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The State of the Stats in N.J.: It Isn't Pretty

The State of the Stats in N.J.: It Isn't Pretty
BY JON WHITEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Below is a statement from New Jersey Policy Perspective president Gordon MacInnes on today's State of the State address, as well as the "State of the Stats" in New Jersey.

Statement:

"The governor had the chance to accurately acknowledge the state of our state. Unfortunately, he passed on the opportunity.

Yes, some jobs have been created since the Great Recession, but not enough to bring back the middle class or lend a hand to striving working families. With only half the jobs lost in the recession restored, revenues have shrunk and with them the chance to contend with two highly visible and very large problems: pensions and transportation. He mentioned pensions and promised to solve a long-term problem during 2015. But the pending bankruptcy of the Transportation Trust Fund he ignored altogether.

 

N.J. Green Acres Transgression is a Breach of the Public Trust

N.J. Green Acres Transgression is a Breach of the Public Trust
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

For over 54 years, Green Acres has stood as one of the state’s most popular and trusted programs, preserving hundreds of thousands ...

State of the State is ... Neglected, says N.J. Dem State Committee Chairman Currie

State of the State is ... Neglected, says N.J. Dem State Committee Chairman Currie
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Tomorrow (Jan. 13), in anticipation of Governor Chris Christie's State of the State address, New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie is out...

How the Giants and Jets Stadium Deals Ripped off N.J.

How the Giants and Jets Stadium Deals Ripped off N.J.
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINON/COMMENTARY

In 2006 Gov. Corzine along with Richard Codey gave their blessing for the development of a new football stadium for the Giants and Jets a...

A Budget Bill from Hell: Happy Pork Year!

A Budget Bill from Hell: Happy Pork Year!
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

An omnibus bill is a proposed law that covers a number of diverse or unrelated topics . . . or in some instances what it doesn’t cover.

P...

Responsibility, a Thing of the Past?

Responsibility, a Thing of the Past?
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

When did it become everyone else’s fault and whatever happened to personal responsibility?

Ronald Reagan had said “we must reject the ide...

Sit Down, Shut Up & Fund Political Comedy and Help NJ Food Bank

Sit Down, Shut Up & Fund Political Comedy and Help NJ Food Bank
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Here's the thing: Chris Christie is all about Chris Christie and has refused to restore the much needed "heat and eat" benefits to SNAP, which re...

Taking a Swipe at Former Port Authority Chairman David Samson

Taking a Swipe at Former Port Authority Chairman David Samson
BY ROB DUFFEY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

In response to a motion by Port Authority Chairman David Samson to quash an ethics complaint filed by New Jersey Working Families last Ma...

Education in New Jersey: Separate and Unequal?

Education in New Jersey: Separate and Unequal?
BY TROY SINGLETON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

For decades, the question as to whether or not there is an equitable education system in New Jersey has been a constant debate amongs...

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