In a national context, New Jersey has funded public higher education poorly for many years. And given the state’s fiscal crisis, college and university leaders anticipated a budget cut requiring higher education to share the pain of helping the state balance its severely out of control budget.
Every year, millions of men and women lose their lives or suffer debilitating illnesses or injuries while at work. To honor these workers, Workers’ Memorial Day was established nationally in 1989 and commemorated each year on April 28.
When you make important decisions, you most likely base them on the best information you have available at the time. When New Jersey towns make decisions with far-reaching impacts – like approving or denying a new housing development, shopping mall or industrial center – the towns want to base their decisions on the most current information, too.
On a spring day in the year 30, two processions entered Jerusalem. It was the beginning of the week of Passover, the most sacred week of the Jewish year. In centuries past, Christians have celebrated this day as Palm Sunday. For many, this week, which ends with Easter, is the most sacred week of the Christian year.
The amount of sales and income taxes increases yearly while property taxes are relatively static.
As Governor Chris Christie sells his budget plan to an anxious over taxed over and over burdened public he often states that he does not want to rely on one-shot gimmicks. We find this position laudable.
Climate change is a critical issue in the 21st century, and as we observe Women’s History Month we should bear in mind the effect of the environment on women. Women make up the majority of the earth’s population, and are most vulnerable to changes in climate and environment.
With the advent of computers, video games, cell phones and other electronic entertainment, fewer kids are playing outside and getting enough exercise. To make matters worse, kids are increasingly filling up on sugary, fried and processed foods that are doing their bodies no favors.
The choice could not be more stark: tax cuts for millionaires, or full school funding for New Jersey kids. Just a few weeks into his term Gov. Christie has staked out his position, slashing nearly $1.5 billion from state aid to schools and higher education.
The medical system does need reforming — radical reforming. It’s more expensive than it ought to be, and powerful interests prosper at the expense of the rest of us. The status quo has little about it to be admired, and we shouldn’t tolerate it.