Christie on the Soap Box at the Iowa State Fair
Of course he’s not in NJ, but Chris Christie took time on the Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair where he drew a hard line on immigration telling the conservative crowd that people who come to the United State’s illegally should not be granted citizenship.
He was interrupted by protesters who opposed the Governor’s veto of pig crate legislation earlier this year and ran up on stage, you can see video here.
Some more good news for the Governor’s presidential bid as Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said he plans to hold a fundraiser for Christie, and the departing Iowa House speaker offered his endorsement.
APP Editorial: Come Home Governor And Get To Work
The Asbury Park Press is tired of Chris Christie’s attempted presidential run and today’s editorial makes clear, they are ready for him t come back home to focus on the problems of the job he’s already been elected to.
Record Editorial Rips Lottery Privatization
Editorial: “New Jersey chose to stop running its own lottery games because a private company was supposed to be more efficient and make more money. That needs to start happening”
Ashley Madison leak contains 88 emails tied to government agencies in N.J.
Eighty-eight email addresses tied to government agencies that conduct business in New Jersey were part of the massive Ashley Madison leak including 37 from New Jersey school or school districts, with 19 of them listed as working addresses, thirteen from New Jersey state agencies, with 10 of them listed as working addresses, Nine addresses from New Jersey townships and cities with Eight of them working addresses and Ten addresses from county governments with Five as working addresses.
Taking the surprise out of network medical bills
The state’s largest health insurance company and organizations representing doctors and hospitals have held private discussions over the summer about legislation to protect consumers from surprise medical bills.
Christie sued over Security Travel Expenses During Presidential Campaign
Three advocacy groups sued Gov. Christie saying he was wrongly using taxpayer dollars to pay for his security detail’s travel expenses as he campaigns across the country in his quest to win the Republican nomination for the White House.
Of Pipeline Politics & Protests
More than 100 area residents and other protesters marched across the Milford-UBE Bridge from Upper Black Eddy, Pa. to Milford Saturday to show their opposition to the proposed PennEast Pipeline.
Deciminyan wrote yesterday here at Blue Jersey about protesting problematic pipelines.
Call for Civil Rights Probe in Bridgeton
The family of a man killed by Bridgeton police during a 2014 traffic stop held a press conference Saturday to call for a federal investigation of the shooting. A grand jury decided this week not to pursue criminal charges against two Bridgeton police officers involved in the Dec. 30 shooting death of Jerame Reid.
NJ Helping Fight Western Forest Fires
New Jersey is sending an additional 20 members of the state’s Forest Fire Service and Forestry Services to help battle massive wildfires burning in portions of the Northwest, officials announced Friday. The teams will join 32 firefighters, including three wildfire truck crews, the state already deployed as part of a mutual aid pact with the U.S. Forest Service.
Rutgers Spending $3 million to stop next cyber attack
The identity of the hacker or hackers who crippled Rutgers University computer networks at least four times during the last school year is still a mystery. But Rutgers is spending big money to make sure cyber attackers don’t knock the school offline again.