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Op-Ed: Out-of-Network Bill Is Insurers’ Dream and Middle-Class Nightmare
Peter DeNoble | April 5, 2018 | Opinion
Impending legislation would lead to job losses in medical practices, drastically cut physician reimbursements, and damage emergency care
Opinion: Letter to the Hon. Chief Justice Rabner of the NJ Supreme Court
R. William Potter and Clara S. Haignere | April 4, 2018 | Opinion
Justice for All/Justicia para Todos — a proposed program that could ease an enormous amount of misery for very little money
Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Path to Zero-Subsidy Offshore-Wind Bids
Markian Melnyk | April 3, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey’s utilities are required by federal law to provide nondiscriminatory open access to the grid, so if they built and operated New Jersey’s offshore grid the result would be a level playing field
Opinion: Sweeney On Murphy’s Gun Legislation — What’s the Hurry?
Carl Golden | April 2, 2018 | Opinion
The Senate president may want time for negotiation and compromise, but he runs the risk of being seen as blocking progress on the emotionally charged issue of gun control
Opinion: Federal Aid to New Jersey Is Secure
Richard F. Keevey | March 29, 2018 | Opinion
Despite draconian cuts originally proposed in the president's budget, Congress made more rational decisions and provided hefty increases in discretionary spending
Op-Ed: A Great Idea Whose Time Has Come — Again
Chris Satullo | March 28, 2018 | Opinion
A bill being considered by lawmakers would provide the seed money for an initiative that would return control of local and community news, civic information to New Jerseyans
Op-Ed: 50 Years Later — Fight for Racial Justice Continues, From Ground up
Ryan Haygood | March 27, 2018 | Opinion
If there is a lesson for progressive people to learn from the past half century, it is this: People who care about racial and social justice cannot afford to be timid
Op-Ed: This is No Time for a Time Out on Charter Schools
Joanna Garnett Raeppold | March 26, 2018 | Opinion
My message to the governor: charter schools are the future of New Jersey education; preventing the growth of these schools is an injustice to our citizens
Op-Ed: Let’s Make New Jersey the Healthiest State in the Country
Jeanne Herb | March 23, 2018 | Opinion
The time for communities, decision makers, and practitioners to evaluate the potential health effects of a plan, policy, or project is before it is adopted, implemented, or built
Op-Ed: Legislature Must Act to Save Solar Industry
Abigail Ross Hopper | March 22, 2018 | Opinion
If the Legislature balks at taking action to avert a crisis in the solar sector, thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment could be imperiled
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
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