Sworn in to the 111th Congress today, U.S. Rep. John Adler (D-Cherry Hill) announced his appointment to the House Financial Services Committee.
The committee oversees housing and financial services sectors including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities.
Adler becomes the only Democratic Party member of the New Jersey Congressional delegation to serve on the committee.Read More >
EDISON - Carol Barrett assumed the oath of office here in a packed auditorium at Middlesex County Community College while her son and the widow of long-serving Freeholder David Crabiel and the Crabiel’s daughter stood by her side.
Judge Todd Mayo, chief judge of the East Brunswick Municipal Court, held Crabiel’s personal Bible where Barrett placed her hand.
Later, Stephen J. “Pete” Dalina, a 20-year veteran of the board and Crabiel’s ally, received the board’s unanimous support for freeholder direct on a motion by Freeholder H. James Polos, seconded by Freeholder Christopher Rafano.Read More >
Assemblyman Michael Doherty (R-Washington Twp.) today laid down another barrage of local endorsements for his state senate run in the 23rd District, where he hopes to succeed newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton).
Doherty’s trying to defeat Assemblywoman Marcia Karrow (R-Raritan Twp.), whose home base of Hunterdon is the bigger of the two counties sharing the 23rd District.
To that end, he burnished the support of three Warren County mayors: Michael Lavery of Hacketstown, Douglas Steinhardt of Lopatcong, and Samir Elbassiouny of Washington Township. Each gave Doherty an unequivocal thumbs up.Read More >
Speaking from Iraq on a scheduled but unannounced visit days after a New Jersey soldier died from wounds suffered from a mortar round, Gov. Jon Corzine said coordinated attacks in the battle-scarred country are down dramatically with New Jersey troops performing their jobs admirably.
He adamantly said the trip was not a smokescreen to cover an economic crisis at home.
"There is no reason on earth one wouldn't think it is the responsibility of the governor in the largest deployment of citizen soldiers, that when the Department of Defense organizes a visit I've been requesting for three to four months, that I wouldn't (go to Iraq)," Corzine told reporters in an afternoon conference call.
Hoping to show his gratitude for the works and sacrifices of those soldiers "who protect the rest of us," the governor toured Camp Bucca in Umm Qasr, a detention facility for about 15,000 people, which is 25 percent staffed by personnel from New Jersey.Read More >
Matt Reilly, the former deputy chief of the Star-Ledger statehouse bureau, will be the new communications director for the Senate Democrats. An award-winning journalist, Reilly replaces Jim Manion, a former Associated Press statehouse reporter who is retiring after a long career in the Senate Democratic office.Read More >
Hudson County Freeholder Jeff Dublin will relinquish his chairmanship to Freeholder Doreen DiDomenico at the board’s reorganization meeting tonight, Dublin said today.
The chairmanship has rotated among the freeholders each year since Silverio “Sal” Vega, who was chairman for eight years, left the board in 2006. Dublin, who held the post in 2008, was hoping to hold on to it for at least another year.
“The freeholders are going to meet amongst ourselves today and stick with this one year rotation for now,” said Dublin, who added that the board would consider instituting a three year term as chairman starting in 2012.Read More >
Gov. Jon Corzine made a surprise visit to Iraq today and plans to give a noon conference call detailing his acivities.
Following his arrival today in the Middle Eastern country, the governor visited U.S. troops at Camp Bucca, a prison camp maintained by the U.S. military, according to sources.
The AP reports that Corzine is traveling with Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Chris Gregoire of Washington.Read More >
When asked in New Hamsphire today about whether he was considering a presidential run in 2016, Gov. Chris Christie said he wouldn’t discuss his plans until after November.Read More >
U.S. Senate race: Bell defends gold standard stance MONTCLAIR - On the same day he was politically brickbatted by the chief adviser to the last Republican challenger to incumbent U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), GOP Senate candidate Jeff Bell stood by a key plank of policy platform: monetary reform...
Get the latest New Jersey politics headlines delivered right to your inbox, every morning. Sign up for the PolitickerNJ Wake Up Call.
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 >
“Clearly there’s some resemblance with Theodore Roosevelt. That direct confrontational style of leadership.” - historian Doris Hearns Goodwin, referring to Gov. Chris Christie.- The Times of Trenton
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.