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News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Cami Anderson gets another year to be incompetent in Newark And the cycle of contempt towards Newark kids, their parents and community, is complete. Salary: $255,016. In D.C. for CPAC, Christie is pugnacious, boastful Characterizes Jeb Bush as the darling of backroom elites and himself as a man of the people. Show More Summary

Cami Anderson gets another year - and $255k - to be incompetent in Newark

Less than 150 hours after leaders of the Newark Student Union ended a 4-day sit-in, representing a city revulsed at Superintendent Anderson's school management, the State of New Jersey's contempt for Newark kids and the peole who care about them is complete: Cami Anderson's contract was renewed today, with a raise to $255,06. Show More Summary

Net Neutrality WIN / Municipal Broadband WIN

Two good things out of Washington today - better than this embarrassment also that also happened there today. Net Neutrality:The FCC passed net neutrality rules based on the strongest legal authority-Title II of the Telecommunications...Show More Summary

QotD - The Heck with Women's Health Edition

"I vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times out of the New Jersey budget" - Chris Christie at the Conservative Political Action Conference

Booker joins Menendez, disses Obama

Here's how Netanyahu's strategies are playing at Haaretz, Israel's oldest daily paper. It isn't pretty. On the other issue - Booker is the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus in the U.S. Senate, many CBC members will boycott the speech, charging disrespect on the President. Show More Summary

An Air-brushed State of the City Address in Camden

Cross-posted from the Local Knowledge Blog. "Air-brushing" Camden - DAMN - that's the perfect phrase. Thanks, Stephen, for this post about what the Christie administration and official and corporate Camden refuse to give a damn about. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Source: Stender won't seek reelection for LD22 Assembly seat According to the source, three factors are now in play: Stender was expected to hand in a letter stating she won't seek reelection to Union Dem Chair Jerry Green, Rahway'sShow More Summary

Will Chris Christie Sarah Palin himself to TV?

This afternoon, Mark Bonamo at Politicker has a tip from a source who says Gov. Chris Christie will stay in the 2016 White House race until the New Hampshire primary, then take a job in TV. Sarah Palin did something like that, leaving her duly-elected job (that she sucked at) to be a FOX News contributor and even a reality show. Show More Summary

Today in Moorestown: Christie returns to "Town Hall" orchestrated PR campaign at taxpayer expense

It's almost unprecedented - Chris Christie is in New Jersey today for the second day in a row, following yesterday's short (25-minutes) and mystifying 2016 Budget Address delivered before the full NJ Legislature. Another politician might go on a listening tour after such a speech, to see how his constituents are taking it. Show More Summary

My #PARCC refusal letter

A Central NJ parent I know, has already written and sent a letter like this one. But she also asked her own children to write an essay to their principals explaining their own reasons why they didn't want to participate in the tests....Show More Summary

News Roundup Open Thread for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Budget Address This grandiose video was made to create a sense of majesty to announce Christie. And you paid for it. Wait till you see the bald eagle swoop in. NJEA telling anyone who will listen that the Gov overstated their partnership. Show More Summary

Newark Students talk about What Brought Them to Civil Disobedience

Why did students occupy Newark Public Schools HQ for four days last week? New Jersey, these are your young people, the leaders of Newark Student Union. They are dealing with the knife edge of issues that could easily make it to your own local schools, if they haven't already. Show More Summary

Governor, Pay Your Bills

The Governor once again today tried to blame workers for the failure of their leaders to live up to the promises made regarding pensions they earned. Instead of going into the weeds on details, the New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual...Show More Summary

This video announcing Chris Christie was made at your expense.

New Jersey taxpayers, pony up. This grandiose video was produced at your expense to build DRAMA for Christie's (actually short and detail-deficient) Budget Address, which mainly concerned a supposed deal on pension reform Christie bragged had been reached with NJEA, which denied it repeatedly during the speech to whoever asked. Show More Summary

Christie Budget Address

Blue Jersey will be live-Tweeting Christie's Budget Address beginning 2pm @BlueJersey. One of the best, clearest things I've read about Christie's upcoming Budget Address today, came from this Ledger editorial, which suggests there's...Show More Summary

Michael Drewniak, draconian front man for Gov. Chris Christie, is outta here.

Michael Drewniak, the ultimate insider in Chris Christie's political rise - the Christie Whisperer is leaving the Governor's employ after 13 years. It's a very hasty exit. Drewniak, a former reporter at the Star-Ledger joined the staff of the U.S. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015

Asm Jerry Green: Stender should quit if involved in husband's luxury home controversy "So far everything that I've talked about and heard about has been basically her husband. And so far, he's not an elected official," Green told reporters just before an Assembly session this afternoon. Show More Summary

Judge Delivers Big Blow to the Big Blowhard

Melissa Hayes reports that Mercer County judge Mary Jacobson has ordered reinstatement of pension fund cuts made by the governor, AND the state must reimburse the legal fees for the public employee unions. This is a developing story...

An Interview with Assembly Leadership

Chairing the Assembly Budget Committee seems to be an excellent path to higher positions in that body, at least for the current Speaker and Majority Leader. Both Vincent Prieto and Lou Greenwald are former chairs of that important committee. Show More Summary

What to expect and not expect from tomorrow's budget address

I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard me say is not what I meant. - Alan Greenspan (former head of the Federal Reserve)While Gov. Christie's most challenging budget decisions...Show More Summary

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