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You can imagine my surprise when, after posting my last post last night (see “President” Christie’s siren call below), I awakened to an enticing email from Don Sico, a guy I’ve known for years stretching back to a time even before his stints as the right hand man for a couple of Republican speakers, Chuck Haytaian and Jack Collins, in the 1990s. (more…)

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It may seem early, but not for the prognosticators of all stripes nor for the wheels of U.S. presidential election politics to start turning.

In fact, from all I read and hear, you’re late to the game if you don’t start laying the groundwork for a national campaign a couple years out, and that would be right about now.

New Jersey’s governor has been on a nationwide tour for Republican candidates these past number of weeks. He hit the road — or more accurately, the air, aboard GOP-paid chartered jets — for candidates from California to Ohio, to Illinois, to Michigan to, ahem, Iowa. (more…)

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I’m glad I was sitting down when I read the latest press release from the Delaware River Port Authority yesterday.

Because if I weren’t, my knees surely would’ve buckled and I would have fallen over here in the newsroom; sending my colleagues scurrying for the nearest medic when we needed to put a broadcast together on deadline. (more…)

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I thought it might be of interest to NJN viewers to talk about the decision that was made to carry live on our air and on the internet the public hearings convened by the special legislative task force delving into the future of New Jersey Network. I was among those who advocated for it.

We’ve carried the first two in their entirety — the first Tuesday at the State House in Trenton; the second yesterday at Richard Stockton College in Pomona, Atlantic County — and plan to carry the third in its entirety next Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. from Montclair, Essex County.

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Lawmakers are getting together again today for one of those rare summer session days.
The full state Senate has a session today, August 23rd.
The Assembly Budget Committee had a big confab Aug. 5, largely to bring attention to public worker pension systems that are in deep deficit and Gov. Christie’s decision not to put in his budget the $3 billion payment due from the state (Christie says he doesn’t want to contribute until fixes are made); part of that $11 billion budget gap the administration says it closed. (more…)

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