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Explainer: State Plan Ensures Continued Growth, Protects Environment
Chris Sturm | October 15, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Explainer
Guiding development, marshalling resources in the most intensively developed state in the country
Explainer: NJ Highlands Protects Resources, Preserves Open Space
Colleen O'Dea | October 8, 2013 | Explainer, Elections 2014
Area designated in 2004 for strict new controls on development encompasses 860,000 acres in 88 municipalities
The Explainer: PJM Interconnection, the Power Behind the Power Grid
Tom Johnson | October 1, 2013 | Explainer
Grid operator touches every aspect of power production, from which plants are in service to how much customers pay to keep their lights on.
The Explainer: Rx for Understanding the Affordable Care Act
Andrew Kitchenman | September 24, 2013 | Healthcare, Explainer
Complicated and controversial, President Barack Obama's ACA is on track to revise and remake healthcare in the United States
Explainer: Charting the Development of New Jersey's Charter Schools
John Mooney | September 17, 2013 | Education, Explainer
Charter schools are nothing if not controversial, but what's beneath the chatter?
Explainer: Mapping Out the National Flood Insurance Program
Scott Gurian | September 10, 2013 | Explainer, Sandy
With so few private firms offering flood insurance, the NFIP can help homeowners and businesses protect their property and, when necessary, rebuild for greater resilience.
Explainer: Coming Up to Speed on the Transportation Trust Fund
Mark J. Magyar | September 3, 2013 | Explainer
Over-reliance on borrowing for TTF exacerbates state’s long-term debt burden
Explainer: Getting Down to Business With NJ's Health Insurance Marketplace
Andrew Kitchenman | August 13, 2013 | Explainer
Online marketplaces may have biggest impact as Affordable Care Act reshapes healthcare in America
Explainer: SOCIETAL BENEFITS CHARGE Fuels Clean Energy, Other Programs
Tom Johnson | August 6, 2013 | Explainer
A small tax -- at least for consumers -- on monthly utility bills that raises millions for a variety of projects and programs.
Explainer: Mount Laurel Decisions Shelter Poor and Low-Income New Jerseyans
Colleen O'Dea | July 30, 2013 | Housing, Explainer
In 1975, Mount Laurel was the first ruling in the country to prohibit communities from enacting 'exclusionary zoning' practices.
Explainer: Abbott v. Burke, Changing the Rules for Funding Schools
John Mooney | July 23, 2013 | Education, Explainer
A series of state Supreme Court rulings starting in 1985, Abbott v. Burke continues to shape and reshape education -- especially for New Jersey's poorest kids.
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