By PolitickerNJ Staff | January 25th, 2013 - 7:01am
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Among state Senate campaign accounts, who has the most cash?

Sen. Dick Codey (D-27) has the most cash on hand among the state’s 40 senators, followed by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), Sen. Shirley Turner (D-15), and Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean (R-21), according to reports filed with the Election Law Enforcement Commission. PolitickerNJ

http://www.politickernj.com/62586/among-state-s...

 

Sources: Baraka shows up at Jeffries’ house to try to talk him out of Newark mayor’s race

South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka wants former Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries out of the mayor’s race, but Jeffries shows no signs of budging. PolitickerNJ

http://www.politickernj.com/62589/sources-barak...

 

Christie issues warning to dune holdouts

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Gov. Chris Christie said he would seek a legislative remedy to prevent dune projects from being held up due to a handful of property owners failing to give permission for such reasons as view obstruction.  PolitickerNJ

http://www.politickernj.com/62602/dune-project-...

 

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Feds tell schools to include disabled students in athletics

WASHINGTON — Breaking new ground, the U.S. Education Department is telling schools they must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide equal alternative options. The directive, reminiscent of the Title IX expansion of athletic opportunities for women, could bring sweeping changes to school budgets and locker rooms for years to come. Associated Press

http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/Feds_...

 

Embattled Westwood schools superintendent resigns

The Westwood Regional school board on Thursday night unanimously accepted the resignation of Superintendent Geoffrey Zoeller, who was widely criticized for taking a district-owned generator to power his home after superstorm Sandy. Record

http://www.northjersey.com/topstories/westwood/...

 

Cooper Health System to pay $12.6M to end whistleblower suit

The Cooper Health System in Camden has agreed to pay $12.6 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging that it made improper payments to doctors in an effort to build its cardiology business, the U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey said Thursday. Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/2013...

 

Pennsauken schools fail to respond to bias suit

CAMDEN — Pennsauken school officials are asking a judge to accept a late assignment.

But in this case, the school district risks more than a bad grade. Camden Courier-Post

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

 

Senate OKs modest filibuster limitations

WASHINGTON — The tradition-laden Senate voted Thursday to modestly curb filibusters, using a bipartisan consensus to make it a bit harder but not impossible for outnumbered senators to sink bills and nominations. Associated Press

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

 

Senate sets vote on Sandy aid

The Senate plans a Jan. 28 vote to complete congressional action on a $60.2 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims three months after the storm hit the U.S. Northeast, Majority Leader Harry Reid said. Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-25/senate...

 

Governors push bigger reliance on sales taxes

WASHINGTON — Republican governors are moving aggressively to cut personal and corporate income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level. Associated Press

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/us/politics/r...

 

Analyst calls internet gambling one of Atlantic City’s last lifelines

With Gov. Chris Christie nearing a decision on whether he will sign a bill legalizing Internet gambling, an industry analyst issued a research note Thursday calling the legislation a desperately needed “lifeline” for Atlantic City. Atlantic City Press

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

 

NFL, N.J. prep for Super Bowl in 2014

The Super Bowl is coming to New Jersey in 2014 and the state is already preparing for the game and the cold.Governor Christie and the National Football League today announced a series of activities and events that will take place as we await the big day. 101.5 FM

http://nj1015.com/nj-preps-for-super-bowl-xlviii/

 

Why Reid defused nuclear option

He could have gone nuclear. He could have forced senators to talk their mouths off. And he could have virtually dismantled the potent stalling tactic.

But in the end, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to pull the trigger. Politico

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/filibuste...

 

Christie decries Obama manifesto

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was willing to reach out to offer President Barack Obama congratulations after he won reelection in November, but after hearing the president's second inaugural address this week, the governor says he has concernsabout the next four years. Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/24/chris-...

 

Opinion

Filibuster flop: Reid’s fake reform

When children are taught about democracy, the first principle is that the majority rules. They get the idea right away. Star-Ledger

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

 

Christie’s gun-control strategy: Wait

The former federal prosecutor, who once hunted down out-of-state gun traffickers, had a chance to make a blunt, compelling case for tighter gun laws last week. But Governor Christie took a pass. Stile, Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/188166...

 

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 2nd

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  ...

Op-Ed

White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in NJ

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 >

Contributors

My Republican Hillary Clinton Experience    There is a veritable plethora of reportage in print, internet, television and radio media speculating as to whether Hillary Clinton will seek the Democratic... more »
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Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"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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