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News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, April 30, 2015

Locked out of ceremony, protesters drown out Christie in New Brunswick A small group of protesters grew to a larger group at a Christie bill signing followed by his first press avail in months. Protesters invoked the names of New Jerseyans killed by police or dead in their custody. Show More Summary

Report: David Wildstein to plead Guilty Thursday

David Wildstein is going to plead guilty tomorrow, we hear. Of all the people involved in the Bridgegate scandal, he probably knows the most, and has the longest loyalty to Gov. Christie - who threw him under the bus. And he almost certainly has stories to tell. Show More Summary

BREAKING: Where's Wally?

Bloomberg is reporting that David Wildstein is set to plead guilty on charges relating to Bridgegate. Could this be part of a plea deal to get the former Wally Edge to testify against his bosses?

Rethink the 2016 Budget: Food is Fuel for the Body

Here's the latest in our 7-week budget series, to talk about what NJ's spending priorities should be - Rethink the 2016 NJ Budget, in partnership with the Anti-Poverty Network. Diane is Diane Riley is Director of Advocacy at Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Show More Summary

Here's how DNC is dogging 2016 GOP hopefuls (including Christie) on marriage

You can remember a day when Gov. Christie - whose "moderate" Republican stands, made-for-TV personality, and corporate welfare-fueled love affair with business - would have been at the top of a chart like this. Now he's at the bottom (insert random power bottom joke here). Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Study: 7 of the 10 counties in America with the highest property taxes are in NJ And I live in one. Do you? Police interaction with people of color Rep. Payne pushes for national racial profiling ban a decade after his uncle Asm William Payne enacted NJ law. Show More Summary

Christie: Donating To A Candidate A "Business Decision"

promoted by Rosi State Senator Joe Kyrillos has been a friend to Chris Christie for a long time, well before Christie was anyone. Kyrillos was at Christie's swearing in as a Morris County Freeholder. Kyrillos was the Republican State Chair when Christie was told by the incoming Bush administration that he wouldn't be given a job. Show More Summary

Steven Fulop Needs an Education About Charter Schools

Cross-posted from Jersey Jazzman. It's widely understood in New Jersey political circles that Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is considering a run for governor. If so, he'd better get himself up to speed on education policy. Because when...Show More Summary

Where are the primary challengers in the state Assembly election?

Promoted by Rosi. What do you think, Blue Jersey? Everyone who's had an eye on the state's economic performance the past few years knows that New Jersey hasn't been doing well recently. As the United States climbs out of the recession, the Garden State is still stuck in neutral. Show More Summary

SCOTUS Marriage Equality Hearing Today

Any moment now the U. S. Supreme Court will start hearing the marriage equality case (Obergefell v. Hodges) which challenges the ban on same-sex marriage in four states. There will be live blogs from Lamda Legal here, and from SCOTUS blog here. Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments inlandmark marriage case today - Garden State Equality's role

Andrea Bowen MSW is ED of Garden State Equality. By disclosure, I'm on their advisory board. And this post would be front-paged even if I wasn't. - Rosi Today is a huge day for America, as Supreme Court oral arguments take place in Obergefell v. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Jersey's Department of Exxon Protection Deciminyan sums up Assembly Budget's hearing on the DEP. State DEP commissioner defends siphoning money from new open space fund. McKeon calls search for specifics on Exxon settlement 'frustrating'. Show More Summary

April 27, 1994 - Big day in voting history

Somewhere in my house, there's a little, creased yellow Post-It note with words quickly scrawled on it in my handwriting. From 1994. It doesn't really have a place; it doesn't live in a desk drawer or file cabinet. Part of the reason is my sloppy housekeeping. Show More Summary

Et tu, Mary Pat?

This was the week that Mary Pat Christie quit her $475k/year job, a sign the Christie family White House dreaming goes on. I guess the Christies can afford to be a one-income family. Christie protests he's not a wealthy man, despite pulling in about $700k family income (2013 figures). Show More Summary

Safety Problems Identified at Oyster Creek Nuke

The Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Lacey Township is the oldest operating plant in the United States and is scheduled to be shut down in 2019. Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission identified some serious safety hazards at the plant. Show More Summary

New Jersey's Department of Exxon Protection

On the surface, today's New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee hearing on the Department of Environmental Protection seemed boring and unproductive, even by Trenton Standards. NJ DEP Commissioner Bob Martin refused to answer questionsShow More Summary

Teacher Tackles Shooter in High School - Whew, Good thing it didn't happen in Chris Christie's NJ

The wind-up : Another shooter opens fire in another high school in America. Good thing this happened in Washinngton State and not New Jersey. Because it's a teacher being hailed as a hero for risking his life to save his students. Might...Show More Summary

Funds for Homelessness Prevention Are Wise Investments: Rethink the 2016 NJ Budget

Here is the latest in our 7-week Budget Spotlight series, Rethink the 2016 NJ Budget, with the Anti-Poverty Network. Deb is Exec. Director of NJ Coalition to End Homelessness. - Rosi Imagine that you are a single mother working two minimum wage jobs. Show More Summary

Comments that might counter the state's pension fund position

The unions presented to the court their pension arguments on April 20 and on Friday the state presented its arguments in response. Also on Friday Senate President Steve Sweeney and General Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto re-stated to...Show More Summary

More PARCC drivel from the Star Ledger

Cross-posted from my blog, Marie Corfield. Promoted by Rosi. Oh my! The NJ DOE shill Star Ledger editorial board is at it again. This weekend's propaganda piece is about Education Commissioner Hespe's proposed punishments for schoolShow More Summary

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