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Op-Ed: Senate President Sweeney Must Post the PARCC Bill

Sue Altman | April 28, 2017 | Opinion

This is not the first time that education advocates have watched a key bill languish and die a slow death at the senate president’s hands

Op-Ed: Just Say No to Nuclear Subsidies

Steven S. Goldenberg | April 27, 2017 | Opinion
Nuclear subsidies, or zero-emission credits, have been tried before, chiefly to the detriment of residential and business ratepayers
Op-Ed: Parole Reform Needed in New Jersey
Roseanne Scotti | April 26, 2017 | Opinion
New Jersey’s parole system is broken and serves neither the interests of justice nor public safety. The system is economically unsustainable, ineffective, and counterproductive
Op-Ed: If Infrastructure Is the Problem (and It Is), What’s the Solution?
Richard F. Keevey | April 25, 2017 | Opinion
New Jersey’s infrastructure — and the nation’s — are in need of a massive infusion of capital
Opinion: Water is Priceless and That Is a Problem
Daniel J. Van Abs | April 24, 2017 | Opinion
Water users don’t pay environmental costs like reduced stream flows; they don’t pay opportunity costs — the costs of what could have been done with water had they not consumed it
Opinion: Christie and Public Employee Unions — the More Things Change …
Carl Golden | April 21, 2017 | Opinion
Christie looks as if he’s going to leave office much as he came in: battling the public unions over their pension and health benefits (again)
Opinion: Fighting Global Warming with Strategy of Divestment/Reinvestment
R. William Potter | April 20, 2017 | Opinion
Baby boomers and millennials alike can refuse to invest in or do business with companies deep into fossil fuels, investing instead in ‘green’ alternatives
Op-Ed: A Message to Congress — Keep Charities and Foundations Nonpartisan
Linda M. Czipo and Nina Stack | April 19, 2017 | Opinion
Removing the longstanding ban on partisan political activity by charitable and philanthropic organizations presents a severe threat to the integrity and wellbeing of those organizations
Op-Ed: If We Want Clean Energy, We Must Get Energy Prices Right
Frank A. Felder | April 18, 2017 | Opinion
Garden State could become first in the US with the right mix of ‘carbon pricing and revenue recycling’
Opinion: Why I Support Betsy DeVos
Dick Zimmer | April 17, 2017 | Education, Opinion
The issue is school choice. The opposition is the teachers unions
Op-Ed: Candidates for Governor Need to Step up for Campaign Finance Reform
David Goodman | April 13, 2017 | Opinion
The coming elections are a great opportunity to urge legislative and gubernatorial hopefuls to come out against dark money and special interests
Opinion: ACA Lives on for Today, but What About Tomorrow?
Linda Schwimmer | April 12, 2017 | Opinion
The Trump administration’s American Health Care Act has been pulled from consideration, but Obamacare is far from safe
Op-Ed: Undermining the EPA Risks Decades of Environmental Progress
Krassi Lazarova | April 11, 2017 | Opinion
Why do so many of us express general support for environmental protection, but not see it as a priority issue? Is the EPA a victim of its own success?
Op-Ed: Think Twice Before You Pull Those Weeds
Eric Stiles | April 10, 2017 | Opinion
Native species furnish food for Monarch butterflies on their long migration to Mexico, and necessary nourishment for thrushes, tanagers, and warblers as they wing their way south
Opinion: Is It Time for New Jersey to Create a Public Bank?
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | April 7, 2017 | Opinion
The state would be better served by focusing on the larger, more difficult task of reforming and improving its public banking institutions and programs
Op-Ed: Four Practical Ways for New Jersey to Raise New Revenue
Jon Whiten | April 6, 2017 | Opinion
Instead of scores of groups fighting for tiny scraps of an ever-shrinking funding pie, NJ needs to make that pie larger
Op-Ed: Drastic SNAP Cuts Would Be Devastating Domestic Disaster
Irwin Stoolmacher | April 5, 2017 | Opinion
In New Jersey, some 850,000 people receive more than $1 billion annually from SNAP to help buy food. Converting the program to a block grant would slash funds
Opinion: Bridgegate — the Ugly Political Scandal that Keeps on Giving
Carl Golden | April 4, 2017 | Opinion
The lane-closure scheme that stalled and snarled traffic in Fort Lee cost Christie his political capital, as his recent appointment to chair Trump’s opioid task force makes clear
Op-Ed: Challenged by School-Funding Do-Over?
Lynne Strickland | April 3, 2017 | Opinion
For starters, let’s help our kids — let’s finally fix special-education aid
Op-Ed: DEP Misses Boat, Fails to Turn Tide on Polluted Stormwater
Michael L. Pisauro, Jr. | March 31, 2017 | Opinion
Department is renewing municipal stormwater permits for the first time in over a decade but is not incorporating technology that could improve water quality
Op-Ed: Breaking Through Healthcare’s Aversion to Change
Tomas Gregorio | March 30, 2017 | Opinion
Change is inevitable, even in healthcare. It should be embraced, encouraged, and fostered, for without it we risk untold costs measured in lives and dollars
Op-Ed: NJ Police and Fire Pension Bill — From the Frying Pan to the …
Chuck Reed | March 29, 2017 | Opinion
The public-employee unions have a point: The New Jersey retirement system has been a disaster. Unfortunately, what they don’t have is a viable solution
Op-Ed: Why U.S. Supreme Court Must Stand up for Retired Americans
Mary Rich | March 28, 2017 | Opinion
Hospitals that masquerade as religiously affiliated institutions do their employees and themselves a grave disservice
Opinion: Welcome to the Brave New World of Stormwater
Daniel J. Van Abs | March 27, 2017 | Opinion
We need to think of stormwater as a resource that supports our streams, lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries, not something to be discarded and forgotten
Opinion: Finding the Right Fit for Charters and Special-Needs Students
Laura Waters | March 24, 2017 | Opinion
Accusations that charters don’t want to deal with special-ed costs and challenges are getting us — and our children — nowhere
Op-Ed: Why Police and Firefighters Must Manage Their Own Pension System
Ed Donnelly | March 23, 2017 | Opinion
The state’s failure to meet its obligations and its willingness to give local employers a pass have created a shortfall in the PFRS system of more than $11.1 billion
Opinion: Murphy and Guadagno and Their Gubernatorial Baggage
Carl Golden | March 22, 2017 | Opinion
While Murphy is burdened by Corzine’s ghost, Guadagno is shadowed by Christie’s presence
Opinion: Heads They Win, Tails You Lose
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | March 21, 2017 | Opinion
Police and fire unions’ power grab sticks New Jersey’s taxpayers with the pension bill
Op-Ed: The Legislative Importance of Pushing Back Against PARCC
Sarah Blaine | March 20, 2017 | Opinion
The NJ Board of Education’s choice of PARCC as a HS graduation requirement is an overreach by the executive branch that the Legislature must correct
Op-Ed: Will the Supreme Court Open Doors to NJ’s Wealthiest Communities?
Darrell L. Armstrong | March 17, 2017 | Opinion
Rather than welcoming inclusion, too many rich towns have perpetuated longstanding practices that lock out families of color from access to opportunities
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