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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
Opinion: Hugin Loss Was Especially Demoralizing for NJ Republicans
Carl Golden | November 8, 2018 | Opinion
It’s nearly 50 years since Garden State voters chose a GOP candidate to represent them in the U.S. Senate. It’s becoming a distant prospect
Op-Ed: More State Funding for Childcare at Last
Darrin W. Anderson | November 7, 2018 | Opinion
Given growing disparity between state childcare subsidy and true cost of providing that care, the Murphy administration’s recent increased financing is welcome news
Op-Ed: My Mother’s Love of Election Day
Susie Wilson | November 6, 2018 | Opinion
Katherine K. Neuberger believed that voting was her highest civic duty and that, despite social and economic inequities, we are all equal at the moment we cast our ballots
Op-Ed: Ballot Question Shuts Out Most Students from Facilities Funding
David Sciarra | November 2, 2018 | Opinion
Trenton needs to bring all school buildings up to par, not just vo-tech districts that are the primary beneficiaries of proposed $500M bonds
Op-Ed: ‘Yes’ to Ballot Question Will Help Vo-Techs, Colleges Fuel NJ Economy
Judy Savage and Aaron Fichtner | October 30, 2018 | Opinion
Bond on November ballot would support programs that address the skills gap in New Jersey
Op-Ed: NJ Voters Way Ahead of Washington on Renewable Energy
Andrew Zwicker | October 29, 2018 | Opinion
Public opinion in New Jersey overwhelmingly supports a clean energy future. It’s the job of state legislators ‘to make sure it happens sooner rather than later’
Op-Ed: Landmark Opioid Bill Feels Unfinished Without Full Repeal of IMD Exclusion
Robert J. Budsock | October 26, 2018 | Opinion
Restriction limits access for Medicaid enrollees to life-saving community-based treatment and recovery assistance
Op-Ed: Governor Mustn’t Rob Transportation Trust Fund to Fix NJ Transit Operations
Greg Lalevee | October 25, 2018 | Opinion
Money in TTF that’s earmarked for rebuilding rails, bridges and signaling should not be diverted to repair operational deficiencies
Opinion: Let’s Be Real, Scandal Investigation Will Freeze Trenton
Carl Golden | October 24, 2018 | Opinion
Select committee examination of Murphy administration’s hiring practices will overshadow all else
Op-Ed: More Regulation Is Not the Way to Enhance Services for People with IDD
Valerie Sellers | October 23, 2018 | Opinion
Partnership is the only way to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can safely lead rich, fulfilling lives
Op-Ed: Public Employee Retirees Deserve a Voice on Pensions, Benefits
Barry Chalofsky | October 22, 2018 | Opinion
It’s time for retirees to be properly represented in discussions about how to manage New Jersey’s pension and health benefits system
Op-Ed: Insurance Scammers Will Be the Winners If This Fair-Conduct Bill is Enacted
Dennis Jay | October 19, 2018 | Opinion
Most insurance claimants in New Jersey are honest, but a new bill that could triple damages on insurers for bad-faith dealings would be a boon to the ‘slippery minority’
Op-Ed: What Offshore Wind Could Do for Economy and Jobs in New Jersey
John Shinn and Debra Coyle McFadden | October 18, 2018 | Opinion
If state delivers on governor’s plan, it would mean a lot for responsible environmental policy and economic development — and for union workers
Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Opioid Strategy Is Missing an Important Component
F. Leland McClure III | October 17, 2018 | Opinion
Physicians must be allowed to prescribe opioids, but we need regulations that support drug testing of patients before and during such therapy
Opinion: NJ Shouldn’t Wait for Federal Funds Before Reducing Flood Damages
Daniel J. Van Abs | October 16, 2018 | Opinion
The uncertainty of federal funding dictates that New Jersey view every project through the lens of self-funding
Op-Ed:The Vehicle Emissions Reduction Strategy No One’s Talking About
Tim Evans | October 15, 2018 | Opinion
It’s not enough to promote the use of alternative fuels in New Jersey. We must reduce the total number of miles driven — and to do that, we need to rethink how and where we build
Opinion: It Sure Looks Like DOE Willfully Broke Charter Process to Appease NJEA
Laura Waters | October 12, 2018 | Opinion
Did ‘political payback’ matter more to Murphy and Repollet than the wishes of parents desperate for alternatives to poorly-performing public schools?
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