News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015Uncategorized
Decision day on the NJ pension case
NJ pension fight might not end with state Supreme Court ruling.
Ciattarelli v. Blistan: Public Pension debate spills into the streets.
This is called getting off easy: Former Christie insider Christina Renna gets a $500 fine for violating the state’s conflicts of interest law after she used her work e-mail account to discuss state business with her husband, an executive at the firm proposing a gas pipeline in the Pinelands.
2016 players in Jersey
Steve Lonegan will run Ted Cruz’ campaign in NJ.
Desperately seeking gun vote: Christie pardons his second gun rights advocate of the year.
Jon Bon Jovi & wife will host Hillary Clinton’s first NJ funder.
Christie’s 9th trip to NH this year.
An upgrade to OPRA & OPMA from Loretta Weinberg and Joe Pennacchio, is considered, which may potentially cover Choose New Jersey, an org whose workings are opaque to the public, run by the constantly-present Michele Brown.
Senate budget advances bill bill that strips authority over Liberty State Park from the NJ Sports and Exposition Authority.
Out-of-network bill hits snag.
Panel seeks constitutional amendment to stop diversion of ‘green’ funds, like the Exxon settlement shifting environmental money to the general budget.
Bill de Blasio rips Exxon settlement in letter to NJ officials.
American Water Works wants $164 million in tax credits to move to Camden. This would be under a law allowing the broad use of tax incentives, championed by Don Norcross when he was a state senator.
Study: NJ a repeat offender of ‘one-shot’ budget maneuvers.
Explainer: NJ Homestead Rebates.
Ledger editorial says Trenton’s blowing it on casino expansion.
Rice “not sure” casino a good idea for Newark.
Central Jersey lawmakers drop their own constitutional amendment into casino debate.
Edison Stunner: Hahn beats Russomano by two votes in Dems’ Chairman fight
In stunning late development, Diehl drops out and backs Hahn to make it a mano-a-mano between Russomano, backed by longtime local Chairman Paterniti, and local cop Hahn.