News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

Tonight 8pm

  • Bob Menendez v. Joe Kyrillos - first debate, at Montclair State U..
  • Geoff Mulvihill at AP gives a run-down of where both stand on key issues.

    League of Women Voters wants to clear up any misinformation about NJ voting rules

  • There's an email going around that's shaking up and scaring voters.

    Of course, Chris Christie claims victory

  • Will Romney's performance last night signal a shift in his campaign?

  • If Obama didn't bring up Mitt's attitude towards 47% of Americans, Wisniewski did.

    Valerie Vainieri Huttle introduces bill to curb human trafficking in NJ

  • The bill would create a $25k fine for anyone convicted of a crime associated with human trafficking, including recruiting someone for trafficking, financing trafficking or allowing it to occur on property owned by the defendant.
  • Deciminyan wrote about this Monday.

    Democrats Struggling to Push Ahead With Privatization Bill

  • Substitute legislation still hung up, pushback from across the aisle, business community.

    Shirley Turner introduces constitutional amendment that would suspend without pay indicted office-holders

  • Sen. Turner: "It seems there are so many elected officials who are now being accused of illegal activities while serving in elected office, and I just think elected officials need to be held to a higher standard." If approved, the measure would appear on your 2013 state ballot as referendum to allow voters to decide whether to amend the state constitution.

    NJ bill could make domestic violence accusers feel safe

  • Star-Ledger editorial on a bill that would allow some fearful accusers to testify by closed-circuit camera instead of under the stare of the accused.


  • Anti-bullying events at NJ schools.

    Additional Assorted Christie

  • "I am not an anti-union person." To building trades, where that's maybe an easier sell.


  • NJPP: NJ's public-sector job loss has created a drag on economic recovery.
  • To fix the economy, fix the housing market.
  • Payments Proposed at Power-Capacity Auction Impact NJ Ratepayers, up to $3B over 15 years.
  • A healthy NJ is a prosperous NJ.

    More Campaign 2012

  • NJ Spotlight looks at the LD-4 Special Election, Mosquera v. Lovett.


  • Clock Is Ticking for Rutgers/Rowan/UMDNJ Merger.

  • Go to NJ State Page
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