State Sen. Gerald Cardinale wants the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold up on the confirmation of Matthew Boxer as State Comptroller until a Special Prosecutor is named to review Rocco Riccio's acceptance of a $15,000 cash gift from Gov. Jon Corzine. Riccio is the brother-in-law of Corzine's ex-girlfriend, CWA President Carla Katz.Read More >
Four more Democratic County Chairs today endorsed Hillary Clinton for President: Charlotte DeFilippo of Union, Sheriff Joseph Spiczuzzo of Middlesex, James Pickering of Cape May and Louis Magazzu of Cumberland. Clinton was in New Jersey today, speaking to the annual Democratic State Committee conference in Atlantic City.Read More >
Governor Jon S. Corzine, Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts, Senate President Dick Codey and Assemblyman/Democratic Party Chairman Joseph Cryan have called on arrested Assemblymen Mims Hackett and Alfred Steele to resign by the end of the weekend, according to a statement issued by the Democratic State Committee this afternoon.
"I’m saddened that we’re at a position that we had to call for resignations. On the other hand, they had to be done. You can’t tolerate this stuff," the Democrats said in a statement.Read More >
Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts said today that he has spoken to the two Democratic legislators who were arrested yesterday on bribery charges. Roberts said that effective immediately, Hackett will step down as Chairman of the Assembly State Government Committee and Steele will give up his post as Assembly Deputy Speaker. Both will also give up their committee assignments.Read More >
Chris Christie may have rained on the Democrats’ parade with his corruption bust yesterday on the day of the party’s convention, but the most popular politician in the state isn’t blaming him.
Although his running mate, Assemblyman Mims Hackett, was arrested yesterday along with Assemblyman Al Steele and eight other Democratic officials for taking bribes, Senate President Dick Codey told an audience at the convention this morning not to complain about the timing of the arrests. Codey also said that he talked privately to Hackett last night and expects an announcement from the indicted Assemblyman soon.
“I want to make myself clear on this. I know there’s been criticism and talk about whether the US Attorney is political in nature in his investigations -- the timing of his investigations,” said Codey. “Let me say to those who would say that, that is not the question. He is doing his job, and he should be doing his job. He didn’t put a gun to anybody’s head and put their hands in the cookie jar.”Read More >
Newark City Council President Mildred Crump says that Keith Reid, who was arrested yesterday on charges that he accepted a cash bribe to deliver a city insurance contract, has taken a leave of absence from his post as her Chief of Staff.
She says Reid requested the leave.Read More >
Secretary of State Kim Guadagno issued a final decision late today in which she affirmed on all counts the June 18 decision of Administrative Law Judge Edward Delanoy, ordering that Alieta Eck be placed on the ballot for the August 13th United States Senate special election primary.Read More >
Hudson freeholder board: Rivera out Hudson County Freeholder Eliu Rivera of Jersey City has submitted his resignation papers and is expected to be gone July 1st. PolitickerNJ http://www.politickernj.com/66559/hudson-freeholder-board-rivera-out-maldonado Eck withstands Lonegan’s challenge An administrative law judge this evening ruled that U.S. Senate candidate Alieta Eck can remain...
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“I haven’t made up my mind whether to do that." - Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) on whether she will seek a third term as speaker.- The Bergen Record
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