Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for May 18-19, 2013

Christie, Buono

  • Gov. Christie defends his role in publicly funded TV ads.
  • Hottest new trend in Silicon Valley: giving money to Chris Christie.
  • Christie courts Hispanics.
  • Late Nights in Atlantic City: Buono confirms her pick for state Dem chair.
  • NJ Justice Barry T. Albin N.J. justice pushes back against Christie’s criticism.
  • Brendan Byrne appears to downplay who won his 1977 election (he did), and Tom Moran entertains himself with an obit in his head.
  • No, Dude. You’re not a liberal.
  • Dems warn Christie will tack right if re-elected.

    Gov. Chris Christie rode into Sayreville this week on his white horse, pledging to save the day for residents in that flood-stricken town and others with a $300 million home buyout plan.

  • Hooray for the governor! Except … there’s one catch. A big one. Actually, it’s not just a catch, but more like a poison pill that could cause the entire program to fail.. (Daily Record editorial)
  • Stile: Christie ad hits on touchy subject of property taxes.

    Menendez, Holt & Lance support bill supporting craft beer companies

  • So much win.

  • Menendez: glad FBI is investigating source of rumors.

    Cory Booker raked in $1.3M from speeches since 2008

  • And gave away 75% to charity.

    This week in NJ education

  • From Jersey Jazzman.

    This is an interesting post-Newtown wrinkle

  • Requests to move voting out of schools because of concerns about students’ safety have been pouring in to Bergen County elections officials in the months since last December’s shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left 26 dead.

    Jersey City mayor-elect, one of NJ’s new, young politicians

  • Fulop, Booker, Torpey and a crop of young Democrats.

    Defeated Passaic candidate vows to sue over election results

  • Jose Sandoval, one of four defeated candidates in Tuesday’s mayoral race, said he plans to legally challenge the election’s results because the paperless machines on which voters cast their ballots cannot verify votes.


  • THIS. is. infuriating.

  • Dems hit use of ’06 values for rebates.

  • Battered Atlantic City seeks to reinvent itself as destination “resort”.

    Court should keep Gov. Christie’s hands off housing trust funds: Editorial

  • Gov. Chris Christie has once again attempted to seize millions intended for the creation of affordable housing to plug holes in the state budget.

    The Auditor

  • Endorsements piled up in losing JC race, Chairman Lesniak?, Buono-Choi ‘bygones,’ gun advocates calm down for a nano-second.
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