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With the implementation this month of state regulations allowing transportation networks such as Uber and Lyft, New Jersey lawmakers have sort of begun to bring order to the unlicensed business chaos they allowed.
Perhaps the worst bill rushed through the Legislature with little public notice or comment this election year was the pension giveaway to New Jersey police and firefighter unions that passed in March. It would let them increase their benefits and run up the already high bill, leaving taxpaye…
Yesterday we welcomed the state’s outsourcing of trash and recycling collection in Atlantic City, after City Council repeatedly refused to take even that small step toward fiscal responsibility. The state expects that having a private company do the work will improve service and save about $…
Privatizing government services — contracting with private companies to provide them instead of with public employees and equipment — is a well-established and growing trend in America.
When New Jersey legalized the medical use of marijuana in 2010, it did so with a deliberation and carefulness that resulted in one of the more restrictive programs in the country.
Homelessness has slowly and steadily declined in the U.S. the past decade, from 647,258 in 2007 to 549,928 last year, according to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The first half of May saw an impressive stack of legislation benefiting New Jersey veterans signed into law. State lawmakers representing Atlantic, Cape and Cumberland counties were key sponsors of the bipartisan bills.
The sliver of beach along the marshes between Somers Point and Longport is a rarity at the Jersey Shore — a breathtaking waterfront location with little solid, developable land near it. That for decades has made it appealing to people and animals seeking a quiet, natural shore.
Gov. Chris Christie shocked political observers in February when he proposed that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield pay some of its annual surplus into a fund for drug treatment and care for the poor and uninsured.