A month after his GOP opponent pulled the curtain back from his plan for Burlington County reform, Democratic Freeholder candidate Tom Bader unveiled his own reform agenda designed to restore fiscal discipline to county government.Read More >
For about two days, 27th district Republican Assembly candidate Mark Meyerowitz thought that he might just be able to pull it off – that he could become the first Republican legislator elected out of West Orange since 1969.
The odds were stacked against Meyerowitz, a 52-year-old financial advisor with barely any political experience, from the beginning. He was running against two entrenched Democratic Assembly opponents – Mims Hackett, Jr. and John McKeon -- in a district represented in the Senate by Richard J. Codey, the most popular politician in the state.Read More >
Former Ocean County Prosecutor Thomas Kelaher will replace Gregory P. McGuckin as the Republican candidate in the Toms River Mayoral race.
The Toms River Municipal Committee met tonight and elected Kelaher to fill the ballot spot left vacant by McGuckin, who formally dropped out of the race earlier today.
Kelaher, 74, served for five years as Ocean County Prosecutor before retiring in June.Read More >
CWA Local 1034 President Carla Katz says that the National union's filing of an amicus brief arguing that her participation in the collective bargaining agreement with the state violated union policy is a "thinly veiled political hatchet job for our Local's vocal opposition to a bad contract which we saw as going way too far in health care cutbacks."
"Now that members have seen those hurtful cutbacks take effect and are rightfully angry, Chris Shelton and those who supported this bad deal, have chosen to attack me and my Local to create a diversion from what they did. It's reprehensible and the members will not be fooled," said Katz. "The only 'secret' negotiation on the state worker contract was the backroom deal cut by Chris Shelton and Bob Masters which our members opposed. Shelton is trying to place blame elsewhere but it belongs squarely in his lap. They should be ashamed."Read More >
The Mercer County Central Labor Council, which represents 55 unions, has endorsed Democrats Ellen Karcher and Shirley Turner, and Republican Bill Baroni for State Senate in the three districts that include parts of Mercer. The CLC is also backing Democratic candidates for State Assembly and Mercer County Executive.Read More >
Republican Bill Baroni has renewed his call for a Special Session of the New Jersey Legislature on ethics reform after his Democratic opponent said there was no need to bring the Legislature back.
Seema Singh told the South Brunswick Post last week that "the Governor already signed six bills, what else is a special session going to do?" But Baroni, a two-term Assemblyman, disagrees. “This moment offers us an opportunity to show the people of New Jersey that we can act, and act quickly when times demand it,” said Baroni. “There is still plenty of work yet to do to fight the Culture of Corruption in New Jersey. The Legislature can meet as soon as next week to enact these 9 reform bills, sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats, to enact meaningful ethics reform.”Read More >
Christie no longer ‘Today’ show cohost Gov. Chris Christie is no longer scheduled to co-host an hour of the TODAY show, rather the incumbent governor seeking re-election in the fall will sit down “for an extended interview,” according to the program’s spokeswoman. New Jersey’s governor was originally slated to...
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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 >
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