Those “thin blue lines” painted down your main street? Illegal, say the feds. We don’t care, say local Republican legislators.
New Jersey Schools “not safe” for most LGBTQ students, survey finds.
IN D.C. YESTERDAY
- Cory Booker made some history, testifying against Sessions. Here’s the transcript. Here’s video. What you need to know: Congressional Black Caucus members showed up to witness Booker’s testimony and also Reps John Lewis and Cedric Richmond – all black, all testifying against Sessions who has a longstanding reputation as a racist. But all 3 were scheduled near the end and by the time they spoke most of the Republican had left the room. It was, said Richmond, the equivalent, “of being made to go to the back of the bus.”
- Meanwhile, at Senat Foreign Relations, Menendez questioned Rex Tillerson.
- Cory Booker on Jeff Sessions: He shows “hostility to civil rights.”
- And overnight: The repeal of the Affordable Care Act is now in progress, with the U.S. Senate taking step one in overnight #votearama session.
- About D.C. yesterday: Bergen Record gets on video reactions from North Jersey residents about Trump getting unsubstantiated reports the Russians tried to compromise him.
- Not even inaugurated yet, and Trump’s approval ratings are upside down.
- Why are free Trump inaugural tickets being sold online? Rep. Bill Pascrell wants to know.
- If you can’t get Springsteen at your inaugural, go to the nearest “tribute band.”
- Speaking of Springsteen … Guess which NJ university is getting his memorabilia and stuff?
- What if they repeal the ACA? Health care for 700,000 people is at stake in New Jersey.
- NJ state senators demand billions more for Port Authority terminal bus terminal and get it done within 10 years.
- NJ Transit adds $32.5 million for positive train control accident prevention system.
- Christie’s plan for state buildings would cripple downtown, says local merchants’ group.
But no worries, Camden, there can’t possibly be another Norcross product being readied at the factory:
Politicker Observer reports Dana Redd may not seek re-election for mayor.
CHRISTIE – FAILED POLICIES, APPROVAL RATING IN THE TOILET – BUT SOMEHOW STILL HERE
- SEC raps Port Authority with penalty, raises doubts about Christie’s credibility. Commission reveals administration planned to use funding for ARC commuter tunnel to finance infrastructure fixes long before governor canceled project citing concerns about cost overruns.
- Hey, Chris, He’s just not that into you… Christie promotes anti-addiction plan, defends Trump on national TV.
- Obama’s call to action on climate change: Congress is invested with deniers, and Christie’s dismal record is a harbinger of our next 4 years.
- Christie bracing for a fight on drug insurance changes.
- Carl Golden says Christie’s State of the State worked for him – “the stuff of which legacies are made.”
- A different view of Christie’s SOTS: Christie’s best-intentioned addiction initiatives may be hard to realize.
- Christie’s kept her caged and marginalized for 7 years, but now according to a Republican state senator, she’s ready to run for Gov herself.
- In North Bergen Murphy talks Trump, Christie and revitalizing NJ’s economy.
Electric vehicles in NJ – Going nowhere fast – and that’s the problem.
Whistle-blower lawsuit in Sheridan death investigation is dismissed by Somerset County judge.