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N.J. Speaker Oliver: ‘Today, New Jersey can help stop the carnage of gun violence’
(TRENTON) – New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver had the following published Thursday in The Times of Trenton and www.politickernj.com as the Assembly plans Thursday to vote on 22 gun violence prevention bills:
“From Colorado to Connecticut to a courthouse in Delaware, far too many lives have been cut short by senseless gun violence.
“These were the mass tragedies that grabbed headlines. But every day, on the streets that wind their way all over America, even more innocent Americans fall victim to a bullet. In 2011 alone, 269 New Jerseyans were killed by gun violence.
“Today, the New Jersey General Assembly will vote on a comprehensive package of roughly two dozen bills aimed at curbing this epidemic..."
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will officially kick-off his re-election campaign with a three-event tour across the state.Read More >
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 ...
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 >
"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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