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Poll: Earned Sick Leave, Good for Employees but Bad for Business?
April 28, 2016 | Polling
Can New Jersey companies afford to offer their employees earned sick leave? Can they afford not to?
Poll: Does PARCC Glitch Mean It’s Time to Take Another Look at Online Test?
April 21, 2016 | Polling
A server problem KO’d PARCC testing for a day, but does the offline exam indicate a more serious issue?
Poll: Should the Biggest Companies Get the Biggest Share of Subsidies?
April 14, 2016 | Polling
Small-business owners say they’re being shortchanged when it comes to tax credits and other incentives
Poll: The Christie Plan, the Prieto Plan, or Some Other Plan for Atlantic City?
NJ Spotlight staff | April 7, 2016 | Polling
The governor and the Assembly speaker are going at each other hammer and tongs over what to do in Atlantic City. Does either have a clue?
Poll: The Recession is Over? Is Christie onto Something or on Something?
NJ Spotlight staff | March 31, 2016 | Polling
New Jersey’s unemployment rate is at 4.3 percent -- does that mean happy days are here again?
Poll: What Should It Be -- Birthday Wishes or 'Bon Voyage' for Obamacare?
NJ Spotlight staff | March 24, 2016 | Polling
Six years on, how does the Affordable Care Act look to you now?
Poll: Should Students Have to Pass PARCC to Get Their 2016 Diplomas?
NJ Spotlight staff | March 17, 2016 | Polling
PARCC has been a problem all along. Is it fair to make it a graduation requirement for current high-school seniors?
Poll: New Jersey’s Lead Problem — ‘Overdramatized’ or Underfunded?
NJ Spotlight staff | March 10, 2016 | Polling
The number of reported cases of childhood lead poisoning is dwindling, but more than 3,500 new cases are still diagnosed each year
Poll: School Aid or School Dazed — How’s Gov. Christie Doing Thus Far?
NJ Spotlight staff | February 25, 2016 | Polling
The administration wants to give a few districts big bucks, but funding for most will stay nearly flat
Poll: Is Christie's Budget Good for New Jersey -- Or Is It Good for Nothing?
NJ Spotlight staff | February 18, 2016 | Polling
Does a sizable pension payment and flat taxes add up to a budget you can live with?
Poll: What Will Chris Christie Do with Remainder of His Term in Trenton?
NJ Spotlight staff | February 11, 2016 | Polling
Work on building a legacy? Become a talking head on Fox News? What are the governor’s options?
Poll: Does New Jersey Really Need a Lieutenant Governor?
NJ Spotlight Staff | February 4, 2016 | Polling
Ten years after the job was created, is it time to take another look at the position held by Christie’s second-in-command?
Poll: The Growing Problem of Poverty in New Jersey -- Can It Be Cured?
NJ Spotlight staff | January 28, 2016 | Polling
A new anti-poverty initiative has just gotten underway. Can it really do anything to change the lives of the poor?
Poll: Is Christie Making the Wrong Bet on Atlantic City Bankruptcy?
NJ Spotlight Staff | January 21, 2016 | Polling
Is there a better way to steer the gaming and seaside resort through its seemingly endless fiscal problems?
Poll: Will Christie’s Approach to Drug Addiction Benefit the State?
January 14, 2016 | Polling
The governor proposes new strategies for what’s become a signature issue, but will they make a difference?
Poll: Should State Officials Bet on Expanding Gambling to North Jersey?
January 7, 2016 | Polling
Is the smart money on building casinos in Jersey City and other points north? If so, what happens to Atlantic City?
Poll: Is Christie on Comeback Trail In His Quest to Win the GOP Presidential Nomination?
December 17, 2015 | Polling
‘Candidate Christie’ may take some getting used to, but is it even a possibility for NJ’s chief exec?
Poll: On Target or Overkill? Ballot Question to Fully Fund the State Pension Plan?
December 10, 2015 | Polling
Senate president Sweeney wants a ballot question put to NJ voters. Is he the man with the plan or the wrong guy for the job?
Poll: Why Isn’t New Jersey Doing More to Get the Lead Out and Protect Our Kids?
December 3, 2015 | Polling
The problem of children with high lead levels in their blood has improved, but the situation could be a whole lot better
Poll: Should New Jersey Close Its Doors to Syrian Refugees-- or Welcome Them?
November 19, 2015 | Polling
What do you make of Christie’s comment that even refugee orphans 5 years old should be kept out of U.S.?
Poll: What’s Behind Gov. Christie’s Flurry of Vetoes, Conditional Vetoes?
November 12, 2015 | Polling
The governor may not spend much time in New Jersey, but he was back this week, blowing through 64 bills, racking up 25 vetoes
Poll: Will the Democrats’ Assembly Gains Be Chris Christie’s Loss?
November 5, 2015 | Polling
With voter turnout possibly at a historic low, can any conclusions be drawn from the Dems picking up four seats in the Assembly?
Poll: Tuesday’s Voter Turnout -- Just How Low Can It Possibly Go?
October 29, 2015 | Polling
Some folks don’t know that Tuesday is Election Day. Others don’t care. What about you?
Poll: Is the DEP Protecting or Imperiling New Jersey’s Water Quality?
October 22, 2015 | Polling
The department argues that attempts to eliminate red tape are behind its ‘streamlined’ regulations. Do you buy it?
Poll: What Is the Most Pressing Problem Facing the Garden State’s Cities?
October 15, 2015 | Polling
Identifying the biggest trouble facing our cities can be an important first step toward establishing priorities
Poll: Does New Jersey Need to Change Its Gun Laws?
October 7, 2015 | Polling
The recent tragedy in Oregon has put gun control back in the spotlight. How is New Jersey doing on this front?
Poll: If a Hurricane Hits, Will New Jersey Be Ready This Time?
October 1, 2015 | Polling
Forecasters say we may see some rough weather in the next few days…Did Sandy teach us anything about staying safe?
Poll: Pass or Fail -- Should New Jersey Expand Pre-Kindergarten Availability?
September 24, 2015 | Polling
Is it time to offer public preschool to children and families in districts statewide?
Poll: Tiered Health Plans -- Good, Bad, or Indifferent for Patients and Providers?
September 17, 2015 | Polling
Everyone likes to save money, but what if it means not seeing your primary care doctor or visiting the hospital where you’ve been treated?
Poll: What’s the Best Way to Put the Port Authority on the Right Track?
September 10, 2015 | Polling
Is it possible to come up with a bipartisan fix for this troubled bistate agency?
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