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Op-Ed: We Need More than Campaign Slogans to Fix Healthcare System
James J. Florio | March 1, 2017 | Opinion
The ACA has healthcare moving in the right direction except when it comes to costs — and it may be that the rise in healthcare costs has nothing to do with the legislation
Op-Ed: How Do We Protect Our Children, Communities Against Toxic Chemicals?
Molly Greenberg and Debra Coyle McFadden | February 28, 2017 | Opinion
Gov. Christie's administration has repeatedly failed to ensure that counties and municipalities provide public access to emergency response plans, as required by federal law
Op-Ed: The Critical Need for New Jersey's Water Supply Plan
Jennifer Coffey and Tim Dillingham | February 27, 2017 | Opinion
With 14 counties under drought warning, the governor must release the Water Supply Plan — whether it's ready or not
Op-Ed: Working Together to Address Health Challenges Posed by NJ Climate Changes
George DiFerdinando Jr. | February 24, 2017 | Opinion
The impact that changing climate trends will have on health of New Jerseyans is immediate, widespread, and severe
Opinion: The Coming Federalization of NJ Pension and Benefits Crisis
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 23, 2017 | Opinion
Notwithstanding the 10th Amendment, the federal government has repeatedly stepped in when the states’ political systems failed to bring about necessary action
Op-Ed: What Regaining Full Control of Schools Means for the People of Newark
Shanell Dunns | February 22, 2017 | Opinion
Students will be counting on us — the parents, residents, teachers, and leaders — to create a school environment that prepares them to succeed as adults
Opinion: Gov. Chris Christie, Hardly Your Typical Lame Duck
Carl Golden | February 21, 2017 | Opinion
The governor isn’t just good at political brawling and trading shots, he likes doing so: Don’t look for that to change anytime soon
Op-Ed: A New Vision — Citizenship for the 21st Century
Harry Pozycki | February 17, 2017 | Opinion
The urgent task of retooling and strengthening our democracy can no longer be left to our leaders in Washington, Trenton, and city hall
Op-Ed: Deepening Our Commitment to Public Purposes of Higher Ed
Kathleen Waldron | February 16, 2017 | Opinion
How can we ensure that we help young people from historically underserved communities apply, enroll, and graduate college?
Opinion: The Tragedy and Travesty of Undocumented Children
R. William Potter | February 15, 2017 | Opinion
Having an attorney present during immigration proceedings tips the scales of justice in favor of remaining in the United States
Op-Ed: Protecting Freedom of the Press — Starting in Middle School
Walter Bowne | February 14, 2017 | Opinion
In this age of fake news, students can’t learn too soon to fight editorial censorship
Op-Ed: The Will of New Jersey Voters Must Be Respected
Steven P. Perskie | February 13, 2017 | Opinion
Ballot measure on gaming against state constitution
Op-Ed: Supreme Court’s Decision — the Final Battle in the COAH War?
Lori Grifa | February 10, 2017 | Opinion
The court’s ruling provoked the usual responses. Many towns complained that it would cost them money; others decried it as a usurpation of local authority
Op-Ed: Fierce Urgency of Getting Veterans’ Diversion Right in New Jersey
Matthew S. Adams | February 9, 2017 | Opinion
We owe it to our veterans to get this right. Hopefully our legislators are listening
Op-Ed: ‘Do No Harm’ — Words to Remember as Congress Debates Future of ACA
Betsy Ryan | February 8, 2017 | Opinion
Efforts to ‘repeal, repair or replace’ Affordable Care Act could affect all consumers, not just those covered by the controversial law
Opinion: Anticipating the 2018 Statewide Water Supply Plan
Daniel J. Van Abs | February 7, 2017 | Opinion
The administration has made it clear that it doesn’t want to release the water plan. It’s time to look forward to a new administration and a new plan
Op-Ed: The Problems with New Jersey’s ‘Pedal’s Law’
Mike Adams | February 3, 2017 | Opinion
Getting down to some basic facts about bear hunting in the Garden State
Opinion: Boom, Bust, or Beware?
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 2, 2017 | Opinion
The impact of the GOP’s “border-adjusted” corporate tax plan on New Jersey
Op-Ed: DeVos Deserves Booker’s Support for Education Secretary
Dick Zimmer and Steven Looney | February 1, 2017 | Opinion
Confirmation process is an opportunity for Booker to stand up against partisan politics and forge a new bond advocating for New Jersey’s public school children
Op-Ed: Reconnecting ‘Opportunity Youth’ Will Help Communities Thrive
Robert Clark | January 31, 2017 | Opinion
The chance to help disenfranchised young people make something of their lives is an unprecedented opportunity in many NJ cities and towns
Op-Ed: Yes, We Should Change the Affordable Care Act — to Keep It
Richard F. Keevey | January 30, 2017 | Opinion
The powerful lies and deceptions about why the ACA should be scrapped did their job, as did the unbelievable ineptitude of the Democrats and the press
Op-Ed: Making the Case for Medical Aid in Dying in New Jersey
Kenneth Schwab | January 26, 2017 | Opinion
There is often a sense of peace that comes when terminally ill patients can maintain their autonomy in end-of-life decision making
Op-Ed: Christie’s ‘Fairness Formula’ Reveals Problems with NJ’s School Funding
Paul Tractenberg | January 25, 2017 | Opinion
The state’s persistent failure to fully fund its own formula has compounded the fiscal plight of low- and moderate-wealth school districts
Opinion: Note to President Trump — Clean Energy Is Job Explosion Waiting to Happen
R. William Potter | January 24, 2017 | Opinion
Investments in renewable energy can be a quick start to employment growth and the best weapon in the battle against global climate change (even if you don’t believe in it)
Op-Ed: Listening to What ALICE Has to Say About NJ’s Working Poor
Chris Kirk | January 23, 2017 | Opinion
More than one-in-four NJ families — people we see and work with every day — cannot afford to meet a ‘survival budget’
Opinion: Memo to Guadagno — Taking Reporters’ Questions is the Best Policy
Carl Golden | January 20, 2017 | Opinion
The newly minted gubernatorial candidate needs to learn a basic truth: Talk to the press or give the press something to talk about
OP-Ed: In Face of Federal Threats, NJ Should Welcome Immigrants
Erika J. Nava | January 18, 2017 | Opinion
Given the threat of mass deportations, New Jersey families are looking to local governments for resistance that is based in common sense and public safety
Op-Ed: The Next Infrastructure Frontier — New Jersey’s Water System
Greg Lalevee | January 13, 2017 | Opinion
Fixing pipes should be a priority for all New Jerseyans, not just because of worries about lead but because of deeper structural problems
Opinion: Christie’s State of the State, a Tour de Force on All Fronts
Carl Golden | January 12, 2017 | Opinion
In just 75 minutes the governor reaffirmed his political dominance, took the high moral ground, and issued a clarion call to fight off a deadly health crisis
Opinion: Do We Need a Port Authority Police Department?
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | January 11, 2017 | Opinion
The PAPD’s dysfunction would be laughable were it not for the seriousness of its mission and the size of its budget
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