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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
Op-Ed: Don’t Play Politics with the Garden State’s Parks
Eric Stiles | July 10, 2017 | Opinion
Our public lands should not be held hostage to state budget negotiations
Op-Ed: Let’s Stop Treating Symptoms … Rome Is Burning!
Rich Ten Eyck | July 7, 2017 | Opinion
An increasing number of conditions threaten the existence of our system of public education — and this might not be a bad thing
Opinion: Christie Gets Badly Burned by Clueless Moment of Sun and Fun
Carl Golden | July 6, 2017 | Opinion
Once the photo of the governor lounging in his beach chair went viral, he couldn’t bully or bluff his way out of what the world saw — hubris on a grand scale
Op-Ed: Medicaid Cuts Would Devastate People with Lifelong Disabilities in NJ
Stephanie A. Pratico | June 30, 2017 | Opinion
Medicaid provides the resources for people with disabilities to live independently, with strong, ongoing supports, to ensure the best possible life for every person
Opinion: What the Sweeney-Prieto Plan Needs Is a District-by-District Analysis
Mark Weber | June 29, 2017 | Opinion
Sweeney-Prieto may have good intentions, but its consequences could be dire for some districts
Op-Ed: Planned Cuts to NJ Disability Support are Cruel and Do Not Save Tax Dollars
Audrey Winkler | June 28, 2017 | Opinion
Proposed changes will slash funding for critical services that people need to live independently
Opinion: Putting Guadagno’s Very Long Shot in Perspective
Carl Golden | June 27, 2017 | Opinion
A come-from-behind victory for the lieutenant governor isn’t mathematically impossible, but it’s historically improbable
Op-Ed: Switching Lottery Profits to Pensions, Another Reckless Budget Gimmick
Gordon MacInnes | June 23, 2017 | Opinion
The Lottery switch is one more scheme that will dig NJ’s already deep hole of shrinking support for essential services and investments even deeper
Op-Ed: Fixing NJ’s Behavioral Health Issues Isn’t as Easy as Extra Beds
Don McDaniel | June 21, 2017 | Opinion
Just adding more beds — while a step in the right direction — won’t solve the problem: patients need improved access to behavioral health and providers need payment reform
Opinion: Sweeney-Prieto School Aid Plan Could Defuse Campaign Issue
Carl Golden | June 20, 2017 | Opinion
Compromise could be seen as settling the matter for at least a year, but right now it’s still up to Christie to say ‘yea’ or ‘nay’
Op-Ed: 10 Questions to Ask Senators About the AHCA, If Only They Let Us
Betsy Ryan | June 13, 2017 | Opinion
The future of health insurance for Americans is being decided by 13 Republican senators behind closed doors
Op-Ed: New Jersey Needs Updated Voter Processes
Steven Esposito | June 12, 2017 | Opinion
Living in our fast-paced world requires adapting to a changing electorate
Op-Ed: Waffling in D.C. Means Higher Health Insurance Premiums for NJ
Christine Stearns | June 8, 2017 | Opinion
When rates jump as much as 50 percent, it’s unclear whether consumers on individual exchange in those states will be able to afford health insurance at all
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