The image late in the day Monday of U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) hustling through the streets of the Jersey City Heights with Mayor Jerry Healy created the inevitable aftermath question about payback.
And the question: Will Jersey City Mayor-elect Steve Fulop run a candidate against the sitting congressman next year?
“There will be time for politics down the road,” said Fulop spokesman Bruno Tedeschi. “Right now, Steve is focused on the transition and setting up his administration.”
He was also taking calls from friends and foes trying to be friends, Sires among them, who had what one source called a “gracious” conversation with the mayor-elect.Read More >
Sen. Tom Kean Jr. responded this afternoon to the Senate president’s decision to hack all GOP-sponsored bills out of the Senate agenda.
Kean said Senate President Steve Sweeney is allowing his emotions to get in the way of good policy.Read More >
TRENTON – At least seven bills that have primarily Republican sponsors were pulled from committee hearings next Monday due to an ongoing battle between Senate President Steve Sweeney and GOP Senate leader Thomas Kean Jr.
The bills address a variety of issues, including property valuations when dunes are constructed, converting some fines into tax liens, and allowing delivery of property tax bills and some other official correspondence via email.Read More >
He just won a local contest, and Steve Fulop can’t escape gubernatorial politics.
The Jersey City Mayor-elect’s victory on Tuesday night catapulted him onto a short list of potential 2017 gubernatorial contenders in the post-Chris Christie era. But it also immediately threw the white collar Democrat into party discussions about his endorsement plans this year.Read More >
Senate President Steve Sweeney has slashed all GOP-introduced bills from next Monday's committee agendas in retaliation for what he and others in the upper chamber say was a cheap political maneuver by Sen. Tom Kean Jr.
According to three sources familiar with Sweeney's actions, the Senate president's move is payback for Kean's blocking of a procedural maneuver on the Senate floor Monday that would have allowed a vote on Sweeney's bill strengthening background checks for gun purchasers.
Instead, the bill won't be voted on until the Senate's next voting session on May 30.Read More >
TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie’s upcoming Today show appearance could give the governor’s lesser-known primary opponent grounds for requesting equal on-air time, says an FCC official.
According to the commission’s Media Bureau’s Policy Division, Christie’s slated appearance on the Today show as a “co-host” would mean Seth Grossman, an Atlantic County-based lawyer challenging the governor in the Republican primary, could request broadcasters afford him equal time, said Robert Baker, Assistant Division Chief of the media bureau.Read More >
TRENTON – Two out of three N.J. business owners will – or probably will – vote for Gov. Chris Christie.
That is one of the findings of a new poll released by the N.J. Chamber of Commerce today.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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