Reader says ,NJ Pension Liabilities paying for the past and ignoring investment in the future

Paying for the past instead of investing for the future? Explains much of why NJ’s economy is in the toilet. an interesting test case on what to do as the state spirals down into oblivion. New legislation will be needed to resolve the liabilities, many of the needed federal & state laws haven’t been […]

By |April 28th, 2017|NJ Pension Crisis, Trenton|0 Comments

Reader says Unlike the city of Detroit, the state of New Jersey cannot declare bankruptcy

Unlike the city of Detroit, the state of New Jersey cannot declare bankruptcy. Federal bankruptcy laws don’t allow it.

“It’s not provided in the federal bankruptcy laws. There is a provision for municipalities and any other kind of organization in the state to go bankrupt, but not the state itself,” said Professor J. Fred Giertz, an […]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

South Brunswick Attacks Judge Over Affordable Housing Rulings

By Salvador Rizzo • 04/07/17 2:13pm

Things are getting personal in the seemingly endless legal fight over how much affordable housing to build in New Jersey.

After South Brunswick lost a court case seeking to tamp down its affordable housing obligations, the township’s attorney, Jeffrey Surenian, filed court papers last week attacking the judge who issued the […]

By |April 11th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

The last thing N.J. needs is another entitlement

Editorial: The last thing N.J. needs is another entitlement

April 2, 2017 at 3:00 AM

State Senate President Steve Sweeney, the sponsor of New Jersey’s 2009 paid family leave law, wants to expand the program. Giving workers paid leave from their jobs to care for a sick relative or a new baby — and paying for it […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

Christie dares NJ sanctuary cities to risk losing federal funds

By Sergio Bichao March 27, 2017 7:39 PM

Gov. Chris Christie told the mayors of the state’s two largest cities to “have at it” by declaring themselves “sanctuary” cities after the Trump administration once again threatened to cut federal funding.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said such cities — which refuse to use municipal resources to […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Trenton|2 Comments

Sessions takes aim at ‘dangerous’ sanctuary cities, warns on funding

Published March 27, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired a broadside at so-called “sanctuary cities” Monday, telling reporters local policies of noncooperation with immigration authorities are “dangerous” and will cost communities federal funding.

In the Trump administration’s most pointed warning yet, Sessions said federal law allows withholding of federal funding to sanctuary cities, and signaled that […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

N.J. Supreme Court enters fray over pay hikes for public workers

By Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for
on March 14, 2017 at 7:45 AM, updated March 14, 2017 at 8:32 AM

TRENTON — Public employee unions and government officials clashed Monday in a case before the state Supreme Court that could determine whether workers across New Jersey will get pay raises.

The state’s highest court heard […]

By |March 14th, 2017|Trenton|2 Comments

N.J. unions seek control of own pension plan

Updated: MARCH 12, 2017 — 5:00 AM EDT

by Andrew Seidman, Trenton Bureau [email protected] | [email protected]

TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers are considering relinquishing management of the pension plan for police and firefighters from the state to the unions that represent them. Public workers have been complaining for years that the state relies too heavily on investments […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Trenton|3 Comments

Rullo Brings Fireworks to the Middlesex County Young Republicans, NJ gubernatorial primary debate

March 13,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, When Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno formally threw her hat in the ring in New Jersey’s race for governor, the Republican primary field already held State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (a career politician ) , Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers( union hack), and Ocean County businessman Joseph Rullo and a […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Breaking: Piscopo Makes His Move in NJ Gov’s Race

Actor-Comedian invites Kyrillos COS Tony Perry to his home in Western NJ

By Ken Kurson • 03/08/17 6:40pm

PolitickerNJ has learned that Comedian-Actor-Radio Host Joe Piscopo summoned Tony Perry to his residence in Hunterdon County last weekend. Perry is the Chief of Staff to State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Middletown). Piscopo, the morning drive time host on AM970, […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment