Politics & Public Affairs

Brownouts could loom for New Jersey as our growing demand outpaces the existing supply....
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A new, environmentally sensitive pattern of land use would replace sprawl with rejuvenation of our cities and towns. ...
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Keeping Them on the Farm

October 11, 2010

A state program protects fertile land from development, helping New Jersey’s agricultural tradition survive. ...
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The state is sending more of its prisoners to low-security halfway houses. Some fear there are dangerous criminals in the mix....
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Jonathan Alter writes The Promise: President Obama, Year One, a behind-the-scenes look at Barak Obama's first year as president. ...
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Will the state find a way to restore funding for Urban Enterprise Zone projects?...
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Gov. Christie is pressing public employees across the board to renegotiate their contracts. Steve Adubato discusses the potential implications of these actions. ...
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Going Green

February 8, 2010

The Garden State is cleaning up its energy act, one town at a time....
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Power Play

December 14, 2009

Ex-ironworker Stephen Sweeney is suddenly the state’s top Democrat. What’s next?...
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Our new governor has to make some hard and painful choices....
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When Protest Is Not Enough

November 9, 2009

Citizens’ group aims to cultivate a culture of service. ...
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He’s No Angel

October 13, 2009

But rough-talking political boss Steve Adubato Sr. has become a legend by building valued social institutions in Newark’s North Ward....
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Steve Adubato's own experience helped him gain perspective and shape his thoughts on the national health care debate....
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Let’s End the Gotcha Game

September 14, 2009

Attack ads are an insult to Jersey voters....
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Prescription For Corruption

August 11, 2009

Corruption pervades the state. Is the problem too much government? Steve Adubato debates today's political realities....
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It’s All About Corzine

July 13, 2009

Conventional wisdom is that American elections are about competing ideas from two candidates. In reality that is not what most campaigns are about—and certainly not this year’s gubernatorial race between Democrat Jon Corzine and his Republican opponent, Chris Christie. ...
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Roiling The Waters

June 8, 2009

A bill to mandate fluoride in New Jersey’s public water supply has pitted some natural allies against each other. ...
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A bacterium is attacking our red oaks. Will they survive this scourge?...
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Reviving the Passaic

February 18, 2009

Branded by the EPA in 1970 as the second most polluted river in the U.S., the Passaic is on the mend, but much of the hardest work remains. ...
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Hike The Gas Tax Now

January 15, 2009

There is never a good time to raise taxes, especially in New Jersey, given how high our taxes are already. We have the highest property taxes in the nation and our income tax isn’t anything to write home about—even after Governor Christie Whitman cut it by 30 percent....
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