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GOP lawmakers, business leaders gore Dems' tax plan

At a press conference in front of the Statehouse this afternoon, Republican elected officials joined members of the state's business community to gore the budget plan put forth by Democrats, which includes a tax hike on millionaires.

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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Cirillo

Cosmo Cirillo, senior advisor to the Assembly Speaker, was married Saturday at the Chapel at Seton Hall University.

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Bayonne: Menendez to swear-in Davis

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will swear-in Bayonne Mayor-elect Jimmy Davis next month.

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Fulop heads to Mercer County for local Dems' event

The Hamilton Democrats have invited a special guest to rally their cause Tuesday evening.

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NYT: Chiesa subpoenaed as part of Port NYDA's Authority probe

Jeff Chiesa, the former Attorney General and acting U.S. Senator, received a subpoena in connection with an investigation into the administration of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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Sweeney fails to override Christie on Sandy Bill of Rights

Coming up short, all 24 Democrats voted in favor of today's override of Gov. Chris Christie's veto of Senate President Steve Sweeney's (D-3) "Sandy Bill of Rights."

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Quinnipiac: Clinton 44%, Christie 36%

Gov. Chris Christie trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a new Quinnipiac University Poll but is inching up in Iowa.

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Dems heading into caucus room to discuss budget strategies now

Democratic lawmakers are heading into the caucus room at 11 a.m.

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Schaffer re-ups in Somerset

Re-nominated by acclamation earlier this month along with Vice Chair Zenon Christodoulou, veteran Somerset County Chair Peg Schaffer accepted the leadership position again - with a twist.

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Report: Christie talks up his pro-life stance

Speaking to a conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington, D.C. today, Gov. Chris Christie affirmed his opposition to abortion, heading off religious conservative critics prior to the RGA chairman's planned campaign swing through New Hampshire.

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Christie: 'I'm the decider'

While describing to fellow Republicans a conversation he said he had with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Gov. Chris Christie borrowed a self-attribution from his old pal George W. Bush.

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NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >


 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

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