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Op-Ed: VW Settlement — an Opportunity for Environmental Justice
Bhavini A. Doshi | September 28, 2017 | Opinion
Dense urban centers in New Jersey suffer from multiple sources of air pollution and are home to significant minority and low-income populations
Op-Ed: Satellite Emergency Departments — Saving Time, Money, and Lives
Leila Sadeghi | September 26, 2017 | Opinion
SEDs are an idea whose time has come, but success means carefully considering several deployment issues, such as distance from and availability of medical resources
Op-Ed: NJ’s Next Gov. Can Make a Real Difference on Climate Change
James J. Florio and Thomas H. Kean | September 25, 2017 | Opinion
As we often hear, addressing climate change is a marathon, not a sprint. Achieving a 75 percent reduction in our emissions by 2050 means we need to get started now
Op-Ed: Newark’s Long Road to Local Control of Schools — Where Will It Lead?
Paul L. Tractenberg | September 21, 2017 | Opinion
Even as Newark may be poised to resume local control, it's not clear how many schools will be returned and whether state operation actually has built greater local capacity to govern them
Opinion: Doing the Murphy Math — Taxing Millionaires Won’t Cut It
Carl Golden | September 20, 2017 | Opinion
Dragging the Christie anchor behind her, Guadagno can’t get any traction when it comes to warning voters what her rival’s programs could cost
Op-Ed: Atlantic City and the American Dream 2.0
Elizabeth Terenik | September 19, 2017 | Opinion
As a second-home market, the city delivers everything from sizzling nightlife to world-class beaches — at a hard-to-beat price
Opinion: Amazon and Newark Perfect Together?
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | September 18, 2017 | Opinion
Why New Jersey’s largest city should make a serious bid to become site of e-commerce giant’s second North American headquarters
Op-Ed: How Trump Can Help Families with High Cost of Childcare
Holly Low | September 13, 2017 | Opinion
The details of President Donald Trump’s childcare plan suggest it will mostly benefit high-earning, dual-income households
Op-Ed: On Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Me
Jeffrey Plaut | September 11, 2017 | Opinion
Sometimes lost in the big picture are the personal tragedies that are very much a part of extreme weather
Op-Ed: Individual Donors — the Engine that Drives American Charity
David Munshine | September 8, 2017 | Opinion
Experience shows that when all sources are factored in, the total from individual donors actually accounts for close to 90 percent of all charitable giving
Opinion: The Time is Now for Drinking Water Utilities to Improve Their Systems
Daniel J. Van Abs | September 7, 2017 | Opinion
The Water Quality Accountability Act is a major first step toward a statewide system of effective asset management for our drinking water utilities
Op-Ed: Immigrant Detention — NJ's Shameful Growth Industry
Julia Draper | September 6, 2017 | Opinion
Private prisons and some of New Jersey’s county jails profit quite handsomely from an inhumane immigration detention system
Opinion: How Left of Center Would Murphy’s New Jersey Be?
Carl Golden | September 5, 2017 | Opinion
A millionaire’s tax and closing corporate loopholes are pretty much a given, but what about legalizing pot and putting tighter gun control in place?
Op-Ed: New Business Model for NJ Department of Transportation
Gary Toth | August 17, 2017 | Opinion
Helping build communities through transportation instead of transportation through communities
Op-Ed: Why NJ Should Integrate Mental, Physical, Behavioral Healthcare
Eva Turbiner | August 16, 2017 | Opinion
State’s plan to put mental health and addiction services under DOH control will ‘improve the well-being of the people of New Jersey’
Opinion: Real Property-Tax Reform Is Guadagno's Only Real Chance
Carl Golden | August 15, 2017 | Opinion
If Guadagno wants to break the chains that bind her, she must give voters what they want, not more namby-pamby policies that won’t upset the status quo
Op-Ed: Modernize Contracts Laws for NJ’s State Colleges, Universities
Michael W. Klein | August 14, 2017 | Opinion
The rules public four-year colleges and universities follow to buy goods and services, or erect a building, depend on how the institution is categorized under the law
Opinion: The Essence of ESSA: the Good, the Bad, the Meh
Laura Waters | August 11, 2017 | Opinion
A wonk-free assessment of the Every Student Succeeds Act and how it can refocus discussions about New Jersey schools onto more accurate rankings of quality and achievement
Op-Ed: The Garden State is Fighting the State of Diabetes
Darrin W. Anderson and Bill Lovett | August 8, 2017 | Opinion
Diabetes is not just an individual disease; it has municipal-level ramifications, especially where there are fewer opportunities for active living and healthy food access
Opinion: Appellate Court Decision a SLAPP in the Face of Smart Growth
R. William Potter | August 7, 2017 | Opinion
The Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation suit filed in Walmart case overwhelms — and silences — its opponents with arcane, hard-to-prove damage claims
Op-Ed: State Legislature Opts for ‘Beachgate’ Rather Than Coming Beach Crisis
Anthony Rottino | August 4, 2017 | Opinion
Enacting a law to keep governor off the beach in case of another government shutdown makes for good PR, but ignores the real problem with the Jersey Shore
Opinion: There’s No Getting Away from Nuclear on Way to a Carbon-Free Future
R. William Potter | July 28, 2017 | Opinion
Nuclear power is dangerous and dirty in its own way, but without it utilities are going to resort to fossil fuels to back up renewables
Opinion: Senate President Sweeney — Poised on the Cusp of Power
Carl Golden | July 26, 2017 | Opinion
The Democratic leader has gone toe to toe with the NJEA on school funding — and bested it. A likely Murphy victory would put him in a position of undeniable strength
Op-Ed: Investing in NJ’s Prison Labor Programs Is Investing in the Future
Adam Sternbach | July 25, 2017 | Opinion
These programs are not just a way to get cheap goods, they are unique opportunities to economically empower underserved populations
Op-Ed: Expanded HSA May Be Bright Spot in Healthcare Reform
David Tepp | July 24, 2017 | Opinion
The significant benefit of an HSA is that the funds you contribute remain yours even if you do not spend them, unlike the use-it-or-lose-it drawback of a Flexible Savings Account
Op-Ed: Consumers Better Off With Competitive Electricity Markets
Darrin Pfannenstiel | July 19, 2017 | Opinion
Prices in states with competition and choice have trended downward while monopoly prices rise
Op-Ed: Frelinghuysen Moves to Destabilize ACA Marketplace
Andrew Sprung | July 14, 2017 | Opinion
Frelinghuysen is actively working to undermine the individual market for health insurance while the GOP’s repeal-and-replace legislation hangs fire.
Opinion: Greening the Garden State Gas Tax
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | July 13, 2017 | Opinion
A revenue-neutral way for New Jersey to lead the way on carbon pricing
Op-Ed: In Budget Aftermath, Time to Restore NJ’s Reputation
Tom Bracken | July 12, 2017 | Opinion
How many business executives who were thinking of moving or expanding here changed their minds after seeing what transpired in New Jersey up to and during the state shutdown?
Opinion: Cleaning up Urban Waters — Focus Where the People Are
Daniel J. Van Abs | July 11, 2017 | Opinion
We need to focus discretionary expenditures where they will do the most good for residents and competitiveness
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