2013The Somerset County Democrats endorsed Barbara Buono for Governor.
Chris Christie was endorsed by the Laborers Union.
Is Cory Booker going to make a run for Senate instead of Governor?
Legal Medical MarijuanaFrom the Star ledger: Jay Lassiter has been HIV positive for 20 years, and for just as long, he has been a self-described “criminal” for buying pot to ease the gut-wrenching nausea he suffers because of his treatment. His criminal activity ended at 2:45 pm yesterday, when he walked out of Greenleaf Compassion Center after making his first legal marijuana purchase at the Bloomfield Avenue shop.
The Philadelphia Inquirer has an extensive story on Jay’s journey and Medical Marijuana as well.
Banning Minors from “Conversion Counseling”An Assembly bill banning minors from undergoing “conversion therapy” counseling in an attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation could make New Jersey the nation’s second state to impose limits on the practice.
Has the Empire run its course?NJ Biz: New Jersey’s massive network of suburban office buildings “may have run its course,” according to a new Rutgers University report that outlines the trends that have decimated the properties in less than a decade.
Sports Betting Suit In CourtAP: Pro sports leagues have experienced nearly unprecedented success despite the existence of illegal and legal gambling and therefore can’t claim harm if New Jersey legalizes sports betting, an attorney for the state argued Tuesday. “There’s no evidence that gambling has hurt the sports leagues and their reputation,” said Theodore Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general who has joined the state’s legal team. “All evidence shows sports have grown in this country alongside the growth of gambling, some legal, some not legal. Illegal gambling on the Super Bowl has made the Super Bowl the most watched event on TV in the world.”
More Women Should Run For OfficeMore women should run for elective office, because “we have a different way of seeing things, we have a different set of priorities,” according to former Gov. Christie Whitman.
Longshoremen’s strike loomingThe threat of a longshoremen’s strike this year once again looms over ports from Maine to Texas, after contract talks that had already been extended 90 days broke down once again yesterday. About 15,000 members of the International Longshoremen’s Association, including 3,500 dockworkers in the Port of New York and New Jersey, could walk of the job as of Dec. 29, when the extension expires.
Gun Buy Back Nets 1,137 gunsA two-day gun buyback program in Camden brought in a record-sized arsenal and authorities believe Friday’s mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school may have been a motivating factor.
Sandy Changes Holiday TravelSuperstorm Sandy may have had a slight impact on how New Jerseyans are traveling this holiday season, according to the findings of a AAA New Jersey travel survey.
Transfer Police IA To The AG?The internal affairs functions of every law enforcement agency in New Jersey would be transferred to the Attorney General’s Office under a bill proposed by an assemblyman, who contends politics and bias too often creep into investigations when police departments police themselves.