News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, June 18, 2012

Has Chris Christie Blown It?Has Chris Christie Blown It?

  • Newsweek cover story explores whether Christie’s passed his sell-by date.

  • The Fleeting Chris Christie Moment. (Washington Monthly)

    Additional Assorted Christie

  • Love Chris Christie? You’re probably a man.

    More on the halfway house scandal tied to Christie

  • Chris Christie Thinks Dangerous, Porous Halfway Houses Should Be “Celebrated”. (Gothamist)

  • New York Times exposé continues: At a Halfway House, Bedlam Reigns.

    More to consider in the non-transparent Government Records Council

  • What is Chris Cerf doing?

  • Testing transparency under Christie. (Christie Chronicles)


  • Norcrosses: Rutgers-Camden med school situation personal as well as political. (Braun)

  • Medical school not the only way Rutgers could improve.
  • Jersey City charter gets national recognition.


  • Another reason for local officials to be pissed.

  • Democratic Budget Strategy: If You Don’t Get a Tax Cut, It’s Christie’s Fault.

  • The Affordable Care Act: Prescription for change in NJ healthcare

  • Sponsors: N.J. college restructuring won’t cost taxpayers a dime – for now

    Senate Budget Committee

  • Will seek constitutional amendment to make judges pay more for pension, health benefits.

  • Will vote on bill raising NJ court fees to supplement legal services for poor.
  • Comments (2)

    1. firstamend07

      There is simply too much money to be lost for all the parties not to “rise up ” and defend the Halfway House Scam.

      The State Auditor/NY Times/ Bergen Record now must be stopped,will be the outcry.  

    2. Hopeful

      Obviously there are significant costs with any merger plan. Apparently the lawmakers plan to ignore them by leaving it to next fiscal year. In that case, there’s no reason to pass the plan in the next two weeks. As for the idea the costs will be born by the universities, not the state, I assume that is code for the universities, already in poor fiscal shape, taking on more debt.

      Disclosure: My spouse works at one of the colleges, though I don’t think affected in any meaningful way.  


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