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Op-Ed: Four Practical Ways for New Jersey to Raise New Revenue
Jon Whiten | April 6, 2017 | Opinion
Instead of scores of groups fighting for tiny scraps of an ever-shrinking funding pie, NJ needs to make that pie larger
Op-Ed: Drastic SNAP Cuts Would Be Devastating Domestic Disaster
Irwin Stoolmacher | April 5, 2017 | Opinion
In New Jersey, some 850,000 people receive more than $1 billion annually from SNAP to help buy food. Converting the program to a block grant would slash funds
Opinion: Bridgegate — the Ugly Political Scandal that Keeps on Giving
Carl Golden | April 4, 2017 | Opinion
The lane-closure scheme that stalled and snarled traffic in Fort Lee cost Christie his political capital, as his recent appointment to chair Trump’s opioid task force makes clear
Op-Ed: Challenged by School-Funding Do-Over?
Lynne Strickland | April 3, 2017 | Opinion
For starters, let’s help our kids — let’s finally fix special-education aid
Op-Ed: DEP Misses Boat, Fails to Turn Tide on Polluted Stormwater
Michael L. Pisauro, Jr. | March 31, 2017 | Opinion
Department is renewing municipal stormwater permits for the first time in over a decade but is not incorporating technology that could improve water quality
Op-Ed: Breaking Through Healthcare’s Aversion to Change
Tomas Gregorio | March 30, 2017 | Opinion
Change is inevitable, even in healthcare. It should be embraced, encouraged, and fostered, for without it we risk untold costs measured in lives and dollars
Op-Ed: NJ Police and Fire Pension Bill — From the Frying Pan to the …
Chuck Reed | March 29, 2017 | Opinion
The public-employee unions have a point: The New Jersey retirement system has been a disaster. Unfortunately, what they don’t have is a viable solution
Op-Ed: Why U.S. Supreme Court Must Stand up for Retired Americans
Mary Rich | March 28, 2017 | Opinion
Hospitals that masquerade as religiously affiliated institutions do their employees and themselves a grave disservice
Opinion: Welcome to the Brave New World of Stormwater
Daniel J. Van Abs | March 27, 2017 | Opinion
We need to think of stormwater as a resource that supports our streams, lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries, not something to be discarded and forgotten
Opinion: Finding the Right Fit for Charters and Special-Needs Students
Laura Waters | March 24, 2017 | Opinion
Accusations that charters don’t want to deal with special-ed costs and challenges are getting us — and our children — nowhere
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
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