Regardless of New Jersey’s Budget Insolvency, Politicians Can’t Oppose Teachers’ Unions
New Jersey Senate president Stephen Sweeney has declared that he will not run for governor of the state, leaving the 2017 Democratic primary as practically a coronation of Phil Murphy. A major reason why Sweeney is withdrawing so soon is that …
Chris Christie Pardons Trio That Fell Foul of State’s Gun Laws
Good news from New Jersey, where Governor Christie has pardoned three residents who had fallen foul of the state’s ridiculous gun laws. More details to follow. The three certificates are here, here, and here.
It’s late in the game — …
Robert Menendez: The Fourth NJ Senator in Ethical Trouble in a Generation
New Jersey senator Bob Menendez, a former chair of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, will face federal criminal corruption charges for allegedly pushing the business interests of a shady donor.
The news doesn’t surprise anyone who knows ethically challenged …
Duneboggle: Chris Christie Literally Creating Malarial Swamps In New Jersey
In a new development in the war at the shore, one of the more widely ridiculed objections to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s dune-building plan — that dunes cause swamping and prevent drainage — turns out to be less wild …
War at the Shore: Margate 1, Chris Christie 1/2
The Absecon Island town of Margate won an extension Thursday of its restraining order against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s environmental apparatus. A U.S. district judge in Camden also suggested from …
Christie’s Big Lead Isn’t Helping the New Jersey GOP
For those of you hoping that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s expected big win in November would help his state party…. the outlook isn’t good:
Even as Republican Gov. Chris Christie holds a big lead over his Democratic opponent, new …
The Electorate Christie, and Perhaps an Interim Senator, Will Face
Something to keep in mind as New Jersey governor Chris Christie contemplates the decision of appointing an interim senator:
The state has 5,463,097 registered voters, as of May 7.
That total breaks down into:
2,608,636 unaffiliated voters (47 percent)
1,779,250 Democrats (32.5 percent)
1,070,906 Republicans (19.6 percent)
Christie Ahead, Just 58 Percent to 22 Percent
A new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University finds New Jersey governor Chris Christie clinging to his narrow lead over his Democratic challenger, state senator Barbara Buono, 58 percent to 22 percent.
Among self-described Democrats, Buono leads . . . 40 percent to 36 percent.
Christie is winning …
New Jersey Senate Rejects Christie Supreme Court Nominee
The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee has rejected the nomination of Phil Kwon, one of Governor Christie’s nominees to the New Jersey Supreme Court. The vote was close (7-6) and mostly along party lines, and it appears that questioning …
An Upcoming Big Day for Govs. McDonnell and Christie
Over on the home page, a look at what’s at stake in the legislative elections being held in Virginia and New Jersey this year. It goes well with last week’s article about Virginia’s Democrats in the state …
New Jersey Flouts the Second Amendment — Congress Should Intervene
Lieutenant Colonel Terry S. Russell is no stranger to firearms. During his 27 years as a soldier, Russell has “been fully trained and qualified, at a minimum annually, to skillfully employ handguns and rifles.” Now, he is stationed at New Jersey’…
Fleeing New Jersey, and Its Crushing Taxes, for a Better Life
He lived in New Jersey his entire life. He was born there in 1932, grew up there, and worked his entire adult life there. I’m sure he planned on dying there.
After a few years living in a rental apartment …
Chris Christie’s New Pension Problem
This afternoon, New Jersey governor Chris Christie is giving a speech that won’t, unlike his state-of-the-state address earlier this year, be obviously aimed at a national audience. He’s trying to sell his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal to the …
Michael Brown Protesters Have Shut Down More Traffic Than Chris Christie
While New Jersey governor Chris Christie has been apparently cleared by a Democratic investigation of the September 2013 closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge, America’s white-line nightmare continues.
But, miraculously, the illegal closing of major highways and bridges by …
No 50-State Strategy for the Democratic Governors Association!
This morning, three pollsters issued their final polls in New Jersey’s governor’s race. Monmouth has Republican incumbent Chris Christie up by 20, Quinnipiac has Christie up by 28, and Rutgers-Eagleton has Christie up by 36.
Back in February, the Democratic Governors Association was …
The Hard Realities of Cory Booker’s Reign in Newark
American Commitment Action Fund, a conservative super PAC, is launching a web video that brutally contrasts the campaign boasts of Newark mayor Cory Booker with the ugly realities of life in the city and the way he governs. In short, …
So, Democrats, Should We Limit Campaign Donations or Not?
Remember when the Citizens United court case was the root of all evil? Well, now a Democratic super PAC is suing to allow unlimited donations in their effort to help Democratic candidates for the state legislature:
A Washington DC “super …
Chris Christie’s Positive Feedback Loop
As Republicans watch New Jersey governor Chris Christie in the coming year, there are three facets to keep in mind.
1) Christie’s surge in popularity following Hurricane Sandy has not faded and in fact seems to be accelerating; this week …
Christie Limps Along With His 55 Percent Approval Rating
Quinnipiac’s latest survey refutes an argument that few, if any, were making: that adding Chris Christie to a Romney ticket would put New Jersey in the GOP pile.
With Gov. Christopher Christie as his running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. …
A Democrat Who Can Cut Government Payrolls
I really hope that Cory Booker is as great as he seems. Who would have thought that New Jersey would have a governor as good as Christie, and Newark a mayor as sensible as Booker? These guys need to do …