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Christie Appoints Emergency Manager to Address Atlantic City’s Ailing Finances
Meir Rinde | January 23, 2015 | Politics, Planning
Governor moves to quell concerns about AC’s sovereignty after naming Kevin Lavin to new post, with Kevyn Orr -- Detroit’s former emergency manager -- as special consultant
State Contends in Court That Christie's 2011 Pension Reform Is Unconstitutional
Meir Rinde | January 16, 2015 | Politics
Lawyers enter ironic argument while asking judge to dismiss union lawsuit that state must fully fund public employee retirement funds
Christie’s State of the State Address Sounds More Like State-of-the-Stump Speech
Meir Rinde | January 14, 2015 | Politics
Governor’s national ambitions fairly obvious in an address that was long on self-congratulation but short on solutions to New Jersey’s pressing problems
Is It Time to Question the Fiscal Wisdom of the Atlantic City Bailout?
Meir Rinde | December 16, 2014 | Politics
With gaming industry in crisis, should the state reassess the return on investment it's likely to see on the millions it's funneling into New Jersey's gambling hub?
Roulette Wheel, Slots May Keep on Spinning at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal
Meir Rinde | December 9, 2014 | Planning
New tax-payment scheme, other legislation could help struggling Shore community regain its feet, without shutting down more casinos
Legislature Sets Sights on Rescuing Atlantic City from Financial Brink
Meir Rinde | December 5, 2014 | Planning
Senate President Sweeney introduces package of five bills intended to address city’s ‘fiscal nightmare’
Deep Budget Cuts, Emergency Manager Only Way to Save Atlantic City, Report Says
Meir Rinde | November 14, 2014 | Planning
If necessary, shuttered casinos would be torn down to improve access to beach and boardwalks for tourists
Is Atlantic City In Line for a State-Appointed Emergency Manager?
Meir Rinde | November 13, 2014 | Planning
Christie says report from Gaming Commission recommends state take over troubled community, institute deep cuts in services, employee benefits
Atlantic City Summit: Charting a Future for Struggling Community
Meir Rinde | November 12, 2014 | Planning
Efforts to rebrand city as general tourist destination seem to be working -- but casino closures still taking heavy toll on local economy
Democratic Challenger to 5th District Incumbent May Be Fading in Stretch Run
Meir Rinde | October 31, 2014 | Elections 2014
Latest survey shows Republican Scott Garrett pulling ahead after earlier poll showed newcomer Roy Cho making it a race
In Heavily Democratic 10th, Incumbent Payne Looks to Have Things Locked Up
Meir Rinde | October 30, 2014 | Elections 2014
First-time Republican challenger Dentley says she’s the moderate alternative
Candidates Slinging High-Priced Mud in High-Profile 3rd District Contest
Meir Rinde | October 29, 2014 | Elections 2014
Race to succeed retiring GOP congressman has run up a combined tab of nearly $10 million – so far
In 5th District, Six-Term Incumbent Seeks to Fend Off Democratic Challenger
Meir Rinde | October 24, 2014 | Elections 2014
Rep. Scott Garrett and challenger Roy Cho appear miles apart on substantive issues
In Pricey, High-Profile Race for 3rd District, Candidates Mostly Hew to Party Lines
Meir Rinde | October 23, 2014 | Elections 2014
But Democrat Belgard and Republican MacArthur do have a few surprising points of agreement
How ‘Big Data’ is Transforming Today’s Healthcare Sector
Meir Rinde | October 15, 2014 | Healthcare
Correlating patient data from a broad variety of sources can help reveal patterns of illness, identify individuals most likely to use emergency services, cut healthcare costs, and improve patient outcomes
Obamacare Impacts NJ’s Health Insurance Rates -- Mostly For the Better
Meir Rinde | June 6, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Subsidies cut costs for many residents while nationwide mandates make state’s high premiums closer to the norm
Democratic Trailblazer’s Son Seeks Second Term in 10th CongressionalDistrict
Meir Rinde | May 29, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning, Elections 2014
Easy win likely as three challengers in upcoming primary lack funding, name recognition and party support
Clear Choice Awaits Republican Primary Voters in 3rd Congressional District
Meir Rinde | May 22, 2014 | Politics
Gloves come off in battle between arch-conservative who ran for Senate and Congress and insurance executive backed by GOP establishment
Democrats Hope to Wrest 3rd Congressional District from GOP Grasp
Meir Rinde | May 21, 2014 | Politics
With incumbent not seeking reelection, race is one of few in which Republican-held seat is considered at risk
Tax Credits to Offset Cost of ACA Insurance Hinge on Income Estimates
Meir Rinde | May 12, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Accurate forecast of salary can have significant impact on cost of monthly premiums
It’s Still Hard for Small Businesses to SHOP Around for Health Coverage
Meir Rinde | April 30, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Delay in online enrollment, complicated formula for federal subsidies keep lid on interest so far
ACA Mandates Help Speed Up Shift to Sharing of Patient Information
Meir Rinde | April 15, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Existing networks revamped to facilitate more collaborative -- – and cost-efficient – approach to healthcare
Report, Conference Recommend Ways to Reduce Rise of Diabetes in NJ
Meir Rinde | April 4, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Proposals range from promoting farmers markets and weight-loss programs to insurance reforms and health screenings
ACA Reforms Take Small Businesses, Owner-Only Firms into Unfamiliar Territory
Meir Rinde | April 3, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Changes require switch from small-group market to individual -- and more costly – health insurance plans
Obamacare Push Revs Up as Monday’s Insurance Sign-Up Deadline Looms
Meir Rinde | March 27, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Media blitz and grassroots enrollment efforts focus especially on young people without insurance
Co-Op Insurer Carves Out Unique Niche in NJ’s ACA Marketplace
Meir Rinde | March 10, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Health Republic’s model calls for enrollees to eventually govern company while profits are used to improve coverage, lower premiums
Insurance Plans Not in Compliance with ACA Get Three-Year Reprieve
Meir Rinde | March 7, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
But waiver of beefed-up coverage required under Obamacare won’t affect many people in NJ
Think Tank Finds Fault with NJ's Pension-Reform Plan for Public Employees
Meir Rinde | February 27, 2014 | Budget, More Issues
Report does commend state for bipartisan dynamic that let governor, Legislature reach effective compromises
Movie Star’s Demise Underscores Rising Tide of Opiate-Related Deaths
Meir Rinde | February 20, 2014 | Healthcare, More Issues, Social
Legislation in NJ targets abuse of prescription painkillers seen as ‘gateway’ to heroin addiction
Obamacare Slowly But Surely Closes ‘Donut Hole’ Gap in Medicare Coverage
Meir Rinde | February 14, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Problematic spending range being eliminated in annual increments under Affordable Care Act
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