Opinion

Primary Choices Are Good For Democracy

Citizens only have real power over party bosses when serious candidates seek party nominations in primary elections, where voters and not power brokers get to decide who is going to hold public office. The marathon competition for the presidency being…

Scoring Points!

By Michael M. Shapiro Last month, Senator Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), chair of the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, scored points for fiscal responsibility and common sense by advocating the elimination of pension credit for part-time government employees. At the…

Reining In Out-of-Control Spending

By Michael M. Shapiro As New Jersey copes with its increasing budget woes, perhaps the Legislature should consider several measures that would help reduce out-of-control spending: unannounced audits and the elimination or transformation of pension credit for part-time government work.…