Gov. Phil Murphy seems to have painted himself into a corner on the issue of subsidizing the three nuclear generating plants in Salem County, soon to be the only ones left in New Jersey.
There are two unfortunate trends regarding disease-preventing vaccinations in New Jersey.
Gov. Phil Murphy made clear at the start of this month that he’ll maintain the momentum of the state’s fight against the opioid crisis, but do it his way. That will immediately yield some benefits and may turn out to be more effective.
Open bidding on government contracts and projects is long-established as the method fairest for companies and most cost-effective for New Jersey residents who must pay the bills. Special no-bid sweetheart deals sometimes serve interests of political party machines and the firms that support them.
Toward the end of last month, the state Department of Treasury reported New Jersey borrowed $3.2 billion the past fiscal year, bringing its bonded debt to a record $46 billion. That’s a huge jump from 2016, when the state managed to reduce its bonded debt a little.
After four years of a Republican mayor, Democrats in Atlantic City resumed control of city government at the start of the year. Their achievements so far: an apparent and perhaps yet-unresolved party coup, criminal charges by the party against its newly elected mayor, and a fight over $1.3 m…
Ten days ago Hyatt Hotels Corp. and AC Ocean Walk announced that the redeveloped Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City would be part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection of international hotels. That might turn out to be the year’s biggest Atlantic City story that drew the least attention.
Councilman Jesse Kurtz is trying to get Atlantic City’s successful syringe-exchange program for drug users moved out of its Tourism District. We hope he succeeds.
Failing to pay attention to the road was always the biggest safety mistake of drivers, but in the age of mobile phones they’ve taken it to tragically fatal levels.
Bills are moving through the state Legislature that would add a state reptile and state amphibian to the long list of official New Jersey favorites.
Hepatitis C is a viral disease that kills more Americans than traffic accidents, HIV or diabetes. More people need to know that because it’s generally curable when caught before it causes liver disease and cancer. They also need to know whether they already have the virus, which can remain d…
What a difference 100 feet of road makes.
South Jersey is remarkably flat, and its poor sandy soil tends to produce shorter, even stunted trees. So it was surprising to read that the view from an 80-foot fire tower in Bass River State Forest was being blocked on three sides by trees.
The state Department of Education, at the direction of Gov. Phil Murphy, has started a process to “transition away” from the PARCC testing system that has helped students and delivered more credible results.
The state Department of Environmental Protection is making 90,000 tree seedlings available to residents for free from now through the next 30 days or so.
Efforts to accommodate the oyster farmers and protected shorebirds using the beach and near-shore waters of Delaware Bay have really only just begun.
There is much that smells about how West Wildwood came to owe its police chief $1.76 million from a lawsuit against the borough.
Trains are pretty safe for the people riding them, less so for anyone near their tracks.
The record $37.4 billion state budget proposed this month by Gov. Phil Murphy counts on $1.5 billion in new and higher taxes in a state already a national leader in tax burden.
Equipping police officers with body cameras has become standard practice in New Jersey. Northfield officers will be the latest to join the trend when the nine cameras purchased by the city are put to use this year.
State government started the year by not renewing the 2 percent cap on contract arbitration awards to police and fire unions. That had saved $530 million in county and municipal property taxes from 2010 to 2015, according to a task force report last year.
Can there be too many warnings about opioid addiction? Probably not, at least until there are no longer large numbers of people getting hooked on the painkillers.
Everyone knows or should know to make sure their medical caregivers are in a network that accepts their insurance coverage. That means the providers have agreed to accept the insurer’s reimbursements for services and the consumers will pay only their expected co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs.
The state’s recent resolution of a dispute between Cumberland Regional High School and the Cumberland County Technical Education Center was fine. Even the superintendent of the high school, whose proposed solution was denied, acknowledged that designating it a “local area vocational school” …
The months-long effort to provide New Jersey’s three nuclear power plants with an operating subsidy has morphed into a political deal that would be far more costly to consumers and businesses.
The combination of another mass shooting at a school and the complete control of New Jersey government by Democrats favoring gun restrictions has brought a quick push to enact relevant legislation.