Former labor leader Carla Katz will announce today that she is joining NJ 101.5, the state's most politically influential radio station, as the host of an afternoon drive-time talk show. Katz served as President of CWA Local 1034, the largest public employee union in the state, and has become prominent in state politics as the former girlfriend of Gov. Jon Corzine. E-mail communicatons between the two were the subject of a lawsuit as Republicans sought to have Corzine make his personal correspondence with Katz public.
The 49-year-old Katz, a recent law school graduate, wielded enormous political power in New Jersey even before meeting Corzine. She is an unpaid columnist for PolitickerNJ.com.
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 >
With looming deadline on bail reform, Christie calls Legislature into special session TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie is calling the legislature into special session Thursday to address recent bail reform legislation before a looming deadline next week, according to a letter from the governor’s office today. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)...
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 >
"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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