- “Too many of us were AWOL in non-presidential election years,” warns former president Bill Clinton while stumping for Phil Murphy in Paramus, and he calls out Guadagno over her immigration ad.
- Phil Murphy vows to sign a series of sweeping laws meant to expand voter participation in New Jersey.
- New Murphy Ad: Targets Economic Failures of Christie-Guadagno Administration.
- Guadagno’s plan for stripping state aid from towns that adopt sanctuary policies would likely mean higher property taxes in those towns. And property tax reduction constituted the main plank of her campaign.
- Guadagno’s pot plan would be a boon for gangs and thugs. (Tom Moran)
- Plans and planks for affordable housing.
- What the latest round of ads for the governor’s race overestimates, underreports, and simply gets wrong.
- Murphy will reveal tax return before NJ governor election.
Some Schools Reopen in Puerto Rico, making do without power.
‘Like Going Back in Time’: Puerto Ricans Put Survival Skills to Use.
Although the Republican tax plan is a remarkably bad deal, Reps. Frelinghuysen and MacArthur are doing Trump’s dirty work, again. (Tom Moran)
N.J. SPCA, facing allegations of neglect and mismanagement, agrees to state-appointed monitor.
‘Hateful’ town: Mahwah illegally targeted Orthodox Jews, state says.
- Take-no prisoners Senate race in LD11 pits Gopal against incumbent Beck.
- Speaker Prieto’s last stand? He wants to try to snipe a seat in LD39 or LD40 in an effort toward reclaiming the lower house throne. (opinion InsiderNJ)
- LD3 Flashpoint: Carpenters’ PAC Officially Pushes Sweeney-Grenier Race to ‘New Record’ Status.
Free training plus a promise of jobs for some Camden students.
A new state auditor showed that about 7.5% of employees who were hired to care for people with developmental disabilities dodged mandatory criminal background checks.
Menendez trial: The problem that wouldn’t go away.
- “We Have Not A Government” – A book about an early period in US history which sounds apt today, “when Republicans control the government but are badly strapped to legislate, when the executive branch lacks hundreds of appointments, and when the sole holder of executive power is badly ignorant of public policy.” We survived this chaos in the 1780’s. We will cope with today’s crisis and endure.
- Panel members are pessimistic about the president’s willingness to follow through on their opioid recommendations, but Trump says, “We are going to be doing that this week.”
- 4 Republicans Sound an Alarm on Trump. Will others follow?