News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Republicans cannot govern without self-inflicted crises, short-term fixes, and blaming Democrats.”

Congressman Donald Norcross on the Trump Shutdown

2018 Elections

“Teflon Bob” – Will a retrial hurt the Democrats’ chance to keep a Senate seat? Democrats don’t think so.

In the Crosshairs: National GOP designates New Jersey as a prime target.

Leaning toward the middle, Congressman Josh Gottheimer tries to play the moderate card in a tough bid for his second term.

Examining Jeff Van Drew’s record. Is he the type of Democrat that we want in Congress?

It’s old news, but The Thorn in TMac’s Side, Geoff Ginter, is on David Wildstein’s radar screen.

NJ-4: A GOP Challenger to Virginia resident and New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith

Governor Murphy

Calling NJ Transit a “National Disgrace”, Governor Murphy orders an audit and names a new head of the agency.

Murphy’s first week in office: How did he do?

Eleven Christie vetoes may get a reprieve.

A breath of fresh air as Governor Murphy reverses Christie’s anti-environmental positions.

Other News

Federal budget: New Jersey Senators don’t buy into the #SchumerCapitulation

Victory for Polluters: FERC approval of Penn East pipeline jeopardizes our environment. Now, the battle moves to the State House.

Massacre avoided? How many guns does a person need to defend his home?

Senator Ron Rice on marijuana legalization and people of color.

Outsiders not welcome. Leonia works with nav apps to keep outsiders off of its streets.

Patronage is alive and well in Ocean County

Thank you, Chris and Donald. Your house value may decrease by 7.5%

Rebuilding New Jersey’s Education system – Trenton Times editorial with a shoutout to our own Jersey Jazzman.

Corporate Welfare: The bailout of a dirty and dangerous industry is still alive.

We knew that. New Jersey is not America’s armpit.


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