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Op-Ed: Stormwater Utilities — An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
Barry Chalofsky | March 20, 2018 | Opinion
Stormwater systems must be properly maintained if they are to protect groundwater from pollution and people from flooding
Op-Ed: Charitable Deduction Would Help New Jersey Nonprofits
Hans Dekker | March 19, 2018 | Opinion
We have a long and rich history of philanthropic giving, but new data shows New Jersey falling to last place among wealthy states for giving
Op-Ed: A Call to Restore the Courts’ Role in Addressing Sexual Misconduct
Charles A. Sullivan and Timothy P. Glynn | March 16, 2018 | Opinion
Essentially, mandatory arbitration agreements strip plaintiffs of their right to a trial by jury
Opinion: The First Murphy Budget — a Dicey Proposal
Richard F. Keevey | March 15, 2018 | Opinion
A former budget director casts a skeptical eye on the governor’s proposed $37.4 billion budget, and finds much to be concerned about
Opinion: After the Budget, Who Blinks First — Murphy or Sweeney?
Carl Golden | March 14, 2018 | Opinion
Governor might be asking Legislature to enact too many tax increases. Meanwhile, where’s his path to compromise with Senate President?
Opinion: Nuclear Subsidy Bill Could Spell End of Solar Sector
R. William Potter | March 13, 2018 | Opinion
Left unchanged, the bill that's slated to come before the Legislature will wipe out the mechanism used to finance solar systems, without putting anything in its place
Opinion: Trenton's Circular Firing Squad
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | March 12, 2018 | Opinion
Democratic leaders compete to harm New Jersey's tax competitiveness
Op-Ed: Fear and Learning in America
Ross Danis | March 8, 2018 | Opinion
Children need to feel emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and physically safe in order to realize their full potential
Op-Ed: If Congress Cuts Energy Programs, We’ll Be Stuck with the (Higher) Bill
Jeff Hendler | March 7, 2018 | Opinion
Federal investment in energy efficiency are good for consumers, businesses, and the environment. Cutting that investment would not be smart
Opinion: NJ's High School Diplomas - Worth the Paper They're Printed On?
Laura Waters | March 5, 2018 | Opinion
As state high-school graduation rates continue to climb, we need to assess if we're doing our grads a grave disservice
Op-Ed: Newark Schools - Handing Back the Keys Is a Start
John M. Abeigon | March 2, 2018 | Opinion
What the residents of Newark and the people New Jersey need is a full and independent audit of the deals, contracts, and other agreements made while the district was under state control
Opinion: Neocolonial Economics Along the Delaware, or …
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | March 1, 2018 | Opinion
… how the New Jersey-Pennsylvania reciprocal tax agreement keeps South Jersey down
In Wake of Parkland Tragedy, Listen to What Our Students Are Telling Us
Erik Gundersen, Brian P. Gatens and Adam Fried | February 28, 2018 | Opinion
It has been both moving and troubling to see high school students, now survivors of another horrific school shooting, plead with their elected officials for relief
Opinion: The NRA — Vulnerable After Parkland Killings?
Carl Golden | February 27, 2018 | Opinion
Several large corporations have severed business ties with the National Rifle Association, while Gov. Murphy and counterparts in other states have created a coalition to share gun-crime data
Op-Ed: Gateway - a Catalyst for Economic Growth
Mark Longo | February 23, 2018 | Opinion
We need to double down our efforts to make Gateway a reality before an economic disaster strikes our region
Op-Ed: Working Together for Camden's Kids
Nancy Holmes, Gary Frazier, and Paymon Rouhanifard | February 22, 2018 | Opinion
We're seeing results: Dropout rates are declining, test scores are up, and people are feeling better about the quality of education offered in Camden schools than ever before
Opinion: How Much Water Do We Waste — And Who Are 'We'?
Daniel J. Van Abs | February 21, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey wastes more water than we should but perhaps less than we feared
Op-Ed: Murphy, Lawmakers Can Make NJ a Solar State for All, Regardless of Income
Pari Kasotia and Cherie Brooks | February 20, 2018 | Opinion
Community solar projects would enable renters and others with limited income and space to enjoy the same economic benefits of solar as traditional rooftop consumers
Op-Ed: What New Jersey Needs — Doulas Working for Health of Mothers, Babies
Jill Wodnick | February 15, 2018 | Opinion
Doula care has been used widely throughout the United States but has never been fully embraced in the Garden State. Isn’t it about time?
Op-Ed: New Jersey Needs to Counter Republican Tax Plan with Bold Action
Sheila Reynertson | February 14, 2018 | Opinion
With new federal tax cuts favoring the wealthiest — and giving peanuts to working people in NJ — it’s time to make tax changes of our own
Opinion: Sweeney Reminds New Governor, NJEA Who's Really in Charge
Carl Golden | February 13, 2018 | Opinion
The president of the senate emerges unscathed from a blitz of negative ads ordered up by the teachers union, makes it clear that he's as much a policymaker as Murphy
Opinion: Two Wrongs Won't Make It Right
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 12, 2018 | Opinion
Using charities to restore SALT deductions is a gimmick that won't and shouldn't work
Op-Ed: Support Homegrown Solar Energy This Session
Anne Hoskins | February 9, 2018 | Opinion
Thousands of energy jobs in New Jersey hang in the balance
Op-Ed: Private Landowners, Local Farmers Can Protect Delaware River
Mike Smith | February 8, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey Audubon and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation partner to build buffers on agricultural properties
Op-Ed: Gov. Murphy Ignores Downside of Legalized Pot
Indra Cidambi | February 7, 2018 | Opinion
The governor's campaign promises notwithstanding, hard evidence shows that decriminalization rather than legalization is the smart policy
Opinion: Beyond the SALT Distraction …
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 6, 2018 | Opinion
… New Jersey must also respond to federal business tax changes
Op-Ed: Don't Be Too Quick to Gloat over Saying Bye-Bye to NJ GOP
Bob McHugh | February 5, 2018 | Opinion
The seniority of the state's congressional delegation is about to take a huge hit, and that's not something New Jersey can afford to lose
Op-Ed: Resurrecting New Jersey’s Economy
Baye Adofo-Wilson | February 2, 2018 | Opinion
Meaningful economic revival must prioritize New Jersey’s urban communities, or the state’s economy, as a whole, will continue falter
Opinion: NJ's Water Needs Could Decrease, Despite 10.4M Residents by 2040
Daniel J. Van Abs | February 1, 2018 | Opinion
Taking a broad array of variables into account, and working with the best-case scenario, the state's population could increase while demand for water could lessen
Op-Ed: Protect Chronically Ill Patients Who Need Charity Services
Stephanie Lapidow | January 31, 2018 | Opinion
A new federal policy allows insurance companies to refuse coverage to patients who benefit from certain assistance programs. It’s vital that our legislators support an effort in Congress to blunt the rule
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