News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

Senate candidates face off in first of 3 debates

  • Moderated by NJTV's Mike Schneider at Montclair State University, with panelists Montclair State professor Brigid Callahan Harrison (who said Kyrillos failed to flesh out his positions), Al Doblin, Herb Jackson, Michael Aron, with taped questions via WBGO News Director Doug Doyle.

    Campaign 2012

  • Stockton NJ-3 poll: Jon Runyan leads Shelley Adler 49-39%.


  • Medicaid oversight saved taxpayers $500M, says NJ comptroller.

  • Christie cuts aid to Newark, to receive only $10M, less than half the money requested. Now, why do you think Chris Christie might not want Cory Booker to have a good year?

    Blue Jersey's video interview of NJ Senate's leaders

  • Senate President Steve Sweeney & Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg talk about their working relationship, and property taxes, marriage equality, fracking, government transparency & Port Authority.. Part 1 - Part 2 at 10AM today.

    Rules for NJ medical marijuana dispensaries upheld by court

  • 3 judge panel upheld NJ Health Department rules limiting the number of medical marijuana dispensaries and requirements that they all be run by non-profits.


  • Christie keeps his Port Authority playground; Senate Dems fail to override his veto of measure intended for more oversight, transparency and accountability of the money pit authority.
  • Sweeney & Doherty clash over Port Authority veto override bill.

  • This was probably a bad headline choice for this story.
  • Senate passes NJ component of 'Obamacare' towards a likely Christie veto.
  • New law keeps farmland free of oversized solar projects.
  • 5-year NJ plan will let some receiving Medicaid to stay home instead of having to enter nursing care.

    NJ Civil Service Commission grants new county police  waiver from strict rules on hiring officers

  • Camden police have worked for nearly 4 years on an expired contracts. Officers are now being laid off; Labor is calling the new rules union-busting, which of course it is.

    Assorted Christie

  • Calls presidential debate a "knockout," goes deep gloat.


  • State DOE again reinstates superintendent Janine Caffrey, against the ruling of an administrative law judge who had upheld her suspension by the local school board.

  • Interactive map: violence & bullying in NJ schools. Click your town for stats. Highest rate of incidence was in 3 South Jersey districts.

  • Go to NJ State Page
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