Governor Christie

Will Gov. Christie Take a Gamble on the U.S. Supreme Court?

(12-18-13) Will Gov. Christie Take a Gamble on the U.S. Supreme Court? - The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to consider just five percent of the cases before it. Therefore, Gov. Christie faces long odds if he elects to ask the justices to consider his lawsuit over New Jersey’s sports gambling law.

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Who should pay for rebuilding the Shore?

The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy will be felt by Shore residents for years if not decades.  Nevertheless, the destruction at Shore communities will cause some residents to relocate and not try to rebuild their homes and businesses.  Other residents will rebuild and hope that another “storm of the century” is just that, 100 years away.

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Politicians drop the ball, again

Media sycophants have been tripping all over themselves heaping praise on Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Christie and Governor Cuomo for their handling of tropical storm Irene.  Yes, Irene turned into a tropical storm before it hit the New Jersey shore, a fact that should have known by the “Big Three” hours before they dominated the airwaves with their dire warnings about the impending Apocalypse in New York and New Jersey.  

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Christie’s “New Normal” is the same old status quo

In his budget address to the Legislature on Tuesday, Governor Christie outlined his paradigm, a “New Normal” to deal with the state’s ongoing fiscal crisis.  Instead of proposing a restructuring of state government that would end the annual crisis atmosphere in Trenton, the Governor has come up with a rehash of the old paradigm--tax and spend—with a much needed dose of business tax cuts to boost the economy. 

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Weinberg Statement On Governor’s Veto Of Women’s Health Bill

WEINBERG STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S VETO OF WOMEN’S HEALTH BILL

Says Governor’s Insistence that Finances Are Behind Veto is Disingenuous Given Recent Appearances with Pro-Life Organizations

TRENTON – State Senator Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, the sponsor of legislation to restore women’s health funding in New Jersey and leverage millions in federal matching funds, issued the following statement today regarding the Governor’s veto of her legislation, supposedly on the grounds that New Jersey can’t afford it:

“Frankly, the Governor’s insistence that his opposition to women’s health programs is rooted in fiscal conservatism is dubious at best, given his far-right social views about a woman’s right to choose.

“Given his appearance as recently as last week at a rally held by New Jersey Right to Life, it’s apparent that the Governor’s veto is motivated by his conservative personal opinions and not fiscal concern.

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Restructuring public education

Below is an edited version of my brief remarks at a recent breakfast meeting of conservative activists.

Governor Christie at his State of the State address talked about “Big Ideas.”  In the few minutes I have, I would like to talk about one “Big Idea,” the restructuring of “public education.”  But before I do so, I would like to ask you four questions.

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An Open Letter to Sen. Charles Shumer from the 12th District Legislators

Below please find an open letter from the 12th District Legislators to NY Senator Charles Schumer in response to his recent criticism of Governor Christie's decision to halt the construction of the ARC Tunnel.

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Calling Anna's Army! November 2nd tsunami...it's coming.

Calendar of events for the Anna Little campaign 10/15-17. Friday, 10/15: Anna's Home Stretch Rally. Saturday, 10/16: Ground Assault Middletown. Sunday, 10/17: Northern District Convoy, Governor Christie/Anna Little Rally, Little-Pallone Debate.

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Medical marijuana and Governor Christie

Last week the Christie administration created new rules for dispensing medical marijuana in New Jersey.  Instead of allowing patients who desire to alleviate pain and other ailments relatively easy access to marijuana as the law requires, the Christie administration has reduced the number of authorized dispensaries, will require patients to be certified by a state review panel, and physicians must document that other pain remedies have been ineffective after treating a patient for at least a year.  In addition, a patient must suffer from one of nine diseases to be eligible to obtain medical marijuana, among other restrictions. 

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Raining money in Newark

On Oprah’s national television show Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, accompanied by Governor Christie and Newark mayor Corey Booker, announced he will make a $100 million gift to the Newark school system spread over five years.  Zuckerberg’s gift is in the form of a “challenge grant.”  Newark has to raise an additional $100 million over five years, bringing the total philanthropic bounty to $200 million. 

 

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The Back Room

National progressive group backs Watson Coleman in CD12

The Progressive Democrats of America Co-Founder and National Director Tim Carpenter and State Chair Mary Ellen Marino today endorsed Bonnie Watson Coleman for the Democratic nomination in the 12thCongressional District.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 24, 2014

Organization to honor Gov. KeanAn event next month for Community Options, Inc. will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the organization's founding and honor Governor Tom Kean, Sr., a was an advocate over 25 years ago for bringing individuals with developmental disabilities out of state institutions into small group homes.Robert...

Op-Ed

How the City of Paterson became a city in crisis

By HAYTHAM YOUNES As the May 13th election for Paterson officials nears, I've noticed a lot of candidates running using slogans and empty promises as if they weren't around watching Paterson get to where it's at today. I think it's important that... Read More >

Contributors

(4-23-14) Bridgegate Witnesses Not "RATS" if Testimony is Forced -Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson’s decision last week was covered in most newspapers and blogs as an affirmation of the... more »
(Absecon Island, NJ) --With his shocking win in last year's election, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian emerged as one of the most intriguing figures in the New Jersey political... more »
When it comes to profiling Christie, facts are for wussies (4/10/14) - As the national media stories on our Guv pile up, expect more blunders about the Garden State.... more »
This week I begin a series called Dispatches from Somewhere Else. Based on my on-going experiences as an everyman in New Jersey politics, these Dispatches review the hollowness of... more »

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

"This is the only Tea Party group that endorsed Mitt Romney. These guys are the Vichy French of the Tea Party movement. They're the guys who say 'Viva la France,' and then you can't find them when the fighting starts. Come on." - GOP strategist Rick Shaftan, on the Independence Hall Tea Party group.

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