News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Please consider signing: urges NJ Legislature to override Christie’s minimum wage hike veto.


  • Steve Kornacki: Exit everyman: How the Jersey Democratic bosses destroyed Dick Codey and unleashed Chris Christie. Must read.
  • Weinberg to Buono: Congratulations.
  • Stile: Democrats’ hopes for savior from Christie unfulfilled.
  • Barbara Buono’s ‘apparently clear path’ to the Dem nomination.
  • Democrats embrace Buono.


  • BuzzFeed profiles Cory Booker (and Thanks, BuzzFeed for quoting Blue Jersey). Must read.

    The Mount Laurel Decision

  • New York Times advocates for the “fair share” of affordable housing that Fair Share Housing Center is fighting for in court against Christie.
  • Lawyer: Nixing COAH would set bad precedent.
  • Battle Over Governor’s Powers Underscores Importance of Upcoming Supreme Court Fight.


  • If you want to multi-task your gambling, you’re all set.
  • Christie signed fewer than 80 bills last session: Who thinks that’s good?
  • Assembly passes measure that would force Christie to seek Legislative approval before privatizing the lottery.
  • Christie vetoes minimum wage hike as bad for the economy, Dems will push that question to the voters.
  • Ledger: Christie veto on minimum wage another blow to the working poor.


  • Where is Chris Cerf’s accountability?
  • Chris Cerf defends spending less money on disadvantaged students, before Senate Ed Committee.

    Congressman Who Worked on ACA Expresses Disappointment with Christie

  • Pallone endorses Buono for governor, urges support of Medicaid expansion and state-run health-benefit exchange.

    Sandy Recovery

  • Christie awards a 2nd big no-bid contract to politically-connected AshBritt Inc..
  • Obama says he’ll sign $50.5B Sandy aid bill soon.


  • Is New Jersey missing its offshore wind opportunity?

  • Comment (1)

    1. 12mileseastofTrenton

      They are perfectly content sitting on their hands and giving tacit support to a Republican if they think they can get a better deal.  They are a cancer in the party.


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