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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
Op-Ed: PennEast Pipeline Doesn’t Go With a Clean-Energy Future
Brandon McKoy | June 4, 2019 | Opinion
We already have more gas than we need. Moreover, we must use less gas to reduce harmful emissions and meet our goals for combating climate change
Op-Ed: Restorative Justice Must Be Part of Marijuana Legislation
Katherine Herrera | June 3, 2019 | Opinion
The War on Drugs damaged communities that have been historically targeted by biased policing and racial profiling; it is time to right those wrongs
Op-Ed: Legal Cannabis Legislation In New Jersey Isn’t Dead Yet
Bridget Hill-Zayat | May 30, 2019 | Opinion
Contrary to what’s being said, lawmakers can still pass a bill legalizing adult-use of marijuana; it’s the wise thing to do
Opinion: Gov and Team Dig in on Millionaire’s Tax, Ignore ‘Political Reality’
Carl Golden | May 28, 2019 | Opinion
Decision to air ad campaign by Murphy allies in attempt to pressure Legislature only ratchets up the tension
Op-Ed: Remembering the Unselfish Sacrifices of New Jerseyans and Many Others
Richard F. Keevey | May 24, 2019 | Opinion
More than 21,700 from the Garden State are among 635,500 Americans who died in world wars, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq
Opinion: It’s Time for a Moratorium on All Fossil Fuel Projects in NJ
R. William Potter | May 23, 2019 | Opinion
Calling on governor to order a freeze on pipeline and power-plant projects ‘while we still have a chance’ to mitigate worst impacts of climate change
OP-ED: What Do You Say To Those Graduating In Unique Times?
John Weingart | May 22, 2019 | Opinion
A leader at Eagleton Institute tells his students to take advice from his generation with ‘large grains of salt’
Op-Ed: Governor’s Veto of the ‘Dark Money’ Bill Is Wrong for New Jersey
David Goodman | May 17, 2019 | Opinion
Calling on legislators to ‘recognize the errors of the governor’s action and correct this wrong’
Op-Ed: Regional Health Hubs, Piecing Together the Healthcare Puzzle
Gregory Paulson | May 16, 2019 | Opinion
State legislators should formally recognize, and maintain the budget appropriation for, key ‘regional health hubs’
OP-ED: A Call to Honor Alice Paul, NJ’s Overlooked Women’s Rights Crusader
Michael T. Bedard | May 15, 2019 | Opinion
Activist from South Jersey should be among those from the Garden State enshrined at the US Capitol
Op-Ed: Reducing Opioid Use and Adopting Medical Marijuana Interventions
Dr. AJ Rastogi | May 14, 2019 | Opinion
Many patients who are suffering the side effects of opioids could benefit from prescribed marijuana
Op-Ed: We Don’t Need New Youth Prisons in Newark or Anywhere Else in Our State
Andrea McChristian | May 13, 2019 | Opinion
Rather than being incarcerated in failed youth prisons, our young people need support, encouragement, and intensive treatment within their communities
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