By PolitickerNJ Staff | January 9th, 2013 - 8:02am
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2012 speech longer on substance than 2013 version

Today’s State of the State address was a far different speech than the one the governor gave one year ago.

While the speech delivered by the governor today was long on past accomplishments, new programs were conspicuously absent from the address. Isherwood, PolitickerNJ

http://www.politickernj.com/62207/2012-speech-m...

 

Hermansen running in LD 39

Former Bergen County Freeholder Rob Hermansen will pursue the 39th Legislative District seat currently occupied by Assemblyman Robert Schroeder, he told PolitickerNJ.com. Pizarro, PolitickerNJ

http://www.politickernj.com/62211/hermansen-run...

 

Buono: Not enough being done to put New Jerseyans back to work

TRENTON – Sen. Barbara Buono says she sees eye to eye with Gov. Chris Christie when it comes to some aspects of the recovery effort from Superstorm Sandy, however she differs greatly on how she would lead the state. Arco, PolitickerNJ

http://www.politickernj.com/62201/buono-not-eno...

 

 

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Bergen’s Baby Ad competing for award

Bergen County Democratic Party operative Adam Silverstein's 2012 "Baby Ad" is in the running for a Campaigns and Elections Magazine Reed Award in the local, county or judicial candidate television ad category. PolitickerNJ

http://www.politickernj.com/back_room/bergens-b...

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Business leaders like what they hear from Christie

Business leaders who listened closely to Governor Christie's State of the State address Tuesday heard a clear commitment to a new phase of business tax cuts next year. Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/186097482_Busin...

 

Third suit filed in Paulsboro derailment

Fifty-two Paulsboro residents filed a lawsuit against Conrail and its parent companies Tuesday, seeking compensation, punitive damages, and medical surveillance after a train derailment Nov. 30 released thousands of gallons of toxic vinyl chloride into the atmosphere. Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/2013010...

 

Cuomo pushing for wider curbs on gun access

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, pushing New York to become the first state to enact major new gun laws in the wake of themassacre in Newtown, Conn., plans on Wednesday to propose one of the country’s most restrictive bans on assault weapons. N.Y. Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/nyregion/cuom...

 

Frontier Airlines expanding at Trenton-Mercer Airport

Frontier Airlines will expand its low-fare service at Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) in Ewing with the addition of five nonstop destinations launching in April, said David Siegel, president and chief executive officer. Home News Tribune

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20130109...

 

Man sues over pot-brownie

SOMERVILLE — A man who claimed he was duped into eating a brownie laced with marijuana is suing a New Jersey country club and some of its members. Camden Courier Post

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/201301...

 

Atlantic County sheriff considers run for state Senate

Atlantic County’s Republican sheriff is preparing for a state Senate run, according to a recent state filing. Atlantic City Press

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breakin...

 

No cause yet of fire at Beverly councilman’s home

BEVERLY — The investigation into the cause of Monday’s two-alarm fire at Councilman Luis Crespo’s home continued Tuesday, but authorities said the day ended without a determination on whether the incident was suspicious or accidental. Burlington County Times

http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/burlingto...

 

Birthers now target chief justice

The birther movement is now targeting Chief Justice John Roberts for impeachment if he swears in President Barack Obama for a second term later this month. Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/john-r...

 

Why Obama is picking fights

Barack Obama is looking for a few good fights.

Obama, the same president who campaigned twice on breaking the cycle of conflict in Washington, sees the utility — even the necessity — of rattling Republican cages as he plunges into a succession of upcoming battles over the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, the debt ceiling, $1 trillion in automatic budget cuts, immigration reform and gun control. Politico

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/lessons-l...

 

Barnegat Bay cleanup set to begin

As some towns continue to pick up piles of debris on the streets in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath, work is set to begin this week on removing sunken boats, houses, cars and other items swept into Barnegat Bay, Gov. Chris Christie announced today. NJ.Com

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/01/go...

 

Healy aide suing Jersey City School District over emails

A political operative working with Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy’s re-election campaign is suing the city’s school district, alleging it violated state law by not handing over emails between school board members and Healy’s foe in May’s city election, Ward E Councilman Steve Fulop.  Jersey Journal

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2013/...

 

Opinion

Christie uses bipartisanship as strategy

Governor Christie issued a concise warning to any Democratic foes who might try to exploit superstorm Sandy’s recovery for political gain: Don’t go there.

“You see, some things are above politics. Sandy was and is one of those things,” Christie said during what could be described as his State of Sandy address to a joint session of the Legislature on Tuesday. Stile, Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/Stile_Christie_...

 

Christie speech a victory lap, but state has real problems

No Democrat seems capable of captivating the state the way Gov. Chris Christie does.

The fiery governor was at it again Tuesday, pledging a real New Jersey comeback in his State of the State speech, this time from the wreckage of Hurricane Sandy. Star-Ledger

http://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2013/01/g...

 

The Back Room

Sources: Why Fox?

With the support of Gov. Chris Christie, Jamie Fox is on the fast track to get back to the Department of Transportation (DOT). The question is why?

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 19th

NBC News: Federal charges ruled out for Christie in Bridgegate scandal NBC News tonight is reporting that federal investigators say after nine months of investigating Bridgegate there is 'no evidence" that Gov. Chris Christie had advance knowledge about any politically motivated scheme around the bridge lane closures at the...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

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