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The List: Think Murphy’s a Big Spender? He’s Been Outspent Handily in the Past

Colleen O'Dea | July 5, 2017 | The List

$60 million here, $50 million there: Which candidates opened their wallets widest in their not-always-successful pursuit of office?

The List: Top 10 States Contributing to NJ’s Gubernatorial Hopefuls

Colleen O'Dea | May 22, 2017 | The List, Elections 2017
New Jersey led the list, as expected, but money rolled in from nearby New York and Pennsylvania, as well as Florida and California
The List: Top 10 Public Contractors and Their Political Contributions
Colleen O'Dea | April 17, 2017 | The List
Complexity and confusion about the law may have discouraged contractors from contributing directly to candidates and parties last year
The List: NJ and Administration’s Travel Ban on ‘Mostly Muslim’ Countries
Colleen O'Dea | March 13, 2017 | The List
New Jersey is home to about 9,500 people that the Trump administration’s new ban could seek to keep out
The List: Five Things to Listen for in the Governor's Final Budget Address
John Reitmeyer | February 27, 2017 | The List
The budget address has a tendency to go on too long or to be crammed with numbers essential and inessential. Here's help making sure you don't miss anything important
The List: Top Theaters in NJ Are Impressive Supplement to Great White Way
Carly Sitrin | February 6, 2017 | The List
Theater in New Jersey is a match for the best available in any region when it comes to talent, innovation, cost, and diversity
The List: Against National Trend, Large Families Still Common in Some Places in NJ
Colleen O'Dea | December 12, 2016 | The List
Large families are becoming rarities in a changing United States. But new census data pinpoint several places in New Jersey where they are the norm
The List: Where to Find World-Class Cancer Care in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | December 5, 2016 | The List
The Garden State is ranked 10th in the nation for incidence of cancer; partnerships and new programs make it easier than ever to find treatment
The List: Tracking NJ’s 10 Credit-Rating Downgrades Under Gov. Christie
John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2016 | The List
Excerpts from reports by the Big 3 show a pattern of concerns, as well as individual issues as they cross agencies’ radar screens
The List: Firms Benefit from $1.3 Billion in Incentives to Set Up in Camden
Tara Nurin | November 14, 2016 | The List
Of the $4 billion earmarked for a controversial business tax-incentive scheme to bring companies to New Jersey or keep them here, a big chunk has gone to firms relocating to Camden
The List: A Quick Look at the School Districts with the Best PARCC Scores
Colleen O'Dea | November 7, 2016 | The List
No surprise, perhaps, but the schools in more affluent communities tended to have the highest average student scores and passing rates
The List: Top 10 Heritage Sites with the Most Annual Visitors
Carly Sitrin | October 31, 2016 | The List
Residents and tourists have more than 1,800 historic sites to choose from — ranging from lighthouses to battleships — across the length and breadth of the state
The List: The Commuting Habits of New Jersey Workers
Colleen O'Dea | September 26, 2016 | The List
According to census data, it takes longer for commuters in the Garden State to get to work than the national average
The List: New Jersey’s 16 ‘Double-Dipping’ County Sheriffs
Mark Lagerkvist | September 19, 2016 | The List
All told, the sheriffs on this list pull down about $3.3 million a year in public pay — $2.1 million in county salaries plus $1.2 million from state pensions
The List: Eleven Places You Can Get on Your High Horse in NJ
Carly Sitrin | September 12, 2016 | The List
For some equine enthusiasts, the best way to take in the Garden State’s beautiful scenery is from a horse
The List: Top 10 Counties Where New Jersey Voters Mail in Their Ballots
Colleen O'Dea | August 15, 2016 | The List
Getting the word out about casting ballots by mail could help drive up voter turnout, but it’s pretty much treated as a secret known only to the few in the Garden State
The List: Grab the Sunscreen and Hit One of New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches
Carly Sitrin | August 8, 2016 | The List
Whether you want to catch a glimpse of the reclusive red fox or drop in ‘The Pocket’ and ‘shred’ a few waves — or almost anything else — New Jersey’s 700 public beaches can fill the bill
The List: 10 Most Common Languages of NJ’s Polyglot Student Population
Colleen O'Dea | July 11, 2016 | The List
Spanish is the undisputed leader, but kids in New Jersey’s schools speak everything from Arabic to Portuguese and Chinese to Telugu
The List: By the Numbers -- New Jersey’s Busiest Public Libraries
Carly Sitrin | June 27, 2016 | The List
The sleepy town library (like the sleepy town itself) is a thing of the past. Today’s ‘community anchors’ are about ebooks and internet connections -- and millions of visitors
List: New Jersey’s 10 Trauma Centers -- Always Ready When Needed
Lilo H. Stainton | June 20, 2016 | The List
Medical staff at trauma centers eat and sleep onsite when they’re on shift
The List: Detailing the Diversions from the State's Clean Energy Fund
Tom Johnson | June 13, 2016 | The List
Ten million here, a hundred million there: It’s not hard to see how total diversions over the past 10 years add up to more than $1.3 billion
The List: All the Presidents’ Pay and Perks at New Jersey’s Public Colleges
Mark Lagerkvist | May 23, 2016 | Education, The List
The salaries are nothing to sneeze at, and the benefits -- from performance bonuses and annuity payments to housing and cars -- must make an admittedly tough job a lot easier to take
The List: 10 Schools That Make the Grade for Student Scores in Advanced Classes
Colleen O'Dea | May 16, 2016 | The List
Students across the state are taking Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests to earn college credit or graduate early
The List: 12 NJ Hospitals That Qualified for $1M or More in Extra Medicare Funds
Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2016 | The List
The Garden State doesn’t have any federally designated rural areas, but a number of facilities have again been included in special ‘rural’ Medicare funding pool
The List: Best Cocktail Bars in New Jersey (Don’t Drive After Reading This)
Tara Nurin | May 2, 2016 | The List
Mixologists across the state are shaking, stirring, and infusing drinks that will amaze and most likely have you lining up for more
The List: Top Garden State Lobbying Firms that Collected the Most Fees
Colleen O'Dea | April 18, 2016 | The List
With multiple clients, high-profile lobbyists continue to thrive -- understandably so, with more than $70 million spent on lobbying this past year
The List: Top New Jersey Municipalities with Highest Per-Capita Budgets
Meir Rinde | April 11, 2016 | The List
Atlantic City has been pilloried for its municipal spending by top Republicans and Democrats, but how does it stack up against other municipalities and resort towns?
The List: Budget of $34.8B is Biggest Proposed by Christie Since He Took Office
John Reitmeyer | April 4, 2016 | The List
Spending plan is about $5.5B higher than what was proposed by governor during first year in office
The List: New Jersey Counties with the Highest Immigrant Populations
Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2016 | The List
The foreign-born contribute in myriad ways to the Garden State, including counterbalancing the number of folks who move away each year
The List: Retired NJ Officials with $100K-Plus Public Pension Doubles in Five Years
Mark Lagerkvist | March 14, 2016 | The List
Loophole in law lets some state employees collect retirement money while working at new job
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