The late Sen. Jim Whelan had a long list of accomplishments benefiting the city where he was mayor, the county he represented and the state as a whole. One cause he put a lot of time and effort into tends to get less attention — saving people, especially children, from drowning.
The Pew Charitable Trusts has evaluated how state public pension plans would perform if the economy enters a recession or their fund investments return less than expected.
In October we said state officials in the coming years would continue to divert money from environmental settlements to the general budget, despite overwhelming public support for November’s referendum restricting such funds to pollution cleanup.
Gov. Phil Murphy approved massive new subsidies for the nuclear and solar power industries last month, without modifications sought by many, including this newspaper, to protect electricity customers from unnecessary cost increases.
State officials have to produce a budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 by the end of this month, and there are signs their desperation for marijuana revenue might lead them to take hasty and unreasonable risks with public health in New Jersey.
Legal sports gambling, which Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law this week, will be a significant addition to Atlantic City’s attractions. Not a game changer, but another big new thing for visitors this year along with two new mega-resorts and a more vibrant and optimistic atmosphere.
New Jersey has good, strong open-records laws and the courts have largely taken an appropriately expansive view in applying them.
Heading to college can be a daunting experience.
Consolidation. Regionalization. Shared services.
It’s about time.
Planning for your own funeral is something most people agree is important, but also something most people don’t do.
Dealing with the ongoing opioid crisis is a complicated, often frustrating task.
In terms of traditional team sports, Atlantic City is not even in the minor leagues.
When things are going well, be thankful and don’t do anything to mess it up. Most people don’t need this advice, but Atlantic City Council does.
The euphoria of winning legal sports gambling has faded a bit and the state is working quickly to let casinos and racetracks offer it. That means now is the best time to consider some of the problems sports betting will surely cause and try to minimize them.
New Jersey under Gov. Phil Murphy is fully committed to offshore wind, working toward generating 3.5 gigawatts of its clean energy by 2030. The Board of Public Utilities has been ordered to prepare to seek bids on more than 1,000 megawatts of wind power, and a Danish company with a lease for…
Give Gov. Phil Murphy credit for coming up with a clever, easy way to promote gun control — one that had been missed by all other states with tough restrictions like New Jersey.
In the “old days” before the Affordable Care Act added 800,000 to those covered by health insurance in New Jersey — mainly through expansion of Medicaid — hospitals took a big loss every year on the care they provided to those who couldn’t pay for it.
What a blessing the Pascal Sykes Foundation has been for the low-income, working-class families of South Jersey.
The federal government’s tax reform last year brought the corporate tax rate in line with other advanced economies and reduced taxes for most people in New Jersey.
The boating communities of Ocean City and other coastal South Jersey towns have been remarkably patient about the deteriorating waterways they use.
The death of an infant is terrible enough, but far worse when there was an easy way to avoid it. Yet that happened three times last month in New Jersey.
Here’s an exciting possibility to imagine as Memorial Day nears — what the world knows as the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk may return to a magnificent length it hasn’t seen in 74 years.
Now that they have the governorship as well as control of the Legislature, the state’s Democrats have wasted no time increasing the burden on New Jersey’s heavily regulated and taxed businesses.
An intra-government fight lasting three years ended recently, one in which all three combatants represent the interests of people in Atlantic County.
Walking and bicycling on the Jersey Shore’s boardwalks and promenades have been popular for many decades, so much so during the summer season that rules have long been needed to reduce conflicts and keep things safe. Ending cycling at noon in the busy tourism season, for example, is common. …