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Op-Ed: If NJ Should Divest from Guns, Why Not from Fossil Fuels?

Tina Weishaus | August 14, 2019 | Opinion

It’s puzzling that governor and Senate president have not come out in favor of taking New Jersey pension-plan funds out of fossil fuels, which threaten our very existence

Op-Ed: NJ Needs to Break Gridlock on Autonomous-Car Legislation

Avi Kelin | August 13, 2019 | Opinion
‘Other states are passing us in research and development and our state’s autonomous-car movement is stalling. We need to do more.’
Op-Ed: Camden’s Growth About More than Lower Unemployment
Jonathan Young | August 6, 2019 | Opinion
Camden’s unemployment rate has reached a 30-year low. In 2017, the city also had the highest employment-to-population ratio for 25- to 54-year-olds since 2009
Op-Ed: Addressing Inequities in NJ’s Public Schools Is Moral Imperative
Lamont O. Repollet | August 5, 2019 | Opinion
Education commissioner says state education officials continuously question whether policies and practices create opportunities, not unfair barriers to student learning
Opinion: Can We Afford All This Healthcare Spending?
Richard F. Keevey | August 2, 2019 | Healthcare, Opinion
Healthcare Basics: A series that details the fundamentals of Medicare and Medicaid, two costly programs that play a critical role in keeping millions of Americans healthy
Opinion: Medicare, A Bulwark of Elderly Care Now and Tomorrow
Richard F. Keevey | August 1, 2019 | Healthcare, Opinion
Healthcare Basics: A series that details the fundamentals of Medicare and Medicaid, two costly programs that play a critical role in keeping millions of Americans healthy
Opinion: Medicaid, An Indispensable Program For The Poor Of Our State
Richard F. Keevey | July 31, 2019 | Healthcare, Opinion
Healthcare Basics: A series that details the fundamentals of Medicare and Medicaid, two costly programs that play a critical role in keeping millions of Americans healthy
Opinion: Happy Birthday, Medicare And Medicaid! Keys to Good Health in NJ
Richard F. Keevey | July 30, 2019 | Healthcare, Opinion
Healthcare Basics: A series that details the fundamentals of Medicare and Medicaid, two costly programs that play a critical role in keeping millions of Americans healthy
Op-Ed: Press Corps Shouldn’t Ignore Murphy’s Conflict Of Interest
Mike Lilley | July 24, 2019 | Opinion
The NJEA was a major funder for the ‘dark money’ group that is pushing governor’s millionaires tax
Op-Ed: Making the Case for Clean Energy in Frontline Communities
Laureen M. Boles | July 23, 2019 | Opinion
Prioritizing solar and battery storage in low-income communities and communities of color would create economic opportunities where they’re most needed
Opinion: The Federal Debt Ceiling Is A Farce — Eliminate It
Richard F. Keevey | July 22, 2019 | Opinion
The right time to hold the line on deficit spending is when the budget is drafted
Op-Ed: Health and Safety at Risk if More Gas Pipelines Allowed in NJ
Patty Cronheim | July 19, 2019 | Opinion
Federal safety rules are inadequate and liable to be made weaker by the Trump administration
Op-Ed: Lessons of Newark’s School Construction Successes, Mistakes
Kyle Rosenkrans | July 17, 2019 | Opinion
The state could have built almost twice as many schools for Newark kids if it followed the model of one of the city’s charter schools
Op-Ed: Principles that Should Guide Final Version of NJ’s Energy Master Plan
Scott Weiner | July 15, 2019 | Opinion
‘The enormity of the work required to move the energy master plan from vision to implementation can’t be overstated’
Opinion: NJ’s Health Benefits Liability Increased to $90B — Why and What to Do?
Richard F. Keevey | July 9, 2019 | Opinion
The state’s total health benefit liability rivals its $99.6 billion unfunded pension liability. What’s behind this $54 billion increase? Is it a harbinger of future problems?
Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Higher Education Policy is Misguided
Darryl G. Greer | July 3, 2019 | Opinion
Instead of focusing on student outmigration and free college, we should do a better job educating and graduating the students we currently serve
Op-Ed: Take Action for the Delaware During Plastic-Free July
Sandra Meola | July 2, 2019 | Opinion
Between entanglement, ingestion, and ecosystem damage — plastic pollution impacts marine species both large and small
Op-Ed: Prioritize Local Businesses in Medical Marijuana Licensing
Jeffrey Samuels | July 1, 2019 | Opinion
Small businesses may not have the political clout of regional conglomerates, but they’re hardworking, dependable and uniquely Jersey
Opinion: In Battle with Norcross, Murphy Seizes Moral High Ground
Carl Golden | June 28, 2019 | Opinion
Rookie governor has positioned himself in faceoff with powerbroker as the champion of a fair and open government, guided by integrity
Op-Ed: More Accountability Should Be Endgame for Charter Schools
Donna M. Chiera | June 27, 2019 | Opinion
Illegally or not, charter schools take money for schools and students out of the very communities where it is most needed
Op-Ed: Keep State Parks Open in Government Shutdowns — Like Casinos
Eric Stiles | June 20, 2019 | Opinion
State parks and beaches can be held hostage when there’s a budget impasse; lawmakers should ensure they stay open and staffed
Opinion: Budget Needs Long-Term Solutions, Not Short-Term Politics
Richard F. Keevey | June 19, 2019 | Opinion
The governor’s proposal for a millionaires tax is at the center of current budget rhetoric when instead New Jersey’s long-range fiscal problems should be the focus
Op-Ed: Does NJ High School Diploma Signal Readiness for a Successful Future?
Patricia Morgan | June 18, 2019 | Opinion
New Jersey has remained committed to the promise that all students can succeed at high levels, but we still have far to go and troubling equity gaps remain
Op-Ed: Cannabis Industry Jobs in NJ Must be Unionized
Hugh Giordano | June 17, 2019 | Opinion
Thousands of jobs and big economic opportunities are in the offing; unionized jobs would give everyone a voice
Opinion: Murphy’s Budget — Caught Between Sweeney and Hard Place
Carl Golden | June 14, 2019 | Opinion
No matter what governor does — from signing budget to vetoing it wholesale — Senate President Sweeney is the real winner
Op-Ed: Protect Vulnerable Seniors by Improving Staff Levels in NJ Nursing Homes
Ev Liebman and Milly Silva | June 13, 2019 | Opinion
A bill that would establish minimum CNA-to-patient staffing ratios in nursing homes has been delayed for more than a year; it’s time for the Assembly to act
Op-Ed: The Road Ahead for New Jersey’s Climate Leadership
Fred Krupp | June 12, 2019 | Opinion
Several states, New Jersey among them, have bold climate agendas. It’s time for Garden State to lay out the means of achieving its agenda
Op-Ed: NJ Should Extend Medicaid Postpartum Coverage
Linda Schwimmer | June 11, 2019 | Opinion
Every year, thousands of women in New Jersey lose Medicaid coverage 60 days after having given birth; New Jersey can — and should — change that
Op-Ed: Under 10 Years of Site Remediation Reform, Cleanups Move Forward
Caryn L. Barnes | June 6, 2019 | Opinion
On-point legislation and a professional association for licensed site remediation professionals have increased the pace of projects statewide
Op-Ed: New Jersey can help students with their loan debt
Beverly Brown Ruggia and Stephan Lally | June 5, 2019 | Opinion
Lawmakers should pass bill establishing strong lending standards and a licensing requirement for loan servicers
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