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What’s the motive behind destructive school aid decisions? | Healy/Doering
Murphy budget giving us even more reason to leave | Oroho
In opinion: What makes Gov. Murphy's tax-hiking proposal so egregious is that it’s unnecessary. NJ revenue collections are on pace to grow by $1.5 billion.
by Steven Oroho | 5 hours ago
Murphy’s budget rhetoric didn’t match reality | Egea
A close look at the details of NJ Gov. Murphy's budget shows that our state is no closer to taming our property tax beast .
by Regina M. Egea | 2 days ago
Will duplicitous politicians help turn NJ red? | Scotti
In opinion: The Murphy administration’s policies put the interests of illegal immigrants above all legal residents.
by Rose Ann Scotti | 1 day ago
Will spenders or cost cutters prevail on state budget? | Bergmann
In opinion: If the campaigns to impose higher taxes are to be headed off, it will require continued pushback from Sweeney, moderate Democrats and citizens.
by Randy Bergmann | 3 days ago
Ocean must offer transitional housing for homeless | Turnbach
In opinion: In Ocean County there are at least 15 animal shelters. There are zero places for humans to find shelter.
by Terrance L. Turnbach | 2 days ago
What Murphy really said in his budget speech | Stile
The governor talked taxes and much more, and he left some things out, sounding like someone preparing for reelection.Charles Stile
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NJ school aid formula robs Peter to pay Paul| Kummings/Harris
In opinion: SOS’s position supports fair funding for all NJ public school children, but not by robbing Peter to pay Paul.
by J. Kenyon Kummings and Michael Harris | 5 days ago
New coronavirus is nothing to sneeze at | Bergmann
In opinion: In the U.S., where only 15 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, the immediate threat is more to our economic health than our public health.
NJ. Parole Board is fulfilling its mission | Plumeri
The NJ state Parole Board does not believe that one single strategy fully promotes public safety or fosters a positive rehabilitative model.
Unanswered questions about Belmar redevelopment | Bergmann
For Subscribers: Belmar is dreaming big with its embrace of a proposal for redevelopment of the north end of Main Street. But is the dream realistic?
Pallone bill can jumpstart EV charging stations | Risalvato
Rep. Frank Pallone's CLEAN Future Act encourages a competitive marketplace for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Coronavirus: Is China giving us the full picture? | Reynolds
In opinion: Even if the coronavirus turns out to be more of a fizzle than a catastrophe, it reminds us that preparation for new disease outbreaks is inadequate.
Having trouble staying on top of recycling rules? | Bergmann
New Jersey's patchwork recycling system seems aimed at confusing even the most conscientious citizen.
Trouble, it seems, continues to find the SDA | Lowry
The cash-strapped SDA is charged with the all-important task of building schools in the state’s poorest and most at-risk areas.
Downsize Beach Haven hotel-restaurant project | Bergmann
In opinion: Developer Christopher Vernon should downsize his hotel-restaurant project in Beach Haven on LBI.
Will JFK’s party become Sanders’ party? | Buchanan
In opinion: Bernie Sanders' chances of becoming president are slim, but the odds he wins the nomination and reshapes the party have been improving weekly.
by Patrick J. Buchanan | 3 days ago
State must fully fund special education, increase transitional aid | Gopal/Houghtaling/Downey
NJ's revised public school funding plan is doing some good in making education more equitable, but it doesn’t go far enough
by Vin Gopal, Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey | 4 days ago
Was debate beatdown fatal for Bloomberg? | Buchanan
In opinion: Why did Mike Bloomberg, who is not on the Nevada or South Carolina ballot, decide to join the Democratic presidential debates before these contests?
Study proposes reforms aimed at NJ job expansion | Smith/Pennacchio
Reforms have been proposed to bring greater transparency and oversight to NJ's Economic Development Authority and to improve job creation.
Presidential primary polls are asking the wrong question | Hedaya
In opinion: The methodology used by polls around the country is not providing crucial information to the campaigns, media outlets and electorate at large.
Long before Trump, we were a divided people | Buchanan
In opinion: Trump's success has maddened Democrats into manifesting what may prevent them from being taken seriously as a party that can lead the nation.
#MeToo aftershocks being felt in NJ political circles: Stile
In recent months, groups and officials in New Jersey have been prompted to draw sharper lines between what's acceptable and what's not.
Opinion: Will Sanders, Buttigieg and Bloomberg soon be last men standing?
In opinion: How is it possible, if not probable, that Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg will be the last three Democrats standing?
Out-of-network healthcare providers deserve fair reimbursement
Unsavory business practices of insurance payors make the practice of medicine virtually impossible and unaffordable.
Good people pushing back hard against intolerance, bigotry
Panelists at Kean University's forum on ways to combat anti-Semitism were in general agreement on the best ways to do so.
Opinion: Where’s the logic in totally ignoring threat posed by climate change?
The five hottest years in recorded history have been the last five. No human has ever lived on a planet as warm as this.
Even if Trump loses in 2020, he’ll be back
Is this president ready to step out of the limelight? Signs would point to no.
Murphy’s energy master plan will be costly for NJ taxpayers
Rather than capitalizing on those low-cost energy benefits to attract jobs, save residents money and continue building a realistic bridge to a carbon-free future, Murphy’s approach is to radically uproot our energy systems completely to appease narrow environmental interest groups.
Can Sanders steal the Democratic nomination?
As of today, Bernie Sanders looks like one of the better, if not best, bets for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Opinion: What if Trump just dialed it back?
In opinion: How much more popular might President Trump be if he just dialed back the braggadocio and venom for those who disagree with him?
Murphy must accelerate energy master plan timetable
In opinion: NJ's revised energy master plan contains strong provisions on offshore wind and solar, but it must include a moratorium on new fossil fuel projects.
The verdict’s in: Russo is unfit to serve on the bench
In opinion: NJ Superior Court judge John Russo Jr.'s misconduct deserves imposition of the most severe sanction available: removal from the bench.
Opinion: Impeachment is The Left’s ultimate weapon
In opinion: There is no treason, no bribery and no high crime in what House managers allege. Nothing rises to a level to justify removing a president.
Opinion: Where are the local politicians who support the environment?
Until we have leaders who are willing to include committed citizens in the political process, we will end up with more congestion, global warming,
Trump’s traveling road show coming to NJ
There was a time when presidents criss-crossed the U.S. to speak to all Americans, not just those who agreed with them politically. Those days can't return soon enough.
Corporate interests plot sneaky sewer system takeovers
Large corporations lare aggressively targeting sewer systems for takeover in New Jersey. And in some cases, the public won’t even get a voice.
Hillary puts Bernie into her basket of deplorables
What is Hillary up to? She is "hellbent on stopping Sanders," says Obama strategist David Axelrod.