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Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

The Camden Stimulus Washington Post: Corporate welfare in the Chris Christie - Michele Brown years. Next City: Chris Christie's latest Camden giveaways deserve as much skepticism as the 76ers deal. "Presidential" In the World of Things I Don't Care About, this issue is King. Show More Summary

Questions Real Leaders Answer

promoted by Rosi Executives, whether Mayor, Governor, President, or CEO, are selected in the hopes that their vision and leadership can move things forward. In the case of elected officials in particular, it is this leadership ability citizens demand and are allowed to voice their opinion on at the ballot box each November. Show More Summary

Bonnie Watson Coleman - name's on the door

We expect to have inauguration info for Congresswoman-elect Bonnie Watson Coleman for you sometime tomorrow. Meanwhile, as her staff prepares for earliest-January swearing in, the name plaque's just gone up outside the door at 126, Cannon House Office Building. Just let this sink in...

Marie Corfield in the Washington Post

This is a shout-out to Marie Corfield, good friend of Blue Jersey and frequent reader and writer here, our public education advocate go-to along with our own Jersey Jazzman (who just had the lead piece in the education issue of The Progressive) and one of my own best friends. Show More Summary

Robert Peace and "I Can't Breathe"

Camden, Trenton, Newark, Jersey City, Montclair, Lawrence, and Princeton are just some of the New Jersey locations where people have taken to the streets protesting police injustice and repeating the phrase "I can't breathe." Saturday in East Orange students marched loudly and peacefully down Martin Luther King Blvd. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Jerseynomics Casino crisishurting small businesses. Christie to attend Obama speech at Joint Base today. Menendez and Booker also expected. Cory Booker finding road to reform is slow for junior senators Jackson: Sen. Cory Booker is out...Show More Summary

In honor of #SandyHook: An open letter to America's elected officials

We just found out Marie's post below and at her excellent site is about to be picked up and published at The Washington Post. Much deserved. Thanks, Marie. - Rosi (Note: There are many elected officials across this country from the halls...Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Dec. 13-14, 2014

Did the earth move for you too, Blue Jersey? Norcross, NJ's newest congressman (drumroll, please) not following Democratic Party line From the Keystone XL pipeline to the CRomnibus - George Donald Norcross wastes no time distancing himself from Democrats. Show More Summary

Another "hold your nose" vote to avert a government shutdown

Not so long ago the NJ legislature used to have an annual Christmas tree bill which was sprung upon the membership and laden with all sorts of holiday goodies inserted by individual legislators. This week in the House of Representatives...Show More Summary

TGIF News Roundup & Open Thread for Dec. 12, 2014

It's been one of those weeks. Should local police be armed with military weapons From 2006-2013: 1,328 M14s, M16A2, shotguns and pistols, plus 22,000-plus other military items, from shirts to an 18-ton armored truck. Senate Foreign Relations,...Show More Summary

2002 US Atty Chris Christie: NO TO TORTURE. 2014 White House Hopeful Christie: NO COMMENT.

For a guy who wants to be taken seriously as presidential material, Gov. Chris Christie lets a lot of national issues slide by without giving his opinion on them. Maybe he's not as up on national affairs as he wants people to think; maybe he's risk-averse. Show More Summary

Bonnie Watson Coleman shows solidarity with the ongoing Eric Garner protest

This is Congresswoman-elect Bonnie Watson Coleman with her husband Rev. William Coleman, who is a former police officer in New York City. Just thought some of you'd like to see this. She posted this photo on Facebook a few minutes ago, with the note, All lives matter.

The GOPs Fake Vision of Legislative Oversight

promoted by Rosi Over the last week, deciminyan drafted thought exercises on how New Jersey might be different the Governor and the GOP had taken different steps during and after the closure of the GWB occurred. They're good pieces I recommend reading and want to add to these exercises. Show More Summary

Rush Holt's Farewell Speech on the House Floor

I remember when Rush Holt was first running for Congress, and people were just meeting him for the first time; this wonky scientist-guy who spoke in full paragraphs. He'd walk up to a stranger and say, "I'm Rush Holt, and I want to be your representative." Not, "I'm running for Congress." He'd get looks from some people - my... Show More Summary

Our Voting Rights At Risk: Act Now!

Promoted by Rosi On Thursday the Assembly State and Local Government Committee is hearing the fast-tracked bill A-3628/S2412, a bill that deprives voters of their existing decision-making role regarding the control of our local water systems. Show More Summary

A Port in a Storm

The NY NJ Port Authority Board met yesterday. It continues to disappoint us. The Board approved its $7.8 billion 2015 budget after providing only eight days for the public to submit written comments and only one venue for speakers to address their concerns. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

In passionate speech on Senate floor, Cory Booker decries America's legal system He talked about how his parents trained him to behave around police, what to do with his hands, for fear of how he'd be treated, and decried incarceration rates for blacks and Latinos, and the lasting consequences of minor drug convictions. Show More Summary

TODAY: This was #NJShutItDown - student protests all over NJ (photos)

Here's a slideshow of some of protests today on campuses all over New Jersey at the same time, including in Newark with NJIT with Seton Hall, Rutgers Newark and Kean University, Montclair State, Rutgers NB, William Paterson, TCNJ at Trenton City Hall. Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Reports: "Never let this happen again"

This week two important documents were made available to the public: a report on the CIA use of torture after 9/11 and an interim report on Christie administration activities leading up to and following the gubernatorial election. U....Show More Summary

This is what it looks like when Jersey Jazzman makes the cover of 'The Progressive'

For several years here at Blue Jersey and at his own excellent education-specific site, the identity of the anonymous Jersey Jazzman was something we guarded at his request. He was a well-regarded voice against the privatizing school...Show More Summary

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