THE FIERY DEBATE: MURPHY VS. GUADAGNO with questions often not answered, and lots of posturing and clichés
- In a fiery debate neither candidate appeared to suffer a major wound – or inflict a major blow. (NJ Advance Media)
- Guadagno is aggressor but Murphy has no problem pushing back or going on the attack. (John Reitmeyer)
- The candidates on consolidation . (John Mooney)
- “I’d say Guadagno managed to put Murphy in a number of rhetorically awkward situations. But according to my ultra-scientific Twitter poll, Murphy did better. (Matt Friedman)
- Sleepy New Jersey Governor’s race turns fiery. (NYTimes)
- 11 fiery moments and fact checks. (NJ Advance Media)
- Six takeaways (Northjersey.com)
- Closing remarks: Guadagno framed the race as being about lowering taxes and making New Jersey more affordable. Murphy said voters must choose between new leadership or what would essentially be a third term of Chris Christie. (Observer/NJ)
- So… What about this? Changing the way we debate. (Commentary by Matthew Hale)
- The Ticking time bomb faced by our next NJ governor: The public pension system faces a $253 billion crisis.
- Before the debate: Guadagno Once Again Inflates Cost of Murphy’s Platform.
Our entire NJ Legislature is also up for election on November 7. You paying enough attention to that?
Assemblyman Coughlin’s new law firm doing brisk business with local governments.
As Puerto Rico struggles to recover from the devastation, sick people remain in mortal peril with serious lack of medical care. A friend of mine is now in a NYC hospital finally getting the help she needs.
Why N.J. patients with chronic pain still can’t get medical marijuana.
Tracking our transit problems: Before derailments at Penn Station, competing priorities led to disrepair.
DNC Chairman Perez Lands in LD11, Swats Away at Chris Christie.
N.J. shifts affordable housing funds beyond state’s inner cities.
Fearing deportation, Indonesian couple takes sanctuary in a Highland Park church.
New Jersey should be a national leader in offshore wind. Yet, for seven years, little action has been taken to capitalize on this opportunity. (OpEd by Dan Fatton and John Shinn )
A year after Taj Mahal closure, Atlantic City has a different feeling.
The Menendez trial: The Senator Looks for Juice.
We’re exhausted: Stress and social media are taking their toll.
- Worst-kept secret in D.C.? Sen. Booker says peers are ‘very worried’ about Trump.
- The House is out on recess next week – a good time to reach our NJ representatives. Some key issues: Trump’s tax scam, the DREAM Act, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Puerto Rico relief. Check out Indivisible’s latest recess toolkit here.
- Trump’s asking price for DACA: U.S./Mexico wall funding, Crack-down on Central American minors, and curb on grants to Sanctuary Cities. No way José.
A message from Pre-K Our Way: “This year, NJ’s legislative leaders supported the first funding for pre-k expansion in nearly a decade – for only a few thousand children. 50,000 3- and 4-year-olds are still waiting.” That’s not right! Let the candidates for governor know that you support pre-k expansion here.