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Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Jan. 17-18, 2015

If Chris Christie didn't meet Jerry Jones until 2013, why was Jones calling Christie in 2009 If it benefits Christie to fib, he'll fib. CNN: Timeline: Chris Christie and Jerry Jones and why you should care. Christie, Camden's savior? Not so fast. Show More Summary

If Chris Christie didn't meet Jerry Jones Until 2013, Why Was Jones Calling Christie In 2009?

If you believe the Governor as of the other day, he didn't meet Jerry Jones until 2013, after he had already written a letter with NY Governor Cuomo recommending Jone's company for a contract with the Port Authority:"Jerry Jones and I first met in September of 2013," Christie said on his monthly radio call-in show on New Jersey 101.5. Show More Summary

UPDATE: @NJCSA hires Darth Vader to suppress charter school study

Cross-posted at Marie Corfield. Promoted by Rosi. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Last week I reported that, in what many feel is a blatant attempt to suppress first amendment rights, the New Jersey Charter Schools Association filed state ethics charges against Rutgers Professor Julia Sass Rubin after she and Rutgers doctoral student Mark Weber (aka. Show More Summary

#WhatChristieComeback: NJ Foreclosures Up 70% Last Year

I'm sure the Governor will have someone else to blame for this latest piece of bad news, but statistics on the housing market in New Jersey reveals a staggering number of struggling homeowners:Foreclosure filings increased last yearShow More Summary

Judge Jacobson: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Judge Mary Jacobson, a highly respected jurist, has received written briefs from the unions and the state, she has heard oral arguments, and now she must render a decision. The State contribution to the pension plan this fiscal year ending in June was originally agreed upon and enacted by the governor and legislature in a 2011 law. Show More Summary

What the New Jersey Media got Wrong

Prior to delivering his State of the State message earlier this week, Governor Christie locked out the New Jersey media from an off-the-record press conference. That was wrong and petty. We already knew that Christie is the master of...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Pension fight in court So, the lawyer representing the Christie position in the pension lawsuit is arguing that his 2011 pension deal is invalid - as Judge Jacobson says, the state's case seems to be that his 2011 offer was a "hollow...Show More Summary

Pen/Ben oral hearings underway in Trenton

The battle lines are drawn today in court in a collective action for unpaid contributions owed to the state retirement systems. Plaintiffs seek to "enforce the State's law and obligation to remit statutorily mandated unfunded accrued liability contributions." Oral arguments were scheduled to commence at 10:00am. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

America, take note: Chris Christie has accomplished little as governor, most NJ residents say in poll. NJ unions back in court today fighting Christie's pension cuts Oral arguments in Judge Mary Jacobson's court 10am, with her decision expected as early as today. Show More Summary

"Moderate" Lance Votes to Deport Dreamers

Promoted by Rosi, who also lives in NJ-7. Well, if Democrats in the 7th district were looking for a way to beat Leonard Lance before the next redistricting, they may have gotten a boost this week when Lance voted with the RepublicanShow More Summary

QoTD: Not every Republican in South Carolina backs Christie's way of governing

Gov. Christie didn't stick around today to see how his 2015 State of the State address sat with New Jersey residents. e jetted off to SC for Gov. Nikki Haley's inaugural, then some hobnobbing with GOP bigs who can help him run for president in 2016. Show More Summary

Christie's NJ Approval Upside Down For First Time

Diary rescue from yesterday's busy State of the State Day. Promoted by Rosi. FDU came out with an opinion poll that, for the first time, puts New Jersey Governor Christie has a negative approval rating in the Garden State. And this just as Christie is putting together a team to run for President. Show More Summary

Mixed Metaphor of the Day - SoTS Edition

Following yesterday's presidential campaign kickoff in Trenton, Montclair State Political Science Professor Brigid Harrison was asked about whether Chris Christie could ethically accept certain campaign contributions while he is still governor. Here is her answer.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

(airquote) "Presidential" (airquotes) Fresh on the heels of news Christie has secured a Finance Chair and Home Depot's Ken Langone will convene GOP moneybags for him this month, we see Christie preparing to set up a leadership PAC for a 2016 campaign. Show More Summary

Selma - Just go see it.

On 35th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama. L-R, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Nia Gill and Shirley Turner - now U.S. Congresswoman, NJ State Senator (LD-34) and State Senator (LD-15) I saw Selma a couple dozen hours ago. Show More Summary

Gov. Christie's State of the State Address

Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address said, "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here," but we do remember. With Gov. Christie's address today, not so likely. In previous such addresses Christie said, "The State of our State is improving - getting better every day" - sounds good but has proven untrue. Show More Summary

Christie State of the State

Christie's Presidential Kickoff State-of-the State starts at 2PM Here are a few places where you can watch live: NJTV will cover live on air and online. (Star-Ledger) will also carry NJTV's feed at its political page here. News...Show More Summary

MacArthur is the Wealthiest NJ Congressperson

As reported by the Center for Responsive Politics, Tom MacArthur is now the wealthiest New Jersey congressperson, surpassing multimillionaire Rodney Frelinghuysen. MacArthur's purchase of his seat in Congress is only a very small percentage of his net wealth - wealth that was accumulated in the insurance industry. Show More Summary

Here's how the Democrats are dogging Chris Christie on 2015 State of the State Day

"... who always put New Jersey first. Or at least second..." Damn. The video came annotated, with links to Gov. Christie's many and specific failures. Well-done, DNC.

The State of OUR State: The People's Address

Today 11am, on the Statehouse steps, hours before Christie spins his 'achievements' in the 2015 State of the State Address, a more reality-based story of the last 5 years will be told. The dismal poll results in todays news - only 36% of voters say NJ's heading in the right direction - won't be reflected in Christie's big address. Show More Summary

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