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Reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

Today, more than 100 first responders are walking the halls of Congress to lobby lawmakers to reauthorize and make permanent the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, named for NYPD detective,the first death by respiratory disease attributed to work at Ground Zero. Show More Summary

A step toward a new Hudson River railroad tunnel

A new trans-Hudson train tunnel is absolutely essential, but the estimated cost, as high as $20 billion, is huge by any standard. As NJ and NY Governors Christie and Cuomo said in a letter yesterday to President Obama, "The key stepShow More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

I'm drifting back slowly from a medical leave, and as out of touch as a Jersey Republican still hoping to dance at President Christie's Inaugural Ball. So if I've missed anything you're reading, please let us all know in comments. Thanks, cats 'n kittens. Show More Summary

He is still our governor, isn't he?

So when is the last time Christie took a public position or action on New Jersey governance? It's been a while. He is busy flailing his way through a losing campaign, acting in desperation mode, and ignoring his New Jersey duties. Yesterday's Monmouth University poll in New Hampshire, a "make or break" primary, places him tied in 9th position (2%). Show More Summary

Freeheld, NJ's true story of Laurel Hester's fight for equality, opens at Toronto Film Festival

Oh, this is joyous. Red carpet snapshot last night at the Toronto Film Festival - Sen. Ray Lesniak, Steven Goldstein, and NJ Civil Rights Commission Chair Salina Carroll at the premiere of Freeheld. I've read a couple of lukewarm reviews. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, September 14, 2015

ON MEET THE PRESS Christie's reaction to the news about former PA Chair David Samson: "Let's stop just reading the newspapers." Oh really? After NYC Police Commissioner said Christie made "a bit of a fool of himself" for criticizingShow More Summary

In the event of emergency, please place the oxygen mask on Mary Pat before yourself

Cartoonist Drew Sheneman sees Christie crashing, like pollster John Zogby does. Personally, I think Christie can keep that plane in the air on the sheer volume of hot air and determination. I hope he reads this and continues his quest, because the weather is nice, the birds are chipping and I don't want him back.

Quote of the Day

On Friday former Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the Republican presidential primary race. Asked to predict who would be next to exit the 2016 field, Pollster John Zogby said: Aside from the also rans, like George Pataki, Bobby Jindal and Jim Gilmore? It will be Christie." Zogby had previously predicted Perry's departure. What do you think?

Americans United Puts Cape May City Government on Notice

The upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia and the accompanying World Meeting of Families (which may bring 2 million people to Center City) presents many challenges regarding the Constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, September 11, 2015

Stockton Report Documents Mismatch Between NJ Legislature and NJ Citizens A report from Stockton University claims that "The New Jersey state Legislature does not look a lot like the statewide constituency it represents" by analyzing the demographics of both sets. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bad omen for former Port Authority Chair David Samson: United Airlines Chief Executive and two other senior officials have stepped down during a federal corruption investigation on whether the airline had improperly sought to influence senior officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Summer shore season closes with sun, warm water. In Atlantic City it ended with packed casino pools, a full beach, and a busy boardwalk on a perfectly sunny day, but tough times are ahead for this city. With the unofficial end of summer...Show More Summary

Christie faces a rocky return to NJ

Our editor Rosi Efthim said about Gov. Christie, "Despite his protestations to the contrary, he has no moral and ethical core. It makes shifts in positioning look facile." Nonetheless, soon he will return to NJ, at least for while. A Monmouth poll found his job rating stands at 36% approve to 58% disapprove. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, September 4, 2015

Booker Decides on Iran After enough votes are tallied to sustain a potential presidential veto of Congress' disapproval of the Iran nuclear plan, Cory Booker joins the prevailing team. Naturally, Christie criticizes Booker for making a "political" decision. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

I'm not sure how much longer I can laugh at the Trump Republican chaos rather than be frightened of it, but for now, here is a good quote: One reporter asked about Chris Christie calling Mr. Trump self-obsessed and pointing out that Mr. Show More Summary

Senator Booker will Vote to Support Iran Deal

While it is disappointing that Senator Booker waited to see which way the vote on the Iran deal was heading before he committed himself, it is encouraging to me to learn that he will support President Obama's initiative to keep Iran free from nuclear weapons. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, September 3, 2015

Parents suing New Jersey's Department of Education over the use of new state exams and SAT and ACT tests to determine whether students meet graduation requirements.  Calling it an "unlawful" overreach by the federal government, Gov.Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Double-dipping government employees: NJ Watchdog reports, the biggest double-dipper is Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo who is paid $230,476 of which nearly $69,000 is from a state pension. Three fourths of NJ sheriffs doubler dip: Essex County's Armando Fontoura draws $207,289, including $62,393 from his pension. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, September 1, 2015

King George III Politicker NJ names the 30 most influential people in South Jersey. George Norcross III takes up the top five slots. Union Busting Chris Christie wants to take his union-busting police reorganization from Camden to Newark. Show More Summary

The Assembly abets Christie to allow important bills to languish

The Assembly has held no session since June 29, and no session is scheduled in September or October while Assembly members are in full campaign mode. Most likely there will be no Assembly session until after the November 3 election. In the meantime, Governor Christie, working on his impossible dream, is allowed to ignore many bills sent to him. Show More Summary

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