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
Cino jumps into LD 39 Assembly fray
Another candidate just entered the LD 39 fray.
Max Pizarro- PolitickerNJ.com
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
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.
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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
Christie takes action on two bills
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday taking action on two bills pending approval.
Matthew Arco-State Street Wire
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Allegations linking Menendez to prostitutes are ‘absolutely false,’ he says
Salvador Rizzo-The Star-Ledger
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
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
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s office has served subpoenas to Bergen County, Hackensack and North Arlington seeking information about the employment of public relations consultant Thomas Ammirato, who works for all three government entities, according to a report in the Bergen Record.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Fired Chris Christie staffer isn’t ‘someone running away,’ attorney says TRENTON – Fired Gov. Chris Christie staffer Bridget Anne Kelly appeared to be fighting back tears outside of the Trenton courthouse Tuesday. The former deputy chief of staff who’s widely considered to the author of the infamous “time...
BY JEFF BRINDLE Anytime now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. And while reformists may not like it, the high court is likely to allow national parties to raise far more money. That could strengthen them... Read More >
"It sounds like Councilman Baraka is talking about regionalization similar to what happened to the Camden Police Department. Clearly, if you regionalize, there is going to be a layoff of Newark workers. We cant afford to have more cops laid off right now. During Mr. Baraka's time on the council, the city laid off about 170 cops, when has led to our streets being much more dangerous than they need to be." - Newark Mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries, the former state Assistant Attorney General, referring to the disbandment of the South Jersey police force.- PolitickerNJ.com
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