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Op-Ed: It’s Not Too Late to Put Abbott to Work at What It Does Best
W. Steven Barnett | January 18, 2018 | Opinion
The Abbott preschool model was designed to provide young children with a strong foundation for later success in school and life, and it has worked in even the state’s most disadvantaged cities
Op-Ed: How Gov. Murphy Can Protect NJ From Obamacare Sabotage
Andrew Sprung | January 17, 2018 | Opinion
It would be ironic if Republican sabotage ended up improving health insurance access in states with the political will to make the ACA work
Op-Ed: The Charitable Giving Account Could Protect Charity from Trump Tax Cuts
Peter S. Reinhart | January 16, 2018 | Opinion
An unintended consequence of GOP tax reform could mean that charitable donors may give less, while new donors may become more scarce
Op-Ed: Give New Jersey Solar the Chance to Shine Again
Marc Miller | January 12, 2018 | Opinion
The Garden State’s preeminence in the solar sector is long gone. With a new governor and administration, much of its luster could be recaptured
Op-Ed: Insurance Policy Turns Blind Eye to Medicaid Realities
Cathy Bennett | January 11, 2018 | Opinion
Penalizing hospitals for readmission of Medicaid patients ignores the ‘social determinants of health’ that uniquely shape these people’s lives
Op-Ed: Property Taxes Can’t Be Reduced, So Stop Making Promises, Unless …
Richard F. Keevey | January 10, 2018 | Opinion
Promises aren’t going to bring property taxes down; implementing one or more admittedly difficult reforms might do the trick, however
Op-Ed: With the New Year, We Need a New Law to Legalize Marijuana
Victor De Luca | January 9, 2018 | Opinion
We must eliminate the unequal and unfair pattern of marijuana possession arrests, particularly the disparately higher rate of arrests of African-Americans
Opinion: Recalling Gov. Brendan Byrne’s Finest Hour
Carl Golden | January 8, 2018 | Opinion
His unprecedented decision to protect the integrity of the election that put his successor in office is what has stayed with me for more than 35 years
Op-Ed: Changing the Culture of Sexual Harassment, Starting in Middle School
Karan Chauhan | January 5, 2018 | Opinion
Students in health class need to learn about more than drugs, good habits, and sexual behaviors, they need to learn how to treat one another
Op-Ed: Pipelines Are Driving New Jersey Emissions and Costs Down
Andrew Hendry | January 4, 2018 | Opinion
A responsible energy portfolio balances cost, reliability, and environmental impact. Underground pipelines like PennEast can achieve all three
Op-Ed: Subsidizing PSEG Means Punishing Consumers
Matt Fossen | January 3, 2018 | Opinion
A nuclear subsidy for PSEG isn’t assistance, it’s an energy tax hike — and it’s essential that we recognize this
Op-Ed: Jersey Politicians, Can You Hear Us Now?
Joseph Caruso | January 2, 2018 | Opinion
Federal tax reform makes state tax reform imperative
Opinion: New Year’s Resolution — Clean out Your Medicine Chest
Joel C. Cantor | December 21, 2017 | Opinion
Nearly one-in-three Garden State families have a member who was prescribed opioids in the past year, and many plan to keep unused portions
Op-Ed: Data Shows That Newark Students Are Making Significant Strides
Chris Cerf | December 20, 2017 | Opinion
Academics can squabble over the causes, but progress is real for Newark children
Op-Ed: A Better Way to Help the Nukes
Bob Narus | December 19, 2017 | Opinion
Instead of paying the nuclear plants, make the fossil-fuel plants pay us
Opinion: Does GOP Tax Reform Spell Trouble for Murphy’s Millionaires Tax?
Carl Golden | December 18, 2017 | Opinion
Is true-believer Steve Sweeney starting to waffle? Will new administration stumble over key promise, or hit the ground running?
Op-Ed: A New Day for Clean Energy in New Jersey
Tom Gilbert | December 15, 2017 | Opinion
New Jersey has the power to set its own course on energy, regardless of the shortsighted policies coming out of the Trump administration
Op-Ed: Who Cooked Up the Trenton State Office Development Project?
Robert Torricelli | December 14, 2017 | Opinion
No one seems willing to take the blame (understandably), but the new administration should shut the project down until it can be evaluated and rethought
Opinion: Newark’s Phantom Gains in School Improvement
Mark Weber | December 13, 2017 | Opinion
The celebrations and self-congratulations are real; unfortunately, the data shows that Newark’s educational successes don’t measure up
Opinion: Supersize Deductions to Cope with Higher Minimum Wage
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | December 12, 2017 | Opinion
Supersizing employer deductions for compensation could help jobs, consumers, and employers weather a much higher minimum wage
Op-Ed: Insurance Bill Would Be Fairer for Professionals, Protect Consumers
Robert B. Hille | December 11, 2017 | Opinion
New Jersey has the highest number of malpractice claims in the region and exceeds the national average, due to the lengthy statute of limitations
Opinion: Zero-Emission Credits Aren’t Just for Nuclear Power
R. William Potter | December 8, 2017 | Opinion
We need a comprehensive ZEC policy that reflects the total costs of all power sources — including solar and wind — in the rates charged for them by the state’s utilities
Op-Ed: $15 Minimum Wage is an Economic Necessity for Working New Jerseyans
Brandon McKoy | December 7, 2017 | Opinion
As income inequality grows, fewer people earn enough to afford basic daily needs. That doesn’t just hurt them; it also hurts local businesses
Op-Ed: Collaboration Benefiting Newark Schoolchildren
Michele Mason | December 6, 2017 | Opinion
As Newark transitions back to local control, an exciting time is made all the more so by the burgeoning collaboration between charter and traditional district schools
Opinion: The Four Factors Behind Newark’s Education Turnaround
Laura Waters | December 5, 2017 | Opinion
Academic improvement, higher standards for students and educators, parent empowerment through school choice signal hard-won cohesion for a fractured district in a fragmented state
Op-Ed: A Call to Action to Help End this Country’s Lethal Addiction Crisis
Robert J. Budsock | December 4, 2017 | Opinion
The president’s commission has made promising and sound recommendations. Now we must put action behind the words
Op-Ed: PSEG, Open Your Books!
Steven S. Goldenberg | December 1, 2017 | Opinion
To protect ratepayers against the potential for zero-emission credits to become a source of windfall profits for PSEG, it is essential the Legislature demand an “open-book” approach
Opinion: A Year One Clean-Water Agenda for New Jersey
Chris Sturm | November 30, 2017 | Opinion
It’s time for New Jersey to become a leader once again in protecting our residents and our economy through smart, innovative investments in the water systems
Op-Ed: Airport Workers, First Line of Service, First Line of Defense
Yvette Stephens | November 29, 2017 | Opinion
While we’ve had several victories in improving work conditions, most of us still earn minimum-wage salaries and live below the poverty-wage rate
Opinion: Can Sen. Tom Kean Jr. Regroup Battered Republicans?
Carl Golden | November 28, 2017 | Opinion
Ironically, given the Republican rout, Minority Leader Kean Jr. could help his party deliver a viable alternative to the governor-elect’s left-of-center predilections
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