News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Guy with the spaghetti strainer on his head.

AshBritt: Christie’s no-bid Hurricane Sandy contract could cost N.J. millions in federal funding

  • It appears Gov. Christie ignored federal rules on no-bid contracts that tightened after Katrina, triggering scrutiny by FEMA & Department of Homeland Security, a risk for NJ towns expecting millions of dollars from the federal government.


  • Assembly to take up gun bills today.
  • Star-Ledger: Assembly gun control bills would save lives.
  • The Record: Wounding OPRA.
  • Stop the legislative attack on open public records.


  • Slow and steady wins the race.
  • Firefighters union endorses Buono.
  • Remember Christie out of state so much last year? Round #2 coming up.

    This may be the end of Christie’s state Treasurer blowing off requests to testify before Assembly Budget

  • They’ve just voted themselves the power to subpoena him, which full Assembly must now consider.


  • Not much support so far for the idea of a GOP Geraldo Rivera run for Senate.


  • Education Law Center finds SDA spending high on administration, and failing to complete work ordered by Supreme Court.
  • Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy covers The Rutgers University-Rowan University (Non-) Merger: An Avoidable Legal Debacle.


  • NJ braces for ‘doomsday’ budget cuts as sequestration deadline looms.
  • PSE&G wants $4B to bring power grid into 21st century.
  • NJ could see nearly $78M in Pentagon civilian payroll cuts
  • Right-wing Americans for Prosperity reminds people they opposed Christie’s Revel plan 2 years ago.


  • Poll numbers fall.


  • Mayor Dana Redd gives State of the City address.

    Garden State Equality expanding coalition

  • Human Rights Campaign, ACLU-NJ, CWA & Gender Rights Advocacy Association of NJ, among the groups joining the coalition.

  • Comment (1)

    1. Hopeful

      and the legal problems is worth reading.


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