By Minhaj Hassan | February 5th, 2013 - 9:01am
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FBI  has not been in contact with Menendez, sources say

Agents from the FBI have had no contact with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez to date despite reports that there is an active investigation that involves him, two sources close to the senator said tonight.

Darryl Isherwood-Politicker NJ

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62914/fbi-has-not-b...

 

 

Cino jumps into LD 39 Assembly fray

Another candidate just entered the LD 39 fray.

Max Pizarro- PolitickerNJ.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62903/cino-jumps-ld...

 

 

Republican Grossman mulls challenge of Christie

Atlantic County attorney Seth Grossman is mulling a gubernatorial primary run against Gov. Chris Christie and plans to decide as early as next week on his plans.

Max Pizarro- Politickernj.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62902/republican-gr...

 

 

Report on Menendez: Alleged prostitute’s mother: ‘My daughter is a virgin’

Univision is reporting that a Dominican woman alleged to have had sex with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) says she never met Menendez - and never even saw him on television.

Politicker Staff

http://www.politickernj.com/62887/report-allege...

 

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Superior Court nominations filed

TRENTON - Today, Gov. Chris Christie filed the following nominations with the State Senate. The Governor’s nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate.

State Street Wire staff

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62911/superior-cour...

 

 

Christie takes action on two bills

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday taking action on two bills pending approval.

Matthew Arco-State Street Wire

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62907/christie-take...

 

 

Senate committee releases bill prohibiting credit card surcharges at retail stores

TRENTON – Retail merchants could be prohibited from imposing surcharges on credit card purchases.

Matthew Arco-State Street Wire

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62894/senate-commit...

 

 

Senate Health Committee releases flu vaccination bill regarding health workers

 

TRENTON - The Senate Health Committee unanimously released bill S1464, which requires health care facilities to offer annual flu vaccinations to their workers, and keep track of those workers.

Minhaj Hassan – State Street Wire

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62893/senate-health...

 

 

Tax break, jobs bills advance in Budget Committee

TRENTON - The Senate Budget Committee advanced several tax break bills today, generally along party lines.

Bill Mooney- State Street Wire

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62891/tax-break-job...

 

 

 

From the Back Room

 

Pascrell tapped for NFL Hall of Fame

No offense to state Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-1), but it's hard to visualize U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) sporting the Billy Idol-style cut Bill Parcells wore in his resurrection years.

PolitickerNJ Staff

 

http://www.politickernj.com/back_room/record-pa...

 

 

 

Public not invited to see Gov. Christie’s holiday party guest list

TRENTON — Business leaders, lawmakers, friends and reporters descended on the governor’s mansion to eat and drink, share news and gossip, and rub elbows with one of the nation’s biggest political stars.

 

Jarrett Renshaw-The Star-Ledger

 

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/02/pu...

 

 

Port Authority admits lacking airport fire safety records in thousands of cases

Federal officials are pressing the Port Authority to create a stand-alone fire department separate from its police force, citing the agency’s failure to produce thousands of records proving its officers were certified to fight aircraft fires.

 

Steve Strunsky-The Star-Ledger

 

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/port_a...

 

 

Allegations linking Menendez to prostitutes are ‘absolutely false,’ he says

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The day began with a young woman denying she was a prostitute and insisting she had never met U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.

Salvador Rizzo-The Star-Ledger

 

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/02/me...

 

 

Democrat urges NJ voters to approve long-term funding for open space preservation

TRENTON — A powerful Democrat is moving ahead with a plan to ask New Jersey voters this November to approve long-term funding for open space preservation, but there's no consensus yet on how to pay for it.

The Associated Press

 

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/02/op...

 

 

Bill banning future jughandles released

TRENTON - Sen. James Holzapfel’s bill to prohibit jughandles from being constructed in the future was released by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Minhaj Hassan-State Street Wire

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62875/bill-banning-...

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Trenton mayor's race: Worthy campaign funds surge according to filed ELEC report

Trenton mayoral candidate Walker M. Worthy, Jr. raised more than $75,000 during the most recent fundraising period, boosting his total campaign contributions to date to close to $110,000, according to a written statement issued by his campaign. 

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 17, 2014

Bergen Dems demand Donovan cancel fundraiser with Christie after unlimited contributions commentsHACKENSACK - Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato called on Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan to cancel a fundraiser scheduled for May 5 with Gov. Chris Christie after he made remarks on allowing unlimited campaign contributions to political...

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Ryan's Budget Plan

BY ALBIO SIRES This week, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), released yet again another budget with misplaced priorities that will slow our economic recovery and destroy American jobs.  Rather than address the priorities of the... Read More >

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