Hey rest of America. This is a story NJ knows well. Read & learn: CNN on the small business owners Trump never paid in full.
Elizabeth Warren just requested a formal investigation into why the Obama administration did not prosecute Wall Street.
Self-inflicted wound: After Bridgegate, Gov. Christie’s fortunes changed.
Prying open the Bergen floodgates in LD37 following Gordon Johnson’s Phil Murphy endorsement.
Next time somebody tells you we should go back to the good old days, make sure they’re more specific. Skeleton of teenage girl confirms cannibalism at Jamestown colony.
On Christie’s punch list: Cut funding, kill tenure, remove seniority protections, and expand school hours & days without any negotiations with unions, keep school open more days but without funding working air conditioning and without extra pay for teachers.
- Both the lame-duck Christie and his former ally Sweeney have decided to define themselves using public education. A battle is coming.
- Sweeney seeks minimum wage carveouts, to the chagrin of liberals and labor unions.
- Senate passes school funding commission but Prieto not on board.
- Christie formally nominates Rumana for a Superior Court judgeship.
- NJ legislators do a bipartisan thing welcoming two of NJ’s 30 Olympians, Christina Epps, track & field, and Tracy Eisser, women’s rowing.
- Another raid on the Clean Energy Fund. $20 million to be siphoned out of Clean Energy for Public buildings with high lead levels, but both environmentalists and business lobbyists oppose the source of the funding.
Did Hillary Clinton have a stroke in 2012?
Understanding the kneel. Last week, a high school football coach and many of his players took a kneel during the national anthem. A hail of criticism and threats targeting them followed. Among the things worth reading on this: Understanding the kneel. by Brian K. Everett and Stephen Danley‘s post, on how a news columnist tried to belittle them all and couldn’t.
Would public option help stabilize NJ health insurance marketplace? With only 2 providers offering policies, a government-run insurance plan could spur competition and insure a wide range of choices. Right now, 9 of 10 New Jerseyans are covered.
NJ bail reform is aimed at freeing those unable to pay even small amounts.
Indulge me. One of my favorite NJ political women is being recognized with a much-deserved award. Congratulations, Karin Elkis.