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Sign NJDSC's equal pay petition

In emails under NJ Democratic State Committee Vice-Chair Lizette Delgado-Polanco's byline, NJDSC is sending out emails to Dems for a petition signature: Have you had a chance to add your name to our equal pay petition? Women and their families shouldn't have to wait another day for paycheck fairness. Show More Summary

PARCC Espionage - Let's Do More!

The lawless chatter of 8-year-olds! Promoted by Rosi. Tap Phones. Hack Emails. Bug The Little Bastards' Bedrooms. Earlier this week, veteran New Jersey education writer/editor Bob Braun broke the story that Pearson PLC, the developer of the new PARCC standardized test, has been monitoring students' social media posts. Show More Summary

Time for change: NY/NJ Port Authority's reach has exceeded its grasp

The NY/NJ Port Authority Commissioners have a scheduled meeting today. Let's remember the PA was established to serve bi-state transportation needs. Over the years it ventured into expensive real estate and give-aways to both governors (including a recent $900 million multi-year slush fund for them) which jeopardize its core transportation mission. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, March 19, 2015

The PARCC Educational researcher Douglas B. Larkin and his family have several empirical reasons why they're refusing the PARCC for their kids. But ultimately, it's a moral rationale that's the most important. Bob Braun tracks - through the NJ Dept. Show More Summary

Links between NJ education and Pearson are cozy indeed

Cross-posted with Bob Braun's Ledger, which is daily reading for us here at Blue Jersey. Bob is Star-Ledger's longtime education editor and columnist until his change of address two years ago. The Pearson monitoring, now national news, was the result of Bob's reporting. Show More Summary

Governor Christie is trying to move the goalposts again. Don't let him.

We've begun to hear the latest round of spin from the Governor attempting to change the mostly critical conversation of Christie's leadership and management over the past six months. In yesterday's town hall, Christie said the following, "And...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Am subbing today for Rosi who is unable to provide your usual dose of roundup. UPDATE: two items recommended by Rosi: US News: Oil Baron of the Pine Barrens: Chris Christie campaigned for governor as a moderate who backed clean energy. Show More Summary

Sen. Sweeney maneuvers from Pinelands to Gateway Tunnel

Senator Steve Sweeney is a mercurial man who is not adverse to changing his position on a matter nor to taking a non-progressive stance on an issue one day and a progressive stance on another issue the next day. He was against marriage equality until he was in favor of it. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Marc 17, 2015

Hot-blooded NJ Senate session yesterday Port Authority reform veto goes down in flames. NJ Senate resolution passes condemning Gov. Christie's Exxon giveaway. 'Kill the radio star': O'Toole and Lesniak clash over Exxon settlement resolution. Show More Summary

Port Authority reform veto override goes down in flames

If Republicans had a gut check in the New Jersey Senate today, the only one who responded to it with any rectitude was GOP Senator Mike Doherty, the sole Republican vote to override reform legislation designed to clean up the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Show More Summary

NJ Senate resolution passes condemning Gov. Christie's Exxon giveaway

Busy, hot-blooded day in the New Jersey Senate today. With Christie's man in the NJ Senate Kevin O'Toole gyrating however he could to stop it, the NJ Senate approved a resolution a few minutes ago condemning Gov. Christie's "giveaway" settlement with ExxonMobil after the state invested ten years on legal action pegged at about $9B. Show More Summary

NJ Senate has to hold off on Christie's much-opposed Pinelands pick

Deciminyan has been live-Tweeting today's Senate session, part of which was devoted to the nomination of Robert Barr to the Pinelands Commission by Gov. Christie. Barr is widely seen - not only by environmentalists but also by former...Show More Summary

Is the PARCC Really Worth All This Bother?

Hot discussion going on in comments below Jazzman's post this weekend (find that here). So, this is the follow up. - Rosi Cross-posted with Jersey Jazzman. There's a good discussion of PARCCgate based on my post from this weekend going on here at Blue Jersey. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, March 16, 2015

Another try to override a Christie veto; Dems are 0 for 49 Today, the Senate will have an override vote on Christie's veto of Port Authority reform legislation that is so important it was unanimously passed by lawmakers in both NJ & NY. Show More Summary

Happy 82nd Birthday, Lady

Be healthy. Long life. And thank you for everything.

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for March 14-15, 2015

What's behind the restraint being shown in NJ of politicians not rushing to capitalize on the Menendez and Clinton scandals? Chase Brush has a theory. And in fact, Menendez says he's received no subpoenas, and basks in the support of NJ colleagues. Show More Summary

When Pearson Monitors Students, They Prove the Inferiority of Their Product

Over the last day or so, several extraordinary events in rapid succession - veteran journalist, now blogger, Bob Braun posts a blockbuster story revealing PARCC test creator Pearson as creepers "monitoring" student social media, and then directing NJ Dept. Show More Summary

Bridgegate investigation may be coming to an end says WSJ

The Wall Street Journal reported last night, "U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman's investigation into lane closures at the George Washington Bridge and other alleged abuses at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to wrap...Show More Summary

ICYMI: The Daily Show - Jersey Ploys & Pardon the Corruption

I love to watch the questionable political doings of my state's politics refracted by Montclairian Jon Stewart. Here, the corruption corruption of super-duper negotiator Chris Christie and the Exxon deal, Bob Menendez and Dr. Melgen - and them that went after Bob Menendez. Show More Summary

Christie & the Wild, Wild West of Mega Political Donations

In the last presidential race Super PACs started later in the process. Now they have begun operating before individuals even announce their presidential candidacy. The Washington Post explains, "That's because once they announce their...Show More Summary

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