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Op-Ed: Our Governor and Others Are All Wrong About the Federal Tax Reforms

Joseph Caruso | September 25, 2018 | Opinion

GOP tax changes are fueling ‘incredible economic growth.’ Murphy and his peers are wasting taxpayer money trying to overturn them

Op-Ed: Can We Have Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries, Please?

Colleen Markley | September 21, 2018 | Opinion
With good local ordinances, there’s no reason adult access to the drug can’t be made easy, safe, and a raiser of revenue for New Jersey
Op-Ed: Pallone Needs to Help Reform Renewable Fuel Standard
Paul Eidman and Drew Tompkins | September 20, 2018 | Opinion
Adding ethanol to gasoline is a perfect example of unintended environmental and economic consequences
Op-Ed: Continuity of Care Is Good Medicine for Patients — and Doctors
Armand Leone, Jr. | September 19, 2018 | Opinion
Unfortunately, the trend is for less continuity and more fragmentation. As a result, the patient-physician relationship is weaker and less effective than it used to be
Op-Ed: Independent Citizens, Not Partisan Politicians, Must Tackle Redistricting
Helen Kioukis | September 18, 2018 | Opinion
A call for legislative redistricting in New Jersey to be taken out of political hands and given to an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Op-Ed: Let’s Be Smart About Community Solar in New Jersey
Chris Sturm | September 17, 2018 | Opinion
NJ’s recently signed energy legislation will allow many more residents and businesses to access solar energy. We must learn from other states how to do it well
Op-Ed: Paid Family Leave Helps Babies, Not Just Their Parents
Cecilia Zalkind | September 14, 2018 | Opinion
With members of a state Senate committee expected to vote Monday on a bill to expand family leave in New Jersey, the benefits should be clear
Op-Ed: The War on Cannabis Has Failed — Let’s Be Smart About Legalizing It in NJ
Scott Rudder | September 13, 2018 | Opinion
With the legalization of cannabis approaching for New Jersey, we can draw on the experience of other states to get it right
Op-Ed: Life Sciences Are Key to Building an ‘Innovation Economy’ in New Jersey
Dean J. Paranicas | September 12, 2018 | Opinion
Biopharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology companies comprise one of the state’s strongest sectors. They’re crucial to generating new jobs, products and services
Op-Ed: Why Unions are More Vital than Ever for All Workers in New Jersey
Allan Lichtenstein | September 11, 2018 | Opinion
As union membership continues to decline in the Garden State, it’s worth remembering that unions have been crucial in raising wages for all workers
Opinion: A Good Start Toward a Multiyear Budget Strategy for New Jersey
Richard F. Keevey | September 10, 2018 | Opinion
There are no quick fixes for the state’s ongoing budget crisis, but the best place to begin is with the chronically underfunded pension system
Op-Ed: More Than Academics — It’s Time to Elevate HS Graduation Requirements
Scott Taylor | September 7, 2018 | Opinion
It’s up to the state Board of Education to continue New Jersey’s national leadership in innovation and quality education
Opinion: New Jersey’s Short-Term Fiscal Fixes Mean Long-Term Disaster
Carl Golden | September 6, 2018 | Opinion
The ‘Sweeney commission’ has shown that one-shots and other revenue gimmicks can only lead to trouble, but will the pols and the public unions give them up?
Op-Ed: Shifting Services for Seniors, Disabled People in NJ Away from Nursing Homes
Lowell Arye | August 16, 2018 | Opinion
How New Jersey has gradually moved the focus of Medicaid care for seniors and people with disabilities from nursing homes to their own homes and communities
Op-Ed: Ban Cars from Lincoln Tunnel at Rush Hour to Make It through Route 495 Repairs
Axel Hellman | August 15, 2018 | Opinion
The logical way to ease congestion is to reduce the number of vehicles entering the tunnel
Op-Ed: Learn from Europe, Keep Wind Generation and Transmission Separate
Wilfried Breuer | August 14, 2018 | Opinion
Building an offshore grid for New Jersey separately from wind farms is the key to creating fair competition
Opinion: Few Municipalities in NJ Will Create Stormwater Utilities, But Some Should
Daniel J. Van Abs | August 13, 2018 | Opinion
The need to improve stormwater management is increasing every year. Costs will rise, putting pressure on local government budgets
Opinion: Why Is the DEP Pushing to Dump ‘Dredge Spoils’ in West Creek?
R. William Potter | August 10, 2018 | Opinion
Stopping the state agency from dumping foul-smelling muck in this community is a perfect chance for Murphy administration to demonstrate its green credentials
Op-Ed: PARCC’s Going, But We Will Still Need Objective Assessment Data
Shelley Skinner | August 9, 2018 | Opinion
Murphy administration’s proposal for replacement testing system needs more work. Its elimination of several state assessments is troubling
Op-Ed: NJ Should Favor Single Developers for Offshore-Wind Projects
Thomas Brostrøm | August 8, 2018 | Opinion
There have been calls for having different companies develop generation and transmission, but it would make more sense for New Jersey to go with single developers
Op-Ed: Why We Need $15 an Hour Minimum Wage in New Jersey Now, Not Later
Daniel Ulloa | August 7, 2018 | Opinion
As living costs continue to rise in this expensive state, people are working longer hours for less money just to get by
Op-Ed: On Affordable Housing, Some Officials Stuck Back in the Fifties
Stuart Sendell | August 6, 2018 | Opinion
Politicians may try to impede affordable housing in New Jersey, but they can’t stop market forces that favor towns with mass transportation over isolated suburbs
Op-Ed: Governor Must Protect Ticket Buyers, Veto New Anti-Consumer Measure
Brian Berry | August 3, 2018 | Opinion
Proposed legislation would benefit ticket sellers, not sports fans and concertgoers. What’s more, it skirted normal process of review and debate
Opinion: How to Curb Governor’s Extraordinary Budget Power
John S. Wisniewski | August 2, 2018 | Opinion
State Senate has approved constitutional amendment to strip governor of ability to certify revenues, but it’s not the only possible fix. Legislature has a remedy if it wants
Opinion: New Jersey and the ACA, Perfect Together
Joel C. Cantor and Katherine Hempstead | July 31, 2018 | Opinion
Despite GOP actions to destabilize Affordable Care Act, the individual insurance market is doing well in Garden State. And new legislation in NJ is helping with affordability
Op-Ed: Harnessing Offshore Wind — Do it Fast, But Do it Right
Clarke Bruno | July 30, 2018 | Opinion
Murphy administration wants to jumpstart clean energy, but state law prohibits whole category of companies from bidding on key work. That could be costly for ratepayers
Op-Ed: EDA Challenges NJ to Rethink ‘Old Ways,’ Become Innovative Again
Tim Sullivan | July 27, 2018 | Opinion
State agency launches program to rekindle spirit of innovation in New Jersey, invites local governments to compete for new planning awards
Op-Ed: New Jersey Should Adopt Safe Nurse-to-Patient Limit
Ann Twomey, John Brady and Donna Kelly-Williams | July 24, 2018 | Opinion
Having too few nurses working in healthcare facilities is to the detriment of patients and staff. Legislation to set reasonable ratio is proposed for NJ. It could save lives
Op-Ed: With Tunnel Repairs in Offing, Bikes are Key to Keeping People on the Move
Neile Weissman | July 23, 2018 | Opinion
It’s imperative to make contingency plans for a shutdown of Hudson rail tunnels. Step one: Widen bike paths on George Washington Bridge to accommodate far more riders
Op-Ed: Let Public Challenge State’s Environmental Damage Settlements
Raymond Lesniak | July 20, 2018 | Opinion
Citizens were denied right to challenge settlement in case of ExxonMobil’s massive environmental damage in New Jersey. NJ Legislature must ensure that right
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