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Governor will not attend 2nd Amendment rally Friday

Gov. Chris Christie has declined an invitation to speak at a Second Amendment rally scheduled for tomorrow in Trenton.

Darryl R. Isherwood

http://www.politickernj.com/63060/governor-will...

 

Handling of Sandy spurs Christie approval ratings, poll shows

NEW BRUNSWICK – Gov. Chris Christie continues to ride high from his handling of Superstorm Sandy, but a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll issued Friday finds registered voters are less pleased with his performance on their No. 1 issue: jobs and the economy.

PolitickerNJ Staff

 

http://www.politickernj.com/63064/handling-sand...

 

Haunted by Kim, LD37 Team commits to running as a team

The LD 37 Team is committed to running together in the face of an insurgent candidacy by Palisades Park Deputy Mayor Jason Kim, who's trying to pick off Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-37), Englewood, sources say.

Max Pizarro-PolitickerNJ.com

http://www.politickernj.com/63042/haunted-kim-l...

 

Weinberg joins Buono at fundraiser that pulls $25K for Dem Guv candidate

A fundraiser tonight hosted by the Women's Political Action Committee of NJ, state Sen. Joe Vitale (D-19), and Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill brought in $25,000 for Democratic gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18).

Max Pizarro-PolitickerNJ.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/63065/weinberg-join...

 

Latest from State Street Wire

Death with Dignity bill released by Health Committee

TRENTON – Supporters call it assisted death, while opponents used such terms as “medical manslaughter” and assisted suicide.

Minhaj Hassan-State Street Wire

http://www.politickernj.com/62993/death-dignity...

 

Christie takes action on pending bills

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday signing the following bills into law:

Matthew Arco-State Street Wire

http://www.politickernj.com/63010/christie-take...


From the Back Room

Condolences to Freeholder Ganz

PolitickerNJ.com would like to extend heartfelt condolences to Bergen County Freeholder David Ganz, whose son survived the war in Afghanistan only to die this week.

Politicker Staff

http://www.politickernj.com/back_room/condolenc...

 

Analysis: Menendez goes to bat for big donor

Being a prodigious fundraiser helped Sen. Bob Menendez move up the ladder from the Union City school board to the U.S. Senate elite. But he also has faced criticism for advocating policies that helped the people who gave him money, or soliciting contributions from beneficiaries of his efforts.

Herb Jackson-The Record

 

http://www.northjersey.com/news/politics/Menend...

 

 

Christie is popular but vulnerable on the economy and taxes

 

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie remains highly popular in New Jersey, but voters are less enthusiastic about his handling of the economy and taxes, according to poll released this morning.

Matt Friedman- the Star-Ledger

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

 

 

Facing increased scrutiny, Ashbritt hires top lobbying firm

TRENTON — Add another firm to the impressive roster of lobbyists gathered by the Florida-based AshBritt Inc.

Jarrett Renshaw-The Star-Ledger

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

 

 

Attorney General’s office steps up oversight of Edison Police Department’s internal affairs unit

EDISON — State and county law enforcement officials have stepped up oversight of the Edison Police Department’s internal affairs unit, which has been beset by allegations that it launched politically motivated investigations and quashed credible claims of brutality.

Mark Mueller-The Star-Ledger

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

 

 

Christie says he is reluctant to buy out flood-prone homes without neighborhood consensus

Governor Christie said Thursday that he would be reluctant to use federal Sandy aid to buy out flood-prone homes unless whole neighborhoods come to a consensus on their own.

Shawn Boburg-The Record

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

 

 

NJ Senate advances bill to limit teen use of tanning salons

TRENTON — The state Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure today that would ban the use of commercial tanning beds by anyone under the age of 17.

Ryan Hutchins- The Star-Ledger

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

 

 

NJ Senate OKs resolution to put minimum wage question on ballot

New Jersey voters are one step closer to deciding on a minimum-wage increase at the polls as the Democrat-controlled state Senate passed a resolution Thursday to put a question on the ballot.

Juliet Fletcher-The Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/190297101_N_J__...

 

 

After loss of its only solar manufacturer, NJ prepares to welcome a new one

When MX Solar USA, the U.S. subsidiary of an Italian solar panel manufacturer, ceased production at its Somerset County plant last year, it left a gash in the state's bleeding industry — until another Italian solar manufacturing firm recently started reversing the hemorrhaging by opening a warehouse in Parsippany.

Katie Eder-NJBiz

http://www.njbiz.com/article/20130207/NJBIZ01/1...

 

 

Gov. Christie approves online gambling with caveats

TRENTON — New Jersey is on the road to legalizing online gambling, with Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoing the measure today but assuring lawmakers he would ultimately sign off on it.

Ryan Hutchins-The Star-Ledger

 

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

 

 

Opinion

 

In defense of jughandles-Editorial

New Jersey drivers are passionate defenders of their quirks. You might have heard that "Jersey girls don’t pump gas," even though 48 other states allow such an abomination.

 

http://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2013/02/i...

 

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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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