Jeff Gardner for Senate
Charlie Stile: Passaic Democratic Chair John Currie’s support could swing to veteran (Girgenti) or newbie (Gardner) in 35th.
Gov. Chris Christie: The Biggest Sham In American Politics
Bill Scher, writing for in Huffington Post, saw a lot of crap in Govy’s ‘Big Things’ ‘Big Washington Rollout’ speech at AEI.
FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) analyzes Christie’s AEI speech and Washington Post’s fawning coverage of it.
Americans for Prosperity director (and Christie primary opponent) Steve Lonegan isn’t impressed with Christie either, which earns him the name backyard backstabber by POLITICO.
Christie vetoes 14 bills containing tax cuts and tax breaks
At long last, Govy has his way with the Democrats’ economic stimulus/job creation bills package called ‘Back to Work New Jersey’. We’ll see if he includes the few ideas he liked in his Tuesday budget address, as he hints.
Palatucci on the possibility of a 2012 Christie presidential run exploratory committee: “I might frankly contemplate that. There’s so much interest out there, it’s leaving money on the table by not having one.”
The Governor’s best friend and former law partner usually punts questions of Christie’s most immediate national aspirations. That quote must have “slipped”.
Senate president sees Christie gearing up for 2012 White House bid.
Lawmakers bracing for battle following Christie’s budget address
A scorecard, from Star-Ledger.
Christie’s budget plan: how painful?
Physicist Congressman Rush Holt on House GOP’s drive for massive cuts in science funding
LISTEN – Science Friday on Talk of the Nation, NPR.
Live in Union County?
Stifle your home rule, and come out to talk consolidation with Gina Genovese and Courage to Connect New Jersey, starting Wednesday.
Schoolyard showdown: N.J. Gov. Christie criticizes giving urban districts so much aid. He should visit Union City.
Gordon MacInnes throws a spotlight on Union City – Abbott district, poor, with many Spanish-speaking kids – and tracks the decisions the district made that lead to high-performance. Better ideas than vouchers.
We’ll have to see if the new rules of school building funding
are the same for Christie Democratic pals.
Do-nothing Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto
NJ Senate backs calls for him to resign.
Council amends budget proposal with smaller tax hike.
Philadelphia & Camden fire departments work on working together.