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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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’
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
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
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
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
Opinion: It’s Past Time for Comprehensive Approach to Protect Children from Lead
Daniel J. Van Abs | August 16, 2016 | Opinion
There is a sense that lead exposure is an issue that has been resolved. But while significant improvements have been made, they are not enough
Op-Ed: Privatizing public school custodians and facility management
Jerell Blakeley | August 15, 2016 | Opinion
NJ school districts would be wise to think twice about privatization, which often means substantial hidden costs and reduced performance
Op-Ed: Earned Sick Leave A Lifeline for Survivors Of Domestic Violence
Amy Dunford | August 12, 2016 | Opinion
But with efforts stalled to advance sick leave legislation in New Jersey, survivors continue to be put in danger
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
Opinion: The Fear Factor and Sweeney’s Decision to Hold His Pension Amendment
Carl Golden | August 9, 2016 | Opinion
Was Senate president worried that voters might defeat the ballot question come November, giving the governor a straight shot at deciding funding levels?
Opinion: Developers Benefit While Environmentalists Suffer Double Setback
R. William Potter | August 4, 2016 | Opinion
Two little-noticed decisions could gag environmentalists and impede elected officials who want to tighten planning regulations
Op-Ed: Are Our Students Getting the Wrong Message from the Presidential Race?
Brian P. Gatens and Matthew J. Murphy | August 2, 2016 | Opinion
What message are we delivering to New Jersey’s kids when some candidates for the nation’s highest office act like sneering schoolyard bullies?
Opinion: Is Lakewood NJ Pushing the Boundaries Separating Church and State?
Laura Waters | August 1, 2016 | Opinion
A recently approved bill commits nearly $17 million in state money to busing the town’s Orthodox Jewish students who attend yeshivas or private day schools
Op-Ed: Constitutional Amendment Is Only Solution to NJ’s Pension Crisis
Wendell Steinhauer | July 29, 2016 | Opinion
Every year for 20 years, the state has made some excuse, but there’s never been a full payment into public-employee payment plan
Op-Ed: For Nonprofit Hospitals, a Time to Legislate, Not Litigate
Betsy Ryan | July 27, 2016 | Opinion
It’s important to get the legislation right and arrive at a sound solution that will help municipalities and tax payers without threatening the viability of hospitals
Opinion: Could Christie’s Rejection of Latest TTF Compromise Boomerang?
Carl Golden | July 26, 2016 | Opinion
With his popularity lagging and his administration dogged by scandal, this isn’t the best time for a lame-duck governor to attempt a show of strength
Op-Ed: Help NJ’s Urban Business Base by Extending UEZ Program
Albert B. Kelly | July 25, 2016 | Opinion
There’s legislation on the governor’s desk that can take some of the pressure off cities like Bridgeton, Camden, Trenton, and Plainfield
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
Op-Ed: Christie’s Funding Freeze Punishes People in Distress, Nonprofits
Linda M. Czipo | July 19, 2016 | Opinion
Nonprofits say governor’s budget-related veto on a range of social-program spending could be devastating
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
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
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