- TODAY: Asbury Park Press talks with gubernatorial candidate John Wisniewski on Facebook at 11:00am.
- A battle could be shaping up on Republican side for gubernatorial nomination, and contested primaries come into focus. (NJ Spotlight)
- Drilling into a split district: Senator Kip Bateman and the portents of LD16,
- Gubernatorial candidate Jim Johnson’s new TV ad.
- Senate President Sweeney under siege: Salem GOP Chairman Greiner to oppose him in LD3: Expects to receive NJEA backing. Is NJ’s Legislative leadership heading for a shakeup?
- In off-year contests, NJ becomes bellwether for bruised DNC.
Yesterday was Gender Fair Pay Day. Gov. Christie last year rejected legislation he said went too far. Sen. Diane Allen says bipartisan agreement is now within reach.
- TODAY: NJ Transit is in damage control mode for a second day after a second derailment. NJ Transit continues today on a holiday schedule, and delays can be expected through Friday.
- The small bridge that connects Sea Island City and Avalon has been shut down indefinitely.
- Great fact-checking: Christie’s ‘Better Than We Found It’ tag for New Jersey. (Bloomberg)
- Christie’s budget facing $430M revenue shortage, OLS says.
- Christie chairs Trump’s opioid task force, but critics say action and funding are needed, not more study.
- Bridgegate will stay in headlines, a reminder of Christie’s tarnished legacy. (Carl Golden)
Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated April 4, 1968. People’s Organization for Progress Chair Larry Hamm reflects on the anniversary and the current climate for African-Americans.
NJ bipartisanship: Four former NJ governors launch campaign against Trump’s environmental cuts.
Get out your questions and signs: U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) to hold a Town Hall on Wednesday April 12 at 6:30pm in Flanders.
Atlantic City’s master plan is here. Grab a beer and we’ll explain – why – by The Press of Atlantic City, which has just increased the price of its newspaper from $1.00 to $1.50 and laid off 12 employees.
- In NJ some 850,000 people receive more than $1 billion annually from SNAP to help buy food. Converting the program to a block grant would slash funds.
- Sanctuary cities: President Trump is trying to force Newark to pick a fight with its immigrant communities, and Mayor Ras Baraka is understandably furious about it.
- Trump’s U. S. approval rating sinks further: 35% approve and 53% disapprove.