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.
Latest from State Street Wire
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
After weeks of speculation, the direction of the Newark mayoral race may take an important turn today as prominent members of the Payne political family gather at Newark's Robert Treat Hotel at 11:30 a.m.
The campaign of Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries has called a press conference at which both U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-10) and Essex County deputy chief of staff and former state Assemblyman William D. Payne will be present.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Greenstein versus Watson Coleman in Princeton PRINCETON – When Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) Chairman Jim Durbin announced a second ballot runoff tonight and the losers headed for the back of the room, he alerted committee members to the names of the two surviving competitors. But people already...
By Suzanne M. Walters When unions representing local police and firefighters cannot agree to new contract terms with local governments, State law mandates that the parties submit to binding arbitration. A third-party referee, then, sets the... Read More >
"The governor has allowed political cronyism to continue and even flourish, rather than stamp it out, with some of his closest confidants enriching themselves through millions of dollars in state contracts, and legal and lobbying fees, an Asbury Park Press review of thousands of pages of campaign, lobbying and contracting documents found."- The Asbury Park Press
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