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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
Op-Ed: The Problems with New Jersey’s ‘Pedal’s Law’
Mike Adams | February 3, 2017 | Opinion
Getting down to some basic facts about bear hunting in the Garden State
Opinion: Boom, Bust, or Beware?
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 2, 2017 | Opinion
The impact of the GOP’s “border-adjusted” corporate tax plan on New Jersey
Op-Ed: DeVos Deserves Booker’s Support for Education Secretary
Dick Zimmer and Steven Looney | February 1, 2017 | Opinion
Confirmation process is an opportunity for Booker to stand up against partisan politics and forge a new bond advocating for New Jersey’s public school children
Op-Ed: Reconnecting ‘Opportunity Youth’ Will Help Communities Thrive
Robert Clark | January 31, 2017 | Opinion
The chance to help disenfranchised young people make something of their lives is an unprecedented opportunity in many NJ cities and towns
Op-Ed: Yes, We Should Change the Affordable Care Act — to Keep It
Richard F. Keevey | January 30, 2017 | Opinion
The powerful lies and deceptions about why the ACA should be scrapped did their job, as did the unbelievable ineptitude of the Democrats and the press
Op-Ed: Making the Case for Medical Aid in Dying in New Jersey
Kenneth Schwab | January 26, 2017 | Opinion
There is often a sense of peace that comes when terminally ill patients can maintain their autonomy in end-of-life decision making
Op-Ed: Christie’s ‘Fairness Formula’ Reveals Problems with NJ’s School Funding
Paul Tractenberg | January 25, 2017 | Opinion
The state’s persistent failure to fully fund its own formula has compounded the fiscal plight of low- and moderate-wealth school districts
Opinion: Note to President Trump — Clean Energy Is Job Explosion Waiting to Happen
R. William Potter | January 24, 2017 | Opinion
Investments in renewable energy can be a quick start to employment growth and the best weapon in the battle against global climate change (even if you don’t believe in it)
Op-Ed: Listening to What ALICE Has to Say About NJ’s Working Poor
Chris Kirk | January 23, 2017 | Opinion
More than one-in-four NJ families — people we see and work with every day — cannot afford to meet a ‘survival budget’
Opinion: Memo to Guadagno — Taking Reporters’ Questions is the Best Policy
Carl Golden | January 20, 2017 | Opinion
The newly minted gubernatorial candidate needs to learn a basic truth: Talk to the press or give the press something to talk about
OP-Ed: In Face of Federal Threats, NJ Should Welcome Immigrants
Erika J. Nava | January 18, 2017 | Opinion
Given the threat of mass deportations, New Jersey families are looking to local governments for resistance that is based in common sense and public safety
Op-Ed: The Next Infrastructure Frontier — New Jersey’s Water System
Greg Lalevee | January 13, 2017 | Opinion
Fixing pipes should be a priority for all New Jerseyans, not just because of worries about lead but because of deeper structural problems
Opinion: Christie’s State of the State, a Tour de Force on All Fronts
Carl Golden | January 12, 2017 | Opinion
In just 75 minutes the governor reaffirmed his political dominance, took the high moral ground, and issued a clarion call to fight off a deadly health crisis
Opinion: Do We Need a Port Authority Police Department?
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | January 11, 2017 | Opinion
The PAPD’s dysfunction would be laughable were it not for the seriousness of its mission and the size of its budget
Opinion: Health Crisis Looms if Obamacare is Repealed Before Replacement
Milly Silva | January 10, 2017 | Opinion
Voting to repeal the ACA without detailing an alternative plan that will guarantee affordable health coverage for all Americans would be irresponsible to the extreme
Op-Ed: Racial Disparities in NJ’s Juvenile Justice System Are ‘Unacceptable'
Andrea McChristian | January 9, 2017 | Opinion
Incarceration is the default for far too many children of color in the Garden State; it’s time to shift to a community-based system of care
Op-Ed: WILL CHANGES IN CANNABIS LAWS AROUND THE COUNTRY IMPACT NEW JERSEY?
Scott Rudder | January 5, 2017 | Opinion
A former member of the Legislature explains why he has become an advocate for legalizing medical cannabis in the Garden State
Op-Ed: Leaving New Jersey’s Young Children Out in the Cold
W. Steven Barnett | January 4, 2017 | Opinion
Shouldn’t every impoverished child in New Jersey be given the assistance he or she needs regardless of where they happen to live in the state?
Opinion: Income Inequality and Policy in New Jersey
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, Charles Steindel, and Roger S. Cohen | January 3, 2017 | Opinion
Recent reports about the Garden State’s ‘inequality problem’ should be taken with a sizable grain of salt
Op-Ed: State Legislation Would Preserve Nature on NJ’s Highways
Kelly Mooij | January 2, 2017 | Opinion, Winter 2016
Plants native to New Jersey can serve the needs of the state while reducing economic and ecosystem risks posed by nonnative vegetation
Op-Ed: We Must Learn to Teach the Entire Child
Brian P. Gatens and Matthew J. Murphy | January 2, 2017 | Opinion, Winter 2016
Emphasizing the academic aspects of education to the detriment of others will not help develop life-long learners
Op-Ed: PARCC Is a Symptom, Not the Problem
Rich Ten Eyck | December 30, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
Fixing school accountability, property-tax equity, fair distribution of resources, and charter school expansion may be necessary but is not sufficient.
Op-Ed: Earned Sick Leave A Lifeline for Survivors Of Domestic Violence
Amy Dunford | December 30, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
But with efforts stalled to advance sick leave legislation in New Jersey, survivors continue to be put in danger
Op-Ed: Improve Health in NJ by Coordinating Behavioral Treatment, Primary Care
Joan Randell | December 29, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
Gov. Christie’s $100M commitment is a good start toward improving effectiveness of treatment by taking broader approach
Op-Ed: We Must Take Steps to Reverse the Economic Impact of Outmigration
Michele N. Siekerka | December 29, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
Anyone who does not believe our high taxes and high cost of living play a pivotal role in driving people from the state needs to have a reality check
Op-Ed: Legalizing Marijuana -- A Matter of Civil Rights
Udi Ofer | December 28, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
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
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