Gambling: When he sank $261 million in state tax credits into Revel, Chris Christie called it a “game-changer for Atlantic City”
How exactly? Fastest casino ever to hit bankruptcy?
Never fear, plenty of places to gamble, maybe soon even on the interwebs.
The Record: “It is unsettling to see reports that state casino regulations may be relaxed in the name of being more accommodating to business interests.”
Who’s the jerkoff “top Democrat” who gave this quote about Barbara Buono to The Daily Beast?
Flush him – yes, almost certainly a “him” – out.
The Daily Beast profiles Buono.
Poll: Christie at 74% job approval
Highest of any governor in 17 years of Quinnipiac polling.
Also polled: 76% want to raise the minimum wage, which Christie effectively moved against.
“Mary Pat Christie’s” Sandy relief fund ready to give out money
Its board is stacked with bigwigs of lobbying, philanthropy & corporate giving, many of whom have connections to Gov. Christie.
This should absolutely happen.
Assembly Dems may grant themselves subpoena power to compel NJ Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff to appear before the Budget Committee, after he has declined 4 requests to appear in 5 months.
AshBritt mess heating up
Sweeney wants elected officials to turn down Ashbritt donations.
AshBritt: Here’s a handy history.
Lou Greenwald: Sensible ways to curb gun violence
By the Assembly Majority Leader, a key player in the gun safety bill package.
Thursday: Assembly gun safety vote.
Defends contributions to RGA by NJ companies that can’t contribute directly to him. Of course he does.
Sandy just a harbinger of worse storms to come
Report shows that climate change isn’t distant future, it’s here.
Read the report.
More school districts – at least 25 – move elections to November.
Camden’s LEAP parents show support even in latest controversy.
2 new Paterson charters connected to established networks.
And Jersey Jazzman tells you who they are.
NJ Transit chief: Staff trip to NOLA was a study in managing Super Bowl visitors.
PolitickerNJ: Why Oliver likely won’t run for Senate.
The Record: Schroeder’s dilemma
It appears as if the sad saga of Asm Bob Schroeder is destined to play out not just in the immediate term but well into the future, perhaps into the official campaign season, when Bergen Republicans will then have to scramble to explain why their incumbent legislator is not on the ballot.
Bear hugs in Essex
Christie & Dems decry partisanship at Joe D’s state of the county.