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Op-Ed: Murphy, Lawmakers Can Make NJ a Solar State for All, Regardless of Income

Pari Kasotia and Cherie Brooks | February 20, 2018 | Opinion

Community solar projects would enable renters and others with limited income and space to enjoy the same economic benefits of solar as traditional rooftop consumers

Op-Ed: What New Jersey Needs — Doulas Working for Health of Mothers, Babies

Jill Wodnick | February 15, 2018 | Opinion
Doula care has been used widely throughout the United States but has never been fully embraced in the Garden State. Isn’t it about time?
Op-Ed: New Jersey Needs to Counter Republican Tax Plan with Bold Action
Sheila Reynertson | February 14, 2018 | Opinion
With new federal tax cuts favoring the wealthiest — and giving peanuts to working people in NJ — it’s time to make tax changes of our own
Opinion: Sweeney Reminds New Governor, NJEA Who's Really in Charge
Carl Golden | February 13, 2018 | Opinion
The president of the senate emerges unscathed from a blitz of negative ads ordered up by the teachers union, makes it clear that he's as much a policymaker as Murphy
Opinion: Two Wrongs Won't Make It Right
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 12, 2018 | Opinion
Using charities to restore SALT deductions is a gimmick that won't and shouldn't work
Op-Ed: Support Homegrown Solar Energy This Session
Anne Hoskins | February 9, 2018 | Opinion
Thousands of energy jobs in New Jersey hang in the balance
Op-Ed: Private Landowners, Local Farmers Can Protect Delaware River
Mike Smith | February 8, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey Audubon and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation partner to build buffers on agricultural properties
Op-Ed: Gov. Murphy Ignores Downside of Legalized Pot
Indra Cidambi | February 7, 2018 | Opinion
The governor's campaign promises notwithstanding, hard evidence shows that decriminalization rather than legalization is the smart policy
Opinion: Beyond the SALT Distraction …
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | February 6, 2018 | Opinion
… New Jersey must also respond to federal business tax changes
Op-Ed: Don't Be Too Quick to Gloat over Saying Bye-Bye to NJ GOP
Bob McHugh | February 5, 2018 | Opinion
The seniority of the state's congressional delegation is about to take a huge hit, and that's not something New Jersey can afford to lose
Op-Ed: Resurrecting New Jersey’s Economy
Baye Adofo-Wilson | February 2, 2018 | Opinion
Meaningful economic revival must prioritize New Jersey’s urban communities, or the state’s economy, as a whole, will continue falter
Opinion: NJ's Water Needs Could Decrease, Despite 10.4M Residents by 2040
Daniel J. Van Abs | February 1, 2018 | Opinion
Taking a broad array of variables into account, and working with the best-case scenario, the state's population could increase while demand for water could lessen
Op-Ed: Protect Chronically Ill Patients Who Need Charity Services
Stephanie Lapidow | January 31, 2018 | Opinion
A new federal policy allows insurance companies to refuse coverage to patients who benefit from certain assistance programs. It’s vital that our legislators support an effort in Congress to blunt the rule
Op-Ed: Dispensary Density is Key to Getting Marijuana Legalization Right
Chris Beals | January 30, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey lawmakers can learn from other states and establish smart regulations as they consider governor’s promise to legalize cannabis within his first 100 days
Op-Ed: There's an Affordable Path to Clean Energy for New Jersey
Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker | January 29, 2018 | Opinion
A cleaner, healthier, stronger economic future is a lot closer than supporters of fossil fuels would like us to believe
Op-Ed: Our Schools Survived Christie — How Do We Move Forward?
David G. Sciarra | January 26, 2018 | Opinion
What's crucial is taking steps to fundamentally alter the way Trenton fulfills its obligations to our 1.4 million public school children
Opinion: Federal Aid Cuts to NJ Are Not Happening, Despite Trump Rhetoric
Richard F. Keevey | January 25, 2018 | Opinion
But nasty budget bargaining is still lurking
Op-Ed: The Nuclear Subsidy Battle Is Not Over
Steven S. Goldenberg | January 24, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey citizens and businesses can ill afford the massive wealth transfer and regulatory capitulation that PSEG's bill would impose
Opinion: Bad Blood — Sweeney Takes a Stake to Murphy's Agenda
Carl Golden | January 23, 2018 | Opinion
What was behind Senate President's Fox News bombshell that he plans to block the millionaires tax and possibly dig into the state's entire property-tax structure?
Op-Ed: The More Things Change - Timeless Advice for Murphy's Spokespeople
Jon Shure and Jayne O'Connor | January 22, 2018 | Opinion
One of the first things to pay attention to is which side of the door you're on when major decisions are made
Op-Ed: 2018 Offers Enormous Potential for Lowering Cost of Healthcare in NJ
Dr. Minalkumar Patel | January 19, 2018 | Opinion
A roadmap for the Murphy administration to increase access to care, keep a lid on price of insurance, reform Medicaid, and put the focus on patients
Op-Ed: It’s Not Too Late to Put Abbott to Work at What It Does Best
W. Steven Barnett | January 18, 2018 | Opinion
The Abbott preschool model was designed to provide young children with a strong foundation for later success in school and life, and it has worked in even the state’s most disadvantaged cities
Op-Ed: How Gov. Murphy Can Protect NJ From Obamacare Sabotage
Andrew Sprung | January 17, 2018 | Opinion
It would be ironic if Republican sabotage ended up improving health insurance access in states with the political will to make the ACA work
Op-Ed: The Charitable Giving Account Could Protect Charity from Trump Tax Cuts
Peter S. Reinhart | January 16, 2018 | Opinion
An unintended consequence of GOP tax reform could mean that charitable donors may give less, while new donors may become more scarce
Op-Ed: Give New Jersey Solar the Chance to Shine Again
Marc Miller | January 12, 2018 | Opinion
The Garden State’s preeminence in the solar sector is long gone. With a new governor and administration, much of its luster could be recaptured
Op-Ed: Insurance Policy Turns Blind Eye to Medicaid Realities
Cathy Bennett | January 11, 2018 | Opinion
Penalizing hospitals for readmission of Medicaid patients ignores the ‘social determinants of health’ that uniquely shape these people’s lives
Op-Ed: Property Taxes Can’t Be Reduced, So Stop Making Promises, Unless …
Richard F. Keevey | January 10, 2018 | Opinion
Promises aren’t going to bring property taxes down; implementing one or more admittedly difficult reforms might do the trick, however
Op-Ed: With the New Year, We Need a New Law to Legalize Marijuana
Victor De Luca | January 9, 2018 | Opinion
We must eliminate the unequal and unfair pattern of marijuana possession arrests, particularly the disparately higher rate of arrests of African-Americans
Opinion: Recalling Gov. Brendan Byrne’s Finest Hour
Carl Golden | January 8, 2018 | Opinion
His unprecedented decision to protect the integrity of the election that put his successor in office is what has stayed with me for more than 35 years
Op-Ed: Changing the Culture of Sexual Harassment, Starting in Middle School
Karan Chauhan | January 5, 2018 | Opinion
Students in health class need to learn about more than drugs, good habits, and sexual behaviors, they need to learn how to treat one another
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