Are Private Prisons Good Investments for States?

by Julia Bowling The wave of criticism against private prison companies has grown amidst revelations of poor security, lack of oversight, and perverse financial incentives to lock up more people. A report released earlier this year by a group called ‘In the Public Interest‘…

New Jersey does the Can-Can

A revival of the 1953 Cole Porter musical, “Can-Can,” will be running through Oct. 26 at the Paper Mill Playhouse, on Brookside Drive in Millburn, making a New Jersey detour on its way from Pasadena to Broadway. Set in 1893…

Reich exposes GOP war on working families

The latest his video, Robert Reich says a Republican Senate would wage war on working families. Reich is an economist and political commentator who served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton…

Study mark cities on the rise in New Jersey

by Kamran Rosen for NerdWallet  For a state that represents less than 1% of the America’s total landmass, New Jersey is big when it comes to business. The Garden State’s strength comes from industries ranging from pharmaceuticals and biotech to tourism and…

State judicial elections for sale

By September 11, 2014, more than $3.1 million had already been spent on TV ads for state supreme court primaries and off-cycle elections, according to estimates provided by Kantar Media/CMAG and released byJustice at Stake, a nonpartisan group working to keep the courts fair…