Recent Posts in Op Ed

Economic Opportunity Act will serve as business catalyst

By Bob Klausner

Fox Rothschild Partner, Real Estate Group

In the past, New Jersey has deserved its reputation as a state which is “over regulated” and not conducive for business. Traditionally, the state has been  burdened with high taxes, high cost of living, and has offered few incentives to retain businesses in the state or to attract new companies from neighboring states.

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Remembering Sept. 11

Remembering Sept. 11

By Darryl R. Isherwood

The first thing I noticed was the smell. 

It wasn't a sickening smell of death and destruction that some of the more graphic accounts had described.  It was the smell of burning wires magnified 100 fold. From the first breath, it stuck in your throat and made your voice raspy.

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A tribute to Jack Sinagra

By Donald T. DiFrancesco

On Monday, I lost a very close and dear friend.

ln fact, many people lost a great friend. Senator Jack Sinagra left us way too soon.

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No IRS-like abuse at ELEC

By Jeff Brindle

Since the release of an inspector general’s audit in May, concerns have arisen over alleged partisan witch-hunts by staff members of the Internal Revenue Service.

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Buono's latest appearance on MSNBC

Democratic nominee for Governor Barbara Buono appeared on MSNBC last night, arguing that Gov. Chris Christie is singulalry driven by his ambition to land the GOP nomination for governor in 2016.

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Recapturing the Competitive Instincts of our Forefathers

By Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington)

When Rutgers University’s Board of Governors voted last month to raise tuition 3.3 percent amidst student outcry, the university’s vice president for budgeting, Nancy Winterbauer, said, “I know lots of them are struggling.

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The Loss of a Legend

By Bill Castner

Last night New Jersey lost a legend.  Alan Rosenthal will never be replaced, never be forgotten and -- by his beautiful wife Lynda, his family, his colleagues at Eagleton, his students, and hundreds of Democratic and Republican officeholders and nonpartisan staffers throughout the country to be sure -- will be missed forever.

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It's time to address climate change

By Peter Barnes

Last week, I watched as President Obama laid out his plan to stem therapid effects of climate change.  

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Bowser's Farewell

BY BOB BOWSER To the citizens of the great city of East Orange, I am eternally grateful that you have allowed me to serve as your Mayor for the past sixteen years.

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A Senator's Service

BY BRENDAN GILL I am deeply saddened by the passing of our senior United States Senator, Frank Lautenberg, whose years of dedicated service have left us all – as New Jerseyans and as Americans – better off.  

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The Back Room

Christie: 'I'm the decider'

While describing to fellow Republicans a conversation he said he had with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Gov. Chris Christie borrowed a self-attribution from his old pal George W. Bush.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 28th

  Winners and Losers: Week of July 21st Christopher Rodriguez Governor Chris Christie this week announced his selection of the CIA operative as New Jersey’s next Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP). (Politicker Staff) http://www.politickernj.com/77941/winners-and-losers-week-july-21st     Torres saddles up with Fulop and Baraka for...

Op-Ed

NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >

Contributors

 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

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