News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
April 22, 2014Uncategorized
Today – NJ Working Families at the State Ethics Commission
This morning, NJ Working Families will be at the Ethics Commission to advocate they turn their attention to David Samson, against whom they’ve filed formal complaint, instead of a 5-year old case against union rep Dudley Burdge, which they call a persecution.
Also today – very different crowd – the Chamber of Commerce ‘Walk to Washington’ trip. Is NJ under Christie still a good place to do business?
Newark mayor’s race: pro-Jeffries independent expenditure group shows donations of $1.3 million, Wall Street ties in ELEC report.
Newark mayor’s race: Baraka, council team raise more than $500K in campaign funds in last period, have more than $400K cash-on-hand.
ELEC: aided by donations from Fulop, Sweeney, labor, and Dems Establishment, Jackson smothers Trenton mayoral field.
Thinks the White House is cool.
The Nation: Christie using Romney ties to kickstart 2016 bid.
Christie blames cuts to NJ-based cancer research on public worker pension costs. NJ has the 7th-highest cancer rate in the U.S..
Poll: Christie’s presidential chances in New Hampshire show precipitous decline.
Christie won’t say whether he’d testify if the legislative investigation calls him.
Christie wants to eliminate all limits on campaign donations. APP says that would be “a disaster”.
Credit rating: Connecticut>New Jersey. Governor: Malloy>Christie.
Chris Christie, Father of the Year – because he embodies “the ideals of family, citizenship, charity, civility and responsibility”.
Plea by Newark clergy ratchets up debate over school reforms.
Newark Clergy Members Demand Halt To Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Schools Plan.
Ongoing investigations of the Christie administration & fallout
Wiz: SCI likely to subpoena 4 witnesses to testify in May.
Experts: Commissioners should name Port Authority executive director, not a governor.
Carl Golden on Christie’s scandal PR: Like the 42nd president? Or the 37th?
Mike DuHaime Cited As Link In Bridgegate Report.
Bridgegate’s cost Christie’s campaign at least $314k so far (but cost the taxpayers much more).
Christie campaign legal costs in GWB probe exceed funds on hand – and Christie’s going to have to start fundraising. Meanwhile the legislative SCI’s lawyers are working 7 days/week, with costs nearly $500k.
Explainer: Just how bad is NJ’s foreclosure crisis?
Poll: New Jerseyans cooling on consolidation.
Last of NJ’s Sandy-damaged schools opens to fanfare.
Parsippany mayor: Investigation into our attorney, John Inglesino, not legal
Township council voted a resolution this month to establish itself as a committee to investigate Inglesino, a close Christie ally, over various alleged conflicts of interest and violations.