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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
Opinion: After Norcross Attack on Murphy, Get Ready for War
Carl Golden | May 10, 2019 | Opinion
‘The ill will and struggle for power will most certainly impact already testy budget deliberations’
Op-Ed: Extra Budget Allocation for NJ Transit is ‘Woefully Insufficient’
Nat Bottigheimer | May 8, 2019 | Opinion
The agency has been relying on an entirely unsustainable funding source, directing money meant for capital improvements to day-to-day operations
Op-Ed: Construction Workers Misclassified as Contractors — an Outrage
Richard E. Tolson | May 7, 2019 | Opinion
‘Wealthy developers are taking advantage of labor laws and outdated regulation and enforcement to increase profit margins’
Op-Ed: Teaching LGBTQ+ History in Schools Benefits All Students
Max Crossan | May 6, 2019 | Opinion
‘It is impossible to teach a comprehensive course on American or world history without including the contributions and hardships of LGBTQ+ people’
Op-Ed: Prescription for a Healthy New Jersey Includes Art and Culture
Ann Marie Miller | May 3, 2019 | Opinion
Regrettably, an influential new health plan for the Garden State make no mention of the power of art and culture to treat and promote health, well-being and healthy environments
Op-Ed: Now Is the Time to Fund School Construction
David Sciarra | May 2, 2019 | Opinion
As the governor moves to re-staff the SDA, he must find committed, experienced professionals who can manage large-scale public-building programs or design and construction of school facilities
Opinion: How To Dig Social Security Out Of Its Fiscal Hole
Richard F. Keevey | May 1, 2019 | Opinion
The ratio of contributing workers to recipients has dropped as life expectancy increases, from 16 to 1 in 1950 to 3 to 1 today
Op-Ed: Nuclear Subsidy — Time to Restructure Power Sector
Fred Fastiggi | April 30, 2019 | Opinion
PSEG’s nuclear subsidy is the most recent example of cunning proficiency grown largely through snowballing political influence
OP-ED: Four C-sections Later, I Wish I Had Known About Choices
Assemblywoman Shanique Speight | April 29, 2019 | Opinion
Lawmaker questions whether procedure is overused and sees hope for change in pending legislative package
OP-ED: Lawmakers should pass bill supporting Electrify NJ agenda
REV. RONALD TUFF AND REV. BRYANT ALI | April 26, 2019 | Opinion
S-2252/A-4819 embraces changes vitally important to NJ cities, including the deployment of electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure
Opinion: A Roadmap to Better Health in New Jersey
Joel C. Cantor and Margaret Koller | April 25, 2019 | Opinion
New report recommends evidence-based policy options to address gaps in health and well-being across the state
Op-Ed: NJ’s Liquor Laws Protect Small and Local Businesses
Mike Halfacre | April 24, 2019 | Opinion
No one can own more than two liquor licenses in New Jersey. Big-box stores and corporate supermarket chains don’t like that provision
Opinion: A Surplus Account Is Not the Same as a Rainy-Day Account
Richard F. Keevey | April 23, 2019 | Opinion
Contributing to New Jersey’s rainy-day fund would help protect the state during a recession or in the event of a natural disaster
Op-Ed: Black Moms Matter and Need to Tell Their Healthcare Stories
Cheryl Towns | April 19, 2019 | Opinion
Awareness must be raised of the systemic racism and the special risks many black women face when dealing with medical issues
Op-Ed: NJ Opposition to Changing Campus-Assault Rules Is Misguided
Andrew T. Miltenberg | April 18, 2019 | Opinion
State officials opposed to Trump administration’s proposed Title IX rule changes for how schools should handle assault and harassment complaints must not overlook due process
Op-Ed: NJ Residents Deserve Affordable Access to Their Prescriptions
Tina Jacobs | April 17, 2019 | Opinion
Out-of-pocket costs for critical drugs can often swing wildly, leaving patients and their caregivers with few good options
Op-Ed: Community Schools Could Become Hubs for Delivering Resources
G. Kennedy Greene | April 16, 2019 | Opinion
Schools could be made a focal point for getting critical resources, including social services, to students and their families
Op-Ed: NJ Should Seize Opportunity to Step Away from Graduation Tests
Lisa Guisbond and Julie Borst | April 15, 2019 | Opinion
A recent court ruling gives the state a chance to move toward ‘better forms of assessment, quality and fairness’
Op-Ed: Congress Must Save Program that Eases Access to Integrated Care
Joe Masciandaro | April 12, 2019 | Opinion
Funding for a key program that aids access to community-based behavioral health and addiction services is set to end soon, unless Congress acts
Op-Ed: We Must Defend Our Rivers and Streams from the EPA
Sandra Meola | April 11, 2019 | Opinion
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing rule changes that would significantly weaken protections for our waterways
Opinion: Outlook is Bleak for Republican Party in NJ
Carl Golden | April 10, 2019 | Opinion
The trend in voter registration suggests the GOP will stay mired in perpetual minority party status
Op-Ed: State Plan for Higher Education Needs Sharper Focus
Darryl G. Greer | April 9, 2019 | Opinion
Although on target with its ‘student-centered’ approach, Murphy administration’s new vision lacks key specifics
Op-Ed: Trenton Leaders Must Address Unfair Corporate Giveaways
Rev. Darrell Armstrong | April 8, 2019 | Opinion
Legislative leaders ‘are continuing to promote policies far from the public eye that reward the wealthy and powerful’
Op-Ed: Strong Supply of Natural Gas and Low Prices are Essential in NJ
Greg Lalevee | April 5, 2019 | Opinion
If New Jersey doesn’t expand natural gas supply, the cost of energy will soar and those who can least afford it will be hit the hardest
Op-Ed: New Jersey Should Open Overdose Prevention Centers
Roseanne Scotti and Sandy Gibson | April 4, 2019 | Opinion
Lawmakers need to act on proposed legislation because ‘saving lives is more important than punishing behavior’
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