Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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Jimmy Margulies: Baggage

Nailed it. From his Facebook page. Jimmy has cartoons in The Record and every Sunday.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, April 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton's campaign announcement comes Sunday. It won't be big (except that of course it will), and it looks constructed to address some of the things people objected to about her in 2008. Our new 7-week budget series with the Anti-Poverty Network begins Monday: Rethink the 2016 NJ Budget To kick it off, this Intro, by Serena Rice. Show More Summary

Another David vs. Goliath Battle

Suppose you are working a low-paying job and require 50 days off for cancer treatment. If you live in the United States, you're in the only developed nation that does not require your employer to provide at least some paid sick leave. Show More Summary

Intro to our new 7-week series, Rethink the 2016 NJ Budget: Put the Money Where It Should Be

This is the intro for a 7-week series about putting New Jersey's money where it should be, a joint project of Blue Jersey and the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey (APN). Serena Rice is APN's Executive Director. Every Monday and Wednesday...Show More Summary

Our choo choo trains are not so cute these days

"The Christie administration knows where and when dangerous crude oil rail shipments are being made each week but refuses to share that information with the public. It claims that would aid "terrorists" - a smokescreen flatly rejected...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, April 9, 2015

Abbreviated Roundup this AM, Blue Jerseyans. Have someplace I have to be - Rosi New York Times: Indictments May Be Near in George Washington Bridge Scandal Boom. "Presidential" Record low job approval numbers for Christie. Opinion: In opposing Obama action on immigration, Christie is abandoning Latino community. Show More Summary

New Jersey's Stalled Economy Gives Christie a Poor Record For a Presidential Run

promoted by Rosi With unemployment in the Northeast and the United States steadily decreasing since the height of the Great Recession, unemployment remains high in New Jersey. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, for February 2015, New Jersey had the 42nd lowest unemployment rate in the country with 6.2 percent. Show More Summary

Suburban Sprawl: Our defining feature and biggest challenge

Sprawl. Burbs. Little municipalities by the hundreds. They define New Jersey. Does they have to, going forward? Promoted by Rosi. Everyone who’s ever driven through New Jersey has seen it. Town after town, subdivision after subdivision of vinyl-sided, single-family housing. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Booker on Paul 2016 presidential bid: America "wants people that can work together" Love this or hate it, this kind of approach will be very popular with people who see themselves as "independent" of parties. Christie will make a less-convincing attempt at this if he runs. Show More Summary

Bridgegate Shoes Falling: Does Wolff & Samson expect founder David Samson to be indicted soon?

I mean, they're taking his name off everything - soon. David Samson, who faces a widening federal criminal investigation into his actions as the former Port Authority chair, is not only retiring from the practice of law, but Wolff & Samson is changing its name, completely eliminating his. Show More Summary

Remember the days when all Chris Christie got at "town halls" was adoring fans?

Here's the scene outside Gov. Christie's "town hall" the last hour in Old Bridge, NJ. We hear the protesters - who have paid sick leave and NJ honoring its pension obligations to its workers on their minds - have now been moved to a remote area of the parking lot. Get ready, New Hampshire. The Christie Roadshow of BS is coming your way April 14. More photos on the jump page.

May 14-16 NJDSC State Conference in AC

Rollout of this year's NJ Democrats' state conference feels a little short notice for me, so I wanted to make sure the event was highlighted for those who want to go. Register here. Need a room at the conference hotel? Questions? Hit up NJDSC (609) 392-3367. Show More Summary

Avoiding the Next Exxon Giveaway

Even as Governor Christie's Exxon giveaway is being scrutinized during a 60-day public comment period, there's another potential taxpayer cleanup liability looming. The Exxon sites are not alone, nor are they the most complex cleanup tasks facing New Jersey. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, April 6, 2015

Rutgers-Eagleton poll: Menendez Should Keep Office Unless Proven Guilty, New Jerseyans Say Only 34% of those polled want him to resign immediately. 58% say he should stay unless proven guilty. Frankly, the big news here is that Nick Acocella has a new TV show, not that Christie will be on it Pasta & Politics: On NJTV, Gov. Show More Summary

@ChrisChristie campaign Twitter account's alive again after going dormant since 12 November, 2013

Don't get excited, candidate Christie isn't reaching out to you, New Jersey Twitter-verse. He's advertising his upcoming town hall series to New Hampshire Republicans. The new you. Christie is bringing his roadshow of BS to New Hampshire. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court assumes jurisdiction over the Pen/Ben case

Suspense over the court's decision regarding Pen/Ben has just been ratcheted up a notch. Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson had ruled in February that Christie broke the law when he reduced payment for the system in the current budget by $1.6 billion. Show More Summary

Challenges for our higher education

The University of Wisconsin is well known for its sports teams and tonight plays against Duke University for the national NCAA basketball title. Wisconsin is also known for its academic excellence. Such did not stop Republican Governor...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, April 6, 2015

This is troubling. What did Assemblyman and County Chair Jerry Green mean by this? Misspeak? Misquoted? This response - when a political opponent was arrested for having sex in a car in view of others - which raises the spectre of possible homophobia, ageism, and discomfort with mixed-race couples - isn't what we would expect from Green. Show More Summary

Jerry Green's Bizarre & Maybe Bigoted Attack on Arrested Blogger

promoted by Rosi Dan Damon is a longtime blogger in Plainfield, a former PR flack for the city, mayoral candidate, general gadfly and community volunteer. He's also usually on the opposite side of issues from political powerhouse and County Democratic Chair Jerry Green, the Speaker Pro Tem of the Assembly. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for April 5, 2015

Photo of the Week Mike Tyson and Steve Fulop recreate infamous bite fight moment. Photo: Mario Costa. How a bill becomes a law (maybe) - Elementary School edition NJ bill to name Thomas Edison as official 'state inventor' inspired by Hopewell 4th graders. Show More Summary

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