Archive for the ‘Policy’ Category

The Right Prescription for NJ’s Healthcare System

Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP Former Commissioner, NJ Health and Senior Services Board of Directors, Common Sense Institute of New Jersey Originally published on NJSpotlight New Jersey’s healthcare system touches all our lives and has a profound effect on the state’s economy. Unfortunately,...
August 31st, 2011 | Health & Welfare, Policy | Read More

Substitution Effect Revisited: Balancing Sworn Officer and Private-Public Security Guards

Mark “Jay” Williams Economics Fellow Originally published by InTheLobby.net Click image for full chart In an attempt to connect higher crime rates to budget cuts, some organizations and elected officials have used all-encompassing crime index figures as the bedrock of their argument. However,...
August 19th, 2011 | Fiscal Reform, Policy | Read More

Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant to Close Early

Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant to Close Early
By Kenneth Artz The Heartland Institute New Jersey residents near the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station are unhappy with plans to close the nation’s oldest nuclear power plant in 2019, some 10 years earlier than planned. The plant is located in the Forked River section of Lacey Township in Ocean...
August 4th, 2011 | Environment, Featured, Policy | Read More

Yes, New Jersey is a High-Tax State

Yes, New Jersey is a High-Tax State
Paul V. Tyahla Executive Director Introduction Many in the legislature and public have shown an interest in New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) research and an op-ed, purporting to demonstrate that New Jersey is not the nation’s highest-taxed state. The NJPP research, using Census data on governments,...
June 29th, 2011 | Featured, Policy, Taxation | Read More

Legislature Passes Landmark Pension and Benefit Reform Package

Legislature Passes Landmark Pension and Benefit Reform Package
On June 23, the New Jersey General Assembly gave final legislative approval to a package of public employee pension and health benefit reforms designed to bring the pension system closer to solvency, and reduce the state’s unsustainable burden for health insurance. The measure will now be sent to Governor...
June 23rd, 2011 | Featured, Fiscal Reform, Policy | Read More

Governor Christie Withdraws New Jersey from Climate Pact

Governor Christie Withdraws New Jersey from Climate Pact
by Cheryl K. Chumley for The Heartland Institute Gov. Chris Christie (R) has announced New Jersey will withdraw from a regional climate agreement. The withdrawal will go into effect by the end of this year. Describes Pact as Ineffective Christie told the press he believes climate change is occurring...
June 15th, 2011 | Environment, Policy | Read More

Higher Education Reforms: Big Savings Only Possible Through Big Changes

by Mark ‘Jay’ Williams, Economics Fellow Efforts to reform New Jersey’s higher education system are finally gaining momentum in Trenton. However, while several well-intentioned pieces of legislation have been introduced with the goal of reducing tuition rates at our state colleges and universities...
April 29th, 2011 | Education, Policy | Read More