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Open Space

Christie press conf march 28

War Of Words Over New Jersey Open Space Ballot Measure

The war of words is heating up in New Jersey after state lawmakers earlier this month put a constitutional amendment on November’s ballot seeking more money for open space.

08/30/2014

Gov. Chris Christie

Christie Rails Against Referendum On Tax Use For Open Space Promotion

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday railed against a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November that would earmark more money for open space preservation.

08/28/2014

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

N.J. Residents To Vote On Whether To Use Taxes For Open Space Promotion

New Jersey voters will cast their ballots on a referendum in November on whether to dedicate a portion of the state’s business tax revenue to protecting open space.

08/04/2014

Flooding is seen after Irene from Chopper 880 - Wayne, NJ - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Proposal Would Use NJ Open Space Funds For Flood Buyouts; Measure Advances

There is a proposal in New Jersey to allow towns to be able to tap into state open space funds to help buy out flood-prone properties, similar to what FEMA does.

10/13/2011

Ramapo Reservation - Mahwah, NJ - Jul 18, 2009 (credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

What Do You Think When You Think New Jersey?

That question evoked a wide-range of answers from people who took a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind phone survey as well as people who called into the WCBS 880 talkback line.

07/26/2011