Tag Archive for Michael Shapiro

The Wounded Warrior Workplace Initiative

By Michael M. Shapiro Assemblyman Bob Straniere, a conservative Republican running for the 13th Congressional District seat in New York, recently announced the Wounded Warrior Workplace Initiative, a proposal to encourage the hiring of wounded veterans or their families by…

Will Councilman Hsing Decide the Seventh District Race?

By Michael M. Shapiro The Seventh Congressional District in New Jersey is one of the most hotly-contested races in the state and throughout the country this year. This is due, in part, because Assemblywoman Linda Stender narrowly lost to Congressman…

It’s The Secrecy, Stupid!

By Michael M. Shapiro Rutgers is, once again, making news; however, this time it is not favorable. The Star-Ledger recently reported that Rutgers head football coach, Greg Schiano, negotiated a number of side deals which would induce him to remain…

A Troubling Sign For New Jersey’s Economic Future

By Michael M. Shapiro The New Jersey Policy Research Organization, the think tank of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA), recently released a study of New Jersey’s business climate. The study included a telephone poll of 249 business…

Should Zoffinger Consider Stepping Down?

By: Michael M. Shapiro During his tenure as the president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), George Zoffinger streamlined operations, eliminating waste, fraud and abuse. As former chairman of the New Brunswick Development Corporation, he…

Corzine’s E-Mail Fiasco: A Profound Lack Of Judgment?

By Michael M. Shapiro Governor Corzine’s refusal to release e-mails exchanged with Carla Katz, head of the CWA, despite a Court Order to do so, is troubling. The Governor is claiming executive privilege and, although he continues to fight the…

Let’s Talk About Energy

By Michael M. Shapiro As gas prices continue to skyrocket, the “solution” touted by some candidates is a “gas tax holiday,” a proposal to eliminate the federal gas tax for a few months, saving the average driver approximately 25 dollars.…