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At convention, N.J. Democrats debate whether political correctness is a good thing



New Jersey Democrats have gotten so “PC” this week. And some who have made the pilgrimage to the Democratic National Convention proudly asserted that political correctness is part of the DNA of the Democratic Party. Charles Stile, The RecordRead more

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N.J. Democrats Dismayed by Fox’s Legal Plight

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Democrats in the political world gasped at the news earlier today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office had charged alleged go-between Jamie Fox in connection with David Samson’s United Airlines debacle. Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

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N.J. Democrats propose massive gas tax increase to replenish transportation fund

New Jersey Democrats Move to Raise Taxes

What happened to the STIMULUS Money ?

Time to audit the Transportation Trust Fund


New Jersey’s Democratic legislative leaders said Wednesday they are close to working out a proposal to fix the state’s dwindling Transportation Trust Fund.

Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, D-Secaucus, each said they just have a few details to work out on a proposal to replenish the fund – which pays for improvements to the state’s roads and bridges – runs out of money by June 30. Neither offered details of their plan.

But the two Democrats sparred with their Republican counterparts before an audience of several dozen mayors over the timing of such legislation.

Sweeney and Prieto said first they want to hash out a deal with Governor Christie – something they said has not yet happened – rather that pass a measure that he will veto.

“I don’t think anybody is going to go for something knowing the governor is not going to sign it,” Sweeney said during a panel discussion during the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ annual Mayors’ Legislative Day.

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N.J. Democrats vow to wipe out Christie veto of bill to boost voting

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making sure the dead still vote Democrat

Barely 26 hours after Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill intended to overhaul New Jersey’s voting system and boost voter participation, Democratic lawmakers from both chambers met in a rare joint caucus to chart a new course. Samantha Marcus, Read more

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N.J. Democrats to push for paid sick time


N.J. Democrats to push for paid sick time

TRENTON – New Jersey Democrats and labor activists are pushing to require private employers to provide paid leave for workers who are sick or who need to attend to loved ones with an illness. About 38 percent of the state’s private-sector workforce, or 1.2 million employees, do not have access to earned sick leave, according to a 2013 study by the Rutgers Center for Women and Work. (Seidman/The Philadelphia Inquirer)