News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Sept. 15, 2015

Campaign 2014

  • ‘One Sheriff, One Paycheck” campaign, David Jones, a recently retired state police major, trying to turn his campaign for Mercer County sheriff into a referendum on double dipping by pledging to suspend his own pension if he is elected sheriff and to refuse to employ any undersheriffs who do not agree to do the same – 17 of NJ’s 21 sheriffs collect pensions on top of salaries.
  • CD11: Dem Marc Dunec to launch Montclair Mondays.

    Campaign 2017

  • Poll shows wide open field for NJGov once Christie departs.

    Acting “Presidential”

  • Christie returns to first in the nation primary state this week.
  • Christie in Florida: Catches Rick Scott’s campaign bus, slams former ally Charlie Crist.


  • Mortgage nightmare: One NJ family’s fight against foreclosure.
  • Trump Plaza regulars say goodbye; closing Tuesday, with Trump Taj Mahal looking for labor concessions against closing in November.
  • NJ Poverty Reality blog calls attention to a landmark Camden building that should already have been fenced off to protect public safety.

  • Yet again, a court has struck down New Jersey’s efforts to develop new natural-gas power plants in the state –

    a strategy relying on extensive subsidies from utility customers to spur developers

  • Get ready for the ‘silver tsunami’ of older residents.
  • Pressure grows in NJ to regulate addict homes.


  • Two powerhouses of public school advocacy – Karen Lewis and Lily Eskelson Garcia – in NJ at the same time.
  • North Jersey schools brace for immigrant influx.
  • Comments (9)

    1. vmars

      I don’t have a problem with someone who has earned a pension collecting it while holding another job.  If you earned the pension as part of your contract then why should you not be allowed to collect it?

      If we have an issue with this, then we should change public pensions to only be collectible if the person doesn’t have another public job and/or is of a certain age.  

      I find it hard to criticize someone for following the rules, and think instead we should just change the rules.

    2. 12mileseastofTrenton

      So someone who’s probably not even running gets 3 times the support of the senate president.


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