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Op-Ed: Shifting Services for Seniors, Disabled People in NJ Away from Nursing Homes

Lowell Arye | August 16, 2018 | Opinion

How New Jersey has gradually moved the focus of Medicaid care for seniors and people with disabilities from nursing homes to their own homes and communities

Op-Ed: Ban Cars from Lincoln Tunnel at Rush Hour to Make It through Route 495 Repairs

Axel Hellman | August 15, 2018 | Opinion
The logical way to ease congestion is to reduce the number of vehicles entering the tunnel
Op-Ed: Learn from Europe, Keep Wind Generation and Transmission Separate
Wilfried Breuer | August 14, 2018 | Opinion
Building an offshore grid for New Jersey separately from wind farms is the key to creating fair competition
Opinion: Few Municipalities in NJ Will Create Stormwater Utilities, But Some Should
Daniel J. Van Abs | August 13, 2018 | Opinion
The need to improve stormwater management is increasing every year. Costs will rise, putting pressure on local government budgets
Opinion: Why Is the DEP Pushing to Dump ‘Dredge Spoils’ in West Creek?
R. William Potter | August 10, 2018 | Opinion
Stopping the state agency from dumping foul-smelling muck in this community is a perfect chance for Murphy administration to demonstrate its green credentials
Op-Ed: PARCC’s Going, But We Will Still Need Objective Assessment Data
Shelley Skinner | August 9, 2018 | Opinion
Murphy administration’s proposal for replacement testing system needs more work. Its elimination of several state assessments is troubling
Op-Ed: NJ Should Favor Single Developers for Offshore-Wind Projects
Thomas Brostrøm | August 8, 2018 | Opinion
There have been calls for having different companies develop generation and transmission, but it would make more sense for New Jersey to go with single developers
Op-Ed: Why We Need $15 an Hour Minimum Wage in New Jersey Now, Not Later
Daniel Ulloa | August 7, 2018 | Opinion
As living costs continue to rise in this expensive state, people are working longer hours for less money just to get by
Op-Ed: On Affordable Housing, Some Officials Stuck Back in the Fifties
Stuart Sendell | August 6, 2018 | Opinion
Politicians may try to impede affordable housing in New Jersey, but they can’t stop market forces that favor towns with mass transportation over isolated suburbs
Op-Ed: Governor Must Protect Ticket Buyers, Veto New Anti-Consumer Measure
Brian Berry | August 3, 2018 | Opinion
Proposed legislation would benefit ticket sellers, not sports fans and concertgoers. What’s more, it skirted normal process of review and debate
Opinion: How to Curb Governor’s Extraordinary Budget Power
John S. Wisniewski | August 2, 2018 | Opinion
State Senate has approved constitutional amendment to strip governor of ability to certify revenues, but it’s not the only possible fix. Legislature has a remedy if it wants
Opinion: New Jersey and the ACA, Perfect Together
Joel C. Cantor and Katherine Hempstead | July 31, 2018 | Opinion
Despite GOP actions to destabilize Affordable Care Act, the individual insurance market is doing well in Garden State. And new legislation in NJ is helping with affordability
Op-Ed: Harnessing Offshore Wind — Do it Fast, But Do it Right
Clarke Bruno | July 30, 2018 | Opinion
Murphy administration wants to jumpstart clean energy, but state law prohibits whole category of companies from bidding on key work. That could be costly for ratepayers
Op-Ed: EDA Challenges NJ to Rethink ‘Old Ways,’ Become Innovative Again
Tim Sullivan | July 27, 2018 | Opinion
State agency launches program to rekindle spirit of innovation in New Jersey, invites local governments to compete for new planning awards
Op-Ed: New Jersey Should Adopt Safe Nurse-to-Patient Limit
Ann Twomey, John Brady and Donna Kelly-Williams | July 24, 2018 | Opinion
Having too few nurses working in healthcare facilities is to the detriment of patients and staff. Legislation to set reasonable ratio is proposed for NJ. It could save lives
Op-Ed: With Tunnel Repairs in Offing, Bikes are Key to Keeping People on the Move
Neile Weissman | July 23, 2018 | Opinion
It’s imperative to make contingency plans for a shutdown of Hudson rail tunnels. Step one: Widen bike paths on George Washington Bridge to accommodate far more riders
Op-Ed: Let Public Challenge State’s Environmental Damage Settlements
Raymond Lesniak | July 20, 2018 | Opinion
Citizens were denied right to challenge settlement in case of ExxonMobil’s massive environmental damage in New Jersey. NJ Legislature must ensure that right
Op-Ed: Governor Must Ensure Climate Program Protects NJ’s Most Vulnerable
Rev. Fletcher Harper | July 18, 2018 | Opinion
‘Imploring’ Murphy to set strong cap on New Jersey’s carbon pollution, as state rejoins Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Op-Ed: Separating Families — Wrong at the Border and Wrong in New Jersey
Jazmyne McNeese | July 17, 2018 | Opinion
NJ punishes children of parents in prison, but pending legislation would help mitigate the damage
Op-Ed: Time for NJ’s Health Insurers to Help Counter Trump Sabotage of ACA
Andrew Sprung | July 16, 2018 | Opinion
Governor and legislators have done their bit to try to hold down cost of premiums. When will insurance industry step up?
Op-Ed: Governor Is Great, Not Weak, for Compromising on the Budget
Doug Johnston | July 12, 2018 | Opinion
Murphy is already better at his job than many who held the position before him. Media ‘malarkey’ does him a disservice
Op-Ed: To Vote Has Value to the Soul
Ron Pierce | July 11, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey must restore voting rights to people on parole, on probation, and in prison
Opinion: The Not So Hidden Agenda to Stall Expansion of Public Charter Schools in NJ
Laura Waters | July 10, 2018 | Opinion
Follow the money behind two-pronged legal and academic attack. Realize the endgame is a moratorium on charters
Opinion: New Jersey Scores Another Own Goal with ‘Horrendous’ Tax Choices
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | July 9, 2018 | Opinion
Garden State’s competitiveness severely weakened by political leaders’ budget deal. Taking the easy way out, they made worst possible policy decisions
Opinion: Governor Doesn’t Even Get Half a Loaf as Sweeney Takes the Cake
Carl Golden | July 3, 2018 | Opinion
Legislative power has been reasserted after budget struggle. It’s difficult to see how Gov. Murphy can maneuver around emboldened Senate President
Op-Ed: Imposing Small Fee on Plastic and Paper Bags Will Help NJ Fight Litter
Sandy Huber | July 2, 2018 | Opinion
Bags litter the Garden State’s highways and byways. Not just an eyesore, they are a big environmental concern
Op-Ed: New Jersey Needs This Tool to Reduce Flooding and Water Pollution
Jim Waltman | June 29, 2018 | Opinion
The Garden State’s sources of pollution almost defy counting: pesticides, fertilizers, petroleum, antifreeze, septic systems, sewer pipes, and pet waste — to name just a few
Op-Ed: Making NJ Truly Healthy Means Giving Everyone Same Opportunities
Diane Hagerman | June 28, 2018 | Opinion
Healthy living is hard to achieve for many New Jerseyans, who face significant economic and social obstacles. We need to build a ‘culture of health’ for all our residents
Op-Ed: The Garden State’s Illusive 180-Day School Year
Marc Gaswirth | June 27, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey statute mandates students attend school for 180 days each year, but everything from fire drills to teacher conferences can whittle that figure down
Op-Ed: Balancing Budgets Without Political Consequences
Sheila Reynertson | June 26, 2018 | Opinion
Long-term, short-term, midterm — determining which spending plans can take New Jersey comfortably and safely into the future
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