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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
Opinion: Let Cooler Heads Prevail -- A Potential Deal on Pension Funding
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | July 12, 2016 | Opinion
Withdraw the proposed ballot question and instead adopt law that commits state to making annual normal contribution at the beginning of its fiscal year
Op-Ed: Christie’s ‘Fairness Formula’ Versus Sweeney’s ‘Formula 4 Success’
Paul Tractenberg | July 11, 2016 | Opinion
Both schemes highlight deep problems with New Jersey’s school-funding system, but neither is the right solution
Op-Ed: Post the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules Resolution
John F. McKeon | July 8, 2016 | Opinion
The DEP’s proposed rule changes will lead to the piecemeal destruction of vegetation that serves as a natural buffer against flooding
Opinion: Those Who Plan for Growth Should Plan for Water Services
Daniel J. Van Abs | July 7, 2016 | Opinion
We may clamor for development, but do we have the water utilities to support it?
Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Homeless Prevention Efforts Are Working
Elizabeth Connolly | July 6, 2016 | Opinion
New and expanded programs will continue to reduce housing insecurity
Op-Ed: Lost and Then Found on the Road to HS Graduation
Aaron Caraballo-Ugaro | July 5, 2016 | Opinion
One of New Jersey’s graduating seniors explains to classmates the real meaning of freedom
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
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