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

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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 […]

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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

Lawyer: Corzine was ‘mastermind’ behind MF Global’s collapse

By Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for
on March 07, 2017 at 3:58 PM

TRENTON — Former Gov. Jon Corzine was blasted as the “mastermind” behind MF Global Holdings Ltd.’s collapse inside a Manhattan federal courtroom on Tuesday, according to published reports.

A lawyer representing the accounting firm PwC in a $3 billion trial over who’s […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Trenton|6 Comments

Lawmakers consider giving governors broad new control over Waterfront Commission


03/07/17 05:30 AM EST

TRENTON — Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey are pushing legislation that would give the governors of both states the authority to block actions by the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, a six-decade old, bi-state agency charged with rooting out corruption at the ports.

The proposal marks the latest […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Joe Piscopo Could Be New Jersey GOP’s Best Hope to Succeed Chris Christie

The incumbent could not be much less popular, and so New Jersey Republicans could go way outside the lines for an “outsider.”

It would be an understatement, and not at all a comment on the New Jersey governor’s girth, to say that Chris Christie casts a large shadow over this year’s election to select his successor. […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Trenton|2 Comments

Christie’s successor will face budget challenges

Christie’s successor will face budget challenges

Published March 04, 2017
Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. –  Republican Chris Christie’s final budget as New Jersey governor has not yet passed through the Democrat-controlled Legislature, but already fiscal woes that could result in program cutbacks or higher taxes are on the horizon for whoever who succeeds him.

Christie unveiled a $35.5 billion […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Pitching a gas tax hike and more: Who shelled out the most to sway N.J. lawmakers

Updated March 05, 2017
Posted March 05, 2017

Hey big spenders

Special interests spent $68.3 million last year lobbying the public, state lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie’s administration. While total spending was down 2.5 percent from 2015, “spending to promote more funding for state transportation improvement kept lobbying expenditures relatively high,” according to the Election Law Enforcement Commission, […]

By |March 5th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Governor Christie Rolls Out His Last Budget

March 1,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, Governor Christie unviels his final budget as governor ;

“This is the ninth time I’ve come before a joint session to address our state’s budget. Each time I’ve had specific goals in mind; guiding principles to follow. Government should get smaller. Taxes shall not be increased. Our core […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment