As 8th District state Senate candidate Assemblyman Fran Bodine and Assembly candidates Tracy Riley and Chris Fifis today called on U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton to protest his support for President George W. Bush’s veto of SCHIP legislation, Burlington County GOP spokesman Chris Russell reissued a press release on behalf of his 8th District Legislative team.
Russell wanted it known that his Senate candidate Phil Haines, and Assembly running mates Dawn Marie Addiego and Scott Rudder, had weeks ago called on Bush to reauthorize the children’s healthcare program.
Addiego rode point on the issue.
Over the past several months, Democrats have tried to go pound for pound on the outrage meter with the GOP over Gov. Jon Corzine’s asset monetization study for the state’s toll roads.
Not to be outdone as an opposition target, President George W. Bush on Wednesday scratched his pen through a measure that would have re-authorized the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).Read More >
PoliticsNJ.com is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael P. Riccards as a regular columnist. Prior to joining the Hall Institute of Public Policy - New Jersey as Executive Director, Riccards was the Public Policy Scholar of the College Board in Washington D.C., where he was responsible for public policy analysis and liaison with elected and appointed government offcials. He worked closely with elected representatives, college presidents and educators, as well as with organizations such as the National Governors Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Dupont Circle higher education associations.Read More >
Late last month, Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew’s State Senate campaign manager downplayed the idea of the Democratic Assemblyman from the first district running for Congress against Frank LoBiondo in 2008.
“I can safely say he’s not running next year, but maybe sometime soon,” campaign manager Allison Murphy told PoliticsNJ.com at the time.
But when pressed for comment today, Van Drew’s response was far more cautious.Read More >
ATLANTIC CITY – The Democratic Party’s presumptive gubernatorial nominee officially tapped Jason O’Donnell as chairman of the state party.Read More >
Morning News Digest: Friday, May 17, 2013 By Matthew Arco Smith intends to fight for HCDO seat as Bernie Kenny's name re-emerges in Fulop era Mayor Jerry Healy’s loss Tuesday night inevitably triggered intra-party discussions about consequences to the Hudson County...
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By Tedford J. Taylor No topic is a less likely conversation-starter than our eventual deaths. Still, there is a lot to talk about. When polled, about 90 percent of people presented with end-of-life scenarios prefer the prospect of dying at home with... Read More >
“You represent the grit and tenacity that make Jersey City special. Thank you for believing in this great American experiment called democracy.” - Jersey City Mayor-elect Steve Fulop, to supporters at his victory party last night.- PolitickerNJ.com
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