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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. stated the following in response to the Senate President’s release on the state’s minimum wage:
“It is ironic that the Senate President today criticized a delay to increase New Jersey’s minimum wage to $8.50 per hour, when Senate Democrats last month tabled a compromise by Senator Joe Pennacchio to responsibly increase the minimum wage to $8.50 per hour.
“If Senator Sweeney’s argument is ‘other states are doing it,’ then shouldn’t he and his party apply it to other New Jersey issues? For example, since other states allow voters to decide on same sex marriage, shouldn’t New Jersey? Is the Senate President saying that we should pump our own gas, because it is permitted by 48 other states?
Jeremy Rosen / (609) 847-3600
Campaign season now under way in Bergen County Politics is practiced year-round in Bergen County, and street-level campaigning has been going on quietly all summer. But both Republicans and Democrats say the Rutherford Street Fair on Labor Day signals a more intense phase of electioneering. (Ensslin/The Bergen Record) http://www.northjersey.com/news/campaign-season-now-under-way-in-bergen-county-1.1079080 ...
By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students. The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >
"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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