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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
Op-Ed: Sale of NJ’s Airwaves Could Address Local News Crisis
Mike Rispoli | March 15, 2017 | Opinion
When news coverage disappears, people are less informed, civic participation drops, and political corruption increases
Opinion: Complex Truths Versus Simple Thinking About the Undocumented
R. William Potter and Clara S. Haignere | March 13, 2017 | Opinion
Being in the United States without documentation is about as “illegal” as jaywalking or shoplifting. Let’s treat it that way
Op-Ed: Freedom of School Choice Is a Chance at the American Dream
Ruthven Haneef Auguste | March 10, 2017 | Opinion
Those who obstruct choice are more interested in protecting their special interests than in protecting the interests of all children to access a quality education
Op-Ed: Why Federal Support for the Arts Matters
John Schreiber | March 9, 2017 | Opinion
The NEA spends less than $150 million on the arts — and the arts send more than $22 billion back to local and state governments. Let that sink in
Opinion: NJ Must Modernize Medicaid for the Future
Linda Schwimmer | March 8, 2017 | Opinion
Making Medicaid more efficient and effective will be essential to future generations and to the fiscal stability of our state for decades to come
Op-Ed: All Hospitals Are Safety Nets for New Jersey Residents
Jennifer Mancuso | March 7, 2017 | Opinion
State law requires all hospitals to care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, but reimbursements for these services are on the chopping block — again
Op-Ed: Note to NJ Pols — A Few Boos and Tough Questions Won’t Kill You
Joshua Henne | March 6, 2017 | Opinion
Representatives who don’t have the courage to publicly engage aren’t serving their constituents — and don’t deserve to serve
Op-Ed: Jim Hughes Predicts NJ’s Postsuburban Economy, and It Isn’t Pretty
Carl Goldberg | March 3, 2017 | Opinion
Imagine the New Jersey landscape dotted with abandoned malls and ghostly office parks
Opinion: Gov. Chris Christie — The Lame Duck Who Roared
Carl Golden | March 2, 2017 | Opinion
The governor may be on his way out, but he managed to turn his budget address into a referendum on school funding, much to dismay of gubernatorial hopefuls
Op-Ed: We Need More than Campaign Slogans to Fix Healthcare System
James J. Florio | March 1, 2017 | Opinion
The ACA has healthcare moving in the right direction except when it comes to costs — and it may be that the rise in healthcare costs has nothing to do with the legislation
Op-Ed: How Do We Protect Our Children, Communities Against Toxic Chemicals?
Molly Greenberg and Debra Coyle McFadden | February 28, 2017 | Opinion
Gov. Christie's administration has repeatedly failed to ensure that counties and municipalities provide public access to emergency response plans, as required by federal law
Op-Ed: The Critical Need for New Jersey's Water Supply Plan
Jennifer Coffey and Tim Dillingham | February 27, 2017 | Opinion
With 14 counties under drought warning, the governor must release the Water Supply Plan — whether it's ready or not
Op-Ed: Working Together to Address Health Challenges Posed by NJ Climate Changes
George DiFerdinando Jr. | February 24, 2017 | Opinion
The impact that changing climate trends will have on health of New Jerseyans is immediate, widespread, and severe
Opinion: The Coming Federalization of NJ Pension and Benefits Crisis
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 23, 2017 | Opinion
Notwithstanding the 10th Amendment, the federal government has repeatedly stepped in when the states’ political systems failed to bring about necessary action
Op-Ed: What Regaining Full Control of Schools Means for the People of Newark
Shanell Dunns | February 22, 2017 | Opinion
Students will be counting on us — the parents, residents, teachers, and leaders — to create a school environment that prepares them to succeed as adults
Opinion: Gov. Chris Christie, Hardly Your Typical Lame Duck
Carl Golden | February 21, 2017 | Opinion
The governor isn’t just good at political brawling and trading shots, he likes doing so: Don’t look for that to change anytime soon
Op-Ed: A New Vision — Citizenship for the 21st Century
Harry Pozycki | February 17, 2017 | Opinion
The urgent task of retooling and strengthening our democracy can no longer be left to our leaders in Washington, Trenton, and city hall
Op-Ed: Deepening Our Commitment to Public Purposes of Higher Ed
Kathleen Waldron | February 16, 2017 | Opinion
How can we ensure that we help young people from historically underserved communities apply, enroll, and graduate college?
Opinion: The Tragedy and Travesty of Undocumented Children
R. William Potter | February 15, 2017 | Opinion
Having an attorney present during immigration proceedings tips the scales of justice in favor of remaining in the United States
Op-Ed: Protecting Freedom of the Press — Starting in Middle School
Walter Bowne | February 14, 2017 | Opinion
In this age of fake news, students can’t learn too soon to fight editorial censorship
Op-Ed: The Will of New Jersey Voters Must Be Respected
Steven P. Perskie | February 13, 2017 | Opinion
Ballot measure on gaming against state constitution
Op-Ed: Supreme Court’s Decision — the Final Battle in the COAH War?
Lori Grifa | February 10, 2017 | Opinion
The court’s ruling provoked the usual responses. Many towns complained that it would cost them money; others decried it as a usurpation of local authority
Op-Ed: Fierce Urgency of Getting Veterans’ Diversion Right in New Jersey
Matthew S. Adams | February 9, 2017 | Opinion
We owe it to our veterans to get this right. Hopefully our legislators are listening
Op-Ed: ‘Do No Harm’ — Words to Remember as Congress Debates Future of ACA
Betsy Ryan | February 8, 2017 | Opinion
Efforts to ‘repeal, repair or replace’ Affordable Care Act could affect all consumers, not just those covered by the controversial law
Opinion: Anticipating the 2018 Statewide Water Supply Plan
Daniel J. Van Abs | February 7, 2017 | Opinion
The administration has made it clear that it doesn’t want to release the water plan. It’s time to look forward to a new administration and a new plan
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