Small buiness entities Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties of Pa. have religious rights, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday in a 5-4 ruling.Read More >
Bipartisan public strategy firm Mercury announced today the addition of political media consultant Chris Mottola, of Chris Mottola Consulting, Inc. in Philadelphia, NJ. Mottola, best known for writing, producing and directing campaign ads for political candidates, has served as president and founder of the political consulting firm since 1986.Read More >
The leaders of a legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures want to call 13 more people to provide sworn testimony, including members of Governor Christie’s office and top officials at the Port Authority, according to a report in today's Bergen Record.Read More >
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner today announced that Superior Court Judge Ernest M. Caposela will be the new Passaic Vicinage assignment judge, effective July 27. He succeeds Assignment Judge Donald J. Volkert Jr., who will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 on July 27.Read More >
State lawmakers in the senate and assembly today will consider the $34.1 billion FY2015 State Budget that came out of their respective committees late Tuesday.Read More >
A judge today will hear a consider brought by public sector labor groups against Gov. Chris Christie concerning his decision to plug a budget gap by grabbing funds from the state pension system.Read More >
Dismissed by Republican Governors' Association (RGA) Chairman Chris Christie, New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino plans to confront his tormentor tonight at a GOP fundraiser in Aspen.Read More >
By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups. But until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests,... Read More >
"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran- Star-Ledger
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