New Jersey Republicans say they’re offering voters a “Choice for Change” in this year’s election, but Senate President Richard Codey said that they’re stuck in 1991.
The Republicans today outlined a platform that they hope will propel them to legislative majorities come November. If a Republican majority is elected, the party will pledge to cut $1 billion from the state budget, make it easier to recall elected officials and oppose any raise in taxes and toughen anti-corruption measures.
Former First Lady Mary Jo Codey doesn't get involved in many political campaigns -- it's been about two years since she went stumping for candidates. But last night, Codey went to Bergen County to headline a fundraising event for River Edge Councilwoman Esther Fletcher, one of the Democratic Assembly candidate in the 39th district against incumbents Charlotte Vandervalk and John Rooney. Also in attendance: Freeholder Connie Wagner, who just won the Democratic nomination for Bob Gordon's open Assembly seat in the 38th.Read More >
"We’re going to sweep in the 14th," boasts Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce, of the GOP ticket comprised of Assemblyman/State Senate candidate Bill Baroni and running mates Tom Goodwin and Adam Bushman.
The prediction assumes that Baroni’s star power will be sufficient to catapult Goodwin and Bushman into the State Assembly -- a bold statement given Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein’s reputation as a worker bee, and her four consecutive wins in a politically competitive district.Read More >
The District 39 Republicans’ first television advertisement has raised the ire of their Democratic opponents.
The ad, which is currently airing, insinuates that Democratic state Senate candidate Joe Ariyan received three appointed public jobs after donating thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates. Ariyan is Bergen County’s Public Advocate for Land Use, a public defender in Hillside and commissioner of the Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority.
“Joe Ariyan gave tens of thousands of dollars in political contributions then got 3 taxpayer paid jobs,” said the ad. “Pay to play contributions?”Read More >
East Orange Municipal Court Judge Sybil Elias faces an ethics complaint after dismissing a traffic ticket given to Assistant Essex County Prosecutor Patrice M. Davis, according to a Star-Ledger report. Elias dismissed the ticket and waved court costs against Davis, a Harvard Law School graduate whom she had met previously, despite the protests of the municipal prosecutor.Read More >
George Norcross III has become the majority owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com, according to published reports.Read More >
Martinez not interested in Christie-Martinez 2016 ticket, report saysNew Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez wasn't interested in being considered a vice presidential contender in 2012, and the same could be said for 2016.At least, that's the word according to published reports that indicate the Republican executive wouldn't be interested in...
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By Christopher Durkin Many New Jersey lawmakers have fought to make it easier to vote. And there has been considerable progress in terms of voter access and information. Voter registration has been made easier, with forms available online that... Read More >
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