PolitickerNJ Wire Feed

By Chris Donnelly | February 11th, 2014 - 5:42pm
| More

TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement today in light of the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee’s hearing on Sandy aid:

“What we heard today shows that thousands of people who are entitled to and badly need Sandy recovery aid are still waiting. In many cases, it appears they are waiting for no legitimate reason.  In others, there is no indication whatsoever why they are waiting in the first place.

“What is perhaps most troubling is the disproportionate manner in which aid has been given out.  African-Americans have had their applications for aid denied at a rate nearly three times greater than Caucasians.  We cannot simply write these things off as coincidence or bad data. These figures should have raised immediate red flags with the administration, followed by a plan of action to fix the problem. 

“We still don’t know why HGI was fired, why they were paid $10 million for their apparently terrible work, or why just 4% of available relief funding has actually been given out.  It is appalling how badly this has been botched.”  

Contact Info: 

Chris Donnelly

New Jersey Senate Democratic Office

609-847-3700

www.njsendems.com

The Back Room

National progressive group backs Watson Coleman in CD12

The Progressive Democrats of America Co-Founder and National Director Tim Carpenter and State Chair Mary Ellen Marino today endorsed Bonnie Watson Coleman for the Democratic nomination in the 12thCongressional District.

Read More >

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 24, 2014

Organization to honor Gov. KeanAn event next month for Community Options, Inc. will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the organization's founding and honor Governor Tom Kean, Sr., a was an advocate over 25 years ago for bringing individuals with developmental disabilities out of state institutions into small group homes.Robert...

Op-Ed

How the City of Paterson became a city in crisis

By HAYTHAM YOUNES As the May 13th election for Paterson officials nears, I've noticed a lot of candidates running using slogans and empty promises as if they weren't around watching Paterson get to where it's at today. I think it's important that... Read More >

Contributors

(4-23-14) Bridgegate Witnesses Not "RATS" if Testimony is Forced -Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson’s decision last week was covered in most newspapers and blogs as an affirmation of the... more »
(Absecon Island, NJ) --With his shocking win in last year's election, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian emerged as one of the most intriguing figures in the New Jersey political... more »
When it comes to profiling Christie, facts are for wussies (4/10/14) - As the national media stories on our Guv pile up, expect more blunders about the Garden State.... more »
This week I begin a series called Dispatches from Somewhere Else. Based on my on-going experiences as an everyman in New Jersey politics, these Dispatches review the hollowness of... more »

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

"This is the only Tea Party group that endorsed Mitt Romney. These guys are the Vichy French of the Tea Party movement. They're the guys who say 'Viva la France,' and then you can't find them when the fighting starts. Come on." - GOP strategist Rick Shaftan, on the Independence Hall Tea Party group.

- PolitickerNJ.com

Poll

Who would you back for Governor of NJ in this 2017 general election dream match-up?:

Resources

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources