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Op-Ed: How to Prepare New Jersey Workers for Seismic Job Changes

Patricia Morgan | January 18, 2019 | Opinion

Existing jobs are being phased out by technology. If we don’t adapt — and effectively become lifelong students — we risk greater unemployment

Op-Ed: NJ Consumers Shouldn’t Be Left in the Dark on Healthcare Costs

Michael Maron | January 17, 2019 | Opinion
You wouldn’t shop for a new car without knowing the price, so why is it acceptable that healthcare costs remain hidden from patients?
Op-Ed: Why Do NJ Democrats Give Tacit Support to Trump’s Immigration Tactics?
Audrey Levitin | January 16, 2019 | Opinion
By their silence on county jail contracts with ICE for the detention of immigrants, politicians at every level are enabling questionable policies
Op-Ed: Governor, Legislators Need to Fix Deeply Flawed Tax-Incentive Programs
Analilia Mejia | January 14, 2019 | Opinion
New audit shows that companies gamed the system, and no one stopped them. New Jersey taxpayers should be furious
Opinion: Federal Aid to New Jersey is Negative — But Not Because of the Shutdown
Richard F. Keevey | January 11, 2019 | Opinion
The Garden State perennially pays significantly more to the federal government in taxes than it gets back and that’s not about to change anytime soon
Op-Ed: It’s Time to Stop Ignoring the Needs of NJ’s Business Community
Tom Bracken | January 10, 2019 | Opinion
The governor wants a fairer economy in New Jersey but companies are bearing the heaviest burden of delivering it. Taxes and mandates have made the state unaffordable and uncompetitive
Op-Ed: New Jersey Can’t Afford to Miss Out on Benefits of Electric Vehicles
Pamela Frank | January 9, 2019 | Opinion
There’s a lot to gain for the Garden State if it positions itself as a leader in EV adoption
Op-Ed: Support Legislation to Restrict Solitary Confinement in NJ Prisons
Tricia Idrobo | January 8, 2019 | Opinion
There are about 1,500 prisoners in isolated confinement at any given time in New Jersey jails or state prisons. Many allege they’re placed there for petty or arbitrary reasons
Op-Ed: Murphy’s Plan for Tackling NJ’s Opioid Crisis Builds on Christie’s Work
Robert J. Budsock and Christine Baker | January 7, 2019 | Opinion
Funds are being allocated for evidenced-based practices and treatment regimens that have been proven to help promote long-term sobriety
Op-Ed: New Jersey Needs to Develop Wind Energy Projects Far Offshore
Eric Stiles and Catherine Bowes | January 4, 2019 | Opinion
The recent denial of a project only 2.8 nautical miles from Atlantic City was the right decision. The focus should be on developing projects well outside the sensitive coastal zone
Opinion: Will Murphy and Legislative Leaders Find Ways to Agree in 2019?
Carl Golden | January 3, 2019 | Opinion
The holidays brought a lull in the pointed rhetoric between the governor and Democratic leadership. But the terrain ahead could be treacherous
Op-Ed: Superintendent Salary Cap Hasn’t Worked, So Let’s Scrap It
Elisabeth Ginsburg | December 18, 2018 | Opinion
Former Gov. Chris Christie imposed the cap as a cost-saving measure, but a recent study shows it has cost districts money and educational capital
Op-Ed: NJ Needs Stormwater Utilities to Deal with Extreme Weather, Flooding
Ed Potosnak | December 17, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey, the most densely developed state in the country, is extremely vulnerable to the growing threat of severe weather and intense rainstorms
Op-Ed: It Would Be a Mistake to Make Brick-and-Mortar Retailers in NJ Accept Cash
Michael Mandel | December 14, 2018 | Opinion
It would be better to go cashless, while creating new low-cost banking options for poor residents
Op-Ed: Constitutional Amendment to Alter Redistricting Rules a Setback
Ingrid W. Reed | December 13, 2018 | Opinion
Approving this hastily written, poorly thought out amendment will add to widespread voter cynicism and distrust of elected representatives
Op-Ed: Improving End-of-Life Care Should Be a Priority for New Jersey
Michael Maron | December 12, 2018 | Opinion
Helping patients who are coming toward the end of their lives is one of the state’s most important healthcare issue
Op-Ed: The Time Has Come for The Garden State to Stand Up for Farmworkers
Craig Garcia and Manuel Guzman | December 11, 2018 | Opinion
Farmworkers don’t have a seat at the table; witness their proposed exclusion from a $15 minimum wage
Op-Ed: Governor, Lawmakers Should Prioritize Spending on Infrastructure
Mark Longo | December 10, 2018 | Opinion
There would be a big economic payoff from investing in energy systems, power generation, water infrastructure
Op-Ed: Nine Years after Nor’Ida, NJ Still Needs Flood Insurance Reform
Steve Ellis | December 7, 2018 | Opinion
Recent storms prove it is not only homes near coastal areas and rivers that are threatened by flooding
Op-Ed: Let’s Help Charter Schools Continue to Thrive
Harold Lee | December 6, 2018 | Opinion
As the Department of Education carries out a review of New Jersey’s charter schools, it should note the tremendous public support for them. It’s time for officials to match that support
Op-Ed: It’s Time to Rethink How We Move People and Goods Around New Jersey
Jeff Perkins | December 3, 2018 | Opinion
A clean transportation system would have benefits for the state’s public health and economy. It would also create investment opportunities
Opinion: Murphy-Sweeney Tensions Put Damper on Dems’ Progressive Agenda
Carl Golden | November 30, 2018 | Opinion
Victory was sweet for Democrats when Phil Murphy easily won election a year ago. But rancor between the governor and Senate President Steve Sweeney threatens to splinter the party
Op-Ed: #MeToo Movement Meets Maternity Care
Jill Wodnick | November 29, 2018 | Opinion
It's critical to listen to women in every aspect of their lives, and there are few times more important than when maternal healthcare is the issue
Op-Ed: 5G Technology Vital for the Economy and for Emergency Communications
Richard Mroz | November 20, 2018 | Opinion
Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint will allow for rapid deployment of next generation of wireless technology, enabling major advances
Opinion: Major Investments, Far Better Planning Needed to Clean Up Water in NJ
Daniel J. Van Abs | November 19, 2018 | Opinion
Cleaning New Jersey’s groundwater and surface water will require major investments in infrastructure along with an overhaul of state planning
Op-Ed: Justice O’Connor’s Revelation Sets an Example for Those Facing Dementia
Karen Lindgren | November 16, 2018 | Opinion
Honest conversation can remove the stigma and fear surrounding a diagnosis, and allow those facing it and their loved ones to start planning for the future, with support
Op-Ed: Higher Minimum Wage, Apprenticeships Are Keys to American Dream in NJ
Demelza Baer | November 15, 2018 | Opinion
We must expand opportunities for people to get jobs that pay a living wage without incurring substantial amounts of debt
Opinion: Free or Reduced-Cost Health Insurance for a Limited Time Only
Joel C. Cantor | November 14, 2018 | Opinion
It may be tough to get much closer to universal health coverage in New Jersey, but targeted outreach can pay off
Op-Ed: It’s Time to Add Value To New Jersey Teacher Evaluations
John Kellmayer | November 13, 2018 | Opinion
The current system of evaluating teachers in the Garden State all but ignores an extremely important, if controversial, tool
Op-Ed: New Jersey Needs Energy Infrastructure That Everyone Can Rely On
Phil Beachem | November 9, 2018 | Opinion
State officials should support enhancements that make our energy more resilient and reliable like natural gas
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