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Jersey City's Big Day on Monday

Mayor Steven M. Fulop will be joined by several distinguished federal and state officials for the opening of Martin’s Place, Jersey City’s new prisoner re-entry center, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15th, 2014, at 398 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

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Prieto and Wisniewski schedule upcoming TTF hearings

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) and Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski (D-19) on Friday announced upcoming Assembly hearings on New Jersey’s dwindling Transportation Trust Fund and what can be done to ensure the state has safe and secure infrastructure.

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Murphy generosity on display in Democratic Party circles

According to Mercer County sources, ex Goldman Sachs exec Phil Murphy made a hefty commitment to the party organization as his name remains in the mix for governor 2017.

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Baraka's Gonzo Move

The backroom politicking in Newark right now revolves around At-Large Councilman Carlos Gonzalez, but sources are wondering out loud if the local conversation may boomerang up to the assembly.

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Get Well, Michael Aron

PolitickerNJ would like to extend well wishes and a get-well-in-good-time to our friend Michael Aron, award-winning senior political correspondent at NJTV.

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Christie's Downgrade Debacle

The International Business Times noted Standard & Poor's downgrade of New Jersey's credit rating as "a significant blow to Gov. Chris Christie."

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LD29 Update: Pintor Marin fundraises ahead of 2015

Democrats rallied around Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-29), Newark, on Wednesday at her first golf outing fundraiser.

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Christie and Wisniewski end up in the same steakhouse

Following Gov. Chris Christie's birthday bash in East Brunswick, he headed over to Steakhouse 85 in New Brunswick, where Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19) was holding court at his annual fundraiser.

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Christie to campaign with Scott on Friday

Republican Governors Association Chairman Chris Christie will travel to Florida this Friday to attend events for Governor Rick Scott. 

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Christie files direct appointments

Governor Chris Christie filed the following direct appointments with the Secretary of State's Office...

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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 >


(10-1-14) Mayor Fulop’s Working Family Rebellion Spreads - What began as a commitment between Mayor Steve Fulop and the people of Jersey City is fast becoming a movement spreading... more »
In tribute to John Sheridan, a good and great man     I first learned late last night from television news that John P. Sheridan, Jr. and his wife, Joyce had... more »
(Trenton, NJ) --  On September 23, 2015 I shall dig this up and eat whatever crow I've got coming, but in the meantime only a listicle... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

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"Our future Senate President someday. We're going to keep banging away at that, Tom." - Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26), referring to Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-21).

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