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Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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Blog Post Archive

Quote of the Day: League Edition

promoted by Rosi "NJ voters always want something for nothing. They think when they're not getting something for nothing, they're not getting their fair share." - Quick-witted Gov. Brendan Byrne, responding to a Transportation Trust Fund tax question at a panel of former governors.

Robert Grady, overseer of NJ's $80B pension fund, resigns

David Sirota at International Business Times and Chief Investment Officer magazine are reporting that Robert Grady resigned today at a meeting of the New Jersey State Investment Council. CIO Magazine reports "several sources" citing a serious illness in his family as the reason. Show More Summary

Reflections on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Cross-posted with The Bilerico Project. Promoted by Rosi. For the last dozen years as November 20th approaches, I tend to get particularly reflective and become aware of a depressive cloud that sometimes haunts me. No, it's not because...Show More Summary

Barringer HS, Newark, is on lockdown, the heat off in part of the school, the heat rising outside

It is 31 degrees in Newark. And this is the scene right now, posted minutes ago, outside Barringer High School: Post by NJ Communities United. At noon today, students at Barringer High School planned a walkout to protest the chaotic and disrespectful 'One Newark' plan of Cami Anderson and Chris Christie. Show More Summary

Bucking Pelosi, Democrats raise Frank Pallone to Ranking Member of the powerful Energy Committee

ALSO - read this excellent post by Bill Orr. It isn't just the Republicans in the House that can behave like jerks. Nancy Pelosi created considerable bad blood over the last few days trying to engineer a key committee post for her BFF and fellow California Dem Rep. Show More Summary

"Money makes the world go 'round": Pelosi, Pallone and Norcross

The MC of the musical Cabaret had it right: "It makes the world go 'round," which leads us to current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's friendly relationship with Rep. Don Norcross (CD 1) and not so friendly involvement with Rep. Frank Pallone (CD 6). Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Pallone seeks U.S. House committee post over Pelosi's objection Pallone is trying to use his seniority - he's the 3rd-ranking Dem on the committee - to become the top Democrat on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee. Pelosi would prefer a fellow Californian, Rep. Show More Summary

Rush Holt's new gig

New Jersey's scientist-congressman, who beat IBM supercomputer Watson at Jeopardy, and spent 8 terms in the House advocating better funding for scientific research for the public good, once said he wished Congress relied more on evidence than ideology to make decisions. Show More Summary

Keystone Kops and Keystone Pipeline Gain New Adherents

The saga of the Keystone Kops like the Keystone Pipeline is one of unsuccessful, seemingly incompetent people repeatedly failing in a venture which in this case increases carbon emissions, could cause significant environmental damage and is still under study. Show More Summary

KeystoneXL defeated in the Senate

Update: Yes votes at 59. KeystoneXL is defeated in the Senate. Update: Voting is now underway. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker have both just voted No. WATCH LIVE via C-SPAN. We promised you earlier when we posted a comment from Sen. Booker that we would post Sen. Show More Summary

Tonight: Menendez, Booker - KeystoneXL Pipeline vote in the Senate - plus live-streaming video

Update: Vote is underway. Today is about arm-twisting for Sen. Mary Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, as she works to turn the 59 votes she appears to have into the magic number of 60, to send her bill authorizing construction of the Keystone oil pipeline to President Obama's desk. Show More Summary

Election Season is Over. Election Season is On

There had been some speculation that Assemblyman Reed Gusciora would leave the legislature and be nominated for a Superior Court judgeship by Governor Christie - a man who once called Gusciora "Numbnuts". But in one of the first shots fired for the 2015 election season, Gusciora today announced his intention to run for re-election. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

"Presidential" Ebola aid groups say Christie's quarantine rules are hampering efforts to recruit health care workers to volunteer. Christie stops by the Capitol to lunch with Republican House members-elect to give them advice. Kari Hickox, quarantined nurse: Christie's 'private prison'. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Post-election NJ's Keystone pipeline boys. Jackson: Simple advice for NJ's newest representatives. "Presidential" Winning the weight-loss campaign. 5 steps of what's next from a Christie 2016 presidential campaign. Potential NJ gas tax increase comes up against Christie's 2016 prospects. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Nov. 15-16, 2014

Post-election In his first major House vote, Norcross votes for the Keystone pipeline. Behind the win: Tedesco campaign manager Mike Pagan. High-powered: Tedesco's transition team. Does this pass your smell test? Christie chief of staff...Show More Summary

Newark Deserves An Experienced, Well-Trained School Leader

Cross-posted from Jersey Jazzman. This has got to stop: Cami Anderson, hand-picked by Gov. Christie to oversee the privatizing of Newark public schools was scheduled to speak today at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C.. Show More Summary

"5 steps of what's next from a Chris Christie 2016 presidential campaign" - revised

After talking with political expert Michael DuLame let me propose some revisions to Matt Arco's Star Ledger article today 5 steps of what's next from a Chris Christie 2016 presidential campaign. Arco starts by saying, Christie "doesn't...Show More Summary

More of today's Cami Anderson fiasco in Washington, D.C.

We now have more from today's extraordinary moment in Washington D.C., where Cami Anderson spotted Newark parents and students before her presentation at the right-wing American Enterprise Institute, and tried to have them thrown out You can read more from our earlier post. Show More Summary

Partisanship: The Schrödinger's Cat of #NJAssembly

Nothing says partisanship more than voting against your conscience because your party leader wants you to. We saw that two years ago during the fight for marriage equality when a significant number of moderate Republicans voted against an override of Governor Christie's veto, even though they leaned in favor of the bill. Show More Summary

Deep Thought: Why Will Christie Keep Day Job While Running For President?

promoted by Rosi It seemed sort of odd that Chris Christie would say he's going to keep his job as Governor of New Jersey even if he decides to run for President. There's NJ and federal rules against certain moneyed folks donating if...Show More Summary

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