By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he always has three pointing back at him.Read More >
By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I count on these tools being in place to protect my brothers, sisters and the public we serve. That is why I was disheartened to hear about the recent investigation of more than five dozen home improvement contractors who were recently cited for violations totaling more than $1.3 million against New Jersey homeowners. I applaud the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs for its aggressive and swift action.Read More >
By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups.Read More >
By John B. Kelly No matter how many amendments get added to the assisted suicide bill, A2270, whether for a prettier name (out goes“Death With Dignity,” in comes “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill”) or for a changed-then-changed-back-again definition of “terminal illness,” the bill is too dangerous.
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By Christopher J. Durkin Should we as a nation mandate voting by our citizens in every election under penalty of law?Read More >
BY JEFF BRINDLE The answer to that question may be clearer after September 30, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia will hear arguments in a case challenging federal pay-to-play law.Read More >
BY JEFF BRINDLE First nationally, next in the states, and now municipal.Read More >
BY ASSEMBLYMAN DECLAN O'SCANLON When Gov. Christie came to office in 2010, he took action to address the biggest problem New Jerseyans have faced for decades – property taxes. Working with the Legislature, historic tax reforms were signed into law. These included a two percent limit on property tax levies, increased health and pension contributions by public employees and a two percent cap on awards arbitrators can grant when towns and their unions can’t agree on a contract.Read More >
BY MARLENE CARIDE As the Assemblywoman of District 36, I witnessed firsthand the devastation left in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in many of the towns in my district.Read More >
In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).Read More >
Faced with violent crime wave, Baraka, Fulop and Torres forge three-city partnership JERSEY CITY – And then there were three. That’s what it looked like, at least, when a late-arriving and widely beaming Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres in cream-colored suit joined political allies Jersey City Mayor Steve...
By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >
"And here was Christie — a tell-it-like-it-is, straight-talking, no-nonsense Jersey guy — telling about 60 members of the media what he really thought. 'Governor Branstad is a role model for me,' Christie gushed, referring to his 67-year-old counterpart from Iowa."- The New York Times
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