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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
Op-Ed: Requiring PARCC Test to Earn High-School Diploma Still a Bad Idea for NJ
Lisa Wolff | December 28, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
We don’t want to end up in the unenviable position of other states, issuing retroactive high-school diplomas
Op-Ed: What the Public Doesn’t Know Can Hurt Our Students, Our Schools
David M. Aderhold | December 27, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
As a community of parents and educators, we must come together to rebuff the politicization of public education
Op-Ed: Finding Homes for the Disabled and the Poor in All of Our Communities
Gail Levinson | December 27, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
Much more can and should be done to solve our housing crisis; limiting access is not a solution
Op-Ed: In Healthcare, More Tests and Procedures Do Not Ensure Better Outcomes
Lizette Delgado-Polanco | December 26, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
One thing certain is that the current fee-for-service system is not working for New Jersey. We need something better
Op-Ed: It's Not Just Lead -- New Jersey’s Drinking-Water Crisis
David Pringle | December 26, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
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: Fix NJ’s Social Studies Standards, Let History Take a Backseat
Brian Rock | December 23, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
How can students learn civics, economics, and geography when they’re expected to cover so much history?
Op-Ed: Deeper Debt Waiting for Taxpayers Due to Pension Irresponsibility
Robert D. Klausner | December 23, 2016 | Opinion, Winter 2016
After Christie is long gone from the State House, taxpayers will have to pay $3 for every $1 he skipped in pension payments
Opinion: Memo to Gov. Chris Christie — What Were You Thinking?
Carl Golden | December 21, 2016 | Opinion
Huddling with legislative leaders to craft secret deals, one of which would relax ethical guidelines so the governor could sign a book contract, understandably outraged the public
Op-Ed: Debt Is the Biggest Threat to National Security
Richard F. Keevey and Annelisa Steeber | December 20, 2016 | Opinion
Smart, small changes could have a big impact on and maintain fiscal responsibility — for New Jersey and for the country as a whole
Opinion: We Can’t Pin ‘Fake News’ on President-Elect Trump
Carl Golden | December 14, 2016 | Opinion
Trump’s Twitter outbursts may be far-fetched, but they don’t legitimize ‘fake news’ — or help erode the First Amendment, as some have suggested
Opinion: In Fight Against Global Warming, Will NJ Lead or Lag Behind?
R. William Potter | December 9, 2016 | Opinion
With President-elect Trump’s Scott Pruitt headed for the EPA, this is not the time to skimp on solar spending
Op-Ed: NJ Nonprofits Post-Election — Looking Ahead, Moving Forward
Linda M. Czipo | December 8, 2016 | Opinion
Nonprofits need to continue to work together as the problem-solvers they are
Op-Ed: NJ Cannot Raid Environmental Funds to Balance State Budget
Eric Stiles | December 7, 2016 | Opinion
Voter-approved constitutional amendments are now the only way to protect funds for their intended purposes
Op-Ed: Surge in Enrollment Demonstrates Continued Demand for ACA
Frank Pallone | December 6, 2016 | Opinion
The ACA is part of the fabric of American life, a lifeline that millions count on — open enrollment ends January 31
Opinion: Does Securing Democratic Machine Guarantee Murphy the Spot?
Carl Golden | December 5, 2016 | Opinion
Murphy is the establishment candidate. Can Wisniewski mount a successful anti-establishment bid for the nomination?
Op-Ed: Preparing for Environmental Changes Ahead
Cindy Ehrenclou | November 29, 2016 | Opinion
With the entire New Jersey Senate and Assembly up for election, we need to choose political leaders for whom the environment is a priority
Opinion: Moving on to Trumpcare
Joel Cantor | November 28, 2016 | Opinion
The future of the Affordable Care Act is far from certain, but a great deal is at stake for New Jersey
Opinion: Restoring Public Confidence in Trenton
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | November 23, 2016 | Opinion
The best way to restore residents’ confidence is for Trenton to demonstrate that it can function effectively and do at least a few of the things that need doing
Op-Ed: Helping NJ Get off the Debt-Ratings Merry-Go-Round
Thomas J. Healey | November 22, 2016 | Opinion
The findings and recommendations of the Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission can help New Jersey tame its staggering pension shortfall
Op-Ed: Quarterly Payments Shore Up Pensions, Save Billions for Taxpayers
Steve Sweeney | November 21, 2016 | Opinion
Making pension payments every three months — rather than at the end of the year — will ensure that the requisite contributions are made, not skipped
Opinion: Impeaching Christie — A Bad Idea Whose Time Hasn’t Come
Carl Golden | November 16, 2016 | Opinion
The Democrats would be the real losers in any impeachment effort, demonstrating they’re as vindictive as the governor himself — which would surely cost them support in 2017
Op-Ed: What Can Be Done to Increase College Value and Student Success?
Daryl G. Greer | November 15, 2016 | Opinion
A strong partnership among government, business and labor, and universities can make college more valuable by providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed
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