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Commentaries by Former NJ Project Director Ingrid Reed


  The New Look of the Next Legislature
  Commentary on the potential makeup of the New Jersey legislature after the November 6th election, published in NJBiz on October 22, 2007.
  Voting Machines We Can Count On
  Commentary on making voting machines that work, published in NJBiz on August 06, 2007.
  The Common Good: What We Can Learn from "Stone Soup"
  Commentary on working together for the common good in New Jersey, published in The Times of Trenton on December 21, 2006.
  Getting Better Campaigns
  Commentary on the campaign process in election 2006, published in The Times of Trenton on November 23, 2006.
  Campaigns Don't Have to Be Irritating
  Commentary on the negative campaigning issue published in NJBiz on July 10, 2006.
  A Vacation from Elections
  Commentary on the ineffectiveness and inefficiency of elections in New Jersey, published in The Times of Trenton on July 6, 2006.
  More factors appear in equation that merit tax-reform discussion
  Reed discusses property-tax reform issues in a column published in the Home News Tribune, 5/31/06.
  Change is Tough — but Sometimes Necessary
  Commentary on Governor Corzine's budget proposal, published in The Times of Trenton on May 13, 2006.
  What We Can Learn from "Jersey Boys"
  Commentary on the play "Jersey Boys" and what it says about New Jersey and New Jersey politics, published in NJBiz on 12/12/05.
  The Paradox of New Jersey
  Commentary on the recent League of Municipalities meeting and making change in how New Jersey is governed, published in NJBiz on 11/28/05.
  Believe It or Not, Better Campaigns are Possible
  Commentary on the recent NJ elections and the need for better campaigns in the future, published in The Star-Ledger, November 17, 2005.
  Programs Everyone Can Cherish
  Commentary written on election eve about programs that would be worthy of support in the new administration, published in NJBiz on 11/14/05.
  To Get Real Answers, Ask Real Questions
  Commentary on campaign ads and election debates, published in The Times of Trenton on October 8, 2005.
The Day McGreevey Stunned Us All
  Commentary by Ingrid Reed on New Jersey politics and its citizens, published in NJBiz on 08/08/05.
  Anger May Advance Pay-to-Play Reform
  Commentary by Ingrid Reed on the recent court decisions regarding eminent domain, published in NJBiz on 7/25/05.
  Fun, Farms and Good Public Policy
  Commentary by Ingrid Reed on the state's public policy programs for agriculture, published in NJBiz on 7/11/05.
  A Welcome Attack on Ethics Lapses
  Commentary by Ingrid Reed on the ethics regulations recently enacted by acting Governor Cody, published in NJBiz on 5/23/05.
  Help Democracy, Hold Fewer Votes
  Commentary by Ingrid Reed on the extra voting dates in NJ for local elections and primaries, published in NJBiz on 5/09/05.
  Parallels from a Hard-Fought Race
  Commentary by Ingrid Reed on the 2005 gubernatorial race in New Jersey, published in NJBiz on 4/24/05.
  Our Fiscal Management Rates a B-
  Commentary by Ingrid Reed on fiscal management policies in New Jersey, published in NJBiz on 4/11/05.
  One Step Toward Budget Reality
  Commentary by Ingrid Reed on the budgetary process in the New Jersey state legislature, published in NJBiz on 3/28/05.
  The Best Reform You've Never Heard Of
  Commentary by Ingrid Reed on public policy decisions, including pay-to-play and election reform, in the New Jersey state legislature, published in NJBiz on 3/14/05.
  We Want Steak but We Get the Sizzle
  Commentary by Ingrid Reed on Acting Governor Codey's State of the State address, published in NJBiz on 2/14/05.
  This State Needs a Lieutenant Governor
  Commentary by Ingrid Reed on why NJ needs a lieutenant governor, published in NJBiz on 1/31/05.