As long as Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) makes a play for a third term in leadership, political insiders have the expectation, in the name of balance, of the north maintaining its hold on the speakership.
But there are doubts in the Democratic Caucus tonight about Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) returning for a third term and maintaining the classic Christie-era bicameralism between Essex County and South Jersey.Read More >
DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP – Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate campaign received a boost Wednesday from Democratic officials representing seven southern New Jersey counties.
The state’s top Senate lawmaker, Senate President Steve Sweeney, introduced Booker to the stage in at a catering hall in Deptford Township to announce Booker has the backing of South Jersey Democratic elected officials.Read More >
The South Jersey Democratic Party leadership, led by State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-3) and State Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald (D-6), announced their support for Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker's U.S. Senate candidacy.
"Cory Booker will take on the Tea Party extremists in Washington who are committed to dismantling Social Security and Medicare as we know it, at the expense of our seniors and most vulnerable," said Sweeney, who also serves as a senior official in the Ironworkers Union.Read More >
EAST ORANGE - The pair are apparent Democratic Primary antagonists in the U.S. Senate race.
But Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) this afternoon shielded Newark Mayor Cory Booker from having to answer a question about whether or not he supports a state Supreme Court appeal to move the U.S. Senate election to occur on the same day as the November general election.
"This issue has been developing in our state capitol for years," said Oliver, standing at a lectern with Booker, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) and Assemblyman Tom Giblin (D-34), referring to her advocacy for a minimum wage hike, which will appear as a referendum question on the November ballot.Read More >
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey residents are somewhat less positive than Gov. Chris Christie about the state’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Wednesday.
During Memorial Day weekend, Christie graded “conditions on the boardwalk” at the Jersey Shore 8 of 10. Residents, however, say shore recovery stands at 6.4 out of 10, somewhat lower than the 7.0 average they give the rest of the state, the poll found.Read More >
Hudson County Freeholder Eliu Rivera of Jersey City has submitted his resignation papers and is expected to be gone July 1st.
Rivera cited ill health as his reason for leaving the board.
Former Councilman Junior Maldonado, defeated by Mayor-elect Steve Fulop and later re-energized as an Hispanic outreach ally, will take Rivera's place, sources say.Read More >
An administrative law judge this evening ruled that U.S. Senate candidate Alieta Eck can remain on the GOP Primary ballot.
Eck's opponent in the primary, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, challenged Eck's petition signatures last week, but the law judge ruled in Eck's favor.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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BY BOB BOWSER To the citizens of the great city of East Orange, I am eternally grateful that you have allowed me to serve as your Mayor for the past sixteen years. As a community of concerned citizens, you have been willing participants in... Read More >
“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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