News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, June 3, 2014
June 3, 2014Uncategorized
Polls are open – Primary Election Day
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Here’s what’s up.
Investigations of the Christie administration
Today 10am – Port Authority Commissioner Pat Schuber to be questioned. The week after the September GWB lane closures, Sen. Loretta Weinberg, who represents Fort Lee, sent a letter to Schuber demanding to know why the lanes were closed. Neither Schuber, nor Christie – who was CCd – ever replied. Weinberg wants to know why.
Two former close aides to Christie – Jeff Chiesa & Deborah Gramiccioni, both among the many colleagues from the US Attorney’s office Christie installed in high state office – have been subpoenaed in the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation of the diversion of $1 Billion in Port Authority funds designated for the ARC Tunnel he abruptly cancelled to rebuild the Pulaski Skyway without raising taxes. The Skyway isn’t under the Port Authority jurisdiction.
CD12, 2017 gubernatorial, Union County Democratic Party chairmanship: ‘all politics is local’.
2017 foreshadowing: potential CD12 impact on McCabe and the gubernatorial hopefuls.
CD7: Paul Ryan endorsed Leonard Lance. Message: You don’t need tea partier David Larsen in Congress, Leonard toes the line in our far-right agenda just fine.
CD3: Steve Lonegan, NJ’s most famous tea partier, sputters at the end, lashing out at Tom MacArthur and his “liberal Republican establishment”.
Grow up, Governor.
Christie spurned Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer at an event announcing winners of federal funding for special flooding projects. No hug. No high-five. No handshake. Hoboken got $230 million dollars for its idea, though – and that’s better.
Hoboken was devastated in Hurricane Sandy. It’s kind of a big deal to win $230 Million in federal Rebuild by Design funding to address its flooding. More on Hoboken’s winning game-changer idea – here.
Lakewood to homeless: Take $4000 to get out.
A Short Primer on NJ’s budget.
Sarlo on millionaires tax: “I want to be realistic.”
Are we prepared to cover costs of long-term care for aging population?
Is the dune fight over?
Michele Brown, Why do we so often find you in the middle of Chris Christie’s malarkey?
Christie approval rating stabilizes.
ACLU sues 7 school districts for discriminating against immigrant families.
State returns some local control to Paterson & Newark schools.
Senate Higher Education moved the ball closer on Sweeney’s plan to install more machine control on Rutgers Board of Governors.
Sweeney and Rutgers trustee face off over ‘hidden’ report on university governance.