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The List: NJ Hospitals That Can Do a Better Job of Safeguarding Patients

Andrew Kitchenman | August 31, 2015 | Healthcare, The List

Leapfrog Group highlights scores to encourage hospitals to comply with safety standards

The List: I Hear NJ Singing -- The Varied Poetic Voices of the Garden State

Hank Kalet | August 3, 2015 | The List
From Amiri Baraka to William Carlos Williams, from Allen Ginsberg to Walt Whitman, New Jersey has been home and host to some of the country’s best poets
The List: How Do New Jersey Children Fare in National Well-Being Rankings?
Colleen O'Dea | July 27, 2015 | The List
NJ ranks eighth-best overall in national kids' well-being ratings, but ranks near bottom for number of children living in families struggling to pay for housing
The List: Exploring the Inhabited Islands of the Garden State
Scott Gurian | July 20, 2015 | The List
Most of New Jersey's vacation isles are well-known summer tourism destinations, but a few of them may be less familiar to Jersey Shore travelers
The List: Top 10 Counties in New Jersey with the Highest Foreclosure Rates
Max Leone | July 13, 2015 | The List
The Garden State has the dubious distinction of having the second-highest foreclosure rate in the country
The List: The 10 U.S. Transit Agencies That Rely Most on Fare Revenues
Meir Rinde | July 6, 2015 | Transportation, The List
NJ Transit isn’t the worst, but it has high ratio of funding derived from ticket sales rather than other sources, such as state budget or advertising sales
The List: Ten Major ‘Adjustments’ Christie Made to Proposed Budget
Staff of NJ Spotlight | June 29, 2015 | The List
Some cuts, like the $1.6B lopped out of the state pension fund were a given; others, like money withheld from school districts in the Pinelands, may come as a surprise
The List: Top Fundraising Among NJ Candidates -- and Who Raised the Funds
Colleen O'Dea | June 22, 2015 | The List
The fact that there are so few contested races in the coming election hasn’t stopped candidates from stocking their war chests
The List: 10 New Jersey Hospitals with the Most Challenging Mix of Payers
Andrew Kitchenman | June 15, 2015 | Healthcare, The List
Bergen Regional, Newark’s University Hospital top list with combined Medicaid/uninsured share
The List: 10 of the Garden State’s Recurring Environmental Problems
Tom Johnson | June 8, 2015 | The List
There are few secrets in this rundown of NJ's top environmental problems: Sewer overflow, smog, open space, and sprawl are just a few of the nominees
The List: Top Ten Payments by NJ Governors Into State’s Pension System
John Reitmeyer | June 1, 2015 | Budget, The List
If state Supreme Court orders full payment of $2.25 billion, it would more than double the previous highest amount kicked in by Gov. Jon Corzine’s administration in FY2008
The List: As Primary Election Draws Near, Where are Garden State’s Voters?
Colleen O'Dea | May 18, 2015 | The List
Of the state’s 5.4 million registered voters, only those affiliated with a party – or willing to declare an affiliation—can cast ballots on June 2
The List: 10 Reasons Why Insurance Companies May Have Underpaid Sandy Victims
Scott Gurian | May 11, 2015 | The List
Theories abound in the absence of clear information about just what went on behind the scenes in the aftermath of disastrous storm
The List: Emergency Rooms with the Longest Waiting Times in New Jersey
Andrew Kitchenman | May 4, 2015 | The List
The three worst are all in Newark, where patients may face may wait as long as an hour-and-a-half delay before treatment
The List: The Top 10 Multilingual Municipalities in New Jersey
Meir Rinde | April 27, 2015 | The List
The Garden State attracts residents from around the world, and they speak a wealth of tongues, from Arabic to Urdu
The List: On the Move -- New Jersey’s 10 Fastest-Growing Counties
Colleen O'Dea | April 20, 2015 | The List
The Garden State isn’t seeing double-digit growth, but the numbers are climbing -- if you know where to look
The List: AARP, New Jersey’s Top Lobbyist, Spent Over $1.5 Million in 2014
John Mooney | April 13, 2015 | The List
Wide range of special-interest groups laid out millions trying to shape and influence legislation in Trenton
The List: States with the Lowest Estate Tax Exemptions in the Nation
John Reitmeyer | April 6, 2015 | The List
New Jersey’s well-known for its high cost of living, but it also can be a very expensive place to die
The List: 10 Groups Still Helping New Jersey’s Sandy Victims Recover
Scott Gurian | March 30, 2015 | The List, Sandy
For many NJ residents, Hurricane Sandy is yesterday’s news; for others, it remains a day-to-day struggle
The List: Names and Numbers -- New Jersey’s 10 Top-Paid Hospital Executives
Andrew Kitchenman | March 23, 2015 | Healthcare, The List
Once again, seven top execs on the list pull down more than $2 million in compensation
The List: 10 of the Top Skateboard Parks in the Garden State
Meir Rinde | March 16, 2015 | The List
From taco jumps and hubba ledges to pump humps and snake runs, NJ can deliver whatever skateboarders and inline skaters are looking for
The List: Top 10 Donors to GOP Governors Association with Christie at Helm
Colleen O'Dea | March 9, 2015 | Politics, The List
NJ’s top exec spent about a third of year helping RGA raise a healthy chunk of cash -- and garnering a huge amount of attention for himself
The List: 10 Movers and Shakers Who Influence Energy Policy In New Jersey
Tom Johnson | March 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment, The List
Energy policy in New Jersey is a moving target, constantly being refined and reworked by individuals and agencies
The List: 10 Ways to Improve Tracking, Forecasts of Future Superstorms
Scott Gurian | February 23, 2015 | The List, Sandy
Sandy highlighted a number of areas in need of improvement, but many of them have yet to be corrected
The List: Ranking the Top 10 Open-Admission High Schools by SAT Scores
Colleen O'Dea | February 9, 2015 | Education, The List
Recently released results from School Performance Tests help draw a bead on New Jersey's top public high schools
The List: Top NJ Hospitals Getting Medicare Bonuses for Quality, Efficiency
Andrew Kitchenman | February 2, 2015 | Healthcare, The List
‘Value-based purchasing’ features bonuses and penalties to hospitals, part of shift toward outcomes rather than services rendered
The List: Top 10 Lawmakers Influencing Education Policy in New Jersey
John Mooney | January 26, 2015 | The List
With the governor preoccupied with a potential run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, the state's lawmakers may play a greater in role in education legislation
The List: 10 State Laws Proposed as a Direct Result of Superstorm Sandy
Scott Gurian | January 12, 2015 | The List, Sandy
The devastating storm spawned surge of legislation to address infrastructure vulnerabilities and systemic weaknesses
The List: New Jersey’s Deadliest Roads, Routes, and Highways Take a Tragic Toll
Colleen O'Dea | January 5, 2015 | The List
Despite being the most densely populated state in the country, New Jersey has a surprisingly low fatality rate
The List: NJ Spotlight’s Top 10 Stories of the Past Year
Paula Saha | December 22, 2014 | The List
A list of our most-read stories reflects the public policy year that was in the Garden State in 2014
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