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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?
Op-Ed: Solar Program Must Work for Underserved Communities in NJ
Pari Kasotia and Tom Figel | October 9, 2018 | Opinion
State’s new solar energy possibilities should be equitable and accessible to all New Jerseyans. It’s up to Board of Public Utilities to make that happen
Opinion: Pension Discount Rate and Investment Rate Are Not the Same Thing
Richard F. Keevey | October 3, 2018 | Opinion
Pension discussions rely on a very specialized vocabulary. Confusing discount rate and investment rate makes it all too easy to go wrong when projecting liabilities
Op-Ed: Commissioner Repollet’s School Testing Revisions Make Sense
Sarah Blaine | October 2, 2018 | Opinion
State Board of Education should adopt education commissioner’s proposed changes as best way to prove students are meeting requirements
Op-Ed: Five Reasons Why New Jersey Will Once Again Fail to Resolve School Testing
Richard C. Ten Eyck | September 28, 2018 | Opinion
We refuse to learn from experience, we want easy solutions, we’re not interested in other points of view, and winning is everything
Opinion: Legalizing Marijuana — Not So Easy, After All, Governor?
Carl Golden | September 27, 2018 | Opinion
The rest of Murphy’s legislative agenda will suffer if this campaign promise is not delivered soon, but that prospect looks to be at least a year away
Op-Ed: Our Governor and Others Are All Wrong About the Federal Tax Reforms
Joseph Caruso | September 25, 2018 | Opinion
GOP tax changes are fueling ‘incredible economic growth.’ Murphy and his peers are wasting taxpayer money trying to overturn them
Op-Ed: Can We Have Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries, Please?
Colleen Markley | September 21, 2018 | Opinion
With good local ordinances, there’s no reason adult access to the drug can’t be made easy, safe, and a raiser of revenue for New Jersey
Op-Ed: Pallone Needs to Help Reform Renewable Fuel Standard
Paul Eidman and Drew Tompkins | September 20, 2018 | Opinion
Adding ethanol to gasoline is a perfect example of unintended environmental and economic consequences
Op-Ed: Continuity of Care Is Good Medicine for Patients — and Doctors
Armand Leone, Jr. | September 19, 2018 | Opinion
Unfortunately, the trend is for less continuity and more fragmentation. As a result, the patient-physician relationship is weaker and less effective than it used to be
Op-Ed: Independent Citizens, Not Partisan Politicians, Must Tackle Redistricting
Helen Kioukis | September 18, 2018 | Opinion
A call for legislative redistricting in New Jersey to be taken out of political hands and given to an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Op-Ed: Let’s Be Smart About Community Solar in New Jersey
Chris Sturm | September 17, 2018 | Opinion
NJ’s recently signed energy legislation will allow many more residents and businesses to access solar energy. We must learn from other states how to do it well
Op-Ed: Paid Family Leave Helps Babies, Not Just Their Parents
Cecilia Zalkind | September 14, 2018 | Opinion
With members of a state Senate committee expected to vote Monday on a bill to expand family leave in New Jersey, the benefits should be clear
Op-Ed: The War on Cannabis Has Failed — Let’s Be Smart About Legalizing It in NJ
Scott Rudder | September 13, 2018 | Opinion
With the legalization of cannabis approaching for New Jersey, we can draw on the experience of other states to get it right
Op-Ed: Life Sciences Are Key to Building an ‘Innovation Economy’ in New Jersey
Dean J. Paranicas | September 12, 2018 | Opinion
Biopharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology companies comprise one of the state’s strongest sectors. They’re crucial to generating new jobs, products and services
Op-Ed: Why Unions are More Vital than Ever for All Workers in New Jersey
Allan Lichtenstein | September 11, 2018 | Opinion
As union membership continues to decline in the Garden State, it’s worth remembering that unions have been crucial in raising wages for all workers
Opinion: A Good Start Toward a Multiyear Budget Strategy for New Jersey
Richard F. Keevey | September 10, 2018 | Opinion
There are no quick fixes for the state’s ongoing budget crisis, but the best place to begin is with the chronically underfunded pension system
Op-Ed: More Than Academics — It’s Time to Elevate HS Graduation Requirements
Scott Taylor | September 7, 2018 | Opinion
It’s up to the state Board of Education to continue New Jersey’s national leadership in innovation and quality education
Opinion: New Jersey’s Short-Term Fiscal Fixes Mean Long-Term Disaster
Carl Golden | September 6, 2018 | Opinion
The ‘Sweeney commission’ has shown that one-shots and other revenue gimmicks can only lead to trouble, but will the pols and the public unions give them up?
Op-Ed: Shifting Services for Seniors, Disabled People in NJ Away from Nursing Homes
Lowell Arye | August 16, 2018 | Opinion
How New Jersey has gradually moved the focus of Medicaid care for seniors and people with disabilities from nursing homes to their own homes and communities
Op-Ed: Ban Cars from Lincoln Tunnel at Rush Hour to Make It through Route 495 Repairs
Axel Hellman | August 15, 2018 | Opinion
The logical way to ease congestion is to reduce the number of vehicles entering the tunnel
Op-Ed: Learn from Europe, Keep Wind Generation and Transmission Separate
Wilfried Breuer | August 14, 2018 | Opinion
Building an offshore grid for New Jersey separately from wind farms is the key to creating fair competition
Opinion: Few Municipalities in NJ Will Create Stormwater Utilities, But Some Should
Daniel J. Van Abs | August 13, 2018 | Opinion
The need to improve stormwater management is increasing every year. Costs will rise, putting pressure on local government budgets
Opinion: Why Is the DEP Pushing to Dump ‘Dredge Spoils’ in West Creek?
R. William Potter | August 10, 2018 | Opinion
Stopping the state agency from dumping foul-smelling muck in this community is a perfect chance for Murphy administration to demonstrate its green credentials
Op-Ed: PARCC’s Going, But We Will Still Need Objective Assessment Data
Shelley Skinner | August 9, 2018 | Opinion
Murphy administration’s proposal for replacement testing system needs more work. Its elimination of several state assessments is troubling
Op-Ed: NJ Should Favor Single Developers for Offshore-Wind Projects
Thomas Brostrøm | August 8, 2018 | Opinion
There have been calls for having different companies develop generation and transmission, but it would make more sense for New Jersey to go with single developers
Op-Ed: Why We Need $15 an Hour Minimum Wage in New Jersey Now, Not Later
Daniel Ulloa | August 7, 2018 | Opinion
As living costs continue to rise in this expensive state, people are working longer hours for less money just to get by
Op-Ed: On Affordable Housing, Some Officials Stuck Back in the Fifties
Stuart Sendell | August 6, 2018 | Opinion
Politicians may try to impede affordable housing in New Jersey, but they can’t stop market forces that favor towns with mass transportation over isolated suburbs
Op-Ed: Governor Must Protect Ticket Buyers, Veto New Anti-Consumer Measure
Brian Berry | August 3, 2018 | Opinion
Proposed legislation would benefit ticket sellers, not sports fans and concertgoers. What’s more, it skirted normal process of review and debate
Opinion: How to Curb Governor’s Extraordinary Budget Power
John S. Wisniewski | August 2, 2018 | Opinion
State Senate has approved constitutional amendment to strip governor of ability to certify revenues, but it’s not the only possible fix. Legislature has a remedy if it wants
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