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-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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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