Today – Christie budget address
Christie faces obstacles in state budget proposal.
Tax cuts fit the Christie mythology perfectly. (Charlie Stile)
Star-Ledger budget preview.
NJ’s smallest school districts share big worry about Christie budget.
Poll: 52% of NJ voters support Christie income tax cut. Why? Because they think it will save them far more than it actually will.
Voters picture a $750 savings; reality is less than $100 (for $50k income), $275 ($100K income). Either way, voters say overwhelmingly: cut property tax first.
This just in: Christie guides his political destiny by the principles of unfairness and equality
Chris Christie on CNN on same-sex marriage “I don’t compromise my principles for politics”.
IMO, this is the single most compelling argument for marriage equality: Value Our Families. (Bruni, New York Times)
Gay Marriage Halo Effect. (Nocera, New York Times)
Time for a constitutional convention to overhaul how we pay for New Jersey stuff. You know, like schools and stuff.
Will 18A:3B-36 save the Rutgers we know?
A rule in NJ’s state statutes precludes Chris Christie from merging Rutgers-Camden & Rowan universities by executive order as he planned, Ron Chen says. Chen is vice dean at Rutgers Law School and the former NJ Public Advocate, before Christie & co. killed the Office of the Public Advocate.
Chris Cerf: The Self-Delusion of the Corporate Education Reformer.
30 schools slated for construction or renovation by the Christie Administration in the state’s poorest cities, likely won’t open their doors to students by the end of the governor’s term in office
Gay people of Jersey, Chris Christie was right!
Never fear, gay citizens: Ombuds-Man to the rescue!
The 5 Steps of Chris Christie Marriage Equality Avoidance
And other observations of a long, long extraordinary week (Loretta Weinberg)
NYPD’s spying operation on Rutgers Muslims
Did NY police have probable cause? Jurisdiction? Muslim groups want the state AG to open an investigation of the police action.
Woodrow Wilson: Boss in the Public Interest
Special for Presidents Day
“I wanted my husband’s work to continue, his legacy of public service and our family’s legacy of service”
Shelley Adler, running against Jon Runyan to continue her husband’s legacy.
Tonight – urban voter mobilization rally in Elizabeth.
Boost minimum wage up to $8.50? Yes.
The Pompton Lakes Plume
There’s disagreement how much realistic business development you can do there before the mess DuPont left is fully cleaned up – which could be a long time.