‘This budget pretty clearly represents a refutation of austerity budgeting’

We get it: You either love the budget or hate the budget. And almost every member of the business community will take the second choice. We ran some of that sentiment here and here. Looking...

Siekerka: Tax relief can only come when there’s increased spending, needless borrowing and higher...

The year 2020 has been like no other. Yet, it seems nothing changes in Trenton. I was taken aback when Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leadership presented their agreement on so-called middle-class tax relief —...

Keep it simple, New Jersey: Make budget serve residents

Sometimes, the simpler a problem is made, the clearer the solution becomes. For New Jersey, our most onerous fiscal problem is our unsustainable debt load and unbearably high cost of living. The proposed Fiscal...

Study: Women who get more help at home are more productive, happier at work...

The premise seemed obvious. When the state went on lockdown and working parents not only had to work at home, but care for their children at the same time, the general consensus was that...

STEM programs cost more, but are worth investment for N.J.

In today’s world, technology is both indispensable and inescapable. Just about every facet of our society is changing rapidly due to technological innovation. Whether in health care or communication or finance or transportation or...

Illicit budget raid of Clean Communities fund will gut litter cleanup programs in N.J.

After 40 years in Trenton as a business executive and president of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, I recognize that these are difficult times for government leaders desperate to find revenue to plug...

Rutgers Law School: Where Ruth Bader Ginsburg found her voice

David Lopez, the dean of Rutgers Law School-Newark said it doesn’t take long during orientation of the incoming class before the fact that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught at the school comes...

Happy anniversary to us! ROI-NJ turns 3

There’s been a long-running joke in the ROI-NJ newsroom. What’s the crazier idea: Starting a media organization in 2017 — or taking full ownership of it during a pandemic? This is just one of the...

In wake of COVID-19, let’s reopen and rebuild N.J. on sound, long-term fiscal footing

I have been part of New Jersey business community for half a century. I have lived and raised my family in this state. New Jersey is blessed with some of the best demographics in the country...

PSE&G program promises cost savings, reduced energy use — and 2,000+ well-paying jobs for...

The possibilities for energy efficiency are everywhere. That’s how Karen Reif sees it. The lighting in a retail store … the HVAC system in a hospital … the thermostat in a single-family residence. Reif, Public Service...

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Murphy on rising cases: This is clear evidence that we are not out of...

After a long period of steady decline in many important COVID-19 statistics, Gov. Phil Murphy said there are five counties in the state that...

Expanded indoor dining? Murphy won’t offer timeline

It’s the dreaded “sooner rather than later” response. And it’s all restaurant owners have to go on — for now — when it comes...

Transaction tax will cost U.S. savers, pensioners — and ultimately hurt N.J.

As New Jersey struggles under a large deficit due, in part, to the pandemic, some state legislators believe they have found a path toward...

Amazon opens latest delivery center, in Carlstadt

Amazon continues to roll along on the path to becoming New Jersey’s largest private-sector employer, announcing yet another new delivery station has opened in...

Stockton names CPA, alumnus as new board chairman

Raymond R. Ciccone, an accountant and alumnus, has been named chair of the Stockton University board of trustees, the Galloway-based college announced this week. Ciccone,...