News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
February 27, 2015Uncategorized
Cami Anderson gets another year to be incompetent in Newark
And the cycle of contempt towards Newark kids, their parents and community, is complete. Salary: $255,016.
In D.C. for CPAC, Christie is pugnacious, boastful
Characterizes Jeb Bush as the darling of backroom elites and himself as a man of the people.
Bragging about cutting off funding for women’s health care.
When Christie vetoed $7.5M for family planning he repeatedly defended himself by saying NJ couldn’t afford the cost. At CPAC with Laura Ingraham, he bragged the cuts were ideological, “pro-life”. Loretta Weinberg asks a good question: “What about [her] colleagues who believed him and believed this was about budget?” “The women of NJ have lost 6 women’s health centers so that he could get up in front of CPAC today and make this speech.” She’ll reintroduce a bill to fund the clinics this year.
More on Christie’s flip from Matt Katz.
From D.C., now off to CA 2 days.
Another budget shortfall on Christie’s watch. State tax collections off $60M.
Kevyn Orr speaks out on ‘receivership’ for AC and may need to be pulled back by the Christie administration or AC’s appointed emergency manager.
Ambitious Assembly bill seen as laying groundwork for future legislators, different governor – a 2050 target to get 80% of NJ’s electricity from renewable sources.
NJ Senate delays override vote on Port Authority reform veto.
Union Dem Chair and legislative colleague Jerry Green drops his support of Linda Stender. She won’t seek reelection.
LD 22 turmoil: Does the question of Stender’s replacement lead Union County Dems into chaos?
Prosecutor: Former Dem powerbroker sold influence.