Opinion

Who’s Going To Bail Us Out?

By Michael M. Shapiro The federal government’s proposal to spend approximately $700 billion to bail out financial institutions drowning in the sub-prime mortgage mess raises the issue of whether such a bailout should be taking place.   It would seem that…

Congress Should Vote ‘No’ on Bailout

By Bob Barr The leaders of both the Republican and Democratic Parties are rushing ahead with their $700 billion bill.  Without a single hearing and without considering other solutions, Congress is preparing to put the typical American family on the…

Toss Up: Corzine or Christie?

By Michael M. Shapiro Gov. Corzine may have an upside down 40%-51% approval rating; however, he is still in a dead heat with current United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Chris Christie, in a hypothetical matchup for…

Don’t Fuel The Fire: Fire The Arsonists

By Jeff M. Wilson Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson along with Federal Reserve Board Chariman Ben Bernanke offered to solve all of the current Wall Street credit problems. Their solution, Congress remits to them a blank check payable for $700 Billion.…

Act Now To Protect New Jersey Families

by Arthur Londensky Unprotected high-rise buildings in New Jersey pose serious risks of loss of life, injury and economic strain for thousands of New Jersey residents and firefighters. Recently, the Department of Community Affairs passed on proposed high-rise fire sprinkler…

Woodbridge Captures State Recognition As “New Jersey Healthy Town”

By Mayor John McCormac I am proud to report that Woodbridge has received a prestigious, statewide honor from the New Jersey League of Municipalities and the statewide Mayors’ Wellness Committee as a “New Jersey Healthy Town.”  The award – we…

Who Are The Real Losers In The Rutgers Stadium Debacle?

By Michael M. Shapiro The private fundraising effort to pay for a $30 million shortfall in the financing of a $102 million stadium expansion for Rutgers University has been a debacle.  Less than $2 million has been raised since the…

Pension Reforms Delayed!

By Michael M. Shapiro On June 23, the New Jersey State Legislature enacted several reforms to the state’s pension system which are still awaiting Gov. Corzine’s signature to make them into law. The reforms include raising the retirement age from…

New Affordable Housing Law Will Have Long-Term Benefits

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas Next week, the Legislature will return to Trenton to continue tackling many of the important issues facing New Jersey. Like my colleagues, I have no intention of resting on the laurels of our recent accomplishments of…