News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, March 6, 2015

TODAY: NJ pension fight hits the state Supreme Court

  • Christie’s lawyers will argue that the rules he put in place are somehow unconstitutional now.

  • Uptick in tax revenue could impact court fight over pension payments.

  • Pen/Ben: Oh my! What does Christie mean?

    Christie’s no friend to housing for poor & middle-income New Jerseyans

  • In word and deed, the governor has made it clear that affordable housing — even for Sandy victims — is not his concern.

    “Presidential material”

  • Stile: Christie’s uphill climb getting steeper.

  • Monmouth Poll: Christie is not presidential material. Residents prefer several candidates over him.

  • Hey, it’s not so bad. A super PAC has an event for him. Oh, wait – it’s his own super PAC.

  • Fellow White House wannabe Scott Walker also has low favorables at home. Of course, his are better nationally …

  • Sussex County: The taxpayer-funded Christie road show is coming at ya.

  • You too, New Hampshire.

    Washingtonia

  • DCCC ‘actively recruiting’ Van Drew to run against LoBiondo.
  • House members push Christie to update water supply master plan.

    New Jersey & Roselle Park have a brand new Democrat

  • Republican hijinks make a just sworn-in councilman switch parties.

    Bridgegate fallout

  • Sure I’ll testify, bluffs the guy who hopes to hell he doesn’t have to claim he knew nothing – – – under oath.

  • Take our poll: Would Christie perjure himself on the stand?

  • Suddenly parsing legalisms.
  • Right-wing Sen. Mike Doherty says Christie has nobody to blame but himself. BURN.

    Loretta Weinberg was a paid political consultant to Cory Booker

  • The Auditor notes $42k paid to Weinberg in 2014, which she says was for advising him on women’s issues.

    Trentonia

  • Bill on Christie’s desk would require all new houses to have sprinkler systems. Sign that, Gov.

  • How about we put oysters to work to clean up water pollution?

  • Sen. Linda Greenstein pleads the case for flexibility addressing the needs of adults with disabilities who need services provided by out of state facilities, that NJ should “grandfather” residents who’ve lived in their current homes for decades.

    Jerseynomics

  • Questioning the benefits of big-biz tax breaks.  
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