Martin Luther King Day
Events around NJ.
Courier Post weighs in – on the right side.
Alex DeCroce catches Troy Singleton in a technical rule-break, just before his death
Codey packs up, Mosquera stays inside the circle and other tidbits from The Auditor.
Betty Lou DeCroce hopes to inherit her husband’s seat
Whoever the Republicans select (they’ll select her) will have to stand in a special election this November. That will make 2 – the 16th will also see one, because of Asm Pete Biondi’s death 48 hrs after last November’s election.
Tonight – Christie on Oprah’s struggling network
Christie talks donuts and love with Oprah, and the jokes write themselves.
If it’s Rothman country, who invited Pascrell to the dance?
Lou Stellato is expected to proclaim Bergen County “Steve Rothman country” during the county party’s Victory Dinner Dance Jan. 25. But one guest will likely restrain his applause – Rep. Bill Pascrell, Rothman’s rival for the newly configured 9th Congressional District. (Charlie Stile)
Signs Chris Christie hasn’t necessarily got the Democrats fully wrangled this time
As Christie prepares to give his State of the State Tuesday, Democrats have already drawn their battle lines.
Dem leaders to push for minimum wage hike.
Education Law Center takes state to task over crumbling schools.
State gives school board members and charter school trustees final extension for background checks.
But seriously – have you seen how many of those out of compliance with the state are charter board members?
Menendez reverses course, supports Obama’s judicial nomination
Good news for Judge Patty Shwartz, but how much of his original objection vengeful?
Additional Assorted Christie
Christie and the Supreme Court: We Should Be Concerned. Very Concerned.
Star Ledger editorial:Christie presents himself as the guy who’s turning around the state’s job market, it’s mostly bunk.
Christie demands revision of bidding laws.
School funding & property taxes
Property taxes won’t start reverse-shifting the way New Jerseyans demand until the state fundamentally changes school funding, and underwrites more of it.
Dana Redd’s next 2 years
Will they be as bad as the last 2?
Christie supports towns against marijuana
Christie: I won’t force N.J. towns to allow medical marijuana facilities.
Christie, wasting everybody’s time.