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Op-Ed: It’s July 1 and There’s No Transportation Funding Fix. What’s Next?

Gordon MacInnes | July 1, 2016 | Opinion

Both proposals being considered this week would have improved transportation funding but at the price of serious financial and economic damage to the state

Opinion: Fight for $15 -- Unfinished Business of Civil Rights Movement

Milly Silva | June 30, 2016 | Opinion
Raising wages helps our economy by giving small businesses precisely what they need more of -- customers with money to spend
Opinion: Candidate Christie’s Fateful About-Face on Wind Power
R. William Potter | June 29, 2016 | Opinion
The governor, then a presidential hopeful, didn’t blow hot and cold on wind energy -- he gave it an arctic blast
Opinion: Christie’s Back, and His 'Extreme' School-Funding Plan Proves It
Carl Golden | June 28, 2016 | Opinion
A textbook example of a shrewd politician, what’s the governor’s endgame in this seemingly unwinnable fight?
Op-Ed: Comprehensive Reform Must Start with New Jersey's Outsized Tax Burden
Michele Siekerka | June 27, 2016 | Opinion
New Jersey has an ‘affordability problem’ that is in urgent need of resolution
Opinion: What’s Wrong with Christie’s Wrongheaded School-Aid Plan?
Mark Weber | June 24, 2016 | Opinion
We need to see the governor’s proposal for what it really is: a cynical ploy to court voters on the far right
Op-Ed: Is ‘Tax Fairness’ Unfair to Everyone Who Rides NJ’s Roads?
Cathleen Lewis | June 23, 2016 | Opinion
After years of neglect, it’s time for NJ to face its ‘transportation funding crisis’
Op-Ed: Legalizing Marijuana -- A Matter of Civil Rights
Udi Ofer | June 21, 2016 | Opinion
There were almost 25,000 arrests for marijuana in 2014, but New Jersey's black residents are three times more likely than their white counterparts to be busted
Op-Ed: Striving for Student Success, Not Just Proficiency
Emil Carafa | June 20, 2016 | Opinion
According to one assessment, PARCC is a better predictor of college success than other tests that are supposed to do the same thing
Opinion: Taking Stock of New Jersey Health Insurance Coverage Under Obamacare
Joel Cantor | June 17, 2016 | Opinion
Overall grade: B+, a respectable showing for the notoriously complex Affordable Care Act, but raising that rating is going to be difficult
Opinion: Taking the Local Road to Restoring the TTF
Michael J. Darcy and John G. Donnadio | June 16, 2016 | Opinion
The bipartisan plan to restore the TTF isn’t a gift, it’s a return to funding levels that have been cut year after year
Opinion: Is Christie Override in Offing Over Transportation Funding?
Carl Golden | June 15, 2016 | Opinion
The governor may issue a rallying cry to fellow Republicans, but it’s no longer certain how many will answer his call
Opinion: Funding Tax Fairness with Increase to State Sales Tax
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | June 13, 2016 | Opinion
It’s not likely to gain much traction, but boosting the state sales tax could go a long way to easing the Transportation Trust Fund crisis
Op-Ed: New Jersey Has the Opportunity to Get Uber Right
Scott Rudder | June 10, 2016 | Opinion
Despite the smart-phone app, Uber is just a car service. Riders must be assured that drivers have undergone complete background checks
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
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
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’
Op-Ed: Conversion Will Ensure That B.L. England Plant Burns Clean
Russ Arlotta | May 19, 2016 | Opinion
Local generation stabilizes the grid during peak demand in both summer and winter
Opinion: The BPU Could End Diversions from Clean-Energy Fund in a Heartbeat
R. William Potter | May 16, 2016 | Opinion
It’s disingenuous to pretend that Christie’s shanghaiing of $1B in funds hasn’t had a deeply deleterious effect on the state’s clean-energy industry
Opinion: The ‘Message’ of Poor PARCC Results -- Don’t Blame the Test
Laura Waters | May 13, 2016 | Opinion
Consider this: One-third of the incoming class at Rutgers had to take remedial classes for subjects they should have mastered in high school
Op-Ed: Student Fees -- the Equation Is Simple, but the Problem Is Complex
Michael W. Klein | May 12, 2016 | Opinion
Charting the connection between student fees and state funding for higher education
Opinion: Twisted Tango Over the Hudson -- the Stalemate Over Port Authority Reform
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | May 11, 2016 | Opinion
Despite how legislators try to spin it, there’s no meaningful difference between the NJ and the NY port authority reform bills
In Battle of Atlantic City Titans, Is Prieto Big Enough to Prevail?
Carl Golden | May 10, 2016 | Opinion
The speaker is in the ring with some serious heavyweights -- Christie, Sweeney, and George Norcross -- and this is a blood sport
Op-Ed: It's Not Just Lead -- New Jersey’s Drinking-Water Crisis
David Pringle | May 9, 2016 | Opinion
New Jersey’s water-infrastructure problem will take years and billions to fix. But it’s time to at least develop a plan of action
Op-Ed: Uncovering New Jersey’s Unknown Child-Migration Crisis
Randi Mandelbaum and Margarethe Laurenzi | May 6, 2016 | Opinion
At present, more than 5,000 children who fled violence in Mexico and Central America live with relatives in the state
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
Op-Ed: After Newark and Flint -- Mandating Clean Water for All School Kids
Donald M. Payne, Jr. | May 2, 2016 | Opinion
No child takes a drink from a water fountain and thinks about whether that water is contaminated. At least, they shouldn’t have to
A New Model for Innovation, Even in the Smallest School Districts
Adam D. Fried | April 29, 2016 | Opinion
‘Clustering’ to share developers and resources, ‘lab sites’ both to learn and to be free to fail
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