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Blue Jersey Radio LIVE Tonight at 8:00 p.m.

Each week, Blue Jersey Radio streams LIVE with New Jersey’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers, and your stimulating calls.

This Week: Jason and I recap the week in New Jersey’s fastest half-hour of political talk. We’ll have reports from today’s marriage equality event at the statehouse in Trenton, as well as the latest in political goings-on.

Join us tonight!

Something special on your mind? Leave your thoughts in the comments, and maybe we can have some fun with them on air. Or, feel free to give us a call tonight, and share what’s on your mind. Remember, it’s all LIVE, so don’t be afraid – join us!

That number again is: 646-652-2773.

Talk to you then!

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Blue Jersey Radio LIVE tonight at 8pm with co-host JRB

Jeff is away again this week, but have no fear because JRB is here. We always love when Jack Bohrer joins us for the show and this week should be no different.

We’ll talk about the current goings on in Trenton with the tax caps, privatization, tool kits, women’s health and more. And 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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Blue Jersey Radio LIVE Tonight at 8:00 p.m.

Each week, Blue Jersey Radio streams LIVE with New Jersey’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers, and your stimulating calls.

This Week: America turns 234, and still looks good for her age (though I might recommend a little nip and tuck to keep things fresh). New Jersey, by contrast, is showing her age, with rising local needs, shrinking revenues and serious infrastructure and other needs. Solution? An arbitrary tax cap! Problem solved! (Ladies, get your healthcare, um, somewhere else. Oh, and avoid bridges if at all possible.)

But, it’s not all bad – you still have us. So, join us for New Jersey’s fastest half-hour of political talk. We’ll see if we can keep up with the change-by-the-minute pace of news coming out of Trenton and elsewhere in the state.

Join us tonight!

Something special on your mind? Leave your thoughts in the comments, and maybe we can have some fun with them on air. Or, feel free to give us a call tonight, and share what’s on your mind. Remember, it’s all LIVE, so don’t be afraid – join us!

That number again is: 646-652-2773.

Talk to you then!

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Blue Jersey Radio LIVE Tonight at 8:00 p.m.

Each week, Blue Jersey Radio streams LIVE with New Jersey’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers, and your stimulating calls.

This Week: After a few weeks’ hiatus that some say was well-earned, I’m back on live with Jason for New Jersey’s fastest half-hour of political talk. We’ll see if we can keep up with the change-by-the-minute pace of news coming out of Trenton and elsewhere in the state. It’s good to be back.

Join us tonight!

Something special on your mind? Leave your thoughts in the comments, and maybe we can have some fun with them on air. Or, feel free to give us a call tonight, and share what’s on your mind. Remember, it’s all LIVE, so don’t be afraid – join us!

That number again is: 646-652-2773.

Talk to you then!

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Blue Jersey Radio LIVE tonight at 8pm with co-host JRB and guest Michele Jaker

Michele Jaker
Women’s Health Matters NJ’s Michele Jaker

Jeff will be off helping organize Democrats in Hawthorne tonight, so JRB will be my able co-host once again this week. We always love the take he brings to the show and tonight should be no different.

In addition to my co-host, we’ll be joined by Michele Jaker with Womens Health Matters NJ to talk about the cuts to family planning in the final budget, the fact that there is zero funding for women’s health and what happens next.

In addition to our guest, we’ll talk about the budget compromise itself, what restorations helped save programs from the chopping block and what programs are still facing the axe. In addition, we’ll look at the fact that everyone is jumping on the cap bandwagon and what it all means. And 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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Blue Jersey Radio LIVE tonight at 8pm with guest co-host JRB

With Jeff’s big win last week in Hawthorne, he’ll be busy tonight and will try to call in to provide an update. In his place, we’re lucky to have Jack “JRB” Bohrer back for another week.  He has returned from covering the Blago trial in Chicago to the Garden State and is ready to tackle the news of the week.

We’ll talk about the current goings on in Trenton with the budget, the aftermath of the primaries last week and the other issues facing the state. And 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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Blue Jersey Radio goes Blago LIVE Tonight at 8:00 p.m. with Jack Bohrer

Well this should be fun. Jeff is on the ballot today in his primary election (Good Luck), so Jack Bohrer (JRB) will join us once again this week as my co-host, but there’s a twist. Jack is in Chicago now covering the Rod Blagojevich trial for Esquire magazine. You can see his first piece here.

In addition, we’ll cover all the latest NJ news as we head toward the budget deadline and the Governor continues his power grabs.

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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Blue Jersey Radio LIVE Tonight at 8:00 p.m.

Each week, Blue Jersey Radio streams LIVE with New Jersey’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers, and your stimulating calls.

This Week: It will be hard to follow up on last week’s very nice interview with Deborah Howlett, but we’ll do our best. Like most of the country, we’ve got primaries on our minds after last week’s stunning outcomes by Joe Sestak and Bill Halter. Are there any primary upsets brewing here in New Jersey? We’ll be finding out very soon, and tonight we’ll be talking about some of the more notable ones. (Um, like this one.)

Plus – as a government shutdown is taken off the table faster than you can say “Hey, Jeff predicted that almost 2 months ago!” – we’ll recap the latest in the Trenton budget wars.

Join us tonight!

Something special on your mind? Leave your thoughts in the comments, and maybe we can have some fun with them on air. Or, feel free to give us a call tonight, and share what’s on your mind. Remember, it’s all LIVE, so don’t be afraid – join us!

That number again is: 646-652-2773.

Talk to you then!

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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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Why Trenton Democrats are conservative about the state Supreme Court

Promoted by Jason Springer

The other night on Blue Jersey Radio, Jason floated an idea: that Trenton Republicans would use Elena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue for speedy consideration of Gov. Chris Christie’s nomination to the New Jersey Supreme Court. To recap, Christie became the first governor to stop a sitting justice from receiving tenure, opting to pick a big campaign donor instead. Democrats in the legislature were so outraged, they’ve decided not even to hold hearings on the nomination.

Now, Jason said the GOP argument would be that if a Democrat in Washington can pick whomever he wants for the court, why can’t Christie? Cue this morning’s Republican press release: “US Republicans Pledge to Give President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination a Fair Hearing… While New Jersey Democratic Legislators Plan to Block Governor Christie’s Supreme Court Nominee.” It juxtaposes cherry-picked quotes from Mitch McConnell and Steve Sweeney, John Boehner and Joe Cryan… you get the picture.

The Jersey GOP’s argument is irrelevant for so many reasons, it barely deserves addressing. Democrats in Trenton have worked across the aisle with their new Republican governor this year in a way that Republicans in Washington wouldn’t even consider with their new Democratic president last year, let alone this one.

But a single reason stands above all others, and deserves to be stated. What this controversy comes down to is Gov. Christie revoking a precedent carried out by the likes of Governors Brendan Byrne, Tom Kean, Christine Whitman and more. The Democrats are actually playing the part of the conservatives by trying to preserve the bipartisan traditions that have kept the Supreme Court from rampant politicization.

If New Jersey Republicans truly want to do something for bipartisanship in our government, the best thing they can do is to join the Democrats and block Gov. Christie on his partisan powergrab. That would be the way to ensure a modicum of cooperation between the two parties can continue long into the future.