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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
The List: 10 Great New Jersey Bike Trails to Help Get You Psyched for Cycling
Meir Rinde | March 7, 2016 | The List
Ocean views, picturesque towns, historic sites, and a paradise for birders are just a few of the reasons to bike or hike the Garden State
The List: NJ Schools with the Most Students Not Taking the Online PARCC Exams
John Mooney | February 22, 2016 | Education, The List
Highest percentages of students who didn’t take exams were mostly from more affluent districts
The List: What to Watch and Listen for in Governor’s Budget Address Today
John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2016 | Budget, The List
What will Christie propose to deal with state pensions, transportation funding, taxes and other pressing fiscal issues?
The List: What -- and Who -- Makes New Jersey a State of Many Nations?
Lee Keough | February 8, 2016 | The List
A look at the 10 largest immigrant communities in the Garden State
The List: New Jersey Schools with the Highest Percentage of Kids Living in Poverty
Colleen O'Dea | February 1, 2016 | The List
Poor children grow up to be impoverished adults. Along the way they’re more likely to be sick, score low on standardized tests, experience violence, and ultimately drop out
The List: Assessing 10 Key Issues That Face Atlantic City in Coming Year
Tara Nurin | January 25, 2016 | The List
Bankruptcy or state takeover, city still must address issues ranging from gambling in north Jersey to funds available for development
The List: Towns with the Best Voter Turnouts in November Elections
Colleen O'Dea | January 11, 2016 | The List
Participation in November elections hit an all-time low of 22 percent, but these 10 NJ municipalities bucked the trend
The List: Independent Committees Spent Record Share in 2015 Assembly Races
Lilo H. Stainton | December 7, 2015 | The List
Less regulated than PACs -- and more secretive -- independent committees can make it equally tricky to track contributions and donations
The List: Miles of Pavement Per Person Determine Lowest Road-Repair Costs
Colleen O'Dea | November 30, 2015 | The List
Small communities with plenty of residents and workers typically end up spending significantly less on keeping local roads in shape
The List: NJ Hospitals with the Most Commercially Insured Patients
Andrew Kitchenman | November 23, 2015 | The List
In healthcare finances, wealthier ‘payer mix’ is a key to hospitals’ stability
The List: Ten Ways Climate Change Could Impact Life in the Garden State
Scott Gurian | November 16, 2015 | Energy & Environment, The List
Increased flooding, prolonged droughts and rising sea levels could become the new normal in New Jersey later in the century
The List: New Jersey Companies That Appoint Women as Top Executives
Joe Tyrrell | November 9, 2015 | The List
Hiring women for top jobs at today's competitive companies isn't just the right thing to do, it's a smart thing to do
The List: NJ Locales with the Highest Amount of Toxic Chemical Releases
Tom Johnson | November 2, 2015 | The List
Nearly 11 million pounds of harmful substances entered the state’s environment in 2013, according to latest data
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