News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015Uncategorized
Conspiracy and fraud trial of Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni is postponed
New trial date Nov. 16. Old trial date July.
And Baroni’s heading to Ireland to work on that country’s marriage equality referendum.
Try to get a bigger job when you can’t do the job you have
Pollster Patrick Murray plans to test out Christie’s theory that the reason NJ voters don’t think he’d make a good president is because we like him and want him to stay.
Ledger editorial: Christie loses his marbles on national TV.
Christie’s fondness for accepting luxury gifts just got a lot easier for him to conceal, thanks to Christie-appointed John Hoffman, acting attorney general.
Christie changes immigration stance, pulls support for pathway to citizenship.
Katz: Yo Christie, did you hear what the next mayor of Philly said about you?
Stile: The ‘hawkish, never-give-an-inch style’ he touts in New Hampshire doesn’t square with reality; Christie cuts deals, like the mutually beneficial one with George Norcross that built the power of both.
It’s more than the Bridge: Why we don’t like Christie in NJ.
David Rosen: Fully funding pensions this year ‘fiscally or physically’ impossible.
Newark debt downgraded to junk bond status as outlook on 6 NJ cities turns negative.
BPU reclassifies basic phone service, paves way for Verizon rate hike – impact likely hardest on seniors, disabled, and poor.
Alleged BPU/Verizon deal prompts Smith to call for hearings.
Anti-vaxxer parents, start looking for another excuse, because religious exemption may go away except for those it truly applies to.
Sweeney hits brakes on pump-your-own-gas.
Profile of Asm Herb Conaway, and how he brings a physician’s perspective to healthcare issues.
Payroll & politics: Jersey City hiring top Democrats who could boost Fulop’s run for governor.