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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’
Op-Ed: Opposition to the PennEast Gas Pipeline Is Not Going Away
Michael Heffler | April 3, 2019 | Opinion
Opponents of controversial project say their resistance is rooted in a commitment to protecting communities, properties and property rights
Op-Ed: Murphy Keeps His Promises on Environment — Let’s Stay the Course
Ed Potosnak | April 2, 2019 | Opinion
Governor has been delivering on his commitment to make New Jersey the greenest state in the country. He 'walks the talk’ on clean energy
Op-Ed: Ferry Depot or Waterfront Park for Hoboken?
Ron Hine | April 1, 2019 | Opinion
A small parcel of land could become the missing link in a city-long waterfront park or a site for refueling and repairing ferries
Opinion: Our Fiscal House is Fragile — on Two Counts
Richard F. Keevey | March 29, 2019 | Opinion
New Jersey doesn’t need just short-term financial fixes; it needs a long-term strategy of reform
Op-Ed: Pitting the Homeless against Millionaires in New Jersey
Allan Lichtenstein | March 28, 2019 | Opinion
Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney have wrangled over emergency assistance for the homeless and a millionaire’s tax
Opinion: A Health Insurance Marketplace for New Jersey
Joel C. Cantor | March 27, 2019 | Opinion
Are there advantages to the state taking over the Affordable Care Act healthcare marketplace from the federal government?
Op-Ed: NJ’s Challenge Is to Maintain Standards for High School Graduation
Michael J. Petrilli | March 26, 2019 | Opinion
Recent turmoil over graduation requirements in Garden State must not open the door to less rigorous expectations for students
Op-Ed: The Big Problem in Higher Ed Is Underfunding of Public Institutions
Michael W. Klein | March 25, 2019 | Opinion
Operation Varsity Blues, while lurid, isn’t the biggest problem in higher education in the United States. The underfunding of public colleges and universities is
Op-Ed: Lawmakers Should Reject Training Shortcut for Dry-Needling
Jason Sargis | March 22, 2019 | Opinion
Acupuncturists oppose bill pending before the state Assembly that allows physical therapists to engage in ‘dry needling’ with just 80 hours of training
Op-Ed: Newark Sets the National Standard for Civic Empowerment
Harry Pozycki | March 21, 2019 | Opinion
Brick City becomes first ‘Civic City’ in country, prioritizing practical solutions, problem-solving, and empowering citizens to drive government from the bottom up
Opinion: Trump Budget Would Hit NJ Hard, But That’s Not Going to Happen
Richard F. Keevey | March 20, 2019 | Opinion
The real power in the federal budgetary process lies with the appropriation committees. And it’s a good bet that Democrats and Republicans will find a way to compromise
Op-Ed: Better Child Care Options Will Benefit Both Parents and Employers
Hugh Welsh & Brigadier General Douglas Satterfield, U.S. Army (Ret.) | March 19, 2019 | Opinion
Calling on state lawmakers to address the critical lack of affordable, high-quality child care in New Jersey
Op-Ed: Here Comes the Sun for Less Money than You Thought
Barbara Blumenthal | March 18, 2019 | Opinion
With the cost of renewable energy sources continuing to decline, New Jersey will benefit — but it needs to get a couple of things right first
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