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EAST ORANGE - The pair are apparent Democratic Primary antagonists in the U.S. Senate race.
But Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) this afternoon shielded Newark Mayor Cory Booker from having to answer a question about whether or not he supports a state Supreme Court appeal to move the U.S. Senate election to occur on the same day as the November general election.
"This issue has been developing in our state capitol for years," said Oliver, standing at a lectern with Booker, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) and Assemblyman Tom Giblin (D-34), referring to her advocacy for a minimum wage hike, which will appear as a referendum question on the November ballot.Read More >
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey residents are somewhat less positive than Gov. Chris Christie about the state’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Wednesday.
During Memorial Day weekend, Christie graded “conditions on the boardwalk” at the Jersey Shore 8 of 10. Residents, however, say shore recovery stands at 6.4 out of 10, somewhat lower than the 7.0 average they give the rest of the state, the poll found.Read More >
Hudson County Freeholder Eliu Rivera of Jersey City has submitted his resignation papers and is expected to be gone July 1st.
Rivera cited ill health as his reason for leaving the board.
Former Councilman Junior Maldonado, defeated by Mayor-elect Steve Fulop and later re-energized as an Hispanic outreach ally, will take Rivera's place, sources say.Read More >
An administrative law judge this evening ruled that U.S. Senate candidate Alieta Eck can remain on the GOP Primary ballot.
Eck's opponent in the primary, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, challenged Eck's petition signatures last week, but the law judge ruled in Eck's favor.Read More >
The Attorney General's Office responded this afternoon with a brief countering the appeal filed by opponents of Gov. Chris Christie's decision to have a special October election to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat.
According to Christie's allies, the plaintiffs, represented in part by Somerset County Democratic Chair Peg Schaffer, "cannot satisfy their burden of establishing by clear and convincing evidence" the idea that Christie's decision to avoid a November general election for the U.S. Senate seat causes harm.Read More >
TRENTON – The chairman of the Senate Budget Committee says a budget proposal will be hashed out within the next 48 hours.
Sen. Paul Sarlo told reporters that lawmakers and the administration have made significant progress on a budget proposal and that he expects one to be released within the next two days. The announcement came following a day of closed door meetings to discuss the budget.
"We've had very productive discussions," Sarlo said. "We're moving in the right direction."Read More >
Chris Hartmann, who has served as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Rush Holt for the past five years, has resigned to take a position with the National Association of Health Underwriters.
In a letter to friends, Hartmann said Chris Gaston will take over as Holt's new chief of staff.Read More >
Hudson freeholder board: Rivera out Hudson County Freeholder Eliu Rivera of Jersey City has submitted his resignation papers and is expected to be gone July 1st. PolitickerNJ http://www.politickernj.com/66559/hudson-freeholder-board-rivera-out-maldonado Eck withstands Lonegan’s challenge An administrative law judge this evening ruled that U.S. Senate candidate Alieta Eck can remain...
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BY BOB BOWSER To the citizens of the great city of East Orange, I am eternally grateful that you have allowed me to serve as your Mayor for the past sixteen years. As a community of concerned citizens, you have been willing participants in... Read More >
“I haven’t made up my mind whether to do that." - Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) on whether she will seek a third term as speaker.- The Bergen Record
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