, 2016 | Budget
Bipartisan bill aims to ease local property tax burden by phasing out diversion of revenues to state coffers

The List: What -- and Who -- Makes New Jersey a State of Many Nations?

Lee Keough | February 8, 2016 | The List
A look at the 10 largest immigrant communities in the Garden State

Depleted Transportation Trust Fund Creates Fiscal Crisis for Municipalities

John Reitmeyer | February 4, 2016 | Budget, Politics, Transportation
While lawmakers and administration bicker, mayors don't know how much to budget for road maintenance -- or where the money will come from

Slight Hike in Tax Revenue Adds Up to Projected Surplus for State Coffers

John Reitmeyer | February 3, 2016 | Budget
But slight budget cushion forecast for first six months of fiscal year may not be enough to justify dropping state’s estate tax

The List: New Jersey Schools with the Highest Percentage of Kids Living in Poverty

Colleen O'Dea | February 1, 2016 | The List
Poor children grow up to be impoverished adults. Along the way they’re more likely to be sick, score low on standardized tests, experience violence, and ultimately drop out

Democrats Look to Close Corporate-Tax Loophole Used to Shield Profits

John Reitmeyer | January 29, 2016 | Budget
Combined reporting requirement would prevent big firms from shifting income to states with lower tax rates

NJ Pension Officials, Citing Better Returns, Defend Alternative Investments

John Reitmeyer | January 28, 2016 | Budget
But they agree to address concerns about millions in fees paid to private fund managers

Op-Ed: Improve Health in NJ by Coordinating Behavioral Treatment, Primary Care

Joan Randell | January 28, 2016 | Opinion
Gov. Christie’s $100M commitment is a good start toward improving effectiveness of treatment by taking broader approach

Moody’s Again Warns Investors to Be Wary of Uncertain Finances in NJ

John Reitmeyer | January 26, 2016 | Budget
Credit-rating agency cites uncertain outlook for employee pension payments, transportation fund

Opinion: Dr. Christie and Mr. Hyde Deliver State of State Address

Carl Golden | January 14, 2016 | Opinion
Speech swings between apocalyptic predictions about Democratic policies and humane concerns for drug addicts and mentally ill

Without a 'Rainy Day Fund,' New Jersey Could Be Hurt By Another Big Recession

John Reitmeyer | January 7, 2016 | Budget, Politics
Conservative think tank faults state's ‘recession readiness’ just as lawmakers start to make plans for new tax cuts, investments, borrowing

Prieto, Sweeney Split Over Revenue Sources for Transportation Trust Fund

John Reitmeyer | January 6, 2016 | Budget, Politics, Transportation
Democratic leaders disagree over how much money should come from borrowing, how much from 'pay-go' sources like higher taxes at the pump

Senate President Revamps Payment Plan for Closing Deficit in Pension Fund

John Reitmeyer | December 18, 2015 | Budget, Politics
Sweeney’s tweak of proposed constitutional amendment may make plan more viable politically, but GOP leaders say it would just result in higher taxes

GOP Lawmaker Proposes Alternate Way to Replenish Transportation Fund

John Reitmeyer | December 15, 2015 | Budget, Politics, Transportation
But key component – 3 percent annual hike in state’s revenues -- is uncertain, based on past decade’s average growth of under 1 percent

The List: Independent Committees Spent Record Share in 2015 Assembly Races

Lilo H. Stainton | December 7, 2015 | The List
Less regulated than PACs -- and more secretive -- independent committees can make it equally tricky to track contributions and donations

How Many New Jersey Homes Were Seriously Damaged by Superstorm Sandy?

Scott Gurian | November 18, 2015 | Sandy
With Christie administration refusing to clarify source of its numbers, storm-victim advocates argue governor has seriously exaggerated damage to score political points

Sandy’s Legacy Includes Heightened Awareness of Behavioral-Health Needs

Andrew Kitchenman | October 30, 2015 | Healthcare, Sandy
Health experts see broader support for making needed referrals ever since storm slammed the Shore

The List: Watching the Clock -- Which NJ Schools Have the Longest Days?

Colleen O'Dea | September 14, 2015 | The List
When it comes to hours and minutes spent in school, all Garden State schools are not created equal

The List: How Do New Jersey Children Fare in National Well-Being Rankings?

Colleen O'Dea | July 27, 2015 | The List
NJ ranks eighth-best overall in national kids' well-being ratings, but ranks near bottom for number of children living in families struggling to pay for housing

Opinion: Steering Clear of the 2 Percent Trap for Water Utilities

Daniel J. Van Abs | April 22, 2015 | Opinion
Property taxes may be capped, but water utilities must wrestle with far more complex variables day to day and year to year

Proposals Emerge for Easing Pain of ‘Sticker Shock’ from Out-Of-Network Costs

Andrew Kitchenman | November 26, 2014 | Healthcare
Greater price transparency and arbitration identified as possible solutions to hefty and unexpected healthcare bills, but details remain unclear

Op-Ed: Too Early for High-Stakes Testing Based on Common Core

Lisa Wolff | June 16, 2014 | Opinion
Hold off using CCSS-based tests to decide if students graduate or to assess teacher performance

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Trump’s Pick to Head EPA Could Be Bad News for NJ’s Air and Water
Tom Johnson | December 8, 2016
Helping Patients Manage Pain While Curbing Opioid Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | December 8, 2016
Governor Benches Biedron, No Reappointment for BOE President
John Mooney | December 8, 2016
Incomes in New Jersey Average 5% Lower Than Before Great Recession
Colleen O'Dea | December 8, 2016
Solitary Confinement: Cruel and Usual Punishment in NJ’s Prisons
Hank Kalet | December 8, 2016
Op-Ed: NJ Nonprofits Post-Election — Looking Ahead, Moving Forward
Linda M. Czipo | December 8, 2016
Manville Loses Out on Federal Flood Mitigation
NJTV News Online | December 8, 2016
Rutgers Examines a Hidden History that Included Slave Labor
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State’s Failure to Directly Fund NJT Could Keep It From Taking Critical Safety Steps
Tara Nurin | December 7, 2016
Few Class of 2016 Graduates Manage to Pass PARCC Tests
John Mooney | December 7, 2016
Sea-Level Rise Could Permanently Flood Parts of New Jersey
Tom Johnson | December 7, 2016
South Jersey Lags on State Aid Despite Its Economic and Social Challenges
Jon Hurdle | December 7, 2016
Working Toward Better Healthcare Access for New Jersey’s Veterans
Lilo H. Stainton | December 7, 2016
NJBIA Members Optimistic About Their Businesses, Less So About NJ’s Economy
John Reitmeyer | December 7, 2016
Op-Ed: NJ Cannot Raid Environmental Funds to Balance State Budget
Eric Stiles | December 7, 2016
$913,420
| December 7, 2016
More Delay In Years-Long Effort To Control ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills In NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | December 6, 2016
Sparking Interest in Network of Public Charging Stations for Electric Cars
Tom Johnson | December 6, 2016
End of the Road for the Urban Enterprise Zone?
John Reitmeyer | December 6, 2016
Explainer: What NJ Transit Must Do to Get Up to Speed with Safety Technology
Carly Sitrin | December 6, 2016
Agenda: Camden School Takeover to Get a Close-Up
John Mooney | December 6, 2016
Op-Ed: Surge in Enrollment Demonstrates Continued Demand for ACA
Frank Pallone | December 6, 2016
45,631
| December 6, 2016
Christie: Parts of State House Unsafe, Desperately Need $300M Renovation
John Reitmeyer | December 5, 2016
Putting the Brakes on Diesel Pollution from Big Rigs at NJ’s Ports
Tom Johnson | December 5, 2016
Water System Reformers Rally Support for Huge Infrastructure Campaign
Jon Hurdle | December 5, 2016
The List: Where to Find World-Class Cancer Care in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | December 5, 2016
Opinion: Does Securing Democratic Machine Guarantee Murphy the Spot?
Carl Golden | December 5, 2016
Trying to Get Doctors to Think Twice Before Prescribing Opioids to Minors
Lilo H. Stainton | December 5, 2016
562
| December 5, 2016
Interactive Map: Segregation Continues to Be NJ’s State of the State
Colleen O'Dea | December 2, 2016
Court Blocks Christie’s Bid to Curb Competitive Testing for Civil Service Jobs
John Reitmeyer and Colleen O’Dea | December 2, 2016
Back Bay Flood-Defense Plan Will Take Time, Federal Official Says
Jon Hurdle | December 2, 2016
BPU Considers Deploying Microgrids to Deliver Local Power Resiliency
Tom Johnson | December 2, 2016
State Seeks High-Tech Oversight of $2B Annual Spending on Drug Benefits
Lilo H. Stainton | December 2, 2016
7.474M
| December 2, 2016
Troubles with NJ Drinking-Water System: Easy to Spot, Costly to Correct
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2016
Bipartisan Group of NJ Lawmakers Blasts NY Pols Over Bus Terminal
Joe Tyrrell | December 1, 2016
Pension Leaders Question if NJ Should Do More to Shore Up System
John Reitmeyer | December 1, 2016
New Jersey Expands Welfare Benefits for Former Drug Offenders
Lilo H. Stainton | December 1, 2016
PSE&G Gets Go-Ahead on Smaller Solar Plan, But Splits Vote at BPU
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2016
Will NJ’s Top Court Boost Affordable-Housing Requirements?
Colleen O'Dea | December 1, 2016
2,522
| December 1, 2016
Is Criminal Justice in NJ About to Become an Unfunded Mandate?
Caren Chesler | November 30, 2016
Separation Anxiety: How Deportation Divides Immigrant Families
Hank Kalet | November 30, 2016
JCP&L Files with Feds, Seeking to Boost Transmission Rates
Tom Johnson | November 30, 2016
Trump’s Pick For Health Wants Big Changes To Medicare, Medicaid
Lilo H. Stainton | November 30, 2016
Down on the Urban Farm in Newark
Jane Primerano | November 30, 2016
$5,675
| November 30, 2016
As Drought Worsens, Renewed Calls for Release of Long-Overdue Water Plan
Jon Hurdle | November 29, 2016
Repeal of ACA Could Hurt NJ’s Patients, Health, And Economy
Lilo H. Stainton | November 29, 2016
Fine Print: Getting a Handle on New Jersey’s Tire Dumps
Tom Johnson | November 29, 2016
Explainer: How Electoral College Lets President Win with Minority of Votes
Colleen O'Dea | November 29, 2016
Op-Ed: Preparing for Environmental Changes Ahead
Cindy Ehrenclou | November 29, 2016
36
| November 29, 2016
Rutgers’ Stroke Study Shows Younger Adults Face Growing Risk
Lilo H. Stainton | November 28, 2016
State Hopes to Establish Prices for Natural-Resources Damages
Tom Johnson | November 28, 2016
In Wake of Recent Police Shootings, Activists Step Up Calls for Accountability
Hank Kalet | November 28, 2016
Tussling Has Resumed in Tug of War With New York Over New Bus Terminal
John Reitmeyer | November 28, 2016
Opinion: Moving on to Trumpcare
Joel Cantor | November 28, 2016
NJ Spotlight Launches New Paid Membership Program
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 28, 2016
6%
| November 28, 2016
Christie Reverses Course, Keeps Reciprocal Income-Tax Agreement with Pennsylvania
John Reitmeyer | November 23, 2016
The Best Time to Consider Hospice Care: Before It’s Needed
Lilo H. Stainton | November 23, 2016
Depleted Reservoirs Prompt Official Drought Watch for Delaware River Basin
Jon Hurdle | November 23, 2016
State Frees Up $67M for Open Space, Recreation Projects
Tom Johnson | November 23, 2016
Opinion: Restoring Public Confidence in Trenton
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | November 23, 2016
3
| November 23, 2016
Can Quarterly Payments Help Rescue NJ’s Underfunded Pension System?
John Reitmeyer | November 22, 2016
Horizon to Fund New NJ Healthcare Advocacy Organization
Lilo H. Stainton | November 22, 2016
Digging into the Problem of Electronic-Waste Recycling
Tom Johnson | November 22, 2016
Knowledge, Cash Critical in Fight Against Lead Poisoning in NJ’s Kids
Meir Rinde | November 22, 2016
Op-Ed: Helping NJ Get off the Debt-Ratings Merry-Go-Round
Thomas J. Healey | November 22, 2016
Booker: Senate Will Be ‘Emergency Brake’ for Trump Administration
WNYC News | November 22, 2016
Urban Enterprise Zones in Five NJ Cities May Get 2-Year Extension
NJTV News Online | November 22, 2016
33%
| November 22, 2016
More NJ Hospitals Merge: Trying to Improve Health — and Financial Stability
Lilo H. Stainton | November 21, 2016
The List: Tracking NJ’s 10 Credit-Rating Downgrades Under Gov. Christie
John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2016
No Oil and Gas Drilling, Exploration in Mid-Atlantic — Obama
Tom Johnson | November 21, 2016
New NJ Tax on Hedge Fund Honchos to Make Up for Federal ‘Loophole’?
John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2016
Candidate Phil Murphy Tells It Like He Sees It at NJEA Convention
John Mooney | November 21, 2016
Op-Ed: Quarterly Payments Shore Up Pensions, Save Billions for Taxpayers
Steve Sweeney | November 21, 2016
123,384
| November 21, 2016
Next Superstorm Could Drive Flood Surges Even Higher in South Jersey
Tom Johnson | November 18, 2016
Can NJ’s Programs to Prevent and Treat Addiction Serve as National Model?
Lilo H. Stainton | November 18, 2016
Christie Talks Up His Leadership, Says He’s Ready to Serve Full Term
John Reitmeyer | November 18, 2016
Interactive Map: More Voters Showed Up at Polls in 2016 Than in 2012
Colleen O'Dea | November 18, 2016
Op-Ed: PARCC Is a Symptom, Not the Problem
Rich Ten Eyck | November 18, 2016
792,088
| November 18, 2016
Administration Poised To Ease Superintendent Salary Caps
John Mooney | November 17, 2016
More Patients Feel Pain of Surprise Billing Even After Going ‘In-Network’
Lilo H. Stainton | November 17, 2016
Can Short-Term Fix to Solar Sector Help Stave off Potential Collapse?
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2016
Christie: No Strikers Should Get Unemployment Compensation
John Reitmeyer | November 17, 2016
Poll: With Trump Headed for White House, How Will It Affect NJ?
| November 17, 2016
President-Elect Trump Troubles 101st League of Municipalities Meeting
NJTV News Online | November 17, 2016
340,107
| November 17, 2016
NJ Taxpayers Just Hired Another Lawyer for Christie
Matt Katz | November 16, 2016
Why Some Asylum Seekers Find Detention — Not Freedom — in New Jersey
Caren Chesler | November 16, 2016
Rate Counsel Takes Aim at PennEast Pipeline, Argues It’s Unneeded
Tom Johnson | November 16, 2016
Autism Grants Help New Jersey Families Coordinate Care
Lilo H. Stainton | November 16, 2016
Opinion: Impeaching Christie — A Bad Idea Whose Time Hasn’t Come
Carl Golden | November 16, 2016
Unlikely Allies Worked Hard for Transportation Trust Fund Fix
John Reitmeyer | November 16, 2016
95%
| November 16, 2016
S&P Global Downgrades NJ’s Credit Rating Again
John Reitmeyer | November 15, 2016
Advocates Fear Payment Reform Will Unravel Psychiatric Safety Net
Lilo H. Stainton | November 15, 2016
NJ Hopes to Ease Range Anxiety by Boosting Number of EV Charging Stations
Tom Johnson | November 15, 2016
NJ Crime Victims Mark a Milestone and Fight for Greater Protections
Colleen O'Dea | November 15, 2016
NJ Woman’s Estate Wins Battle with Mortgage Company After Death
Joe Tyrrell | November 15, 2016
Op-Ed: What Can Be Done to Increase College Value and Student Success?
Daryl G. Greer | November 15, 2016
27,000
| November 15, 2016
‘Value-Based’ Healthcare Gains Ground in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | November 14, 2016
Christie, Trump, and Public Education in New Jersey
John Mooney | November 14, 2016
The List: Firms Benefit from $1.3 Billion in Incentives to Set Up in Camden
Tara Nurin | November 14, 2016
For Christie, and His Political Fortunes, Bridgegate Is Far from Over
Chase Brush | November 14, 2016
Reviewing Old Unfunded Mandates Could Help NJ Officials Follow the Money
John Reitmeyer | November 14, 2016
Trapping Season Starts Tuesday with Foothold Trap OK’d by Court
Tom Johnson | November 14, 2016
Op-Ed: Conservation Voters Launches Initiative to Go Green in ’17
Ed Potosnak | November 14, 2016
42%
| November 14, 2016
How President Trump Will Alter New Jersey’s Policies and Programs
Lee Keough | November 10, 2016
How Soon Will Christie Walk Away from New Jersey?
Chase Brush | November 10, 2016
Christie Administration Moves to Take over Atlantic City
John Reitmeyer | November 10, 2016
Feds Push Back Review of PennEast Pipeline Project into 2017
Tom Johnson | November 10, 2016
DRBC Considers Drought Emergency to Boost Sluggish Flows in Delaware River
Jon Hurdle | November 10, 2016
Op-Ed: Who Pays for New Jersey’s Gas Tax?
Raghu Murali | November 10, 2016
114,999
| November 10, 2016
Gottheimer Takes 5th After Expensive, Acrimonious Campaign
Chase Brush | November 9, 2016
Ballot Questions: Voters Reject Casinos Outside AC, Approve Fuel-Tax Dedication
John Reitmeyer | November 9, 2016
‘Blue’ Jersey Remains True: Comes Out Strong for Clinton
Joe Tyrrell | November 9, 2016
Solar Storage Pilot Could Increase Reliability During Extreme Storms
Tom Johnson | November 9, 2016
Patients Play Growing Role in Developing Treatments for Rare Diseases
Lilo H. Stainton | November 9, 2016
Op-Ed: NAACP Charter School Moratorium Contradicts Its Core Educational Principles
Paula L. White | November 9, 2016
63%
| November 9, 2016
Ballot Questions
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 8, 2016
Pinelands Pipeline Hits Snag, Sent Back to Commission, BPU
Tom Johnson | November 8, 2016
Questions About Almost Anything Related to Voting? We’ve Got Answers
Colleen O'Dea | November 8, 2016
Can Christie Come Back After the Bridgegate Verdict?
Chase Brush | November 8, 2016
Is Christie Resolved to End Bistate Tax Deal with Pennsylvania?
John Reitmeyer | November 8, 2016
Explainer: Why Hudson River Tunnels Are So Badly Needed and so Long Delayed
Meir Rinde | November 8, 2016
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Resurgent in New Jersey
Laurie Petersen | November 8, 2016
3.5M
| November 8, 2016
How Chris Christie Hoodwinked Charlie Rose on Bridgegate
Matt Katz | November 7, 2016
Legal and Minority Groups Poised to Ensure Access to Polls
Joe Tyrrell | November 7, 2016
NJ Transit: Short of Cash, Short of Staff, and Coming up Short on Safety
Chase Brush | November 7, 2016
NJ to Be Part of National Network of ‘Charging Corridors’ for EVs
Tom Johnson | November 7, 2016
Death with Dignity or Premature End for Elderly, Disabled, or Terminally Ill?
Lilo H. Stainton | November 7, 2016
The List: A Quick Look at the School Districts with the Best PARCC Scores
Colleen O'Dea | November 7, 2016
Op-ed: New Jersey Parents — Our Voices Must Be Heard
Tanisha Garner | November 7, 2016
$250
| November 7, 2016
Matt Katz Reports From Bridgegate Courthouse After Guilty Verdict Announced
Matt Katz | November 4, 2016
Guilty on All Counts: Two Former Christie Aides Convicted in Bridgegate Case
Matt Katz | November 4, 2016
Bridgegate Defendants Guilty as Charged
WNYC News | November 4, 2016
Sweeney Plan Could Save $200M in Prescription Costs for Public Workers
Lilo H. Stainton | November 4, 2016
Making Sure Pollution Settlements Go to Restoring Natural Resources
Tom Johnson | November 4, 2016
Interactive Map: Passing PARCC Remains Challenge for High-Schoolers
Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2016
American Dream Deferred: Developer Postpones $1.15 Billion Bond Issue
John Reitmeyer | November 4, 2016
Opinion: What the Bridgegate Scandal Cost Gov. Christie
Carl Golden | November 4, 2016
Nine More Charters Apply to Open Their Doors in New Jersey
John Mooney | November 4, 2016
In Crowded 12th, Challengers Praise Democratic Incumbent
Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2016
Challengers Rap Democratic Incumbent for Neglecting 9th’s Trouble Spots
Chase Brush | November 4, 2016
NJ Spotlight Writer Takes to Airwaves to Explain Gas Tax, Ballot Question
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 4, 2016
7,100
| November 4, 2016
Christie's Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers Increase Work on Bridgegate Case
Matt Katz | November 3, 2016
An NJ Spotlight Webinar: Oral Health in New Jersey — How to Build Stronger Teeth, Healthier Lives
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 3, 2016
Bridgegate Defense Calls for Mistrial
WNYC News | November 3, 2016
Wide Achievement Gap Persists Despite New PARCC Exams
John Mooney | November 3, 2016
New Electric-Vehicle Coalition Writing Map to Get EVs on Road in NJ
Tom Johnson | November 3, 2016
Amendment to Allow Casinos Outside Atlantic City Odds-On to Lose
Chase Brush | November 3, 2016
Newark School Chief Urges End to LIFO
Meir Rinde | November 3, 2016
Ombudsman for Developmentally Disabled Has Bipartisan Backing
Lilo H. Stainton | November 3, 2016
Poll: Are You Concerned that NJ’s Elections Will Not Be Honest?
| November 3, 2016
Republican Hopes to End Democratic Dominance in 1st District
Robin Traum | November 3, 2016
Old Hands Seek to Keep Grip on 18th and 29th Districts
Joe Tyrrell | November 3, 2016
229
| November 3, 2016
Bridgegate Jury Leaves Court Early as Lawyers Huddle Behind Closed Doors
Matt Katz | November 2, 2016
Bridgegate Jury Goes Back to Work on Second Day of Deliberations
WNYC News | November 2, 2016
Atlantic City Lurches Toward a Takeover as State Rejects its Recovery Plan
Chase Brush | November 2, 2016
RWJBarnabas Invests Nearly $20M in Rutgers Sports Medicine Facility
Lilo H. Stainton | November 2, 2016
PSE&G Will Move Ahead with Grid-Connected Solar Array on Smaller Scale
Tom Johnson | November 2, 2016
In 4th, Democrat Faces Deeply Entrenched Republican Incumbent
Chase Brush | November 2, 2016
Opinion: A Fix for NJ’s Solar Sector Could Be Right Across the Hudson
R. William Potter | November 2, 2016
Affordable Housing: A Key Component if NJ’s Cities Are to Thrive
Lee Keough | November 2, 2016
$25.9B
| November 2, 2016
Garrett and Gottheimer Play Nasty, Not Nice in Only Debate
Chase Brush | November 1, 2016
Garden State Hospitals Earn Better Grades in Latest Survey
Lilo H. Stainton | November 1, 2016
Backers of Public Question #2 Say It’s Only Way to Make Sure Gas Tax Goes to TTF
John Reitmeyer | November 1, 2016
ACE Customers Reap Second Benefit from Exelon Buyout of Pepco Holdings
Tom Johnson | November 1, 2016
Opinion: Not Happy With Election? Don't Wait for Viable 3rd Party in NJ
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | November 1, 2016
Agenda: School-by-School PARCC Scores to Be Released
John Mooney | November 1, 2016
Creating an Urban Agenda for NJ's Small and Midsized Cities
Lee Keough | November 1, 2016
Oysters, Clams and More: Future of Green Farming in Garden State?
Tara Nurin | November 1, 2016
2
| November 1, 2016
Bridgegate Defendants’ Fate Now in Hands of Jury
WNYC News | November 1, 2016
Top Democrats Disagree on How to Craft New School-Funding Plan
John Mooney | October 31, 2016
The List: Top 10 Heritage Sites with the Most Annual Visitors
Carly Sitrin | October 31, 2016
From Locked Doors to Liberty: Evolution of Mental Health Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | October 31, 2016
Opinion: Rising Premiums for Obamacare Plans, Some Hidden Good News
Joel Cantor | October 31, 2016
Lessons of Sandy Not Lost on Utilities Seeking to Spend More on Resiliency
Tom Johnson | October 31, 2016
5.7M
| October 31, 2016
Hurricane Sandy Survivors Face a New Threat — from the State
Tom Johnson | October 28, 2016
Interactive Map: More Addicts, More Drug Treatment Options
Colleen O'Dea | October 28, 2016
Doctors, Hospitals Still Fighting Plan to Curb Out-Of-Network Charges
Lilo H. Stainton | October 28, 2016
Guadagno Steps Out from Christie’s Shadow, Into the Glare of Criticism
Chase Brush | October 28, 2016
Delaware River Salt Front Moves Upstream as Drought Cuts Flows
Jon Hurdle | October 28, 2016
Obamacare NJ: 7% Rate Increase in 'Benchmark' Plan
NJTV News Online | October 28, 2016
Op-Ed: State Legislation Would Preserve Nature on NJ’s Highways
Kelly Mooij | October 28, 2016
34%
| October 28, 2016
Evidence Is In, Jury Will Soon Be Out
WNYC News | October 28, 2016
Switching to Electric Vehicles Could Save State $4B by 2050
Tom Johnson | October 27, 2016
Programs for Developmentally Disabled Could Face More Scrutiny
Lilo H. Stainton | October 27, 2016
Wisniewski Might Be Ready to Give Murphy a Run for His Money
Chase Brush | October 27, 2016
Poll: Is There a Good Way to Fix School Funding in New Jersey?
| October 27, 2016
Cash-Strapped Democrat Faces Fight Against Well-Heeled Republican in 3rd
Chase Brush | October 27, 2016
Op-Ed: Eliminating Estate Tax Will Improve New Jersey’s Economic Climate
Michele Siekerka | October 27, 2016
504,000
| October 27, 2016
Defense Rests in Bridgegate Trial, Closing Arguments to Begin Today
NJTV News Online | October 27, 2016
State Offers $2.8B in Bonds to Help Top off Depleted Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer and Chase Brush | October 26, 2016
New Technology Helps NJ’s Developmentally Disabled Gain Independence
Lilo H. Stainton | October 26, 2016
Profile: The Woman Laying the Groundwork for a Public Bank in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | October 26, 2016
Few Surprises Expected in Solidly Blue 8th Congressional District
Joe Tyrrell | October 26, 2016
17%
| October 26, 2016
Defense Paints Kelly as Hapless, Prosecutors Paint Her as Ruthless
WYNC News | October 25, 2016
Opponents of Christie’s PARCC Graduation Requirements Go to Court
John Mooney | October 25, 2016
Atlantic City Produces Five-Year Plan, Hopes to Fend Off State Takeover
Chase Brush | October 25, 2016
NJ Must Reduce Global-Warming Pollution in Transportation Sector
Tom Johnson | October 25, 2016
No Reimbursement for Opioid Prescriptions in NJ Written Without Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | October 25, 2016
Frelinghuysen Challenged by Underfinanced Democrat in 11th
Joe Tyrrell | October 25, 2016
Explainer: The Red Cross Slims Down in NJ, While National Criticism Continues
Tara Nurin | October 25, 2016
70%
| October 25, 2016
In Bridget Kelly's Own Words
Matt Katz | October 24, 2016
Curbing Use of Solitary Confinement in NJ Correctional Facilities
Hank Kalet | October 24, 2016
Fundamental Changes in Power Industry Will Change Life in NJ, Northeast
Tom Johnson | October 24, 2016
Calls for NJ to Return Millions in Federal Aid for ‘Troubled’ Sandy Rebuild
Meir Rinde | October 24, 2016
Aggressive Democratic Challenger in District 2 Makes Trump an Issue in Race
Chase Brush | October 24, 2016
NJ Provides $10M to Nonprofit Groups For Urban Lead Removal
Lilo H. Stainton | October 24, 2016
$12.012M
| October 24, 2016
Bridget Kelly Speaks: Christie's Ex-Aide Says Gov Knew About Bridgegate
Andrea Bernstein and Matt Katz | October 21, 2016
Democrats Can’t Wait to Restore Women’s Healthcare Funding Post-Christie
Lilo H. Stainton | October 21, 2016
Lawmakers Get Serious About Legalizing Grass in the Garden State
Chase Brush | October 21, 2016
At DEP Drought Hearing, Repeated Calls for State Water Plan
Tom Johnson | October 21, 2016
Interactive Map: Many Poor Kids Still Miss Free Breakfast In NJ
Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2016
Businessman Mounts Longshot Challenge to 14-Term Pallone in 6th
Meir Rinde | October 21, 2016
The ‘New’ Gentrification Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference
Tara Nurin | October 21, 2016
3,300
| October 21, 2016
State Poised to Issue First Drought Warning in More Than a Decade
Tom Johnson | October 20, 2016
Outside Interest Groups Infiltrate Political Process, Parties Losing Grip
Chase Brush | October 20, 2016
Protecting Uber Passengers Who Are Injured in an Accident
Lilo H. Stainton | October 20, 2016
Opinion: Bridgegate Testimony Leaves No One Untainted
Carl Golden | October 20, 2016
Poll: Waiting to Inhale — Is NJ Ready for Recreational Marijuana?
| October 20, 2016
Shortage of Affordable Housing Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities
Colleen O'Dea | October 20, 2016
In 10th District Moderate Payne’s Opponents Are Weak, Broke
Joe Tyrrell | October 20, 2016
$1.4B
| October 20, 2016
Baroni Ends Time On Witness Stand
WNYC News | October 19, 2016
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Launches Integrated Mental-Physical Pilot
Lilo H. Stainton | October 19, 2016
Beleaguered Christie Holds Town Hall in Friendly Territory
John Mooney | October 19, 2016
Clock Winds Down On Atlantic City’s Efforts to Deliver Five-Year Plan
Chase Brush | October 19, 2016
State Not Doing Enough to Protect Poor from Pollution, Advocates Argue
Tom Johnson | October 19, 2016
Profile: The World of Cumberland County’s Bayshore Is Her Oyster
Jon Hurdle | October 19, 2016
Why Medicare Part D Pays Too Much for Prescription Medicine
Stuart Silverstein/FairWarning | October 19, 2016
Minors Who Do Time in New Jersey’s Adult Prisons Must Deal with Intimidation
WNYC News | October 19, 2016
Trying Juveniles as Adults Called A ‘Dead End’
NJTV News Online | October 19, 2016
$65 million
| October 19, 2016
Baroni: Christie Used Me to Punish His Enemies
WNYC News | October 19, 2016
Money Shakes Up New Jersey's House Races
Chase Brush | October 18, 2016
Emergency Rooms Becoming ‘Dumping Ground’ for Psychiatric Patients
Lilo H. Stainton | October 18, 2016
Democratic Lawmakers Hope to Compromise with Christie On Urban Enterprise Zones
John Reitmeyer | October 18, 2016
Move Afoot to Ban Bear Hunting in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | October 18, 2016
Imagining a Marshall Plan for Our 'Ignored' Cities
Lee Keough | October 18, 2016
Explainer: Open Enrollment for State Insurance, Medicare, Obamacare
Lilo H. Stainton | October 18, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: A Quick Recap
Amanda Brown | October 18, 2016
Op-Ed: A Moratorium On New Charter Schools Is A Step For Civil Rights
Lauren Wells | October 18, 2016
38
| October 18, 2016
Baroni Takes The Stand: Bridgegate Defendant Expresses 'Regret,' Says He Was Duped
Matt Katz | October 17, 2016
Phil Murphy Hedges on Charter Schools, Says ‘It’s Complicated’
John Mooney | October 17, 2016
Converting Food Waste into Fuel for Renewable Energy
Tom Johnson | October 17, 2016
Campaigners Demand Map to Limit Forest Destruction by Off-Road Drivers
Jon Hurdle | October 17, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: Healthcare Panelists Call for Integrated Urban Care
Lilo H. Stainton | October 17, 2016
At Day-Long Conference, NJ Spotlight Shines Spotlight on State’s Cities
NJTV News Online | October 17, 2016
Life Outside Prison Is Not Easy for Minors Tried as Adults
WNYC News | October 17, 2016
Elections 2016 Keeps You On Top of the Issues, Ahead of the Candidates
NJ Spotlight Staff | October 17, 2016
Christie’s Former Counsel Didn’t Check into Bridgegate, Wasn’t Asked
WNYC News | October 17, 2016
0.9%
| October 17, 2016
Catch the Live Stream from the 2nd Annual NJ Spotlight on Cities
John Mooney | October 14, 2016
New Attempt to Pin Christie to GWB Scandal Overshadows Bridgegate
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016
Transco Compressor Project Stirs Critics at Bordentown Meeting
Jon Hurdle | October 14, 2016
Push to Grant Driver's License to NJ's Undocumented Residents
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016
Advocates Want Legislative Leaders to Curb Surprise Medical Bills
Lilo H. Stainton | October 14, 2016
Does Driving Down Energy Use Mean Rethinking Utilities’ Business Model?
Tom Johnson | October 14, 2016
Interactive Map: New Jersey’s Cities Remain Mired in Poverty
Colleen O'Dea | October 14, 2016
Minors Get Longer Sentences in New Jersey Than in New York
WNYC News | October 14, 2016
Op-Ed: Request to the NAACP — No Moratorium on New Charter Schools
Denice Hicks | October 14, 2016
73%
| October 14, 2016
Probe Uncovers Fraud at Program to Help Poor Pay Energy Bills
Tom Johnson | October 13, 2016
Lesniak on Murphy's Endorsements: ‘Wealthiest, Rather Than the Best’
Chase Brush | October 13, 2016
Seeking Civil Rights Protection for NJ Women Who Breastfeed
Lilo H. Stainton | October 13, 2016
The Data Behind the Discussions at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference
John Mooney | October 13, 2016
Poll: The Murphy Lockdown — Terrific or Troubling?
| October 13, 2016
Young in Prison: Is Germany's Way Better Than NJ’s?
WNYC News | October 13, 2016
Online Shoppers Using 35-year-old NJ Consumer Law Against Websites
Joe Tyrrell | October 13, 2016
1991
| October 13, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 12
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: 11th Congressional District
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 10
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 9
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 8
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 7
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 6
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 5
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 4
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 3
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 2
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: 1st Congressional District
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Hate Crime Heightens Tensions in Already Divisive 7th District
Chase Brush | October 12, 2016
Making Sure Sea-Level Rise Doesn’t Swamp New Jersey
Tom Johnson | October 12, 2016
Profile: Growing Up in Poverty Has Helped Shape Her Choice of Career
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: Do We Have a Shared Urban Agenda?
Lee Keough | October 12, 2016
Most Minors Tried as Adults in NJ Are Black or Latino
WNYC News | October 12, 2016
13%
| October 12, 2016
Bridgegate Day 15: Another Bombshell, Another Lie to The Press, And Some More Cursing
Matt Katz | October 11, 2016
New Scrutiny for Whistleblower Case
Chase Brush | October 11, 2016
First Quarter FY2017 Tax Collection Could Be Harbinger of Budget Year
John Reitmeyer | October 11, 2016
Moody’s Issues ‘Credit Negative’ in Response to Passage of TTF Legislation
Chase Brush | October 11, 2016
State Urges Federal Agency to Impose Cost Caps on Transmission Projects
Tom Johnson | October 11, 2016
U.S. Attorney General Lynch Convenes Policing Conference in Newark
Joe Tyrell | October 11, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: How Garden State Can Achieve ‘Integrated’ Healthcare
Lilo H. Stainton | October 11, 2016
Trump Taj Mahal Shuts Down After 26 Years in Atlantic City
NJTV News Online | October 11, 2016
$1.9 million
| October 11, 2016
The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial – Week 4
Matt Katz | October 11, 2016
Murphy’s Move: Outsider to Likely Democratic Candidate for Governor
Chase Brush | October 7, 2016
Opinion: Memorandum on the Transportation Trust Fund Bill
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | October 7, 2016
Fighting Diabetes and Sickle Cell Disease in NJ with Information
Lilo H. Stainton | October 7, 2016
Interactive Map: Clinton Far Outpaces Trump in New Jersey Fundraising
Colleen O'Dea | October 7, 2016
Opinion: Murphy’s North Jersey Lockdown — Show of Power for Party Chairs
Carl Golden | October 7, 2016
Lawmakers Want Fish and Game Council to Ban Foothold Traps — Again
Tom Johnson | October 7, 2016
Bridgegate: Gov. Christie’s Filthy Mouth
WNYC News | October 7, 2016
70%
| October 7, 2016
PSEG Takes Two Coal Plants Out of Service, Is Gas Obvious Alternative?
Tom Johnson | October 6, 2016
TTF Legislation Hits Small Pothole on Way to Final Approval
Chase Brush | October 6, 2016
Christie Proposes Giving Top-Performing Charter Schools New Flexibility
John Mooney | October 6, 2016
Tens of Thousands of NJ Residents Missing Out on Obamacare Savings
Lilo H. Stainton | October 6, 2016
Opinion: Lakewood’s Ultra-Orthodox Day Schools, ‘Tyranny of the Many’
Laura Waters | October 6, 2016
Occidental to Pay $165 million Toward EPA’s Cleanup of Passaic River Pollution
Jon Hurdle | October 6, 2016
Poll: Who Put Together the TTF Fix? Who Runs New Jersey?
| October 6, 2016
NJ’s Teacher of the Year: From Armenia to Pascack Valley High
John Mooney | October 6, 2016
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Accused of Stalling Bridgegate Probe
WNYC News | October 5, 2016
Physician-Assisted ‘Aid in Dying’ Up for Debate Again in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | October 5, 2016
Opinion: Clinton Is Judged by Different Standards — What’s New?
Milly Silva | October 5, 2016
Profile: Seriously Passionate About Progressive Causes
Lilo H. Stainton | October 5, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: ‘Reimagining’ Our Urban Centers
John Mooney | October 5, 2016
Federal Audit Finds New Jersey Failed to Control Sandy Funds
NJTV News Online | October 5, 2016
State Settles $1.5 Million Whistleblower Suit for Plaintiff
WNYC News | October 5, 2016
New York Governor Announces Plan to Offload Penn Station
WNYC News | October 5, 2016
Despite TTF Deal, It’s Still Unclear When Roadwork Will Resume in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | October 4, 2016
NJ Businesses Sustain Widespread Health Coverage, Despite Rising Costs
Lilo H. Stainton | October 4, 2016
Op-Ed: Governor Must Release Remaining $16M in Frozen Nonprofit Funds
Linda M. Czipo and Nina Stack | October 4, 2016
Christie, Democratic Leaders Finally Agree On Plan for Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | October 3, 2016
Judge Finds Meadowlands Hospital Guilty of Multiple Labor Violations
Lilo H. Stainton | September 30, 2016
Advocates Clash with Administration Over Number of Poor in New Jersey
Chase Brush | September 30, 2016
Interactive Map: How NJ Congressional Reps Spend Their Expense Allowances
Colleen O'Dea | September 30, 2016
NJ Transit Train Wreck at Hoboken Terminal Kills 1
NPR National Public Radio | September 30, 2016
Money and Sand: Will There Be Enough for New Jersey’s Beaches?
Kirk Moore | September 29, 2016
CarePoint Sues Horizon BCBS for $76 million in Alleged Unpaid Claims
Lilo H. Stainton | September 29, 2016
NJ Energy Resilience Bank Getting Ready for Second Round of Withdrawals
Tom Johnson | September 29, 2016
Poll: Beach Replenishment — Saving the Shore, Hurting the Environment?
| September 29, 2016
Op-Ed: Leadership Now Can Protect NJ’s Water Supply from Future Climate Change
Tom Kean Sr. and Jim Florio | September 29, 2016
State Officials Clamp Down on Fentanyl – And Its Clones
Lilo H. Stainton | September 28, 2016
Profile: A Pioneer Who’s Investigating How Bacteria Communicate
Joe Tyrrell | September 28, 2016
ACLU Says It Will Represent Alleged Bistate Bomber Until He Gets Lawyer
NJTV News Online | September 28, 2016
American Dream Mall in Meadowlands Faces Financing Nightmare
John Reitmeyer | September 27, 2016
Public Service Enterprise Group’s New Venture, Selling Energy Retail
Tom Johnson | September 27, 2016
As More NJ Students Go Hungry, More Colleges Open Food Pantries
Tara Nurin | September 27, 2016
Approval for Outside Oversight of Controversial Medicaid Payment Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | September 27, 2016
Explainer: How NJ’s Public Libraries Are Faring in the Information Age
Carly Sitrin | September 27, 2016
Urgency to Define Rules for Telemedicine in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | September 26, 2016
The List: The Commuting Habits of New Jersey Workers
Colleen O'Dea | September 26, 2016
With Infrastructure Projects Sidelined, Who Pays for Broken Contracts?
Chase Brush | September 23, 2016
Powerful Backers of Gambling in North Jersey Decide to Fold Their Hand
Chase Brush | September 23, 2016
No Remedy Yet to Cure ‘Surprise’ Out-of-Network Charges
Lilo H. Stainton | September 23, 2016
Interactive Map: More New Jerseyans Register as Presidential Election Nears
Colleen O'Dea | September 23, 2016
Op-Ed: What the Public Doesn’t Know Can Hurt Our Students, Our Schools
David M. Aderhold | September 23, 2016
Money, Accusations, Attacks — The Race for the 5th District Is Just Heating Up
Chase Brush | September 22, 2016
Concerns Continue to Grow Over State’s Medicaid Payment Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | September 22, 2016
Poll: Double Dipping for Public Employees: Damned If They Do?
| September 22, 2016
Homeless Man and Pal Tip Off Cops to Bombs in Trashed Backpack
NJTV News Online | September 22, 2016
Two Healthcare Centers Join Forces to Expand Cancer Care in Newark
Lilo H. Stainton | September 21, 2016
Progress Slow On Affordable Housing, Towns Wait for NJ Top Court
Colleen O'Dea | September 21, 2016
Opinion: If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Stay Out of the Classroom
Mark Weber | September 21, 2016
Explainer: A Multitude of Paths for Legal Immigration to the United States
Meir Rinde | September 21, 2016
Police Information Sharing Credited for Quick Arrest in Bombings
NJTV News Online | September 21, 2016
Push to Protect Public School Students from Concussions
Lilo H. Stainton | September 20, 2016
Too Soon to Talk TTF Compromise, but if Christie Budges Will Sweeney Follow?
John Reitmeyer and Chase Brush | September 20, 2016
Op-Ed: New Highlands Rules Strike Balance Between Environment, Equity
Ryck Suydam | September 20, 2016
The List: New Jersey’s 16 ‘Double-Dipping’ County Sheriffs
Mark Lagerkvist | September 19, 2016
Population Health Summit Keeps NJ Residents and Communities Well
Lilo H. Stainton | September 19, 2016
Opinion: Christie's 'Fairness Formula' Leaves Ugly Legacy for 2017 Race
Carl Golden | September 19, 2016
Opinion: Why a Republican Is Endorsing Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
Dick Zimmer | September 16, 2016
Would ‘Public Option’ Help Stabilize NJ’s Health Insurance Marketplace?
Lilo H. Stainton | September 16, 2016
NJ Bail Reform Aimed at Freeing Those Unable to Pay Even Small Amounts
NJTV News Online | September 16, 2016
Growing Faith-Based Healthcare Program Shows Results in New Jersey Cities
Lilo H. Stainton | September 15, 2016
Poll: Do You Expect Any Surprises to Come Out of the Bridgegate Trial?
| September 15, 2016
Op-Ed: ESSA Offers Opportunity for Schools to Change Course
Wendell Steinhauer | September 15, 2016
LGBT Advocates Hope Expanded Infertility Coverage Is Just the Start
Lilo H. Stainton | September 14, 2016
Consent Order Brings Teachers, Administration to Benefits Table
Chase Brush | September 14, 2016
Opinion: Look Before You Close That Loophole — Combined Reporting in NJ
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | September 14, 2016
Why Cape May Is a Draw for Hawkwatchers from All Over the World
WHYY Newsworks | September 14, 2016
NJ Hospitals Join Forces to Reduce Deaths Caused by Sepsis
Lilo H. Stainton | September 13, 2016
Judiciary Panel Votes to Send Christie's Treasury Nominee to Full Senate
John Reitmeyer | September 13, 2016
Explainer: The Mystery of New Jersey’s Statewide Water Supply Plan
Jon Hurdle | September 13, 2016
Opinion: Small Rise in NJ Insurance Premiums, Even as Competition Declines
Katherine Hempstead and Joel C. Cantor | September 13, 2016
Obscure Group Says Finance Plan For Meadowlands Megamall Violates State Law
John Reitmeyer | September 12, 2016
Consumer Advocates Pledge to Bring More People Under ACA Umbrella
Lilo H. Stainton | September 12, 2016
The List: Eleven Places You Can Get on Your High Horse in NJ
Carly Sitrin | September 12, 2016
Baraka’s Vision for Newark’s West Ward Unrealized in Development Plan
Joe Tyrrell | September 9, 2016
Anger Over EpiPen ‘Price Gouging’ Sparks Calls for Wider Pharma Cost Inquiry
Lilo H. Stainton | September 9, 2016
Interactive Map: Salaries for NJ’s Teachers, School Administrators On Rise
Colleen O'Dea | September 9, 2016
Unorthodox New Buyer Emerges for Beleaguered Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | September 8, 2016
Fine Print: NJ Fantasy Football Players Face No Changes as NFL Season Begins
John Reitmeyer | September 8, 2016
Poll: Room in the Pinelands for Conservationists and ATVs?
| September 8, 2016
Christie Triggers Potential End to Income Tax Agreement With Pennsylvania
John Reitmeyer | September 7, 2016
Opinion: Big Victory for Small Homeowners in Atlantic City
R. William Potter | September 7, 2016
Funding Will Help ACA ‘Navigators’ Reach More Uninsured
Lilo H. Stainton | September 7, 2016
Christie’s Conditional Veto Could End Tax Break for Urban Enterprise Zones
John Reitmeyer | September 6, 2016
Opinion: Bridgegate Trial — An Indictment of Politics as Usual in Christie’s Office?
Carl Golden | September 6, 2016
Making Sure NJ’s Poor Are Covered When It Comes to Zika
Lilo H. Stainton | September 6, 2016
Does ‘Truth in Advertising’ Apply to Hospitals in New Jersey?
Lilo H. Stainton | August 19, 2016
Local Governments in NJ: Big Cuts in Aid, Small Change In State Budget
John Reitmeyer | August 19, 2016
Op-Ed: Eliminate the Corporation Tax and Replace It with a Simpler, Fairer Tax
Richard L. Kaluzny and Richard F. Keevey | August 19, 2016
No Credit Downgrade for NJ, Although Ratings Agencies Say Budget Problems Linger
John Reitmeyer | August 18, 2016
Struggle to Sustain Needle-Exchange Programs After Governor’s Veto
Lilo H. Stainton | August 18, 2016
Op-Ed: In Education Olympics Politicians Promise Much but Fail at First Hurdle
W. Steven Barnett | August 18, 2016
Profile: Helping Black and Hispanic Students Make a Career in Medicine
Nikita Biryukov | August 17, 2016
Op-Ed: Sustainable Beach Development Is Possible on the Jersey Shore
Melissa Friedhoff | August 17, 2016
Building Awareness About Vaccines, Offering Help If Things Go Wrong
Lilo H. Stainton | August 16, 2016
Bergen County Uses Drones to Help Emergency Responders
NJTV News Online | August 16, 2016
Menendez, Booker Try To Expand Access To Addiction Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | August 15, 2016
Power Grid Keeps Its Cool Despite Being Hammered By The Heat
Tom Johnson | August 15, 2016
Turning Trash into Solar Treasure
Courtney McCormick | August 15, 2016
The List: Top 10 Counties Where New Jersey Voters Mail in Their Ballots
Colleen O'Dea | August 15, 2016
Meadowlands Hospital and NJ Politicians: Perfect Together?
Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016
Interactive Map: NJ Colleges Where Students Pile on the Most Debt
Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016
‘It’s Not A Gotcha Game’ -- Newark Police Department’s Independent Monitor
NJTV News Online | August 12, 2016
Meadowlands Hospital’s Tangled Web of Questionable Business Practices
Lilo H. Stainton and Andrew Kitchenman | August 11, 2016
State Agencies Approve Financing For American Dream Mall
John Reitmeyer | August 11, 2016
Poll: For-Profit Hospitals in New Jersey -- For Or Against?
NJ Spotlight Staff | August 11, 2016
Profile: Giving More to Children in Struggling Newark Neighborhoods
Joe Tyrrell | August 10, 2016
Op-Ed: Implications For Retirees of New Jersey’s Amended Alimony Law
Carl J. Soranno and Kelley M. Rutkowski | August 10, 2016
Senate President’s Failure to Act On Pension Amendment Enrages Public Unions
John Reitmeyer | August 9, 2016
Surgeon General Says Doctors, Nurses ‘First Line Of Defense’ in Opiate Crisis
Lilo H. Stainton | August 9, 2016
The List: Grab the Sunscreen and Hit One of New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches
Carly Sitrin | August 8, 2016
Home Healthcare Study Will Try to ID Models of Effective Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | August 8, 2016
Cooper's Right to Run Advanced EMS in Camden Upheld by Appellate Court
Lilo H. Stainton | August 5, 2016
Guaranteed Funding for State Pensions Probably Won't Make Ballot
John Reitmeyer | August 5, 2016
Hunting Advocates Target ‘Cecil The Lion’ Law Aimed at Animal-Parts Trade
Joe Tyrrell | August 5, 2016
Public-Employee Pension System Won’t Invest So Heavily in Hedge Funds
John Reitmeyer | August 4, 2016
Month Into Strike, Trump Taj Mahal Announces Plan To Close After Labor Day
NJTV News Online | August 4, 2016
Acting State Treasurer Gets High-Level Democratic Support for Confirmation
John Reitmeyer | August 3, 2016
State's Millennials Put Off Ownership of Their Own Homes for Good Reasons
NJTV News Online | August 3, 2016
New Law Requires Suicide-Prevention Steps at NJ Colleges, Universities
Lilo H. Stainton | August 2, 2016
New Jersey Senate May Delay Votes on Gas-Tax Hike, Pension Amendment
John Reitmeyer | August 1, 2016
Personal Income in NJ up Almost 3%, Trailing Pennsylvania, New York
John Reitmeyer | July 29, 2016
Default on Debt Payment Looms Again for Financially Troubled Atlantic City
John Reitmeyer | July 28, 2016
How Can New Jersey, Other States Rescue Underfunded Pension Systems?
John Reitmeyer | July 27, 2016
Children of Fear: Who Speaks for New Jersey’s Youngest Undocumented Immigrants?
Caren Chesler | July 26, 2016
Stopping NJ Companies from Shifting Revenue to States with Lower Business Taxes
John Reitmeyer | July 26, 2016
Democratic Leaders Unite On New Tax-Cut Plan to Balance Gas-Tax Hike
John Reitmeyer | July 25, 2016
Poll: Is the National Republican Party Too Right for the Garden State?
| July 21, 2016
Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity, A Chance for All to Succeed
Doug Mesecar and Don Soifer | July 21, 2016
Explainer: Constitutional Amendment Would Lock in Gas-Tax Revenue for TTF
John Reitmeyer | July 19, 2016
Should Consumers Pay Surcharge to Help Defray Cost of Nuclear Energy?
Tom Johnson | July 15, 2016
Why Christie, Sweeney, and Others Agree on 23-Cent/Gallon Gas-Tax Hike
John Reitmeyer | July 14, 2016
Op-Ed: Our Schools Are Broken -- Do We Have the Courage to Fix Them?
Richard C. Ten Eyck | July 14, 2016
New Jersey Starts Collecting More Tax Upfront from Lottery Winners
John Reitmeyer | July 13, 2016
Opinion: Christie’s Pitching New Jersey Issues to National Audience
Carl Golden | July 13, 2016
State Appeals Court Sides with Towns Over Affordable Housing ‘Gap Period’
Colleen O'Dea | July 12, 2016
At NJ Spotlight Roundtable, Competing Visions of How to Fix Public-Pension System
John Reitmeyer | July 11, 2016
The List: 10 Most Common Languages of NJ’s Polyglot Student Population
Colleen O'Dea | July 11, 2016
Poll: Is the Garden State Still Committed to Being ‘Green’?
| July 7, 2016
Profile: Doing Much More Than Just Making Sure the Numbers Add Up
John Reitmeyer | July 6, 2016
Who Wins, Who Loses After Christie Wields His Line-Item Veto Pen?
John Reitmeyer | July 5, 2016
Christie Line-Item Vetoes Even Modest Adds Democrats Made to Budget Plan
NJ Spotlight Staff | July 1, 2016
How Will Sweeney Deal with Christie and Prieto’s Late-Night TTF Surprise?
John Reitmeyer | June 30, 2016
Poll: Quick! Pick a Plan to Refuel the Transportation Trust Fund
| June 30, 2016
Fine Print: Transportation Funding Puts Sales Tax-Cut Under Microscope
John Reitmeyer | June 29, 2016
Profile: Nonprofit Developer Turns His Attention to Atlantic City
Tara Nurin | June 29, 2016
Budget Bill Sails Through, but Christie Brokers New Plan to Revive TTF
John Reitmeyer | June 28, 2016
Sen. Menendez Takes On ‘Zombie Foreclosures’
Joe Tyrrell | June 27, 2016
Democratic Budget Bill: More for Social Programs, No Major Tax Hikes
John Reitmeyer | June 24, 2016
Hedge-Fund Dispute Stalls 2017 Investment Plan For Public Pension System
John Reitmeyer | June 23, 2016
Restored Historic Terminal at Liberty State Park Reopens to Public
Tom Johnson | June 23, 2016
Poll: Time for Compromise On Transportation Fund, Gas Tax?
| June 23, 2016
List: New Jersey’s 10 Trauma Centers -- Always Ready When Needed
Lilo H. Stainton | June 20, 2016
Sweeney Confirms Democrats Will Present Their Own Budget Bill to Christie
John Reitmeyer | June 16, 2016
Poll: Would the Garden State Be Greener If We Legalized Grass?
NJ Spotlight Staff | June 16, 2016
DEP Five Years Behind Schedule Ranking 10,000 Hazardous Waste Sites
Tom Johnson | June 14, 2016
The List: Detailing the Diversions from the State's Clean Energy Fund
Tom Johnson | June 13, 2016
State’s Top Court Says No Retiree COLA Payments Until Pension System Is Healthy
John Reitmeyer | June 10, 2016
Are New Jersey’s Millionaires Really Fleeing to States with Lower Taxes?
John Reitmeyer | June 9, 2016
Opinion: The Real Significance of the Unindicted Co-Conspirator
Carl Golden | June 9, 2016
Poll: Did Surprising Voter Turnout Add up to Any Other Primary Surprises?
| June 9, 2016
NJ By the Numbers: Final Results for All Races, Presidential Primaries
NJ Spotlight Staff | June 8, 2016
Overview: Incumbents Take All Races Across NJ, Clinton Clinches Nomination
Joe Tyrrell | June 8, 2016
Dueling Plans to Fix Public Pension System, One with a ‘Safety Valve’
John Reitmeyer | June 8, 2016
Monthly Job Reports 'Worthless' for Long-Term Planning Says Top Official
John Reitmeyer | June 6, 2016
Op-Ed: “Tax Fairness” -- Unfair to All New Jerseyans Except the Wealthiest
Analilia Mejia | June 2, 2016
Opinion: Decoupling Breaks the Mold of Utilities’ Business Model
R. William Potter | June 1, 2016
State Turns Attention to Two More Contaminants Found in NJ Drinking Water
Tom Johnson | May 31, 2016
Pushing to Protect the Educational Opportunity Fund from State Budget Cuts
John Reitmeyer | May 31, 2016
Feds Urged to Suspend Review of PennEast Pipeline Proposal
Tom Johnson | May 27, 2016
Mob Tied to Fraudulent Recycling of Toxic Waste Material
Tom Johnson | May 26, 2016
The Impossible Dream: Affordable Rentals for Cash-Strapped Residents
Colleen O'Dea | May 26, 2016
Poll: Are We Overpaying the Presidents of NJ’s Public Colleges, Universities?
| May 26, 2016
Murky Bottom: Will Deeper Delaware River Make Philly More Competitive?
Katie Colaneri | WHYY | May 25, 2016
Opinion: A Democratic Governor Is Near Inevitable, Could It Be Phil Murphy?
Carl Golden | May 25, 2016
The List: All the Presidents’ Pay and Perks at New Jersey’s Public Colleges
Mark Lagerkvist | May 23, 2016
Poll: Should Christie Raid Clean Energy Fund (Again) to Help Solve Latest Shortfall?
| May 19, 2016
Not a Pretty Picture: New Jersey Third Most-Indebted State in the Union
John Reitmeyer | May 18, 2016
The List: 10 Schools That Make the Grade for Student Scores in Advanced Classes
Colleen O'Dea | May 16, 2016
Poll: Naming Bridgegate’s Unindicted Co-Conspirators -- Go for It or Get Over It?
NJ Spotlight Staff | May 12, 2016
The List: 12 NJ Hospitals That Qualified for $1M or More in Extra Medicare Funds
Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2016
Speculators, Cash Sales Crowd Out Home Buyers in Some NJ Towns
Joe Tyrrell | May 5, 2016
Poll: Does Trump’s ‘Triumph’ Mean Christie’s Battered Star Is in the Ascendant?
| May 5, 2016
Out-of-Date Data Shortchanges Recipients of Homestead Tax Rebates
John Reitmeyer | May 4, 2016
Op-Ed: We Must Learn to Teach the Entire Child
Brian P. Gatens and Matthew J. Murphy | May 4, 2016
Opinion: Learning to Live with Our Addiction to Hazardous Sites by Water
Daniel J. Van Abs | May 3, 2016
The List: Best Cocktail Bars in New Jersey (Don’t Drive After Reading This)
Tara Nurin | May 2, 2016
Could Democrats Cut a Deal on State Tax Deduction for Charitable Contributions?
John Reitmeyer | April 29, 2016
Poll: Earned Sick Leave, Good for Employees but Bad for Business?
| April 28, 2016
Poll: Does PARCC Glitch Mean It’s Time to Take Another Look at Online Test?
| April 21, 2016
The List: Top Garden State Lobbying Firms that Collected the Most Fees
Colleen O'Dea | April 18, 2016
Op-Ed: There Is a Difference Between Doing Things Right and Doing the Right Thing
Richard C. Ten Eyck | April 7, 2016
Overcoming Barriers to Integration of Behavioral Health, Primary Care in NJ
NJ Spotlight Staff | April 6, 2016
Opinion: Patching the ‘Safety Net,’ One Homeless Family at a Time
R. William Potter | April 5, 2016
Op-Ed: Finding Homes for the Disabled and the Poor in All of Our Communities
Gail Levinson | April 4, 2016
Opinion: SFRA's a Fossil, Abbott's History -- Bring School Aid into 21st Century
Laura Waters | April 1, 2016
The List: New Jersey Counties with the Highest Immigrant Populations
Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2016
Many Happy Returns: ‘Alternative’ Investments Buoy State Pension Plan
John Reitmeyer | March 24, 2016
Lawmakers Hear Pleas for More State Funding for Transit, Schools, Cities
John Reitmeyer | March 23, 2016
Why Can't New Jersey Residents Deduct Donations They Make to Charity?
John Reitmeyer | March 22, 2016
Op-Ed: A Year Goes by Without COAH -- For Better or for Worse?
Lori Grifa | March 22, 2016
Op-Ed: For Businesses, Workers, OMNIA Offers Cure for Rising Healthcare Costs
Tara Cambria | March 18, 2016
Wide Array of Concerns Aired at State Budget Hearing in South Jersey
John Reitmeyer | March 17, 2016
Opinion: Newark’s Citizens Should Have High Standards for Their Kids’ Education
Tawayna Peeples | March 17, 2016
An NJ Spotlight Webinar: Regulation of Tiered Networks
NJ Spotlight staff | March 17, 2016
Opinion: Memo to Christie, Sweeney -- Hands Off the NJ Supreme Court
Carl Golden | March 17, 2016
Arguments Over Cost-of-Living Raises Heard by State’s Highest Court
John Reitmeyer | March 15, 2016
Opinion: When Water Utilities Are Sold, the Customers Should Benefit
Daniel J. Van Abs | March 15, 2016
The List: Retired NJ Officials with $100K-Plus Public Pension Doubles in Five Years
Mark Lagerkvist | March 14, 2016
Senator Proposes Using Budget Surplus to Boost State Pension Payment
John Reitmeyer | March 14, 2016
Assembly Budget Committee Hears Pleas to Stick to State’s School-Aid Formula
John Reitmeyer | March 10, 2016
Democrat’s Tax Break for Low-Wage Earners Would Be Second in Two Years
John Reitmeyer | March 8, 2016
The List: 10 Great New Jersey Bike Trails to Help Get You Psyched for Cycling
Meir Rinde | March 7, 2016
Public Gets Chance to Offer Views on Christie’s Proposed Budget for FY2017
John Reitmeyer | March 7, 2016
Democrats Get Behind ‘Tax Fairness,’ Hoping Christie Will Back Gas-Tax Hike
John Reitmeyer | March 1, 2016
NJ Remains One of Most Indebted States in Nation, Thanks to Recent Borrowing
John Reitmeyer | February 29, 2016
Explainer: NJ’s Welfare Programs Pay Well Below Federal Poverty Level
Colleen O'Dea | February 23, 2016
The List: NJ Schools with the Most Students Not Taking the Online PARCC Exams
John Mooney | February 22, 2016
Opinion: On Governing New Jersey -- The Legend of State Property Tax Relief
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 18, 2016
Modest Midyear Adjustments Could Mean Healthier Budget for Current Year
John Reitmeyer | February 18, 2016
Christie’s Budget Address: Mixed Message to State’s Democratic Lawmakers
John Reitmeyer | February 17, 2016
Christie’s New Budget Plan: Same Old Diversions from Clean Energy Fund
Tom Johnson | February 17, 2016
Governor’s Plan Offers Barely More Aid to Schools – But It Could Be Worse
John Mooney | February 17, 2016
The List: What to Watch and Listen for in Governor’s Budget Address Today
John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2016
Opinion: Honest Answers About PARCC Results Versus Scores on NJASK
Mark Weber | February 12, 2016
Christie-Appointed Panel Pans State Pension Plan Touted by Democrats
John Reitmeyer | February 12, 2016
Lawmakers Push to Return Utility Tax Funds to Hard-Pressed Municipalities
John Reitmeyer | February 9, 2016
The List: What -- and Who -- Makes New Jersey a State of Many Nations?
Lee Keough | February 8, 2016
Depleted Transportation Trust Fund Creates Fiscal Crisis for Municipalities
John Reitmeyer | February 4, 2016
Slight Hike in Tax Revenue Adds Up to Projected Surplus for State Coffers
John Reitmeyer | February 3, 2016
The List: New Jersey Schools with the Highest Percentage of Kids Living in Poverty
Colleen O'Dea | February 1, 2016
Democrats Look to Close Corporate-Tax Loophole Used to Shield Profits
John Reitmeyer | January 29, 2016
NJ Pension Officials, Citing Better Returns, Defend Alternative Investments
John Reitmeyer | January 28, 2016
Op-Ed: Improve Health in NJ by Coordinating Behavioral Treatment, Primary Care
Joan Randell | January 28, 2016
Moody’s Again Warns Investors to Be Wary of Uncertain Finances in NJ
John Reitmeyer | January 26, 2016
Opinion: Dr. Christie and Mr. Hyde Deliver State of State Address
Carl Golden | January 14, 2016
Without a 'Rainy Day Fund,' New Jersey Could Be Hurt By Another Big Recession
John Reitmeyer | January 7, 2016
Prieto, Sweeney Split Over Revenue Sources for Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | January 6, 2016
Senate President Revamps Payment Plan for Closing Deficit in Pension Fund
John Reitmeyer | December 18, 2015
GOP Lawmaker Proposes Alternate Way to Replenish Transportation Fund
John Reitmeyer | December 15, 2015
The List: Independent Committees Spent Record Share in 2015 Assembly Races
Lilo H. Stainton | December 7, 2015
How Many New Jersey Homes Were Seriously Damaged by Superstorm Sandy?
Scott Gurian | November 18, 2015
Sandy’s Legacy Includes Heightened Awareness of Behavioral-Health Needs
Andrew Kitchenman | October 30, 2015
The List: Watching the Clock -- Which NJ Schools Have the Longest Days?
Colleen O'Dea | September 14, 2015
The List: How Do New Jersey Children Fare in National Well-Being Rankings?
Colleen O'Dea | July 27, 2015
Opinion: Steering Clear of the 2 Percent Trap for Water Utilities
Daniel J. Van Abs | April 22, 2015
NJ Democrats Read Limited Wins as Optimistic Indicators for 2017
John Mooney and Mark J. Magyar | November 5, 2014
Half-Truths, Unequal Funding Define Booker-Bell Race for U.S Senate Seat
Joe Tyrrell | October 31, 2014
Polar-Opposite Candidates Vie for New Jersey's Senate Seat
Joe Tyrrell | October 22, 2014
Op-Ed: Too Early for High-Stakes Testing Based on Common Core
Lisa Wolff | June 16, 2014

House Races

Trump’s Pick to Head EPA Could Be Bad News for NJ’s Air and Water
Tom Johnson | December 8, 2016
Helping Patients Manage Pain While Curbing Opioid Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | December 8, 2016
Governor Benches Biedron, No Reappointment for BOE President
John Mooney | December 8, 2016
Incomes in New Jersey Average 5% Lower Than Before Great Recession
Colleen O'Dea | December 8, 2016
Solitary Confinement: Cruel and Usual Punishment in NJ’s Prisons
Hank Kalet | December 8, 2016
Op-Ed: NJ Nonprofits Post-Election — Looking Ahead, Moving Forward
Linda M. Czipo | December 8, 2016
Manville Loses Out on Federal Flood Mitigation
NJTV News Online | December 8, 2016
Rutgers Examines a Hidden History that Included Slave Labor
NJTV News Online | December 8, 2016
300,000
| December 8, 2016
State’s Failure to Directly Fund NJT Could Keep It From Taking Critical Safety Steps
Tara Nurin | December 7, 2016
Few Class of 2016 Graduates Manage to Pass PARCC Tests
John Mooney | December 7, 2016
Sea-Level Rise Could Permanently Flood Parts of New Jersey
Tom Johnson | December 7, 2016
South Jersey Lags on State Aid Despite Its Economic and Social Challenges
Jon Hurdle | December 7, 2016
Working Toward Better Healthcare Access for New Jersey’s Veterans
Lilo H. Stainton | December 7, 2016
NJBIA Members Optimistic About Their Businesses, Less So About NJ’s Economy
John Reitmeyer | December 7, 2016
Op-Ed: NJ Cannot Raid Environmental Funds to Balance State Budget
Eric Stiles | December 7, 2016
$913,420
| December 7, 2016
More Delay In Years-Long Effort To Control ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills In NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | December 6, 2016
Sparking Interest in Network of Public Charging Stations for Electric Cars
Tom Johnson | December 6, 2016
End of the Road for the Urban Enterprise Zone?
John Reitmeyer | December 6, 2016
Explainer: What NJ Transit Must Do to Get Up to Speed with Safety Technology
Carly Sitrin | December 6, 2016
Agenda: Camden School Takeover to Get a Close-Up
John Mooney | December 6, 2016
Op-Ed: Surge in Enrollment Demonstrates Continued Demand for ACA
Frank Pallone | December 6, 2016
45,631
| December 6, 2016
Christie: Parts of State House Unsafe, Desperately Need $300M Renovation
John Reitmeyer | December 5, 2016
Putting the Brakes on Diesel Pollution from Big Rigs at NJ’s Ports
Tom Johnson | December 5, 2016
Water System Reformers Rally Support for Huge Infrastructure Campaign
Jon Hurdle | December 5, 2016
The List: Where to Find World-Class Cancer Care in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | December 5, 2016
Opinion: Does Securing Democratic Machine Guarantee Murphy the Spot?
Carl Golden | December 5, 2016
Trying to Get Doctors to Think Twice Before Prescribing Opioids to Minors
Lilo H. Stainton | December 5, 2016
562
| December 5, 2016
Interactive Map: Segregation Continues to Be NJ’s State of the State
Colleen O'Dea | December 2, 2016
Court Blocks Christie’s Bid to Curb Competitive Testing for Civil Service Jobs
John Reitmeyer and Colleen O’Dea | December 2, 2016
Back Bay Flood-Defense Plan Will Take Time, Federal Official Says
Jon Hurdle | December 2, 2016
BPU Considers Deploying Microgrids to Deliver Local Power Resiliency
Tom Johnson | December 2, 2016
State Seeks High-Tech Oversight of $2B Annual Spending on Drug Benefits
Lilo H. Stainton | December 2, 2016
7.474M
| December 2, 2016
Troubles with NJ Drinking-Water System: Easy to Spot, Costly to Correct
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2016
Bipartisan Group of NJ Lawmakers Blasts NY Pols Over Bus Terminal
Joe Tyrrell | December 1, 2016
Pension Leaders Question if NJ Should Do More to Shore Up System
John Reitmeyer | December 1, 2016
New Jersey Expands Welfare Benefits for Former Drug Offenders
Lilo H. Stainton | December 1, 2016
PSE&G Gets Go-Ahead on Smaller Solar Plan, But Splits Vote at BPU
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2016
Will NJ’s Top Court Boost Affordable-Housing Requirements?
Colleen O'Dea | December 1, 2016
2,522
| December 1, 2016
Is Criminal Justice in NJ About to Become an Unfunded Mandate?
Caren Chesler | November 30, 2016
Separation Anxiety: How Deportation Divides Immigrant Families
Hank Kalet | November 30, 2016
JCP&L Files with Feds, Seeking to Boost Transmission Rates
Tom Johnson | November 30, 2016
Trump’s Pick For Health Wants Big Changes To Medicare, Medicaid
Lilo H. Stainton | November 30, 2016
Down on the Urban Farm in Newark
Jane Primerano | November 30, 2016
$5,675
| November 30, 2016
As Drought Worsens, Renewed Calls for Release of Long-Overdue Water Plan
Jon Hurdle | November 29, 2016
Repeal of ACA Could Hurt NJ’s Patients, Health, And Economy
Lilo H. Stainton | November 29, 2016
Fine Print: Getting a Handle on New Jersey’s Tire Dumps
Tom Johnson | November 29, 2016
Explainer: How Electoral College Lets President Win with Minority of Votes
Colleen O'Dea | November 29, 2016
Op-Ed: Preparing for Environmental Changes Ahead
Cindy Ehrenclou | November 29, 2016
36
| November 29, 2016
Rutgers’ Stroke Study Shows Younger Adults Face Growing Risk
Lilo H. Stainton | November 28, 2016
State Hopes to Establish Prices for Natural-Resources Damages
Tom Johnson | November 28, 2016
In Wake of Recent Police Shootings, Activists Step Up Calls for Accountability
Hank Kalet | November 28, 2016
Tussling Has Resumed in Tug of War With New York Over New Bus Terminal
John Reitmeyer | November 28, 2016
Opinion: Moving on to Trumpcare
Joel Cantor | November 28, 2016
NJ Spotlight Launches New Paid Membership Program
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 28, 2016
6%
| November 28, 2016
Christie Reverses Course, Keeps Reciprocal Income-Tax Agreement with Pennsylvania
John Reitmeyer | November 23, 2016
The Best Time to Consider Hospice Care: Before It’s Needed
Lilo H. Stainton | November 23, 2016
Depleted Reservoirs Prompt Official Drought Watch for Delaware River Basin
Jon Hurdle | November 23, 2016
State Frees Up $67M for Open Space, Recreation Projects
Tom Johnson | November 23, 2016
Opinion: Restoring Public Confidence in Trenton
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | November 23, 2016
3
| November 23, 2016
Can Quarterly Payments Help Rescue NJ’s Underfunded Pension System?
John Reitmeyer | November 22, 2016
Horizon to Fund New NJ Healthcare Advocacy Organization
Lilo H. Stainton | November 22, 2016
Digging into the Problem of Electronic-Waste Recycling
Tom Johnson | November 22, 2016
Knowledge, Cash Critical in Fight Against Lead Poisoning in NJ’s Kids
Meir Rinde | November 22, 2016
Op-Ed: Helping NJ Get off the Debt-Ratings Merry-Go-Round
Thomas J. Healey | November 22, 2016
Booker: Senate Will Be ‘Emergency Brake’ for Trump Administration
WNYC News | November 22, 2016
Urban Enterprise Zones in Five NJ Cities May Get 2-Year Extension
NJTV News Online | November 22, 2016
33%
| November 22, 2016
More NJ Hospitals Merge: Trying to Improve Health — and Financial Stability
Lilo H. Stainton | November 21, 2016
The List: Tracking NJ’s 10 Credit-Rating Downgrades Under Gov. Christie
John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2016
No Oil and Gas Drilling, Exploration in Mid-Atlantic — Obama
Tom Johnson | November 21, 2016
New NJ Tax on Hedge Fund Honchos to Make Up for Federal ‘Loophole’?
John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2016
Candidate Phil Murphy Tells It Like He Sees It at NJEA Convention
John Mooney | November 21, 2016
Op-Ed: Quarterly Payments Shore Up Pensions, Save Billions for Taxpayers
Steve Sweeney | November 21, 2016
123,384
| November 21, 2016
Next Superstorm Could Drive Flood Surges Even Higher in South Jersey
Tom Johnson | November 18, 2016
Can NJ’s Programs to Prevent and Treat Addiction Serve as National Model?
Lilo H. Stainton | November 18, 2016
Christie Talks Up His Leadership, Says He’s Ready to Serve Full Term
John Reitmeyer | November 18, 2016
Interactive Map: More Voters Showed Up at Polls in 2016 Than in 2012
Colleen O'Dea | November 18, 2016
Op-Ed: PARCC Is a Symptom, Not the Problem
Rich Ten Eyck | November 18, 2016
792,088
| November 18, 2016
Administration Poised To Ease Superintendent Salary Caps
John Mooney | November 17, 2016
More Patients Feel Pain of Surprise Billing Even After Going ‘In-Network’
Lilo H. Stainton | November 17, 2016
Can Short-Term Fix to Solar Sector Help Stave off Potential Collapse?
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2016
Christie: No Strikers Should Get Unemployment Compensation
John Reitmeyer | November 17, 2016
Poll: With Trump Headed for White House, How Will It Affect NJ?
| November 17, 2016
President-Elect Trump Troubles 101st League of Municipalities Meeting
NJTV News Online | November 17, 2016
340,107
| November 17, 2016
NJ Taxpayers Just Hired Another Lawyer for Christie
Matt Katz | November 16, 2016
Why Some Asylum Seekers Find Detention — Not Freedom — in New Jersey
Caren Chesler | November 16, 2016
Rate Counsel Takes Aim at PennEast Pipeline, Argues It’s Unneeded
Tom Johnson | November 16, 2016
Autism Grants Help New Jersey Families Coordinate Care
Lilo H. Stainton | November 16, 2016
Opinion: Impeaching Christie — A Bad Idea Whose Time Hasn’t Come
Carl Golden | November 16, 2016
Unlikely Allies Worked Hard for Transportation Trust Fund Fix
John Reitmeyer | November 16, 2016
95%
| November 16, 2016
S&P Global Downgrades NJ’s Credit Rating Again
John Reitmeyer | November 15, 2016
Advocates Fear Payment Reform Will Unravel Psychiatric Safety Net
Lilo H. Stainton | November 15, 2016
NJ Hopes to Ease Range Anxiety by Boosting Number of EV Charging Stations
Tom Johnson | November 15, 2016
NJ Crime Victims Mark a Milestone and Fight for Greater Protections
Colleen O'Dea | November 15, 2016
NJ Woman’s Estate Wins Battle with Mortgage Company After Death
Joe Tyrrell | November 15, 2016
Op-Ed: What Can Be Done to Increase College Value and Student Success?
Daryl G. Greer | November 15, 2016
27,000
| November 15, 2016
‘Value-Based’ Healthcare Gains Ground in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | November 14, 2016
Christie, Trump, and Public Education in New Jersey
John Mooney | November 14, 2016
The List: Firms Benefit from $1.3 Billion in Incentives to Set Up in Camden
Tara Nurin | November 14, 2016
For Christie, and His Political Fortunes, Bridgegate Is Far from Over
Chase Brush | November 14, 2016
Reviewing Old Unfunded Mandates Could Help NJ Officials Follow the Money
John Reitmeyer | November 14, 2016
Trapping Season Starts Tuesday with Foothold Trap OK’d by Court
Tom Johnson | November 14, 2016
Op-Ed: Conservation Voters Launches Initiative to Go Green in ’17
Ed Potosnak | November 14, 2016
42%
| November 14, 2016
How President Trump Will Alter New Jersey’s Policies and Programs
Lee Keough | November 10, 2016
How Soon Will Christie Walk Away from New Jersey?
Chase Brush | November 10, 2016
Christie Administration Moves to Take over Atlantic City
John Reitmeyer | November 10, 2016
Feds Push Back Review of PennEast Pipeline Project into 2017
Tom Johnson | November 10, 2016
DRBC Considers Drought Emergency to Boost Sluggish Flows in Delaware River
Jon Hurdle | November 10, 2016
Op-Ed: Who Pays for New Jersey’s Gas Tax?
Raghu Murali | November 10, 2016
114,999
| November 10, 2016
Gottheimer Takes 5th After Expensive, Acrimonious Campaign
Chase Brush | November 9, 2016
Ballot Questions: Voters Reject Casinos Outside AC, Approve Fuel-Tax Dedication
John Reitmeyer | November 9, 2016
‘Blue’ Jersey Remains True: Comes Out Strong for Clinton
Joe Tyrrell | November 9, 2016
Solar Storage Pilot Could Increase Reliability During Extreme Storms
Tom Johnson | November 9, 2016
Patients Play Growing Role in Developing Treatments for Rare Diseases
Lilo H. Stainton | November 9, 2016
Op-Ed: NAACP Charter School Moratorium Contradicts Its Core Educational Principles
Paula L. White | November 9, 2016
63%
| November 9, 2016
Ballot Questions
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 8, 2016
Pinelands Pipeline Hits Snag, Sent Back to Commission, BPU
Tom Johnson | November 8, 2016
Questions About Almost Anything Related to Voting? We’ve Got Answers
Colleen O'Dea | November 8, 2016
Can Christie Come Back After the Bridgegate Verdict?
Chase Brush | November 8, 2016
Is Christie Resolved to End Bistate Tax Deal with Pennsylvania?
John Reitmeyer | November 8, 2016
Explainer: Why Hudson River Tunnels Are So Badly Needed and so Long Delayed
Meir Rinde | November 8, 2016
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Resurgent in New Jersey
Laurie Petersen | November 8, 2016
3.5M
| November 8, 2016
How Chris Christie Hoodwinked Charlie Rose on Bridgegate
Matt Katz | November 7, 2016
Legal and Minority Groups Poised to Ensure Access to Polls
Joe Tyrrell | November 7, 2016
NJ Transit: Short of Cash, Short of Staff, and Coming up Short on Safety
Chase Brush | November 7, 2016
NJ to Be Part of National Network of ‘Charging Corridors’ for EVs
Tom Johnson | November 7, 2016
Death with Dignity or Premature End for Elderly, Disabled, or Terminally Ill?
Lilo H. Stainton | November 7, 2016
The List: A Quick Look at the School Districts with the Best PARCC Scores
Colleen O'Dea | November 7, 2016
Op-ed: New Jersey Parents — Our Voices Must Be Heard
Tanisha Garner | November 7, 2016
$250
| November 7, 2016
Matt Katz Reports From Bridgegate Courthouse After Guilty Verdict Announced
Matt Katz | November 4, 2016
Guilty on All Counts: Two Former Christie Aides Convicted in Bridgegate Case
Matt Katz | November 4, 2016
Bridgegate Defendants Guilty as Charged
WNYC News | November 4, 2016
Sweeney Plan Could Save $200M in Prescription Costs for Public Workers
Lilo H. Stainton | November 4, 2016
Making Sure Pollution Settlements Go to Restoring Natural Resources
Tom Johnson | November 4, 2016
Interactive Map: Passing PARCC Remains Challenge for High-Schoolers
Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2016
American Dream Deferred: Developer Postpones $1.15 Billion Bond Issue
John Reitmeyer | November 4, 2016
Opinion: What the Bridgegate Scandal Cost Gov. Christie
Carl Golden | November 4, 2016
Nine More Charters Apply to Open Their Doors in New Jersey
John Mooney | November 4, 2016
In Crowded 12th, Challengers Praise Democratic Incumbent
Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2016
Challengers Rap Democratic Incumbent for Neglecting 9th’s Trouble Spots
Chase Brush | November 4, 2016
NJ Spotlight Writer Takes to Airwaves to Explain Gas Tax, Ballot Question
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 4, 2016
7,100
| November 4, 2016
Christie's Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers Increase Work on Bridgegate Case
Matt Katz | November 3, 2016
An NJ Spotlight Webinar: Oral Health in New Jersey — How to Build Stronger Teeth, Healthier Lives
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 3, 2016
Bridgegate Defense Calls for Mistrial
WNYC News | November 3, 2016
Wide Achievement Gap Persists Despite New PARCC Exams
John Mooney | November 3, 2016
New Electric-Vehicle Coalition Writing Map to Get EVs on Road in NJ
Tom Johnson | November 3, 2016
Amendment to Allow Casinos Outside Atlantic City Odds-On to Lose
Chase Brush | November 3, 2016
Newark School Chief Urges End to LIFO
Meir Rinde | November 3, 2016
Ombudsman for Developmentally Disabled Has Bipartisan Backing
Lilo H. Stainton | November 3, 2016
Poll: Are You Concerned that NJ’s Elections Will Not Be Honest?
| November 3, 2016
Republican Hopes to End Democratic Dominance in 1st District
Robin Traum | November 3, 2016
Old Hands Seek to Keep Grip on 18th and 29th Districts
Joe Tyrrell | November 3, 2016
229
| November 3, 2016
Bridgegate Jury Leaves Court Early as Lawyers Huddle Behind Closed Doors
Matt Katz | November 2, 2016
Bridgegate Jury Goes Back to Work on Second Day of Deliberations
WNYC News | November 2, 2016
Atlantic City Lurches Toward a Takeover as State Rejects its Recovery Plan
Chase Brush | November 2, 2016
RWJBarnabas Invests Nearly $20M in Rutgers Sports Medicine Facility
Lilo H. Stainton | November 2, 2016
PSE&G Will Move Ahead with Grid-Connected Solar Array on Smaller Scale
Tom Johnson | November 2, 2016
In 4th, Democrat Faces Deeply Entrenched Republican Incumbent
Chase Brush | November 2, 2016
Opinion: A Fix for NJ’s Solar Sector Could Be Right Across the Hudson
R. William Potter | November 2, 2016
Affordable Housing: A Key Component if NJ’s Cities Are to Thrive
Lee Keough | November 2, 2016
$25.9B
| November 2, 2016
Garrett and Gottheimer Play Nasty, Not Nice in Only Debate
Chase Brush | November 1, 2016
Garden State Hospitals Earn Better Grades in Latest Survey
Lilo H. Stainton | November 1, 2016
Backers of Public Question #2 Say It’s Only Way to Make Sure Gas Tax Goes to TTF
John Reitmeyer | November 1, 2016
ACE Customers Reap Second Benefit from Exelon Buyout of Pepco Holdings
Tom Johnson | November 1, 2016
Opinion: Not Happy With Election? Don't Wait for Viable 3rd Party in NJ
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | November 1, 2016
Agenda: School-by-School PARCC Scores to Be Released
John Mooney | November 1, 2016
Creating an Urban Agenda for NJ's Small and Midsized Cities
Lee Keough | November 1, 2016
Oysters, Clams and More: Future of Green Farming in Garden State?
Tara Nurin | November 1, 2016
2
| November 1, 2016
Bridgegate Defendants’ Fate Now in Hands of Jury
WNYC News | November 1, 2016
Top Democrats Disagree on How to Craft New School-Funding Plan
John Mooney | October 31, 2016
The List: Top 10 Heritage Sites with the Most Annual Visitors
Carly Sitrin | October 31, 2016
From Locked Doors to Liberty: Evolution of Mental Health Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | October 31, 2016
Opinion: Rising Premiums for Obamacare Plans, Some Hidden Good News
Joel Cantor | October 31, 2016
Lessons of Sandy Not Lost on Utilities Seeking to Spend More on Resiliency
Tom Johnson | October 31, 2016
5.7M
| October 31, 2016
Hurricane Sandy Survivors Face a New Threat — from the State
Tom Johnson | October 28, 2016
Interactive Map: More Addicts, More Drug Treatment Options
Colleen O'Dea | October 28, 2016
Doctors, Hospitals Still Fighting Plan to Curb Out-Of-Network Charges
Lilo H. Stainton | October 28, 2016
Guadagno Steps Out from Christie’s Shadow, Into the Glare of Criticism
Chase Brush | October 28, 2016
Delaware River Salt Front Moves Upstream as Drought Cuts Flows
Jon Hurdle | October 28, 2016
Obamacare NJ: 7% Rate Increase in 'Benchmark' Plan
NJTV News Online | October 28, 2016
Op-Ed: State Legislation Would Preserve Nature on NJ’s Highways
Kelly Mooij | October 28, 2016
34%
| October 28, 2016
Evidence Is In, Jury Will Soon Be Out
WNYC News | October 28, 2016
Switching to Electric Vehicles Could Save State $4B by 2050
Tom Johnson | October 27, 2016
Programs for Developmentally Disabled Could Face More Scrutiny
Lilo H. Stainton | October 27, 2016
Wisniewski Might Be Ready to Give Murphy a Run for His Money
Chase Brush | October 27, 2016
Poll: Is There a Good Way to Fix School Funding in New Jersey?
| October 27, 2016
Cash-Strapped Democrat Faces Fight Against Well-Heeled Republican in 3rd
Chase Brush | October 27, 2016
Op-Ed: Eliminating Estate Tax Will Improve New Jersey’s Economic Climate
Michele Siekerka | October 27, 2016
504,000
| October 27, 2016
Defense Rests in Bridgegate Trial, Closing Arguments to Begin Today
NJTV News Online | October 27, 2016
State Offers $2.8B in Bonds to Help Top off Depleted Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer and Chase Brush | October 26, 2016
New Technology Helps NJ’s Developmentally Disabled Gain Independence
Lilo H. Stainton | October 26, 2016
Profile: The Woman Laying the Groundwork for a Public Bank in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | October 26, 2016
Few Surprises Expected in Solidly Blue 8th Congressional District
Joe Tyrrell | October 26, 2016
17%
| October 26, 2016
Defense Paints Kelly as Hapless, Prosecutors Paint Her as Ruthless
WYNC News | October 25, 2016
Opponents of Christie’s PARCC Graduation Requirements Go to Court
John Mooney | October 25, 2016
Atlantic City Produces Five-Year Plan, Hopes to Fend Off State Takeover
Chase Brush | October 25, 2016
NJ Must Reduce Global-Warming Pollution in Transportation Sector
Tom Johnson | October 25, 2016
No Reimbursement for Opioid Prescriptions in NJ Written Without Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | October 25, 2016
Frelinghuysen Challenged by Underfinanced Democrat in 11th
Joe Tyrrell | October 25, 2016
Explainer: The Red Cross Slims Down in NJ, While National Criticism Continues
Tara Nurin | October 25, 2016
70%
| October 25, 2016
In Bridget Kelly's Own Words
Matt Katz | October 24, 2016
Curbing Use of Solitary Confinement in NJ Correctional Facilities
Hank Kalet | October 24, 2016
Fundamental Changes in Power Industry Will Change Life in NJ, Northeast
Tom Johnson | October 24, 2016
Calls for NJ to Return Millions in Federal Aid for ‘Troubled’ Sandy Rebuild
Meir Rinde | October 24, 2016
Aggressive Democratic Challenger in District 2 Makes Trump an Issue in Race
Chase Brush | October 24, 2016
NJ Provides $10M to Nonprofit Groups For Urban Lead Removal
Lilo H. Stainton | October 24, 2016
$12.012M
| October 24, 2016
Bridget Kelly Speaks: Christie's Ex-Aide Says Gov Knew About Bridgegate
Andrea Bernstein and Matt Katz | October 21, 2016
Democrats Can’t Wait to Restore Women’s Healthcare Funding Post-Christie
Lilo H. Stainton | October 21, 2016
Lawmakers Get Serious About Legalizing Grass in the Garden State
Chase Brush | October 21, 2016
At DEP Drought Hearing, Repeated Calls for State Water Plan
Tom Johnson | October 21, 2016
Interactive Map: Many Poor Kids Still Miss Free Breakfast In NJ
Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2016
Businessman Mounts Longshot Challenge to 14-Term Pallone in 6th
Meir Rinde | October 21, 2016
The ‘New’ Gentrification Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference
Tara Nurin | October 21, 2016
3,300
| October 21, 2016
State Poised to Issue First Drought Warning in More Than a Decade
Tom Johnson | October 20, 2016
Outside Interest Groups Infiltrate Political Process, Parties Losing Grip
Chase Brush | October 20, 2016
Protecting Uber Passengers Who Are Injured in an Accident
Lilo H. Stainton | October 20, 2016
Opinion: Bridgegate Testimony Leaves No One Untainted
Carl Golden | October 20, 2016
Poll: Waiting to Inhale — Is NJ Ready for Recreational Marijuana?
| October 20, 2016
Shortage of Affordable Housing Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities
Colleen O'Dea | October 20, 2016
In 10th District Moderate Payne’s Opponents Are Weak, Broke
Joe Tyrrell | October 20, 2016
$1.4B
| October 20, 2016
Baroni Ends Time On Witness Stand
WNYC News | October 19, 2016
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Launches Integrated Mental-Physical Pilot
Lilo H. Stainton | October 19, 2016
Beleaguered Christie Holds Town Hall in Friendly Territory
John Mooney | October 19, 2016
Clock Winds Down On Atlantic City’s Efforts to Deliver Five-Year Plan
Chase Brush | October 19, 2016
State Not Doing Enough to Protect Poor from Pollution, Advocates Argue
Tom Johnson | October 19, 2016
Profile: The World of Cumberland County’s Bayshore Is Her Oyster
Jon Hurdle | October 19, 2016
Why Medicare Part D Pays Too Much for Prescription Medicine
Stuart Silverstein/FairWarning | October 19, 2016
Minors Who Do Time in New Jersey’s Adult Prisons Must Deal with Intimidation
WNYC News | October 19, 2016
Trying Juveniles as Adults Called A ‘Dead End’
NJTV News Online | October 19, 2016
$65 million
| October 19, 2016
Baroni: Christie Used Me to Punish His Enemies
WNYC News | October 19, 2016
Money Shakes Up New Jersey's House Races
Chase Brush | October 18, 2016
Emergency Rooms Becoming ‘Dumping Ground’ for Psychiatric Patients
Lilo H. Stainton | October 18, 2016
Democratic Lawmakers Hope to Compromise with Christie On Urban Enterprise Zones
John Reitmeyer | October 18, 2016
Move Afoot to Ban Bear Hunting in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | October 18, 2016
Imagining a Marshall Plan for Our 'Ignored' Cities
Lee Keough | October 18, 2016
Explainer: Open Enrollment for State Insurance, Medicare, Obamacare
Lilo H. Stainton | October 18, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: A Quick Recap
Amanda Brown | October 18, 2016
Op-Ed: A Moratorium On New Charter Schools Is A Step For Civil Rights
Lauren Wells | October 18, 2016
38
| October 18, 2016
Baroni Takes The Stand: Bridgegate Defendant Expresses 'Regret,' Says He Was Duped
Matt Katz | October 17, 2016
Phil Murphy Hedges on Charter Schools, Says ‘It’s Complicated’
John Mooney | October 17, 2016
Converting Food Waste into Fuel for Renewable Energy
Tom Johnson | October 17, 2016
Campaigners Demand Map to Limit Forest Destruction by Off-Road Drivers
Jon Hurdle | October 17, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: Healthcare Panelists Call for Integrated Urban Care
Lilo H. Stainton | October 17, 2016
At Day-Long Conference, NJ Spotlight Shines Spotlight on State’s Cities
NJTV News Online | October 17, 2016
Life Outside Prison Is Not Easy for Minors Tried as Adults
WNYC News | October 17, 2016
Elections 2016 Keeps You On Top of the Issues, Ahead of the Candidates
NJ Spotlight Staff | October 17, 2016
Christie’s Former Counsel Didn’t Check into Bridgegate, Wasn’t Asked
WNYC News | October 17, 2016
0.9%
| October 17, 2016
Catch the Live Stream from the 2nd Annual NJ Spotlight on Cities
John Mooney | October 14, 2016
New Attempt to Pin Christie to GWB Scandal Overshadows Bridgegate
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016
Transco Compressor Project Stirs Critics at Bordentown Meeting
Jon Hurdle | October 14, 2016
Push to Grant Driver's License to NJ's Undocumented Residents
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016
Advocates Want Legislative Leaders to Curb Surprise Medical Bills
Lilo H. Stainton | October 14, 2016
Does Driving Down Energy Use Mean Rethinking Utilities’ Business Model?
Tom Johnson | October 14, 2016
Interactive Map: New Jersey’s Cities Remain Mired in Poverty
Colleen O'Dea | October 14, 2016
Minors Get Longer Sentences in New Jersey Than in New York
WNYC News | October 14, 2016
Op-Ed: Request to the NAACP — No Moratorium on New Charter Schools
Denice Hicks | October 14, 2016
73%
| October 14, 2016
Probe Uncovers Fraud at Program to Help Poor Pay Energy Bills
Tom Johnson | October 13, 2016
Lesniak on Murphy's Endorsements: ‘Wealthiest, Rather Than the Best’
Chase Brush | October 13, 2016
Seeking Civil Rights Protection for NJ Women Who Breastfeed
Lilo H. Stainton | October 13, 2016
The Data Behind the Discussions at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference
John Mooney | October 13, 2016
Poll: The Murphy Lockdown — Terrific or Troubling?
| October 13, 2016
Young in Prison: Is Germany's Way Better Than NJ’s?
WNYC News | October 13, 2016
Online Shoppers Using 35-year-old NJ Consumer Law Against Websites
Joe Tyrrell | October 13, 2016
1991
| October 13, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 12
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: 11th Congressional District
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 10
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 9
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 8
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 7
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 6
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 5
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 4
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 3
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 2
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: 1st Congressional District
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Hate Crime Heightens Tensions in Already Divisive 7th District
Chase Brush | October 12, 2016
Making Sure Sea-Level Rise Doesn’t Swamp New Jersey
Tom Johnson | October 12, 2016
Profile: Growing Up in Poverty Has Helped Shape Her Choice of Career
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: Do We Have a Shared Urban Agenda?
Lee Keough | October 12, 2016
Most Minors Tried as Adults in NJ Are Black or Latino
WNYC News | October 12, 2016
13%
| October 12, 2016
Bridgegate Day 15: Another Bombshell, Another Lie to The Press, And Some More Cursing
Matt Katz | October 11, 2016
New Scrutiny for Whistleblower Case
Chase Brush | October 11, 2016
First Quarter FY2017 Tax Collection Could Be Harbinger of Budget Year
John Reitmeyer | October 11, 2016
Moody’s Issues ‘Credit Negative’ in Response to Passage of TTF Legislation
Chase Brush | October 11, 2016
State Urges Federal Agency to Impose Cost Caps on Transmission Projects
Tom Johnson | October 11, 2016
U.S. Attorney General Lynch Convenes Policing Conference in Newark
Joe Tyrell | October 11, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: How Garden State Can Achieve ‘Integrated’ Healthcare
Lilo H. Stainton | October 11, 2016
Trump Taj Mahal Shuts Down After 26 Years in Atlantic City
NJTV News Online | October 11, 2016
$1.9 million
| October 11, 2016
The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial – Week 4
Matt Katz | October 11, 2016
Murphy’s Move: Outsider to Likely Democratic Candidate for Governor
Chase Brush | October 7, 2016
Opinion: Memorandum on the Transportation Trust Fund Bill
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | October 7, 2016
Fighting Diabetes and Sickle Cell Disease in NJ with Information
Lilo H. Stainton | October 7, 2016
Interactive Map: Clinton Far Outpaces Trump in New Jersey Fundraising
Colleen O'Dea | October 7, 2016
Opinion: Murphy’s North Jersey Lockdown — Show of Power for Party Chairs
Carl Golden | October 7, 2016
Lawmakers Want Fish and Game Council to Ban Foothold Traps — Again
Tom Johnson | October 7, 2016
Bridgegate: Gov. Christie’s Filthy Mouth
WNYC News | October 7, 2016
70%
| October 7, 2016
PSEG Takes Two Coal Plants Out of Service, Is Gas Obvious Alternative?
Tom Johnson | October 6, 2016
TTF Legislation Hits Small Pothole on Way to Final Approval
Chase Brush | October 6, 2016
Christie Proposes Giving Top-Performing Charter Schools New Flexibility
John Mooney | October 6, 2016
Tens of Thousands of NJ Residents Missing Out on Obamacare Savings
Lilo H. Stainton | October 6, 2016
Opinion: Lakewood’s Ultra-Orthodox Day Schools, ‘Tyranny of the Many’
Laura Waters | October 6, 2016
Occidental to Pay $165 million Toward EPA’s Cleanup of Passaic River Pollution
Jon Hurdle | October 6, 2016
Poll: Who Put Together the TTF Fix? Who Runs New Jersey?
| October 6, 2016
NJ’s Teacher of the Year: From Armenia to Pascack Valley High
John Mooney | October 6, 2016
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Accused of Stalling Bridgegate Probe
WNYC News | October 5, 2016
Physician-Assisted ‘Aid in Dying’ Up for Debate Again in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | October 5, 2016
Opinion: Clinton Is Judged by Different Standards — What’s New?
Milly Silva | October 5, 2016
Profile: Seriously Passionate About Progressive Causes
Lilo H. Stainton | October 5, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: ‘Reimagining’ Our Urban Centers
John Mooney | October 5, 2016
Federal Audit Finds New Jersey Failed to Control Sandy Funds
NJTV News Online | October 5, 2016
State Settles $1.5 Million Whistleblower Suit for Plaintiff
WNYC News | October 5, 2016
New York Governor Announces Plan to Offload Penn Station
WNYC News | October 5, 2016
Despite TTF Deal, It’s Still Unclear When Roadwork Will Resume in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | October 4, 2016
NJ Businesses Sustain Widespread Health Coverage, Despite Rising Costs
Lilo H. Stainton | October 4, 2016
Op-Ed: Governor Must Release Remaining $16M in Frozen Nonprofit Funds
Linda M. Czipo and Nina Stack | October 4, 2016
Christie, Democratic Leaders Finally Agree On Plan for Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | October 3, 2016
Judge Finds Meadowlands Hospital Guilty of Multiple Labor Violations
Lilo H. Stainton | September 30, 2016
Advocates Clash with Administration Over Number of Poor in New Jersey
Chase Brush | September 30, 2016
Interactive Map: How NJ Congressional Reps Spend Their Expense Allowances
Colleen O'Dea | September 30, 2016
NJ Transit Train Wreck at Hoboken Terminal Kills 1
NPR National Public Radio | September 30, 2016
Money and Sand: Will There Be Enough for New Jersey’s Beaches?
Kirk Moore | September 29, 2016
CarePoint Sues Horizon BCBS for $76 million in Alleged Unpaid Claims
Lilo H. Stainton | September 29, 2016
NJ Energy Resilience Bank Getting Ready for Second Round of Withdrawals
Tom Johnson | September 29, 2016
Poll: Beach Replenishment — Saving the Shore, Hurting the Environment?
| September 29, 2016
Op-Ed: Leadership Now Can Protect NJ’s Water Supply from Future Climate Change
Tom Kean Sr. and Jim Florio | September 29, 2016
State Officials Clamp Down on Fentanyl – And Its Clones
Lilo H. Stainton | September 28, 2016
Profile: A Pioneer Who’s Investigating How Bacteria Communicate
Joe Tyrrell | September 28, 2016
ACLU Says It Will Represent Alleged Bistate Bomber Until He Gets Lawyer
NJTV News Online | September 28, 2016
American Dream Mall in Meadowlands Faces Financing Nightmare
John Reitmeyer | September 27, 2016
Public Service Enterprise Group’s New Venture, Selling Energy Retail
Tom Johnson | September 27, 2016
As More NJ Students Go Hungry, More Colleges Open Food Pantries
Tara Nurin | September 27, 2016
Approval for Outside Oversight of Controversial Medicaid Payment Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | September 27, 2016
Explainer: How NJ’s Public Libraries Are Faring in the Information Age
Carly Sitrin | September 27, 2016
Urgency to Define Rules for Telemedicine in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | September 26, 2016
The List: The Commuting Habits of New Jersey Workers
Colleen O'Dea | September 26, 2016
With Infrastructure Projects Sidelined, Who Pays for Broken Contracts?
Chase Brush | September 23, 2016
Powerful Backers of Gambling in North Jersey Decide to Fold Their Hand
Chase Brush | September 23, 2016
No Remedy Yet to Cure ‘Surprise’ Out-of-Network Charges
Lilo H. Stainton | September 23, 2016
Interactive Map: More New Jerseyans Register as Presidential Election Nears
Colleen O'Dea | September 23, 2016
Op-Ed: What the Public Doesn’t Know Can Hurt Our Students, Our Schools
David M. Aderhold | September 23, 2016
Money, Accusations, Attacks — The Race for the 5th District Is Just Heating Up
Chase Brush | September 22, 2016
Concerns Continue to Grow Over State’s Medicaid Payment Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | September 22, 2016
Poll: Double Dipping for Public Employees: Damned If They Do?
| September 22, 2016
Homeless Man and Pal Tip Off Cops to Bombs in Trashed Backpack
NJTV News Online | September 22, 2016
Two Healthcare Centers Join Forces to Expand Cancer Care in Newark
Lilo H. Stainton | September 21, 2016
Progress Slow On Affordable Housing, Towns Wait for NJ Top Court
Colleen O'Dea | September 21, 2016
Opinion: If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Stay Out of the Classroom
Mark Weber | September 21, 2016
Explainer: A Multitude of Paths for Legal Immigration to the United States
Meir Rinde | September 21, 2016
Police Information Sharing Credited for Quick Arrest in Bombings
NJTV News Online | September 21, 2016
Push to Protect Public School Students from Concussions
Lilo H. Stainton | September 20, 2016
Too Soon to Talk TTF Compromise, but if Christie Budges Will Sweeney Follow?
John Reitmeyer and Chase Brush | September 20, 2016
Op-Ed: New Highlands Rules Strike Balance Between Environment, Equity
Ryck Suydam | September 20, 2016
The List: New Jersey’s 16 ‘Double-Dipping’ County Sheriffs
Mark Lagerkvist | September 19, 2016
Population Health Summit Keeps NJ Residents and Communities Well
Lilo H. Stainton | September 19, 2016
Opinion: Christie's 'Fairness Formula' Leaves Ugly Legacy for 2017 Race
Carl Golden | September 19, 2016
Opinion: Why a Republican Is Endorsing Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
Dick Zimmer | September 16, 2016
Would ‘Public Option’ Help Stabilize NJ’s Health Insurance Marketplace?
Lilo H. Stainton | September 16, 2016
NJ Bail Reform Aimed at Freeing Those Unable to Pay Even Small Amounts
NJTV News Online | September 16, 2016
Growing Faith-Based Healthcare Program Shows Results in New Jersey Cities
Lilo H. Stainton | September 15, 2016
Poll: Do You Expect Any Surprises to Come Out of the Bridgegate Trial?
| September 15, 2016
Op-Ed: ESSA Offers Opportunity for Schools to Change Course
Wendell Steinhauer | September 15, 2016
LGBT Advocates Hope Expanded Infertility Coverage Is Just the Start
Lilo H. Stainton | September 14, 2016
Consent Order Brings Teachers, Administration to Benefits Table
Chase Brush | September 14, 2016
Opinion: Look Before You Close That Loophole — Combined Reporting in NJ
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | September 14, 2016
Why Cape May Is a Draw for Hawkwatchers from All Over the World
WHYY Newsworks | September 14, 2016
NJ Hospitals Join Forces to Reduce Deaths Caused by Sepsis
Lilo H. Stainton | September 13, 2016
Judiciary Panel Votes to Send Christie's Treasury Nominee to Full Senate
John Reitmeyer | September 13, 2016
Explainer: The Mystery of New Jersey’s Statewide Water Supply Plan
Jon Hurdle | September 13, 2016
Opinion: Small Rise in NJ Insurance Premiums, Even as Competition Declines
Katherine Hempstead and Joel C. Cantor | September 13, 2016
Obscure Group Says Finance Plan For Meadowlands Megamall Violates State Law
John Reitmeyer | September 12, 2016
Consumer Advocates Pledge to Bring More People Under ACA Umbrella
Lilo H. Stainton | September 12, 2016
The List: Eleven Places You Can Get on Your High Horse in NJ
Carly Sitrin | September 12, 2016
Baraka’s Vision for Newark’s West Ward Unrealized in Development Plan
Joe Tyrrell | September 9, 2016
Anger Over EpiPen ‘Price Gouging’ Sparks Calls for Wider Pharma Cost Inquiry
Lilo H. Stainton | September 9, 2016
Interactive Map: Salaries for NJ’s Teachers, School Administrators On Rise
Colleen O'Dea | September 9, 2016
Unorthodox New Buyer Emerges for Beleaguered Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | September 8, 2016
Fine Print: NJ Fantasy Football Players Face No Changes as NFL Season Begins
John Reitmeyer | September 8, 2016
Poll: Room in the Pinelands for Conservationists and ATVs?
| September 8, 2016
Christie Triggers Potential End to Income Tax Agreement With Pennsylvania
John Reitmeyer | September 7, 2016
Opinion: Big Victory for Small Homeowners in Atlantic City
R. William Potter | September 7, 2016
Funding Will Help ACA ‘Navigators’ Reach More Uninsured
Lilo H. Stainton | September 7, 2016
Christie’s Conditional Veto Could End Tax Break for Urban Enterprise Zones
John Reitmeyer | September 6, 2016
Opinion: Bridgegate Trial — An Indictment of Politics as Usual in Christie’s Office?
Carl Golden | September 6, 2016
Making Sure NJ’s Poor Are Covered When It Comes to Zika
Lilo H. Stainton | September 6, 2016
Does ‘Truth in Advertising’ Apply to Hospitals in New Jersey?
Lilo H. Stainton | August 19, 2016
Local Governments in NJ: Big Cuts in Aid, Small Change In State Budget
John Reitmeyer | August 19, 2016
Op-Ed: Eliminate the Corporation Tax and Replace It with a Simpler, Fairer Tax
Richard L. Kaluzny and Richard F. Keevey | August 19, 2016
No Credit Downgrade for NJ, Although Ratings Agencies Say Budget Problems Linger
John Reitmeyer | August 18, 2016
Struggle to Sustain Needle-Exchange Programs After Governor’s Veto
Lilo H. Stainton | August 18, 2016
Op-Ed: In Education Olympics Politicians Promise Much but Fail at First Hurdle
W. Steven Barnett | August 18, 2016
Profile: Helping Black and Hispanic Students Make a Career in Medicine
Nikita Biryukov | August 17, 2016
Op-Ed: Sustainable Beach Development Is Possible on the Jersey Shore
Melissa Friedhoff | August 17, 2016
Building Awareness About Vaccines, Offering Help If Things Go Wrong
Lilo H. Stainton | August 16, 2016
Bergen County Uses Drones to Help Emergency Responders
NJTV News Online | August 16, 2016
Menendez, Booker Try To Expand Access To Addiction Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | August 15, 2016
Power Grid Keeps Its Cool Despite Being Hammered By The Heat
Tom Johnson | August 15, 2016
Turning Trash into Solar Treasure
Courtney McCormick | August 15, 2016
The List: Top 10 Counties Where New Jersey Voters Mail in Their Ballots
Colleen O'Dea | August 15, 2016
Meadowlands Hospital and NJ Politicians: Perfect Together?
Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016
Interactive Map: NJ Colleges Where Students Pile on the Most Debt
Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016
‘It’s Not A Gotcha Game’ -- Newark Police Department’s Independent Monitor
NJTV News Online | August 12, 2016
Meadowlands Hospital’s Tangled Web of Questionable Business Practices
Lilo H. Stainton and Andrew Kitchenman | August 11, 2016
State Agencies Approve Financing For American Dream Mall
John Reitmeyer | August 11, 2016
Poll: For-Profit Hospitals in New Jersey -- For Or Against?
NJ Spotlight Staff | August 11, 2016
Profile: Giving More to Children in Struggling Newark Neighborhoods
Joe Tyrrell | August 10, 2016
Op-Ed: Implications For Retirees of New Jersey’s Amended Alimony Law
Carl J. Soranno and Kelley M. Rutkowski | August 10, 2016
Senate President’s Failure to Act On Pension Amendment Enrages Public Unions
John Reitmeyer | August 9, 2016
Surgeon General Says Doctors, Nurses ‘First Line Of Defense’ in Opiate Crisis
Lilo H. Stainton | August 9, 2016
The List: Grab the Sunscreen and Hit One of New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches
Carly Sitrin | August 8, 2016
Home Healthcare Study Will Try to ID Models of Effective Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | August 8, 2016
Cooper's Right to Run Advanced EMS in Camden Upheld by Appellate Court
Lilo H. Stainton | August 5, 2016
Guaranteed Funding for State Pensions Probably Won't Make Ballot
John Reitmeyer | August 5, 2016
Hunting Advocates Target ‘Cecil The Lion’ Law Aimed at Animal-Parts Trade
Joe Tyrrell | August 5, 2016
Public-Employee Pension System Won’t Invest So Heavily in Hedge Funds
John Reitmeyer | August 4, 2016
Month Into Strike, Trump Taj Mahal Announces Plan To Close After Labor Day
NJTV News Online | August 4, 2016
Acting State Treasurer Gets High-Level Democratic Support for Confirmation
John Reitmeyer | August 3, 2016
State's Millennials Put Off Ownership of Their Own Homes for Good Reasons
NJTV News Online | August 3, 2016
New Law Requires Suicide-Prevention Steps at NJ Colleges, Universities
Lilo H. Stainton | August 2, 2016
New Jersey Senate May Delay Votes on Gas-Tax Hike, Pension Amendment
John Reitmeyer | August 1, 2016
Personal Income in NJ up Almost 3%, Trailing Pennsylvania, New York
John Reitmeyer | July 29, 2016
Default on Debt Payment Looms Again for Financially Troubled Atlantic City
John Reitmeyer | July 28, 2016
How Can New Jersey, Other States Rescue Underfunded Pension Systems?
John Reitmeyer | July 27, 2016
Children of Fear: Who Speaks for New Jersey’s Youngest Undocumented Immigrants?
Caren Chesler | July 26, 2016
Stopping NJ Companies from Shifting Revenue to States with Lower Business Taxes
John Reitmeyer | July 26, 2016
Democratic Leaders Unite On New Tax-Cut Plan to Balance Gas-Tax Hike
John Reitmeyer | July 25, 2016
Poll: Is the National Republican Party Too Right for the Garden State?
| July 21, 2016
Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity, A Chance for All to Succeed
Doug Mesecar and Don Soifer | July 21, 2016
Explainer: Constitutional Amendment Would Lock in Gas-Tax Revenue for TTF
John Reitmeyer | July 19, 2016
Should Consumers Pay Surcharge to Help Defray Cost of Nuclear Energy?
Tom Johnson | July 15, 2016
Why Christie, Sweeney, and Others Agree on 23-Cent/Gallon Gas-Tax Hike
John Reitmeyer | July 14, 2016
Op-Ed: Our Schools Are Broken -- Do We Have the Courage to Fix Them?
Richard C. Ten Eyck | July 14, 2016
New Jersey Starts Collecting More Tax Upfront from Lottery Winners
John Reitmeyer | July 13, 2016
Opinion: Christie’s Pitching New Jersey Issues to National Audience
Carl Golden | July 13, 2016
State Appeals Court Sides with Towns Over Affordable Housing ‘Gap Period’
Colleen O'Dea | July 12, 2016
At NJ Spotlight Roundtable, Competing Visions of How to Fix Public-Pension System
John Reitmeyer | July 11, 2016
The List: 10 Most Common Languages of NJ’s Polyglot Student Population
Colleen O'Dea | July 11, 2016
Poll: Is the Garden State Still Committed to Being ‘Green’?
| July 7, 2016
Profile: Doing Much More Than Just Making Sure the Numbers Add Up
John Reitmeyer | July 6, 2016
Who Wins, Who Loses After Christie Wields His Line-Item Veto Pen?
John Reitmeyer | July 5, 2016
Christie Line-Item Vetoes Even Modest Adds Democrats Made to Budget Plan
NJ Spotlight Staff | July 1, 2016
How Will Sweeney Deal with Christie and Prieto’s Late-Night TTF Surprise?
John Reitmeyer | June 30, 2016
Poll: Quick! Pick a Plan to Refuel the Transportation Trust Fund
| June 30, 2016
Fine Print: Transportation Funding Puts Sales Tax-Cut Under Microscope
John Reitmeyer | June 29, 2016
Profile: Nonprofit Developer Turns His Attention to Atlantic City
Tara Nurin | June 29, 2016
Budget Bill Sails Through, but Christie Brokers New Plan to Revive TTF
John Reitmeyer | June 28, 2016
Sen. Menendez Takes On ‘Zombie Foreclosures’
Joe Tyrrell | June 27, 2016
Democratic Budget Bill: More for Social Programs, No Major Tax Hikes
John Reitmeyer | June 24, 2016
Hedge-Fund Dispute Stalls 2017 Investment Plan For Public Pension System
John Reitmeyer | June 23, 2016
Restored Historic Terminal at Liberty State Park Reopens to Public
Tom Johnson | June 23, 2016
Poll: Time for Compromise On Transportation Fund, Gas Tax?
| June 23, 2016
List: New Jersey’s 10 Trauma Centers -- Always Ready When Needed
Lilo H. Stainton | June 20, 2016
Sweeney Confirms Democrats Will Present Their Own Budget Bill to Christie
John Reitmeyer | June 16, 2016
Poll: Would the Garden State Be Greener If We Legalized Grass?
NJ Spotlight Staff | June 16, 2016
DEP Five Years Behind Schedule Ranking 10,000 Hazardous Waste Sites
Tom Johnson | June 14, 2016
The List: Detailing the Diversions from the State's Clean Energy Fund
Tom Johnson | June 13, 2016
State’s Top Court Says No Retiree COLA Payments Until Pension System Is Healthy
John Reitmeyer | June 10, 2016
Are New Jersey’s Millionaires Really Fleeing to States with Lower Taxes?
John Reitmeyer | June 9, 2016
Opinion: The Real Significance of the Unindicted Co-Conspirator
Carl Golden | June 9, 2016
Poll: Did Surprising Voter Turnout Add up to Any Other Primary Surprises?
| June 9, 2016
NJ By the Numbers: Final Results for All Races, Presidential Primaries
NJ Spotlight Staff | June 8, 2016
Overview: Incumbents Take All Races Across NJ, Clinton Clinches Nomination
Joe Tyrrell | June 8, 2016
Dueling Plans to Fix Public Pension System, One with a ‘Safety Valve’
John Reitmeyer | June 8, 2016
Monthly Job Reports 'Worthless' for Long-Term Planning Says Top Official
John Reitmeyer | June 6, 2016
Op-Ed: “Tax Fairness” -- Unfair to All New Jerseyans Except the Wealthiest
Analilia Mejia | June 2, 2016
Opinion: Decoupling Breaks the Mold of Utilities’ Business Model
R. William Potter | June 1, 2016
State Turns Attention to Two More Contaminants Found in NJ Drinking Water
Tom Johnson | May 31, 2016
Pushing to Protect the Educational Opportunity Fund from State Budget Cuts
John Reitmeyer | May 31, 2016
Feds Urged to Suspend Review of PennEast Pipeline Proposal
Tom Johnson | May 27, 2016
Mob Tied to Fraudulent Recycling of Toxic Waste Material
Tom Johnson | May 26, 2016
The Impossible Dream: Affordable Rentals for Cash-Strapped Residents
Colleen O'Dea | May 26, 2016
Poll: Are We Overpaying the Presidents of NJ’s Public Colleges, Universities?
| May 26, 2016
Murky Bottom: Will Deeper Delaware River Make Philly More Competitive?
Katie Colaneri | WHYY | May 25, 2016
Opinion: A Democratic Governor Is Near Inevitable, Could It Be Phil Murphy?
Carl Golden | May 25, 2016
The List: All the Presidents’ Pay and Perks at New Jersey’s Public Colleges
Mark Lagerkvist | May 23, 2016
Poll: Should Christie Raid Clean Energy Fund (Again) to Help Solve Latest Shortfall?
| May 19, 2016
Not a Pretty Picture: New Jersey Third Most-Indebted State in the Union
John Reitmeyer | May 18, 2016
The List: 10 Schools That Make the Grade for Student Scores in Advanced Classes
Colleen O'Dea | May 16, 2016
Poll: Naming Bridgegate’s Unindicted Co-Conspirators -- Go for It or Get Over It?
NJ Spotlight Staff | May 12, 2016
The List: 12 NJ Hospitals That Qualified for $1M or More in Extra Medicare Funds
Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2016
Speculators, Cash Sales Crowd Out Home Buyers in Some NJ Towns
Joe Tyrrell | May 5, 2016
Poll: Does Trump’s ‘Triumph’ Mean Christie’s Battered Star Is in the Ascendant?
| May 5, 2016
Out-of-Date Data Shortchanges Recipients of Homestead Tax Rebates
John Reitmeyer | May 4, 2016
Op-Ed: We Must Learn to Teach the Entire Child
Brian P. Gatens and Matthew J. Murphy | May 4, 2016
Opinion: Learning to Live with Our Addiction to Hazardous Sites by Water
Daniel J. Van Abs | May 3, 2016
The List: Best Cocktail Bars in New Jersey (Don’t Drive After Reading This)
Tara Nurin | May 2, 2016
Could Democrats Cut a Deal on State Tax Deduction for Charitable Contributions?
John Reitmeyer | April 29, 2016
Poll: Earned Sick Leave, Good for Employees but Bad for Business?
| April 28, 2016
Poll: Does PARCC Glitch Mean It’s Time to Take Another Look at Online Test?
| April 21, 2016
The List: Top Garden State Lobbying Firms that Collected the Most Fees
Colleen O'Dea | April 18, 2016
Op-Ed: There Is a Difference Between Doing Things Right and Doing the Right Thing
Richard C. Ten Eyck | April 7, 2016
Overcoming Barriers to Integration of Behavioral Health, Primary Care in NJ
NJ Spotlight Staff | April 6, 2016
Opinion: Patching the ‘Safety Net,’ One Homeless Family at a Time
R. William Potter | April 5, 2016
Op-Ed: Finding Homes for the Disabled and the Poor in All of Our Communities
Gail Levinson | April 4, 2016
Opinion: SFRA's a Fossil, Abbott's History -- Bring School Aid into 21st Century
Laura Waters | April 1, 2016
The List: New Jersey Counties with the Highest Immigrant Populations
Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2016
Many Happy Returns: ‘Alternative’ Investments Buoy State Pension Plan
John Reitmeyer | March 24, 2016
Lawmakers Hear Pleas for More State Funding for Transit, Schools, Cities
John Reitmeyer | March 23, 2016
Why Can't New Jersey Residents Deduct Donations They Make to Charity?
John Reitmeyer | March 22, 2016
Op-Ed: A Year Goes by Without COAH -- For Better or for Worse?
Lori Grifa | March 22, 2016
Op-Ed: For Businesses, Workers, OMNIA Offers Cure for Rising Healthcare Costs
Tara Cambria | March 18, 2016
Wide Array of Concerns Aired at State Budget Hearing in South Jersey
John Reitmeyer | March 17, 2016
Opinion: Newark’s Citizens Should Have High Standards for Their Kids’ Education
Tawayna Peeples | March 17, 2016
An NJ Spotlight Webinar: Regulation of Tiered Networks
NJ Spotlight staff | March 17, 2016
Opinion: Memo to Christie, Sweeney -- Hands Off the NJ Supreme Court
Carl Golden | March 17, 2016
Arguments Over Cost-of-Living Raises Heard by State’s Highest Court
John Reitmeyer | March 15, 2016
Opinion: When Water Utilities Are Sold, the Customers Should Benefit
Daniel J. Van Abs | March 15, 2016
The List: Retired NJ Officials with $100K-Plus Public Pension Doubles in Five Years
Mark Lagerkvist | March 14, 2016
Senator Proposes Using Budget Surplus to Boost State Pension Payment
John Reitmeyer | March 14, 2016
Assembly Budget Committee Hears Pleas to Stick to State’s School-Aid Formula
John Reitmeyer | March 10, 2016
Democrat’s Tax Break for Low-Wage Earners Would Be Second in Two Years
John Reitmeyer | March 8, 2016
The List: 10 Great New Jersey Bike Trails to Help Get You Psyched for Cycling
Meir Rinde | March 7, 2016
Public Gets Chance to Offer Views on Christie’s Proposed Budget for FY2017
John Reitmeyer | March 7, 2016
Democrats Get Behind ‘Tax Fairness,’ Hoping Christie Will Back Gas-Tax Hike
John Reitmeyer | March 1, 2016
NJ Remains One of Most Indebted States in Nation, Thanks to Recent Borrowing
John Reitmeyer | February 29, 2016
Explainer: NJ’s Welfare Programs Pay Well Below Federal Poverty Level
Colleen O'Dea | February 23, 2016
The List: NJ Schools with the Most Students Not Taking the Online PARCC Exams
John Mooney | February 22, 2016
Opinion: On Governing New Jersey -- The Legend of State Property Tax Relief
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 18, 2016
Modest Midyear Adjustments Could Mean Healthier Budget for Current Year
John Reitmeyer | February 18, 2016
Christie’s Budget Address: Mixed Message to State’s Democratic Lawmakers
John Reitmeyer | February 17, 2016
Christie’s New Budget Plan: Same Old Diversions from Clean Energy Fund
Tom Johnson | February 17, 2016
Governor’s Plan Offers Barely More Aid to Schools – But It Could Be Worse
John Mooney | February 17, 2016
The List: What to Watch and Listen for in Governor’s Budget Address Today
John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2016
Opinion: Honest Answers About PARCC Results Versus Scores on NJASK
Mark Weber | February 12, 2016
Christie-Appointed Panel Pans State Pension Plan Touted by Democrats
John Reitmeyer | February 12, 2016
Lawmakers Push to Return Utility Tax Funds to Hard-Pressed Municipalities
John Reitmeyer | February 9, 2016
The List: What -- and Who -- Makes New Jersey a State of Many Nations?
Lee Keough | February 8, 2016
Depleted Transportation Trust Fund Creates Fiscal Crisis for Municipalities
John Reitmeyer | February 4, 2016
Slight Hike in Tax Revenue Adds Up to Projected Surplus for State Coffers
John Reitmeyer | February 3, 2016
The List: New Jersey Schools with the Highest Percentage of Kids Living in Poverty
Colleen O'Dea | February 1, 2016
Democrats Look to Close Corporate-Tax Loophole Used to Shield Profits
John Reitmeyer | January 29, 2016
NJ Pension Officials, Citing Better Returns, Defend Alternative Investments
John Reitmeyer | January 28, 2016
Op-Ed: Improve Health in NJ by Coordinating Behavioral Treatment, Primary Care
Joan Randell | January 28, 2016
Moody’s Again Warns Investors to Be Wary of Uncertain Finances in NJ
John Reitmeyer | January 26, 2016
Opinion: Dr. Christie and Mr. Hyde Deliver State of State Address
Carl Golden | January 14, 2016
Without a 'Rainy Day Fund,' New Jersey Could Be Hurt By Another Big Recession
John Reitmeyer | January 7, 2016
Prieto, Sweeney Split Over Revenue Sources for Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | January 6, 2016
Senate President Revamps Payment Plan for Closing Deficit in Pension Fund
John Reitmeyer | December 18, 2015
GOP Lawmaker Proposes Alternate Way to Replenish Transportation Fund
John Reitmeyer | December 15, 2015
The List: Independent Committees Spent Record Share in 2015 Assembly Races
Lilo H. Stainton | December 7, 2015
How Many New Jersey Homes Were Seriously Damaged by Superstorm Sandy?
Scott Gurian | November 18, 2015
Sandy’s Legacy Includes Heightened Awareness of Behavioral-Health Needs
Andrew Kitchenman | October 30, 2015
The List: Watching the Clock -- Which NJ Schools Have the Longest Days?
Colleen O'Dea | September 14, 2015
The List: How Do New Jersey Children Fare in National Well-Being Rankings?
Colleen O'Dea | July 27, 2015
Opinion: Steering Clear of the 2 Percent Trap for Water Utilities
Daniel J. Van Abs | April 22, 2015
Democratic Challenger to 5th District Incumbent May Be Fading in Stretch Run
Meir Rinde | October 31, 2014
Democratic Congressman Seeks His 10th Term Representing 9th District
Rob Jennings | October 30, 2014
In Heavily Democratic 10th, Incumbent Payne Looks to Have Things Locked Up
Meir Rinde | October 30, 2014
Assemblywoman Wants to Be NJ’s First African-American Congresswoman
Tara Nurin | October 29, 2014
Candidates Slinging High-Priced Mud in High-Profile 3rd District Contest
Meir Rinde | October 29, 2014
Rivals in 8th District Share Similar Roots, But Branch Off on Government Spending
Joe Tyrrell | October 28, 2014
Strong Differences, Strong Opinions Separate Candidates in 6th District Tilt
Joe Tyrrell | October 27, 2014
Democrat Faces Long Odds in Battle for Congressional Seat in 11th District
Jon Hurdle | October 27, 2014
In 5th District, Six-Term Incumbent Seeks to Fend Off Democratic Challenger
Meir Rinde | October 24, 2014
In 2nd District, How Safe is Long-Term Incumbent Frank LoBiondo’s Seat?
Tara Nurin | October 24, 2014
In Pricey, High-Profile Race for 3rd District, Candidates Mostly Hew to Party Lines
Meir Rinde | October 23, 2014
Conservative Drifts Into Middle of the Road in District 7 Contest
Rob Jennings | October 22, 2014
Big-Name Politics, Accusations of Corruption Mark District 1 Contest
Tara Nurin | October 21, 2014
GOP Incumbent Seen Prevailing Over Democratic Newcomer in 4th District
Jon Hurdle | October 20, 2014
New Jersey’s Congressional Races: Mapping the Money
Colleen O'Dea | October 17, 2014
MacArthur Jabs Belgard Again Over Democrats’ Campaign Videos
Jon Hurdle | October 6, 2014
Op-Ed: Too Early for High-Stakes Testing Based on Common Core
Lisa Wolff | June 16, 2014

Ballot Questions

Trump’s Pick to Head EPA Could Be Bad News for NJ’s Air and Water
Tom Johnson | December 8, 2016
Helping Patients Manage Pain While Curbing Opioid Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | December 8, 2016
Governor Benches Biedron, No Reappointment for BOE President
John Mooney | December 8, 2016
Incomes in New Jersey Average 5% Lower Than Before Great Recession
Colleen O'Dea | December 8, 2016
Solitary Confinement: Cruel and Usual Punishment in NJ’s Prisons
Hank Kalet | December 8, 2016
Op-Ed: NJ Nonprofits Post-Election — Looking Ahead, Moving Forward
Linda M. Czipo | December 8, 2016
Manville Loses Out on Federal Flood Mitigation
NJTV News Online | December 8, 2016
Rutgers Examines a Hidden History that Included Slave Labor
NJTV News Online | December 8, 2016
300,000
| December 8, 2016
State’s Failure to Directly Fund NJT Could Keep It From Taking Critical Safety Steps
Tara Nurin | December 7, 2016
Few Class of 2016 Graduates Manage to Pass PARCC Tests
John Mooney | December 7, 2016
Sea-Level Rise Could Permanently Flood Parts of New Jersey
Tom Johnson | December 7, 2016
South Jersey Lags on State Aid Despite Its Economic and Social Challenges
Jon Hurdle | December 7, 2016
Working Toward Better Healthcare Access for New Jersey’s Veterans
Lilo H. Stainton | December 7, 2016
NJBIA Members Optimistic About Their Businesses, Less So About NJ’s Economy
John Reitmeyer | December 7, 2016
Op-Ed: NJ Cannot Raid Environmental Funds to Balance State Budget
Eric Stiles | December 7, 2016
$913,420
| December 7, 2016
More Delay In Years-Long Effort To Control ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills In NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | December 6, 2016
Sparking Interest in Network of Public Charging Stations for Electric Cars
Tom Johnson | December 6, 2016
End of the Road for the Urban Enterprise Zone?
John Reitmeyer | December 6, 2016
Explainer: What NJ Transit Must Do to Get Up to Speed with Safety Technology
Carly Sitrin | December 6, 2016
Agenda: Camden School Takeover to Get a Close-Up
John Mooney | December 6, 2016
Op-Ed: Surge in Enrollment Demonstrates Continued Demand for ACA
Frank Pallone | December 6, 2016
45,631
| December 6, 2016
Christie: Parts of State House Unsafe, Desperately Need $300M Renovation
John Reitmeyer | December 5, 2016
Putting the Brakes on Diesel Pollution from Big Rigs at NJ’s Ports
Tom Johnson | December 5, 2016
Water System Reformers Rally Support for Huge Infrastructure Campaign
Jon Hurdle | December 5, 2016
The List: Where to Find World-Class Cancer Care in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | December 5, 2016
Opinion: Does Securing Democratic Machine Guarantee Murphy the Spot?
Carl Golden | December 5, 2016
Trying to Get Doctors to Think Twice Before Prescribing Opioids to Minors
Lilo H. Stainton | December 5, 2016
562
| December 5, 2016
Interactive Map: Segregation Continues to Be NJ’s State of the State
Colleen O'Dea | December 2, 2016
Court Blocks Christie’s Bid to Curb Competitive Testing for Civil Service Jobs
John Reitmeyer and Colleen O’Dea | December 2, 2016
Back Bay Flood-Defense Plan Will Take Time, Federal Official Says
Jon Hurdle | December 2, 2016
BPU Considers Deploying Microgrids to Deliver Local Power Resiliency
Tom Johnson | December 2, 2016
State Seeks High-Tech Oversight of $2B Annual Spending on Drug Benefits
Lilo H. Stainton | December 2, 2016
7.474M
| December 2, 2016
Troubles with NJ Drinking-Water System: Easy to Spot, Costly to Correct
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2016
Bipartisan Group of NJ Lawmakers Blasts NY Pols Over Bus Terminal
Joe Tyrrell | December 1, 2016
Pension Leaders Question if NJ Should Do More to Shore Up System
John Reitmeyer | December 1, 2016
New Jersey Expands Welfare Benefits for Former Drug Offenders
Lilo H. Stainton | December 1, 2016
PSE&G Gets Go-Ahead on Smaller Solar Plan, But Splits Vote at BPU
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2016
Will NJ’s Top Court Boost Affordable-Housing Requirements?
Colleen O'Dea | December 1, 2016
2,522
| December 1, 2016
Is Criminal Justice in NJ About to Become an Unfunded Mandate?
Caren Chesler | November 30, 2016
Separation Anxiety: How Deportation Divides Immigrant Families
Hank Kalet | November 30, 2016
JCP&L Files with Feds, Seeking to Boost Transmission Rates
Tom Johnson | November 30, 2016
Trump’s Pick For Health Wants Big Changes To Medicare, Medicaid
Lilo H. Stainton | November 30, 2016
Down on the Urban Farm in Newark
Jane Primerano | November 30, 2016
$5,675
| November 30, 2016
As Drought Worsens, Renewed Calls for Release of Long-Overdue Water Plan
Jon Hurdle | November 29, 2016
Repeal of ACA Could Hurt NJ’s Patients, Health, And Economy
Lilo H. Stainton | November 29, 2016
Fine Print: Getting a Handle on New Jersey’s Tire Dumps
Tom Johnson | November 29, 2016
Explainer: How Electoral College Lets President Win with Minority of Votes
Colleen O'Dea | November 29, 2016
Op-Ed: Preparing for Environmental Changes Ahead
Cindy Ehrenclou | November 29, 2016
36
| November 29, 2016
Rutgers’ Stroke Study Shows Younger Adults Face Growing Risk
Lilo H. Stainton | November 28, 2016
State Hopes to Establish Prices for Natural-Resources Damages
Tom Johnson | November 28, 2016
In Wake of Recent Police Shootings, Activists Step Up Calls for Accountability
Hank Kalet | November 28, 2016
Tussling Has Resumed in Tug of War With New York Over New Bus Terminal
John Reitmeyer | November 28, 2016
Opinion: Moving on to Trumpcare
Joel Cantor | November 28, 2016
NJ Spotlight Launches New Paid Membership Program
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 28, 2016
6%
| November 28, 2016
Christie Reverses Course, Keeps Reciprocal Income-Tax Agreement with Pennsylvania
John Reitmeyer | November 23, 2016
The Best Time to Consider Hospice Care: Before It’s Needed
Lilo H. Stainton | November 23, 2016
Depleted Reservoirs Prompt Official Drought Watch for Delaware River Basin
Jon Hurdle | November 23, 2016
State Frees Up $67M for Open Space, Recreation Projects
Tom Johnson | November 23, 2016
Opinion: Restoring Public Confidence in Trenton
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | November 23, 2016
3
| November 23, 2016
Can Quarterly Payments Help Rescue NJ’s Underfunded Pension System?
John Reitmeyer | November 22, 2016
Horizon to Fund New NJ Healthcare Advocacy Organization
Lilo H. Stainton | November 22, 2016
Digging into the Problem of Electronic-Waste Recycling
Tom Johnson | November 22, 2016
Knowledge, Cash Critical in Fight Against Lead Poisoning in NJ’s Kids
Meir Rinde | November 22, 2016
Op-Ed: Helping NJ Get off the Debt-Ratings Merry-Go-Round
Thomas J. Healey | November 22, 2016
Booker: Senate Will Be ‘Emergency Brake’ for Trump Administration
WNYC News | November 22, 2016
Urban Enterprise Zones in Five NJ Cities May Get 2-Year Extension
NJTV News Online | November 22, 2016
33%
| November 22, 2016
More NJ Hospitals Merge: Trying to Improve Health — and Financial Stability
Lilo H. Stainton | November 21, 2016
The List: Tracking NJ’s 10 Credit-Rating Downgrades Under Gov. Christie
John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2016
No Oil and Gas Drilling, Exploration in Mid-Atlantic — Obama
Tom Johnson | November 21, 2016
New NJ Tax on Hedge Fund Honchos to Make Up for Federal ‘Loophole’?
John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2016
Candidate Phil Murphy Tells It Like He Sees It at NJEA Convention
John Mooney | November 21, 2016
Op-Ed: Quarterly Payments Shore Up Pensions, Save Billions for Taxpayers
Steve Sweeney | November 21, 2016
123,384
| November 21, 2016
Next Superstorm Could Drive Flood Surges Even Higher in South Jersey
Tom Johnson | November 18, 2016
Can NJ’s Programs to Prevent and Treat Addiction Serve as National Model?
Lilo H. Stainton | November 18, 2016
Christie Talks Up His Leadership, Says He’s Ready to Serve Full Term
John Reitmeyer | November 18, 2016
Interactive Map: More Voters Showed Up at Polls in 2016 Than in 2012
Colleen O'Dea | November 18, 2016
Op-Ed: PARCC Is a Symptom, Not the Problem
Rich Ten Eyck | November 18, 2016
792,088
| November 18, 2016
Administration Poised To Ease Superintendent Salary Caps
John Mooney | November 17, 2016
More Patients Feel Pain of Surprise Billing Even After Going ‘In-Network’
Lilo H. Stainton | November 17, 2016
Can Short-Term Fix to Solar Sector Help Stave off Potential Collapse?
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2016
Christie: No Strikers Should Get Unemployment Compensation
John Reitmeyer | November 17, 2016
Poll: With Trump Headed for White House, How Will It Affect NJ?
| November 17, 2016
President-Elect Trump Troubles 101st League of Municipalities Meeting
NJTV News Online | November 17, 2016
340,107
| November 17, 2016
NJ Taxpayers Just Hired Another Lawyer for Christie
Matt Katz | November 16, 2016
Why Some Asylum Seekers Find Detention — Not Freedom — in New Jersey
Caren Chesler | November 16, 2016
Rate Counsel Takes Aim at PennEast Pipeline, Argues It’s Unneeded
Tom Johnson | November 16, 2016
Autism Grants Help New Jersey Families Coordinate Care
Lilo H. Stainton | November 16, 2016
Opinion: Impeaching Christie — A Bad Idea Whose Time Hasn’t Come
Carl Golden | November 16, 2016
Unlikely Allies Worked Hard for Transportation Trust Fund Fix
John Reitmeyer | November 16, 2016
95%
| November 16, 2016
S&P Global Downgrades NJ’s Credit Rating Again
John Reitmeyer | November 15, 2016
Advocates Fear Payment Reform Will Unravel Psychiatric Safety Net
Lilo H. Stainton | November 15, 2016
NJ Hopes to Ease Range Anxiety by Boosting Number of EV Charging Stations
Tom Johnson | November 15, 2016
NJ Crime Victims Mark a Milestone and Fight for Greater Protections
Colleen O'Dea | November 15, 2016
NJ Woman’s Estate Wins Battle with Mortgage Company After Death
Joe Tyrrell | November 15, 2016
Op-Ed: What Can Be Done to Increase College Value and Student Success?
Daryl G. Greer | November 15, 2016
27,000
| November 15, 2016
‘Value-Based’ Healthcare Gains Ground in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | November 14, 2016
Christie, Trump, and Public Education in New Jersey
John Mooney | November 14, 2016
The List: Firms Benefit from $1.3 Billion in Incentives to Set Up in Camden
Tara Nurin | November 14, 2016
For Christie, and His Political Fortunes, Bridgegate Is Far from Over
Chase Brush | November 14, 2016
Reviewing Old Unfunded Mandates Could Help NJ Officials Follow the Money
John Reitmeyer | November 14, 2016
Trapping Season Starts Tuesday with Foothold Trap OK’d by Court
Tom Johnson | November 14, 2016
Op-Ed: Conservation Voters Launches Initiative to Go Green in ’17
Ed Potosnak | November 14, 2016
42%
| November 14, 2016
How President Trump Will Alter New Jersey’s Policies and Programs
Lee Keough | November 10, 2016
How Soon Will Christie Walk Away from New Jersey?
Chase Brush | November 10, 2016
Christie Administration Moves to Take over Atlantic City
John Reitmeyer | November 10, 2016
Feds Push Back Review of PennEast Pipeline Project into 2017
Tom Johnson | November 10, 2016
DRBC Considers Drought Emergency to Boost Sluggish Flows in Delaware River
Jon Hurdle | November 10, 2016
Op-Ed: Who Pays for New Jersey’s Gas Tax?
Raghu Murali | November 10, 2016
114,999
| November 10, 2016
Gottheimer Takes 5th After Expensive, Acrimonious Campaign
Chase Brush | November 9, 2016
Ballot Questions: Voters Reject Casinos Outside AC, Approve Fuel-Tax Dedication
John Reitmeyer | November 9, 2016
‘Blue’ Jersey Remains True: Comes Out Strong for Clinton
Joe Tyrrell | November 9, 2016
Solar Storage Pilot Could Increase Reliability During Extreme Storms
Tom Johnson | November 9, 2016
Patients Play Growing Role in Developing Treatments for Rare Diseases
Lilo H. Stainton | November 9, 2016
Op-Ed: NAACP Charter School Moratorium Contradicts Its Core Educational Principles
Paula L. White | November 9, 2016
63%
| November 9, 2016
Ballot Questions
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 8, 2016
Pinelands Pipeline Hits Snag, Sent Back to Commission, BPU
Tom Johnson | November 8, 2016
Questions About Almost Anything Related to Voting? We’ve Got Answers
Colleen O'Dea | November 8, 2016
Can Christie Come Back After the Bridgegate Verdict?
Chase Brush | November 8, 2016
Is Christie Resolved to End Bistate Tax Deal with Pennsylvania?
John Reitmeyer | November 8, 2016
Explainer: Why Hudson River Tunnels Are So Badly Needed and so Long Delayed
Meir Rinde | November 8, 2016
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Resurgent in New Jersey
Laurie Petersen | November 8, 2016
3.5M
| November 8, 2016
How Chris Christie Hoodwinked Charlie Rose on Bridgegate
Matt Katz | November 7, 2016
Legal and Minority Groups Poised to Ensure Access to Polls
Joe Tyrrell | November 7, 2016
NJ Transit: Short of Cash, Short of Staff, and Coming up Short on Safety
Chase Brush | November 7, 2016
NJ to Be Part of National Network of ‘Charging Corridors’ for EVs
Tom Johnson | November 7, 2016
Death with Dignity or Premature End for Elderly, Disabled, or Terminally Ill?
Lilo H. Stainton | November 7, 2016
The List: A Quick Look at the School Districts with the Best PARCC Scores
Colleen O'Dea | November 7, 2016
Op-ed: New Jersey Parents — Our Voices Must Be Heard
Tanisha Garner | November 7, 2016
$250
| November 7, 2016
Matt Katz Reports From Bridgegate Courthouse After Guilty Verdict Announced
Matt Katz | November 4, 2016
Guilty on All Counts: Two Former Christie Aides Convicted in Bridgegate Case
Matt Katz | November 4, 2016
Bridgegate Defendants Guilty as Charged
WNYC News | November 4, 2016
Sweeney Plan Could Save $200M in Prescription Costs for Public Workers
Lilo H. Stainton | November 4, 2016
Making Sure Pollution Settlements Go to Restoring Natural Resources
Tom Johnson | November 4, 2016
Interactive Map: Passing PARCC Remains Challenge for High-Schoolers
Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2016
American Dream Deferred: Developer Postpones $1.15 Billion Bond Issue
John Reitmeyer | November 4, 2016
Opinion: What the Bridgegate Scandal Cost Gov. Christie
Carl Golden | November 4, 2016
Nine More Charters Apply to Open Their Doors in New Jersey
John Mooney | November 4, 2016
In Crowded 12th, Challengers Praise Democratic Incumbent
Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2016
Challengers Rap Democratic Incumbent for Neglecting 9th’s Trouble Spots
Chase Brush | November 4, 2016
NJ Spotlight Writer Takes to Airwaves to Explain Gas Tax, Ballot Question
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 4, 2016
7,100
| November 4, 2016
Christie's Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers Increase Work on Bridgegate Case
Matt Katz | November 3, 2016
An NJ Spotlight Webinar: Oral Health in New Jersey — How to Build Stronger Teeth, Healthier Lives
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 3, 2016
Bridgegate Defense Calls for Mistrial
WNYC News | November 3, 2016
Wide Achievement Gap Persists Despite New PARCC Exams
John Mooney | November 3, 2016
New Electric-Vehicle Coalition Writing Map to Get EVs on Road in NJ
Tom Johnson | November 3, 2016
Amendment to Allow Casinos Outside Atlantic City Odds-On to Lose
Chase Brush | November 3, 2016
Newark School Chief Urges End to LIFO
Meir Rinde | November 3, 2016
Ombudsman for Developmentally Disabled Has Bipartisan Backing
Lilo H. Stainton | November 3, 2016
Poll: Are You Concerned that NJ’s Elections Will Not Be Honest?
| November 3, 2016
Republican Hopes to End Democratic Dominance in 1st District
Robin Traum | November 3, 2016
Old Hands Seek to Keep Grip on 18th and 29th Districts
Joe Tyrrell | November 3, 2016
229
| November 3, 2016
Bridgegate Jury Leaves Court Early as Lawyers Huddle Behind Closed Doors
Matt Katz | November 2, 2016
Bridgegate Jury Goes Back to Work on Second Day of Deliberations
WNYC News | November 2, 2016
Atlantic City Lurches Toward a Takeover as State Rejects its Recovery Plan
Chase Brush | November 2, 2016
RWJBarnabas Invests Nearly $20M in Rutgers Sports Medicine Facility
Lilo H. Stainton | November 2, 2016
PSE&G Will Move Ahead with Grid-Connected Solar Array on Smaller Scale
Tom Johnson | November 2, 2016
In 4th, Democrat Faces Deeply Entrenched Republican Incumbent
Chase Brush | November 2, 2016
Opinion: A Fix for NJ’s Solar Sector Could Be Right Across the Hudson
R. William Potter | November 2, 2016
Affordable Housing: A Key Component if NJ’s Cities Are to Thrive
Lee Keough | November 2, 2016
$25.9B
| November 2, 2016
Garrett and Gottheimer Play Nasty, Not Nice in Only Debate
Chase Brush | November 1, 2016
Garden State Hospitals Earn Better Grades in Latest Survey
Lilo H. Stainton | November 1, 2016
Backers of Public Question #2 Say It’s Only Way to Make Sure Gas Tax Goes to TTF
John Reitmeyer | November 1, 2016
ACE Customers Reap Second Benefit from Exelon Buyout of Pepco Holdings
Tom Johnson | November 1, 2016
Opinion: Not Happy With Election? Don't Wait for Viable 3rd Party in NJ
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | November 1, 2016
Agenda: School-by-School PARCC Scores to Be Released
John Mooney | November 1, 2016
Creating an Urban Agenda for NJ's Small and Midsized Cities
Lee Keough | November 1, 2016
Oysters, Clams and More: Future of Green Farming in Garden State?
Tara Nurin | November 1, 2016
2
| November 1, 2016
Bridgegate Defendants’ Fate Now in Hands of Jury
WNYC News | November 1, 2016
Top Democrats Disagree on How to Craft New School-Funding Plan
John Mooney | October 31, 2016
The List: Top 10 Heritage Sites with the Most Annual Visitors
Carly Sitrin | October 31, 2016
From Locked Doors to Liberty: Evolution of Mental Health Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | October 31, 2016
Opinion: Rising Premiums for Obamacare Plans, Some Hidden Good News
Joel Cantor | October 31, 2016
Lessons of Sandy Not Lost on Utilities Seeking to Spend More on Resiliency
Tom Johnson | October 31, 2016
5.7M
| October 31, 2016
Hurricane Sandy Survivors Face a New Threat — from the State
Tom Johnson | October 28, 2016
Interactive Map: More Addicts, More Drug Treatment Options
Colleen O'Dea | October 28, 2016
Doctors, Hospitals Still Fighting Plan to Curb Out-Of-Network Charges
Lilo H. Stainton | October 28, 2016
Guadagno Steps Out from Christie’s Shadow, Into the Glare of Criticism
Chase Brush | October 28, 2016
Delaware River Salt Front Moves Upstream as Drought Cuts Flows
Jon Hurdle | October 28, 2016
Obamacare NJ: 7% Rate Increase in 'Benchmark' Plan
NJTV News Online | October 28, 2016
Op-Ed: State Legislation Would Preserve Nature on NJ’s Highways
Kelly Mooij | October 28, 2016
34%
| October 28, 2016
Evidence Is In, Jury Will Soon Be Out
WNYC News | October 28, 2016
Switching to Electric Vehicles Could Save State $4B by 2050
Tom Johnson | October 27, 2016
Programs for Developmentally Disabled Could Face More Scrutiny
Lilo H. Stainton | October 27, 2016
Wisniewski Might Be Ready to Give Murphy a Run for His Money
Chase Brush | October 27, 2016
Poll: Is There a Good Way to Fix School Funding in New Jersey?
| October 27, 2016
Cash-Strapped Democrat Faces Fight Against Well-Heeled Republican in 3rd
Chase Brush | October 27, 2016
Op-Ed: Eliminating Estate Tax Will Improve New Jersey’s Economic Climate
Michele Siekerka | October 27, 2016
504,000
| October 27, 2016
Defense Rests in Bridgegate Trial, Closing Arguments to Begin Today
NJTV News Online | October 27, 2016
State Offers $2.8B in Bonds to Help Top off Depleted Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer and Chase Brush | October 26, 2016
New Technology Helps NJ’s Developmentally Disabled Gain Independence
Lilo H. Stainton | October 26, 2016
Profile: The Woman Laying the Groundwork for a Public Bank in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | October 26, 2016
Few Surprises Expected in Solidly Blue 8th Congressional District
Joe Tyrrell | October 26, 2016
17%
| October 26, 2016
Defense Paints Kelly as Hapless, Prosecutors Paint Her as Ruthless
WYNC News | October 25, 2016
Opponents of Christie’s PARCC Graduation Requirements Go to Court
John Mooney | October 25, 2016
Atlantic City Produces Five-Year Plan, Hopes to Fend Off State Takeover
Chase Brush | October 25, 2016
NJ Must Reduce Global-Warming Pollution in Transportation Sector
Tom Johnson | October 25, 2016
No Reimbursement for Opioid Prescriptions in NJ Written Without Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | October 25, 2016
Frelinghuysen Challenged by Underfinanced Democrat in 11th
Joe Tyrrell | October 25, 2016
Explainer: The Red Cross Slims Down in NJ, While National Criticism Continues
Tara Nurin | October 25, 2016
70%
| October 25, 2016
In Bridget Kelly's Own Words
Matt Katz | October 24, 2016
Curbing Use of Solitary Confinement in NJ Correctional Facilities
Hank Kalet | October 24, 2016
Fundamental Changes in Power Industry Will Change Life in NJ, Northeast
Tom Johnson | October 24, 2016
Calls for NJ to Return Millions in Federal Aid for ‘Troubled’ Sandy Rebuild
Meir Rinde | October 24, 2016
Aggressive Democratic Challenger in District 2 Makes Trump an Issue in Race
Chase Brush | October 24, 2016
NJ Provides $10M to Nonprofit Groups For Urban Lead Removal
Lilo H. Stainton | October 24, 2016
$12.012M
| October 24, 2016
Bridget Kelly Speaks: Christie's Ex-Aide Says Gov Knew About Bridgegate
Andrea Bernstein and Matt Katz | October 21, 2016
Democrats Can’t Wait to Restore Women’s Healthcare Funding Post-Christie
Lilo H. Stainton | October 21, 2016
Lawmakers Get Serious About Legalizing Grass in the Garden State
Chase Brush | October 21, 2016
At DEP Drought Hearing, Repeated Calls for State Water Plan
Tom Johnson | October 21, 2016
Interactive Map: Many Poor Kids Still Miss Free Breakfast In NJ
Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2016
Businessman Mounts Longshot Challenge to 14-Term Pallone in 6th
Meir Rinde | October 21, 2016
The ‘New’ Gentrification Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference
Tara Nurin | October 21, 2016
3,300
| October 21, 2016
State Poised to Issue First Drought Warning in More Than a Decade
Tom Johnson | October 20, 2016
Outside Interest Groups Infiltrate Political Process, Parties Losing Grip
Chase Brush | October 20, 2016
Protecting Uber Passengers Who Are Injured in an Accident
Lilo H. Stainton | October 20, 2016
Opinion: Bridgegate Testimony Leaves No One Untainted
Carl Golden | October 20, 2016
Poll: Waiting to Inhale — Is NJ Ready for Recreational Marijuana?
| October 20, 2016
Shortage of Affordable Housing Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities
Colleen O'Dea | October 20, 2016
In 10th District Moderate Payne’s Opponents Are Weak, Broke
Joe Tyrrell | October 20, 2016
$1.4B
| October 20, 2016
Baroni Ends Time On Witness Stand
WNYC News | October 19, 2016
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Launches Integrated Mental-Physical Pilot
Lilo H. Stainton | October 19, 2016
Beleaguered Christie Holds Town Hall in Friendly Territory
John Mooney | October 19, 2016
Clock Winds Down On Atlantic City’s Efforts to Deliver Five-Year Plan
Chase Brush | October 19, 2016
State Not Doing Enough to Protect Poor from Pollution, Advocates Argue
Tom Johnson | October 19, 2016
Profile: The World of Cumberland County’s Bayshore Is Her Oyster
Jon Hurdle | October 19, 2016
Why Medicare Part D Pays Too Much for Prescription Medicine
Stuart Silverstein/FairWarning | October 19, 2016
Minors Who Do Time in New Jersey’s Adult Prisons Must Deal with Intimidation
WNYC News | October 19, 2016
Trying Juveniles as Adults Called A ‘Dead End’
NJTV News Online | October 19, 2016
$65 million
| October 19, 2016
Baroni: Christie Used Me to Punish His Enemies
WNYC News | October 19, 2016
Money Shakes Up New Jersey's House Races
Chase Brush | October 18, 2016
Emergency Rooms Becoming ‘Dumping Ground’ for Psychiatric Patients
Lilo H. Stainton | October 18, 2016
Democratic Lawmakers Hope to Compromise with Christie On Urban Enterprise Zones
John Reitmeyer | October 18, 2016
Move Afoot to Ban Bear Hunting in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | October 18, 2016
Imagining a Marshall Plan for Our 'Ignored' Cities
Lee Keough | October 18, 2016
Explainer: Open Enrollment for State Insurance, Medicare, Obamacare
Lilo H. Stainton | October 18, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: A Quick Recap
Amanda Brown | October 18, 2016
Op-Ed: A Moratorium On New Charter Schools Is A Step For Civil Rights
Lauren Wells | October 18, 2016
38
| October 18, 2016
Baroni Takes The Stand: Bridgegate Defendant Expresses 'Regret,' Says He Was Duped
Matt Katz | October 17, 2016
Phil Murphy Hedges on Charter Schools, Says ‘It’s Complicated’
John Mooney | October 17, 2016
Converting Food Waste into Fuel for Renewable Energy
Tom Johnson | October 17, 2016
Campaigners Demand Map to Limit Forest Destruction by Off-Road Drivers
Jon Hurdle | October 17, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: Healthcare Panelists Call for Integrated Urban Care
Lilo H. Stainton | October 17, 2016
At Day-Long Conference, NJ Spotlight Shines Spotlight on State’s Cities
NJTV News Online | October 17, 2016
Life Outside Prison Is Not Easy for Minors Tried as Adults
WNYC News | October 17, 2016
Elections 2016 Keeps You On Top of the Issues, Ahead of the Candidates
NJ Spotlight Staff | October 17, 2016
Christie’s Former Counsel Didn’t Check into Bridgegate, Wasn’t Asked
WNYC News | October 17, 2016
0.9%
| October 17, 2016
Catch the Live Stream from the 2nd Annual NJ Spotlight on Cities
John Mooney | October 14, 2016
New Attempt to Pin Christie to GWB Scandal Overshadows Bridgegate
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016
Transco Compressor Project Stirs Critics at Bordentown Meeting
Jon Hurdle | October 14, 2016
Push to Grant Driver's License to NJ's Undocumented Residents
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016
Advocates Want Legislative Leaders to Curb Surprise Medical Bills
Lilo H. Stainton | October 14, 2016
Does Driving Down Energy Use Mean Rethinking Utilities’ Business Model?
Tom Johnson | October 14, 2016
Interactive Map: New Jersey’s Cities Remain Mired in Poverty
Colleen O'Dea | October 14, 2016
Minors Get Longer Sentences in New Jersey Than in New York
WNYC News | October 14, 2016
Op-Ed: Request to the NAACP — No Moratorium on New Charter Schools
Denice Hicks | October 14, 2016
73%
| October 14, 2016
Probe Uncovers Fraud at Program to Help Poor Pay Energy Bills
Tom Johnson | October 13, 2016
Lesniak on Murphy's Endorsements: ‘Wealthiest, Rather Than the Best’
Chase Brush | October 13, 2016
Seeking Civil Rights Protection for NJ Women Who Breastfeed
Lilo H. Stainton | October 13, 2016
The Data Behind the Discussions at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference
John Mooney | October 13, 2016
Poll: The Murphy Lockdown — Terrific or Troubling?
| October 13, 2016
Young in Prison: Is Germany's Way Better Than NJ’s?
WNYC News | October 13, 2016
Online Shoppers Using 35-year-old NJ Consumer Law Against Websites
Joe Tyrrell | October 13, 2016
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| October 13, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 12
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: 11th Congressional District
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 10
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 9
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 8
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 7
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 6
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 5
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 4
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 3
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 2
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Elections 2016: 1st Congressional District
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
Hate Crime Heightens Tensions in Already Divisive 7th District
Chase Brush | October 12, 2016
Making Sure Sea-Level Rise Doesn’t Swamp New Jersey
Tom Johnson | October 12, 2016
Profile: Growing Up in Poverty Has Helped Shape Her Choice of Career
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: Do We Have a Shared Urban Agenda?
Lee Keough | October 12, 2016
Most Minors Tried as Adults in NJ Are Black or Latino
WNYC News | October 12, 2016
13%
| October 12, 2016
Bridgegate Day 15: Another Bombshell, Another Lie to The Press, And Some More Cursing
Matt Katz | October 11, 2016
New Scrutiny for Whistleblower Case
Chase Brush | October 11, 2016
First Quarter FY2017 Tax Collection Could Be Harbinger of Budget Year
John Reitmeyer | October 11, 2016
Moody’s Issues ‘Credit Negative’ in Response to Passage of TTF Legislation
Chase Brush | October 11, 2016
State Urges Federal Agency to Impose Cost Caps on Transmission Projects
Tom Johnson | October 11, 2016
U.S. Attorney General Lynch Convenes Policing Conference in Newark
Joe Tyrell | October 11, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: How Garden State Can Achieve ‘Integrated’ Healthcare
Lilo H. Stainton | October 11, 2016
Trump Taj Mahal Shuts Down After 26 Years in Atlantic City
NJTV News Online | October 11, 2016
$1.9 million
| October 11, 2016
The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial – Week 4
Matt Katz | October 11, 2016
Murphy’s Move: Outsider to Likely Democratic Candidate for Governor
Chase Brush | October 7, 2016
Opinion: Memorandum on the Transportation Trust Fund Bill
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | October 7, 2016
Fighting Diabetes and Sickle Cell Disease in NJ with Information
Lilo H. Stainton | October 7, 2016
Interactive Map: Clinton Far Outpaces Trump in New Jersey Fundraising
Colleen O'Dea | October 7, 2016
Opinion: Murphy’s North Jersey Lockdown — Show of Power for Party Chairs
Carl Golden | October 7, 2016
Lawmakers Want Fish and Game Council to Ban Foothold Traps — Again
Tom Johnson | October 7, 2016
Bridgegate: Gov. Christie’s Filthy Mouth
WNYC News | October 7, 2016
70%
| October 7, 2016
PSEG Takes Two Coal Plants Out of Service, Is Gas Obvious Alternative?
Tom Johnson | October 6, 2016
TTF Legislation Hits Small Pothole on Way to Final Approval
Chase Brush | October 6, 2016
Christie Proposes Giving Top-Performing Charter Schools New Flexibility
John Mooney | October 6, 2016
Tens of Thousands of NJ Residents Missing Out on Obamacare Savings
Lilo H. Stainton | October 6, 2016
Opinion: Lakewood’s Ultra-Orthodox Day Schools, ‘Tyranny of the Many’
Laura Waters | October 6, 2016
Occidental to Pay $165 million Toward EPA’s Cleanup of Passaic River Pollution
Jon Hurdle | October 6, 2016
Poll: Who Put Together the TTF Fix? Who Runs New Jersey?
| October 6, 2016
NJ’s Teacher of the Year: From Armenia to Pascack Valley High
John Mooney | October 6, 2016
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Accused of Stalling Bridgegate Probe
WNYC News | October 5, 2016
Physician-Assisted ‘Aid in Dying’ Up for Debate Again in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | October 5, 2016
Opinion: Clinton Is Judged by Different Standards — What’s New?
Milly Silva | October 5, 2016
Profile: Seriously Passionate About Progressive Causes
Lilo H. Stainton | October 5, 2016
NJ Spotlight on Cities: ‘Reimagining’ Our Urban Centers
John Mooney | October 5, 2016
Federal Audit Finds New Jersey Failed to Control Sandy Funds
NJTV News Online | October 5, 2016
State Settles $1.5 Million Whistleblower Suit for Plaintiff
WNYC News | October 5, 2016
New York Governor Announces Plan to Offload Penn Station
WNYC News | October 5, 2016
Despite TTF Deal, It’s Still Unclear When Roadwork Will Resume in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | October 4, 2016
NJ Businesses Sustain Widespread Health Coverage, Despite Rising Costs
Lilo H. Stainton | October 4, 2016
Op-Ed: Governor Must Release Remaining $16M in Frozen Nonprofit Funds
Linda M. Czipo and Nina Stack | October 4, 2016
Christie, Democratic Leaders Finally Agree On Plan for Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | October 3, 2016
Judge Finds Meadowlands Hospital Guilty of Multiple Labor Violations
Lilo H. Stainton | September 30, 2016
Advocates Clash with Administration Over Number of Poor in New Jersey
Chase Brush | September 30, 2016
Interactive Map: How NJ Congressional Reps Spend Their Expense Allowances
Colleen O'Dea | September 30, 2016
NJ Transit Train Wreck at Hoboken Terminal Kills 1
NPR National Public Radio | September 30, 2016
Money and Sand: Will There Be Enough for New Jersey’s Beaches?
Kirk Moore | September 29, 2016
CarePoint Sues Horizon BCBS for $76 million in Alleged Unpaid Claims
Lilo H. Stainton | September 29, 2016
NJ Energy Resilience Bank Getting Ready for Second Round of Withdrawals
Tom Johnson | September 29, 2016
Poll: Beach Replenishment — Saving the Shore, Hurting the Environment?
| September 29, 2016
Op-Ed: Leadership Now Can Protect NJ’s Water Supply from Future Climate Change
Tom Kean Sr. and Jim Florio | September 29, 2016
State Officials Clamp Down on Fentanyl – And Its Clones
Lilo H. Stainton | September 28, 2016
Profile: A Pioneer Who’s Investigating How Bacteria Communicate
Joe Tyrrell | September 28, 2016
ACLU Says It Will Represent Alleged Bistate Bomber Until He Gets Lawyer
NJTV News Online | September 28, 2016
American Dream Mall in Meadowlands Faces Financing Nightmare
John Reitmeyer | September 27, 2016
Public Service Enterprise Group’s New Venture, Selling Energy Retail
Tom Johnson | September 27, 2016
As More NJ Students Go Hungry, More Colleges Open Food Pantries
Tara Nurin | September 27, 2016
Approval for Outside Oversight of Controversial Medicaid Payment Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | September 27, 2016
Explainer: How NJ’s Public Libraries Are Faring in the Information Age
Carly Sitrin | September 27, 2016
Urgency to Define Rules for Telemedicine in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | September 26, 2016
The List: The Commuting Habits of New Jersey Workers
Colleen O'Dea | September 26, 2016
With Infrastructure Projects Sidelined, Who Pays for Broken Contracts?
Chase Brush | September 23, 2016
Powerful Backers of Gambling in North Jersey Decide to Fold Their Hand
Chase Brush | September 23, 2016
No Remedy Yet to Cure ‘Surprise’ Out-of-Network Charges
Lilo H. Stainton | September 23, 2016
Interactive Map: More New Jerseyans Register as Presidential Election Nears
Colleen O'Dea | September 23, 2016
Op-Ed: What the Public Doesn’t Know Can Hurt Our Students, Our Schools
David M. Aderhold | September 23, 2016
Money, Accusations, Attacks — The Race for the 5th District Is Just Heating Up
Chase Brush | September 22, 2016
Concerns Continue to Grow Over State’s Medicaid Payment Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | September 22, 2016
Poll: Double Dipping for Public Employees: Damned If They Do?
| September 22, 2016
Homeless Man and Pal Tip Off Cops to Bombs in Trashed Backpack
NJTV News Online | September 22, 2016
Two Healthcare Centers Join Forces to Expand Cancer Care in Newark
Lilo H. Stainton | September 21, 2016
Progress Slow On Affordable Housing, Towns Wait for NJ Top Court
Colleen O'Dea | September 21, 2016
Opinion: If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Stay Out of the Classroom
Mark Weber | September 21, 2016
Explainer: A Multitude of Paths for Legal Immigration to the United States
Meir Rinde | September 21, 2016
Police Information Sharing Credited for Quick Arrest in Bombings
NJTV News Online | September 21, 2016
Push to Protect Public School Students from Concussions
Lilo H. Stainton | September 20, 2016
Too Soon to Talk TTF Compromise, but if Christie Budges Will Sweeney Follow?
John Reitmeyer and Chase Brush | September 20, 2016
Op-Ed: New Highlands Rules Strike Balance Between Environment, Equity
Ryck Suydam | September 20, 2016
The List: New Jersey’s 16 ‘Double-Dipping’ County Sheriffs
Mark Lagerkvist | September 19, 2016
Population Health Summit Keeps NJ Residents and Communities Well
Lilo H. Stainton | September 19, 2016
Opinion: Christie's 'Fairness Formula' Leaves Ugly Legacy for 2017 Race
Carl Golden | September 19, 2016
Opinion: Why a Republican Is Endorsing Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
Dick Zimmer | September 16, 2016
Would ‘Public Option’ Help Stabilize NJ’s Health Insurance Marketplace?
Lilo H. Stainton | September 16, 2016
NJ Bail Reform Aimed at Freeing Those Unable to Pay Even Small Amounts
NJTV News Online | September 16, 2016
Growing Faith-Based Healthcare Program Shows Results in New Jersey Cities
Lilo H. Stainton | September 15, 2016
Poll: Do You Expect Any Surprises to Come Out of the Bridgegate Trial?
| September 15, 2016
Op-Ed: ESSA Offers Opportunity for Schools to Change Course
Wendell Steinhauer | September 15, 2016
LGBT Advocates Hope Expanded Infertility Coverage Is Just the Start
Lilo H. Stainton | September 14, 2016
Consent Order Brings Teachers, Administration to Benefits Table
Chase Brush | September 14, 2016
Opinion: Look Before You Close That Loophole — Combined Reporting in NJ
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | September 14, 2016
Why Cape May Is a Draw for Hawkwatchers from All Over the World
WHYY Newsworks | September 14, 2016
NJ Hospitals Join Forces to Reduce Deaths Caused by Sepsis
Lilo H. Stainton | September 13, 2016
Judiciary Panel Votes to Send Christie's Treasury Nominee to Full Senate
John Reitmeyer | September 13, 2016
Explainer: The Mystery of New Jersey’s Statewide Water Supply Plan
Jon Hurdle | September 13, 2016
Opinion: Small Rise in NJ Insurance Premiums, Even as Competition Declines
Katherine Hempstead and Joel C. Cantor | September 13, 2016
Obscure Group Says Finance Plan For Meadowlands Megamall Violates State Law
John Reitmeyer | September 12, 2016
Consumer Advocates Pledge to Bring More People Under ACA Umbrella
Lilo H. Stainton | September 12, 2016
The List: Eleven Places You Can Get on Your High Horse in NJ
Carly Sitrin | September 12, 2016
Baraka’s Vision for Newark’s West Ward Unrealized in Development Plan
Joe Tyrrell | September 9, 2016
Anger Over EpiPen ‘Price Gouging’ Sparks Calls for Wider Pharma Cost Inquiry
Lilo H. Stainton | September 9, 2016
Interactive Map: Salaries for NJ’s Teachers, School Administrators On Rise
Colleen O'Dea | September 9, 2016
Unorthodox New Buyer Emerges for Beleaguered Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | September 8, 2016
Fine Print: NJ Fantasy Football Players Face No Changes as NFL Season Begins
John Reitmeyer | September 8, 2016
Poll: Room in the Pinelands for Conservationists and ATVs?
| September 8, 2016
Christie Triggers Potential End to Income Tax Agreement With Pennsylvania
John Reitmeyer | September 7, 2016
Opinion: Big Victory for Small Homeowners in Atlantic City
R. William Potter | September 7, 2016
Funding Will Help ACA ‘Navigators’ Reach More Uninsured
Lilo H. Stainton | September 7, 2016
Christie’s Conditional Veto Could End Tax Break for Urban Enterprise Zones
John Reitmeyer | September 6, 2016
Opinion: Bridgegate Trial — An Indictment of Politics as Usual in Christie’s Office?
Carl Golden | September 6, 2016
Making Sure NJ’s Poor Are Covered When It Comes to Zika
Lilo H. Stainton | September 6, 2016
Does ‘Truth in Advertising’ Apply to Hospitals in New Jersey?
Lilo H. Stainton | August 19, 2016
Local Governments in NJ: Big Cuts in Aid, Small Change In State Budget
John Reitmeyer | August 19, 2016
Op-Ed: Eliminate the Corporation Tax and Replace It with a Simpler, Fairer Tax
Richard L. Kaluzny and Richard F. Keevey | August 19, 2016
No Credit Downgrade for NJ, Although Ratings Agencies Say Budget Problems Linger
John Reitmeyer | August 18, 2016
Struggle to Sustain Needle-Exchange Programs After Governor’s Veto
Lilo H. Stainton | August 18, 2016
Op-Ed: In Education Olympics Politicians Promise Much but Fail at First Hurdle
W. Steven Barnett | August 18, 2016
Profile: Helping Black and Hispanic Students Make a Career in Medicine
Nikita Biryukov | August 17, 2016
Op-Ed: Sustainable Beach Development Is Possible on the Jersey Shore
Melissa Friedhoff | August 17, 2016
Building Awareness About Vaccines, Offering Help If Things Go Wrong
Lilo H. Stainton | August 16, 2016
Bergen County Uses Drones to Help Emergency Responders
NJTV News Online | August 16, 2016
Menendez, Booker Try To Expand Access To Addiction Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | August 15, 2016
Power Grid Keeps Its Cool Despite Being Hammered By The Heat
Tom Johnson | August 15, 2016
Turning Trash into Solar Treasure
Courtney McCormick | August 15, 2016
The List: Top 10 Counties Where New Jersey Voters Mail in Their Ballots
Colleen O'Dea | August 15, 2016
Meadowlands Hospital and NJ Politicians: Perfect Together?
Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016
Interactive Map: NJ Colleges Where Students Pile on the Most Debt
Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016
‘It’s Not A Gotcha Game’ -- Newark Police Department’s Independent Monitor
NJTV News Online | August 12, 2016
Meadowlands Hospital’s Tangled Web of Questionable Business Practices
Lilo H. Stainton and Andrew Kitchenman | August 11, 2016
State Agencies Approve Financing For American Dream Mall
John Reitmeyer | August 11, 2016
Poll: For-Profit Hospitals in New Jersey -- For Or Against?
NJ Spotlight Staff | August 11, 2016
Profile: Giving More to Children in Struggling Newark Neighborhoods
Joe Tyrrell | August 10, 2016
Op-Ed: Implications For Retirees of New Jersey’s Amended Alimony Law
Carl J. Soranno and Kelley M. Rutkowski | August 10, 2016
Senate President’s Failure to Act On Pension Amendment Enrages Public Unions
John Reitmeyer | August 9, 2016
Surgeon General Says Doctors, Nurses ‘First Line Of Defense’ in Opiate Crisis
Lilo H. Stainton | August 9, 2016
The List: Grab the Sunscreen and Hit One of New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches
Carly Sitrin | August 8, 2016
Home Healthcare Study Will Try to ID Models of Effective Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | August 8, 2016
Cooper's Right to Run Advanced EMS in Camden Upheld by Appellate Court
Lilo H. Stainton | August 5, 2016
Guaranteed Funding for State Pensions Probably Won't Make Ballot
John Reitmeyer | August 5, 2016
Hunting Advocates Target ‘Cecil The Lion’ Law Aimed at Animal-Parts Trade
Joe Tyrrell | August 5, 2016
Public-Employee Pension System Won’t Invest So Heavily in Hedge Funds
John Reitmeyer | August 4, 2016
Month Into Strike, Trump Taj Mahal Announces Plan To Close After Labor Day
NJTV News Online | August 4, 2016
Acting State Treasurer Gets High-Level Democratic Support for Confirmation
John Reitmeyer | August 3, 2016
State's Millennials Put Off Ownership of Their Own Homes for Good Reasons
NJTV News Online | August 3, 2016
New Law Requires Suicide-Prevention Steps at NJ Colleges, Universities
Lilo H. Stainton | August 2, 2016
New Jersey Senate May Delay Votes on Gas-Tax Hike, Pension Amendment
John Reitmeyer | August 1, 2016
Personal Income in NJ up Almost 3%, Trailing Pennsylvania, New York
John Reitmeyer | July 29, 2016
Default on Debt Payment Looms Again for Financially Troubled Atlantic City
John Reitmeyer | July 28, 2016
How Can New Jersey, Other States Rescue Underfunded Pension Systems?
John Reitmeyer | July 27, 2016
Children of Fear: Who Speaks for New Jersey’s Youngest Undocumented Immigrants?
Caren Chesler | July 26, 2016
Stopping NJ Companies from Shifting Revenue to States with Lower Business Taxes
John Reitmeyer | July 26, 2016
Democratic Leaders Unite On New Tax-Cut Plan to Balance Gas-Tax Hike
John Reitmeyer | July 25, 2016
Poll: Is the National Republican Party Too Right for the Garden State?
| July 21, 2016
Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity, A Chance for All to Succeed
Doug Mesecar and Don Soifer | July 21, 2016
Explainer: Constitutional Amendment Would Lock in Gas-Tax Revenue for TTF
John Reitmeyer | July 19, 2016
Should Consumers Pay Surcharge to Help Defray Cost of Nuclear Energy?
Tom Johnson | July 15, 2016
Why Christie, Sweeney, and Others Agree on 23-Cent/Gallon Gas-Tax Hike
John Reitmeyer | July 14, 2016
Op-Ed: Our Schools Are Broken -- Do We Have the Courage to Fix Them?
Richard C. Ten Eyck | July 14, 2016
New Jersey Starts Collecting More Tax Upfront from Lottery Winners
John Reitmeyer | July 13, 2016
Opinion: Christie’s Pitching New Jersey Issues to National Audience
Carl Golden | July 13, 2016
State Appeals Court Sides with Towns Over Affordable Housing ‘Gap Period’
Colleen O'Dea | July 12, 2016
At NJ Spotlight Roundtable, Competing Visions of How to Fix Public-Pension System
John Reitmeyer | July 11, 2016
The List: 10 Most Common Languages of NJ’s Polyglot Student Population
Colleen O'Dea | July 11, 2016
Poll: Is the Garden State Still Committed to Being ‘Green’?
| July 7, 2016
Profile: Doing Much More Than Just Making Sure the Numbers Add Up
John Reitmeyer | July 6, 2016
Who Wins, Who Loses After Christie Wields His Line-Item Veto Pen?
John Reitmeyer | July 5, 2016
Christie Line-Item Vetoes Even Modest Adds Democrats Made to Budget Plan
NJ Spotlight Staff | July 1, 2016
How Will Sweeney Deal with Christie and Prieto’s Late-Night TTF Surprise?
John Reitmeyer | June 30, 2016
Poll: Quick! Pick a Plan to Refuel the Transportation Trust Fund
| June 30, 2016
Fine Print: Transportation Funding Puts Sales Tax-Cut Under Microscope
John Reitmeyer | June 29, 2016
Profile: Nonprofit Developer Turns His Attention to Atlantic City
Tara Nurin | June 29, 2016
Budget Bill Sails Through, but Christie Brokers New Plan to Revive TTF
John Reitmeyer | June 28, 2016
Sen. Menendez Takes On ‘Zombie Foreclosures’
Joe Tyrrell | June 27, 2016
Democratic Budget Bill: More for Social Programs, No Major Tax Hikes
John Reitmeyer | June 24, 2016
Hedge-Fund Dispute Stalls 2017 Investment Plan For Public Pension System
John Reitmeyer | June 23, 2016
Restored Historic Terminal at Liberty State Park Reopens to Public
Tom Johnson | June 23, 2016
Poll: Time for Compromise On Transportation Fund, Gas Tax?
| June 23, 2016
List: New Jersey’s 10 Trauma Centers -- Always Ready When Needed
Lilo H. Stainton | June 20, 2016
Sweeney Confirms Democrats Will Present Their Own Budget Bill to Christie
John Reitmeyer | June 16, 2016
Poll: Would the Garden State Be Greener If We Legalized Grass?
NJ Spotlight Staff | June 16, 2016
DEP Five Years Behind Schedule Ranking 10,000 Hazardous Waste Sites
Tom Johnson | June 14, 2016
The List: Detailing the Diversions from the State's Clean Energy Fund
Tom Johnson | June 13, 2016
State’s Top Court Says No Retiree COLA Payments Until Pension System Is Healthy
John Reitmeyer | June 10, 2016
Are New Jersey’s Millionaires Really Fleeing to States with Lower Taxes?
John Reitmeyer | June 9, 2016
Opinion: The Real Significance of the Unindicted Co-Conspirator
Carl Golden | June 9, 2016
Poll: Did Surprising Voter Turnout Add up to Any Other Primary Surprises?
| June 9, 2016
NJ By the Numbers: Final Results for All Races, Presidential Primaries
NJ Spotlight Staff | June 8, 2016
Overview: Incumbents Take All Races Across NJ, Clinton Clinches Nomination
Joe Tyrrell | June 8, 2016
Dueling Plans to Fix Public Pension System, One with a ‘Safety Valve’
John Reitmeyer | June 8, 2016
Monthly Job Reports 'Worthless' for Long-Term Planning Says Top Official
John Reitmeyer | June 6, 2016
Op-Ed: “Tax Fairness” -- Unfair to All New Jerseyans Except the Wealthiest
Analilia Mejia | June 2, 2016
Opinion: Decoupling Breaks the Mold of Utilities’ Business Model
R. William Potter | June 1, 2016
State Turns Attention to Two More Contaminants Found in NJ Drinking Water
Tom Johnson | May 31, 2016
Pushing to Protect the Educational Opportunity Fund from State Budget Cuts
John Reitmeyer | May 31, 2016
Feds Urged to Suspend Review of PennEast Pipeline Proposal
Tom Johnson | May 27, 2016
Mob Tied to Fraudulent Recycling of Toxic Waste Material
Tom Johnson | May 26, 2016
The Impossible Dream: Affordable Rentals for Cash-Strapped Residents
Colleen O'Dea | May 26, 2016
Poll: Are We Overpaying the Presidents of NJ’s Public Colleges, Universities?
| May 26, 2016
Murky Bottom: Will Deeper Delaware River Make Philly More Competitive?
Katie Colaneri | WHYY | May 25, 2016
Opinion: A Democratic Governor Is Near Inevitable, Could It Be Phil Murphy?
Carl Golden | May 25, 2016
The List: All the Presidents’ Pay and Perks at New Jersey’s Public Colleges
Mark Lagerkvist | May 23, 2016
Poll: Should Christie Raid Clean Energy Fund (Again) to Help Solve Latest Shortfall?
| May 19, 2016
Not a Pretty Picture: New Jersey Third Most-Indebted State in the Union
John Reitmeyer | May 18, 2016
The List: 10 Schools That Make the Grade for Student Scores in Advanced Classes
Colleen O'Dea | May 16, 2016
Poll: Naming Bridgegate’s Unindicted Co-Conspirators -- Go for It or Get Over It?
NJ Spotlight Staff | May 12, 2016
The List: 12 NJ Hospitals That Qualified for $1M or More in Extra Medicare Funds
Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2016
Speculators, Cash Sales Crowd Out Home Buyers in Some NJ Towns
Joe Tyrrell | May 5, 2016
Poll: Does Trump’s ‘Triumph’ Mean Christie’s Battered Star Is in the Ascendant?
| May 5, 2016
Out-of-Date Data Shortchanges Recipients of Homestead Tax Rebates
John Reitmeyer | May 4, 2016
Op-Ed: We Must Learn to Teach the Entire Child
Brian P. Gatens and Matthew J. Murphy | May 4, 2016
Opinion: Learning to Live with Our Addiction to Hazardous Sites by Water
Daniel J. Van Abs | May 3, 2016
The List: Best Cocktail Bars in New Jersey (Don’t Drive After Reading This)
Tara Nurin | May 2, 2016
Could Democrats Cut a Deal on State Tax Deduction for Charitable Contributions?
John Reitmeyer | April 29, 2016
Poll: Earned Sick Leave, Good for Employees but Bad for Business?
| April 28, 2016
Poll: Does PARCC Glitch Mean It’s Time to Take Another Look at Online Test?
| April 21, 2016
The List: Top Garden State Lobbying Firms that Collected the Most Fees
Colleen O'Dea | April 18, 2016
Op-Ed: There Is a Difference Between Doing Things Right and Doing the Right Thing
Richard C. Ten Eyck | April 7, 2016
Overcoming Barriers to Integration of Behavioral Health, Primary Care in NJ
NJ Spotlight Staff | April 6, 2016
Opinion: Patching the ‘Safety Net,’ One Homeless Family at a Time
R. William Potter | April 5, 2016
Op-Ed: Finding Homes for the Disabled and the Poor in All of Our Communities
Gail Levinson | April 4, 2016
Opinion: SFRA's a Fossil, Abbott's History -- Bring School Aid into 21st Century
Laura Waters | April 1, 2016
The List: New Jersey Counties with the Highest Immigrant Populations
Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2016
Many Happy Returns: ‘Alternative’ Investments Buoy State Pension Plan
John Reitmeyer | March 24, 2016
Lawmakers Hear Pleas for More State Funding for Transit, Schools, Cities
John Reitmeyer | March 23, 2016
Why Can't New Jersey Residents Deduct Donations They Make to Charity?
John Reitmeyer | March 22, 2016
Op-Ed: A Year Goes by Without COAH -- For Better or for Worse?
Lori Grifa | March 22, 2016
Op-Ed: For Businesses, Workers, OMNIA Offers Cure for Rising Healthcare Costs
Tara Cambria | March 18, 2016
Wide Array of Concerns Aired at State Budget Hearing in South Jersey
John Reitmeyer | March 17, 2016
Opinion: Newark’s Citizens Should Have High Standards for Their Kids’ Education
Tawayna Peeples | March 17, 2016
An NJ Spotlight Webinar: Regulation of Tiered Networks
NJ Spotlight staff | March 17, 2016
Opinion: Memo to Christie, Sweeney -- Hands Off the NJ Supreme Court
Carl Golden | March 17, 2016
Arguments Over Cost-of-Living Raises Heard by State’s Highest Court
John Reitmeyer | March 15, 2016
Opinion: When Water Utilities Are Sold, the Customers Should Benefit
Daniel J. Van Abs | March 15, 2016
The List: Retired NJ Officials with $100K-Plus Public Pension Doubles in Five Years
Mark Lagerkvist | March 14, 2016
Senator Proposes Using Budget Surplus to Boost State Pension Payment
John Reitmeyer | March 14, 2016
Assembly Budget Committee Hears Pleas to Stick to State’s School-Aid Formula
John Reitmeyer | March 10, 2016
Democrat’s Tax Break for Low-Wage Earners Would Be Second in Two Years
John Reitmeyer | March 8, 2016
The List: 10 Great New Jersey Bike Trails to Help Get You Psyched for Cycling
Meir Rinde | March 7, 2016
Public Gets Chance to Offer Views on Christie’s Proposed Budget for FY2017
John Reitmeyer | March 7, 2016
Democrats Get Behind ‘Tax Fairness,’ Hoping Christie Will Back Gas-Tax Hike
John Reitmeyer | March 1, 2016
NJ Remains One of Most Indebted States in Nation, Thanks to Recent Borrowing
John Reitmeyer | February 29, 2016
Explainer: NJ’s Welfare Programs Pay Well Below Federal Poverty Level
Colleen O'Dea | February 23, 2016
The List: NJ Schools with the Most Students Not Taking the Online PARCC Exams
John Mooney | February 22, 2016
Opinion: On Governing New Jersey -- The Legend of State Property Tax Relief
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 18, 2016
Modest Midyear Adjustments Could Mean Healthier Budget for Current Year
John Reitmeyer | February 18, 2016
Christie’s Budget Address: Mixed Message to State’s Democratic Lawmakers
John Reitmeyer | February 17, 2016
Christie’s New Budget Plan: Same Old Diversions from Clean Energy Fund
Tom Johnson | February 17, 2016
Governor’s Plan Offers Barely More Aid to Schools – But It Could Be Worse
John Mooney | February 17, 2016
The List: What to Watch and Listen for in Governor’s Budget Address Today
John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2016
Opinion: Honest Answers About PARCC Results Versus Scores on NJASK
Mark Weber | February 12, 2016
Christie-Appointed Panel Pans State Pension Plan Touted by Democrats
John Reitmeyer | February 12, 2016
Lawmakers Push to Return Utility Tax Funds to Hard-Pressed Municipalities
John Reitmeyer | February 9, 2016
The List: What -- and Who -- Makes New Jersey a State of Many Nations?
Lee Keough | February 8, 2016
Depleted Transportation Trust Fund Creates Fiscal Crisis for Municipalities
John Reitmeyer | February 4, 2016
Slight Hike in Tax Revenue Adds Up to Projected Surplus for State Coffers
John Reitmeyer | February 3, 2016
The List: New Jersey Schools with the Highest Percentage of Kids Living in Poverty
Colleen O'Dea | February 1, 2016
Democrats Look to Close Corporate-Tax Loophole Used to Shield Profits
John Reitmeyer | January 29, 2016
NJ Pension Officials, Citing Better Returns, Defend Alternative Investments
John Reitmeyer | January 28, 2016
Op-Ed: Improve Health in NJ by Coordinating Behavioral Treatment, Primary Care
Joan Randell | January 28, 2016
Moody’s Again Warns Investors to Be Wary of Uncertain Finances in NJ
John Reitmeyer | January 26, 2016
Opinion: Dr. Christie and Mr. Hyde Deliver State of State Address
Carl Golden | January 14, 2016
Without a 'Rainy Day Fund,' New Jersey Could Be Hurt By Another Big Recession
John Reitmeyer | January 7, 2016
Prieto, Sweeney Split Over Revenue Sources for Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | January 6, 2016
Senate President Revamps Payment Plan for Closing Deficit in Pension Fund
John Reitmeyer | December 18, 2015
GOP Lawmaker Proposes Alternate Way to Replenish Transportation Fund
John Reitmeyer | December 15, 2015
The List: Independent Committees Spent Record Share in 2015 Assembly Races
Lilo H. Stainton | December 7, 2015
How Many New Jersey Homes Were Seriously Damaged by Superstorm Sandy?
Scott Gurian | November 18, 2015
Sandy’s Legacy Includes Heightened Awareness of Behavioral-Health Needs
Andrew Kitchenman | October 30, 2015
The List: Watching the Clock -- Which NJ Schools Have the Longest Days?
Colleen O'Dea | September 14, 2015
The List: How Do New Jersey Children Fare in National Well-Being Rankings?
Colleen O'Dea | July 27, 2015
Opinion: Steering Clear of the 2 Percent Trap for Water Utilities
Daniel J. Van Abs | April 22, 2015
Voters Answer Resounding ‘Yes’ to New Jersey’s Two Ballot Questions
Tom Johnson | November 5, 2014
Op-Ed: The Use of Ballot Questions Should Not Be Abused
Anthony Russo | October 29, 2014
Understanding NJ’s Two Ballot Questions -- What They Say, What They Mean
| October 29, 2014
With Week to Go, Open-Space Ballot Question Continues to Be Divisive
Tom Johnson | October 28, 2014
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Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2014
Opinion: Ballot Question to Preserve Open Space Could Hurt More Than It Helps
R. William Potter | October 1, 2014
Bipartisan Coalition Wants Open-Space Question on November Ballot
Tom Johnson | September 18, 2014
Poll: What Do You Think of Putting Open-Space Funding on Statewide Ballot?
| August 7, 2014
Open-Space Funding Gets One Last Chance to Get Spot on November Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 1, 2014
Maybe Next Year: Open-Space Funding Not Likely to Make It to November Ballot
Tom Johnson | July 1, 2014
Open-Space Bill Sails Through Senate, but Assembly Deadline Looms
Tom Johnson | June 27, 2014
Poll Shows Voters Favor Using Corporate Business Taxes to Fund Open Space
Tom Johnson | June 24, 2014
The Quest for Reliable Open-Space Funding -- So Little Time, So Far to Go
Tom Johnson | June 18, 2014
Op-Ed: Too Early for High-Stakes Testing Based on Common Core
Lisa Wolff | June 16, 2014
Open-Space Preservation Could Be Back on Ballot Come November
Tom Johnson | June 6, 2014
State Officials Play Coy About Plans for Open-Space Preservation
Tom Johnson | April 29, 2014
How to Fund Open-Space Preservation in the Garden State: A Conversation
Tom Johnson | April 16, 2014
Explainer: Trying to Find a Stable Source of Funds for Open-Space Preservation
Tom Johnson | April 8, 2014
Bill Earmarking Funds for Open-Space Preservation Clears Committee
Tom Johnson | March 18, 2014
Open-Space Financing Plan Could Mend Fences in Environmental Community
Tom Johnson | March 6, 2014
Funding for Open-Space Preservation Troubles New Legislative Session
Tom Johnson | January 28, 2014
Open-Space Funding Debate Spills Over Into New Legislative Term
Tom Johnson | January 22, 2014
Clock Running Out on Funding for Open-Space Preservation Program
Tom Johnson | January 9, 2014
Christie Won't Go for Sales-Tax Scheme to Fund Open-Space Preservation
Tom Johnson | December 16, 2013
Competing Open-Space Funding Schemes Could Leave Program Broke
Tom Johnson | December 13, 2013
Senate, Assembly Democrats Disagree Over Open-Space Preservation
Tom Johnson | December 9, 2013
Bill Would Put $200M Open-Space Bond Issue on November 2014 Ballot
Tom Johnson | November 26, 2013
Explainer: NJ Highlands Protects Resources, Preserves Open Space
Colleen O'Dea | October 8, 2013
Bipartisan Senate Support for Open-Space Bill Collapses at Last Minute
Tom Johnson | July 30, 2013
Eleventh-Hour Push to Get Open-Space Initiative on November Ballot
Tom Johnson | July 29, 2013
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