Actually, what it does is refocus contributions – expect them to soar, by the way – to individual candidates who are pro-equality.
Steven Goldstein’s Telepalmter
Best. Laugh. of. the. Day.
Closing arguments in the Beldini political corruption trial
Best coverage all along is by Jack Bohrer here at Jersey City Independent.
After 5-hour grilling, Paula Dow makes it through the Judiciary Committee
Among the issues Christie’s AG nominee dealt with Monday was an hour-long discussion with Sen. Nia Gill about former Newark councilwoman Dana Rone, and whether Dow’s opposition to removing her from office after her conviction for obstruction of justice was politically motivated. She also went head-to-head with Sen. Nicholas Scutari over a proposal to alleviate witness intimidation.
Also approved by Senate Judiciary Committee, Major General Glenn Rieth, to continue leading the NJ National Guard, a Corzine holdover.
Want to bet on the next Super Bowl?
Sen. Ray Lesniak wants you to be able to.
Reform state spending on its public workers
Comprehensive changes to public worker salaries and benefits introduced.
Star Ledger likes the reform to public worker salaries and benefits driven by Christie, but want them to go further to contain rising salaries, and change collective bargaining rules they say tilt toward unions.
NAACP wants Lesniak and Bateman out of the affordable housing reform business
Both Senators, says NAACP, should recuse themselves instead of drafting policy change because both their law firms represent dozens of towns throughout the state. The Senators are prime sponsors of a bill that would dismantle COAH and change the responsibilities town have for creating housing low-income people can afford. NAACP’s view of their bill is that it would create more economic and racial segregation. Lesniak flatly denies conflict of interest, and Bateman says his firm benefits from COAH as it iss, and would actually lose business if COAH was ended.
Leonard Lance gets a challenge from the right
“My opponent’s family career is government and politics – and my career is windows and doors,” says David Larson of Tewksbury. The political neophyte, who raises quarterhorses to supplement his window business, is opening a campaign HQ in Green Brook this week. He’s pro-life, “womb-to-tomb”, disparages Lance’s career & family ties in politics, and he’s talking teaparty.
Joe Vas gets a court date
The ex-Assemblyman is facing charges in campaign finance corruption, along with 5 co-defendants. Ah, remember the days when Vas was touted as a reformer? Sigh.