News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

2018 CAME EARLY

Rural Progressivism: Could this strategy help Democrats overtake Leonard Lance in NJ7, and take the open seat in NJ2? Part 3 of Danley’s series at Blue Jersey examines the potential to win in parts of districts long conceded to the Republicans.

AROUND NEW JERSEY

Tom Moran: Trump’s tax bill, and the help he got from New Jersey

Opposing positions at The Washington Post about Menendez: WaPo opinion writer James Downie wrote that now’s a good time for Dems to “ditch” the post-mistrial senator because of all the allegations against him. A criminal defense attorney in Newark counters that with a piece saying that’s a terrible idea

TRANSITION

Murphy accused Gov. Christie of “playing politics” in making a small accounting change to the public pensions system that will hike pension bills for the state and local governments by $800 million next year.

THE APPRENTICE

Did you think it couldn’t get worse? Try this on for size: President Steve Bannon (Vanity Fair goes down a dark path)

Want to figure out the Trump tax plan’s impact on you? Here are the best calculators

Some cities across the U.S. are doing this, including Jersey City; allowing residents to prepay their 2018 taxes to get the deduction Republicans are killing

 

Comments (2)

  1. deciminyan

    Only in New Jersey, The Jughandle State, do you have to go south to go north. But that’s changing…

    https://planetprinceton.com/2017/12/21/i-95-in-mercer-county-to-be-renamed-i-295-in-early-2018-several-exit-numbers-to-change/

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    1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

      This is the TRUTH. And yet, and yet, nobody has yet addressed the fact that our-of-staters routinely get stuck on Route 46 for miles looking for a left turn lane …

      Reply

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