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…

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…

A Victory For “Pay to Play” Reformers

By Michael M. Shapiro Last month, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey issued a decision in In the Matter of the Appeal by Earle Asphalt Company, a case involving the owner of a road construction 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…

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.…

Corzine Should Not Count His Chickens…

By Michael M. Shapiro With approval ratings hovering in the 30s, Jon Corzine is preparing to seek a second term as Governor of New Jersey. The lopsided defeat of Rob Andrews might give the Chief of State supreme confidence that…

Is It Back to the House for Andrews?

By Michael M. Shapiro Watching the campaign of Rob Andrews for the United States Senate has been difficult. Congressman Andrews is an intelligent and thoughtful official who has a keen interest in public policy. By most accounts, he was next…