News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Star-Ledger editorial: The GOP plan to gut food stamps

  • It would force an estimated 4-6 million people off food assistance, and invite states to make even harsher cuts, so they can use the savings for other purposes – such as tax cuts for the rich, or subsidies for big business. Where do your NJ GOP congressmen stand on this?

    Buono v. Christie

  • Et tu, Dana Redd? Dem mayor helps Christie get mileage in Camden. (Christie Chronicles)

  • Buono makes appeal to urban voters with revitalization plan.

  • Christie stresses cooperation while Buono struggles (Schoonejongen).

  • Buono pledges to join regional greenhouse gas coalition that Christie abandoned.

  • Christie announces 2 debates; Buono objects.

    Rutgers

  • Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Wendall Pritchett, first at the university to speak out publicly against a failed plan to merge with Rowan, announces his resignation.

    Booker v. Lonegan

  • Poll: Booker building insurmountable lead.

  • Rutgers-Eagleton poll.

    Legislative races

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  • That’s Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald on the left. He came north to Somerville for LD-16 challenger Marie Corfield (on the right) who is running against GOP incumbent Donna Simon, who voted against funding for women’s healthcare and has the strong endorsement of the Tea Party.

    AshBritt

  • Christie’s decision to use AshBritt faces federal scrutiny.

  • NJ Comptroller: AshBritt overbilled for Sandy cleanup, report says.

  • State AG investigating whether Belmar Mayor Doherty violated state ethics laws.

    Jerseynomics

  • Teacher pay hikes dip slightly, but recent settlements hint a reversal of trend.

  • Camden Mayor Redd proposes $172M budget; budget details not made public.

  • Decision time in Sandy-wracked Sayreville.

  • From penalties to tax credits, businesses want the facts on ACA.

  • $800 million bonding plan would help developers restart American Dream.
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