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Blue Jersey Radio LIVE Tonight at 8:00 with Deborah Howlett of NJ Policy Perspectiive

Jeff Gardner makes his triumphant return to Blue Jersey Radio this week. Thanks to JRB, who admirably kept his seat warm as my co-host for the last two weeks, but something tells me now that Jeff has returned, he will have alot to say.

Not only is Jeff back, but we have a special guest in Deb Howlett, the newly named Executive Director for New Jersey Policy Perspective. Rosi gave us a little more information about her in the post announcing her new role:

Deborah was Director of Communications for Gov. Corzine, and was a player in his administration’s efforts to pass Marriage Equality. She comes from the world of writing, and reporting, as an award-winning political reporter for the Star Ledger, and before that several roles at USA Today. And was nominated for a Pulitizer Prize in 1996.

We’re looking forward to the conversation with Deb. It’s all LIVE tonight at 8:00 p.m. Have questions or comments of your own, drop ’em in the comments, then tune in and join the conversation! And, of course – you can always give us a call and have your say. That number again is: 646-652-2773.

Talk to you then!

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Just say no to Goldman Sachs giveaways

Rob is Policy & Communications Coordinator of New Jersey Working Families Alliance, a member of Better Choices for New Jersey Campaign.

– Promoted by Rosi

Goldman Sachs keeps making headlines.  First, it is charged with fraud by the SEC for allegedly profiteering off of the financial crisis its fellow banks helped create, and a week later it reports record profits of $3.46 billion – a 91% increase over last quarter.

On Wednesday, the Better Choices for New Jersey Campaign went to Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey City to point out another little discussed fact: the state of New Jersey helps make Goldman’s bottom line possible through direct cash subsidies at a cost to taxpayers estimated to be in the tens of millions. In one of the worst budget years on record, when the state is considering billions in cuts to vital services, the nonpartisan New Jersey Policy Perspective estimates that the state stands to pay an estimated $18 million to Goldman Sachs in the coming year.