To help voters sort through the candidates and their positions, NJ Spotlight has put together the 2011 Voter Guide. It lists all the candidates up for election this year, including independents.
A year ago, the announcement of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark public schools was held in a hotel ballroom, replete with TV cameras and visiting dignitaries.
WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly, NJ Spotlight's John Mooney, Baristanet's Debra Galant and NJTV reporter David Cruz will join Brian to lead a discussion about New Jersey towns. What do the state’s hundreds and hundreds of municipalities mean to New Jersey hearts and minds, and what do they mean for governance and economics?
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie averted a shutdown of state government by axing $900 million from the budget Democrats handed him late last night. John Mooney, education writer and co-founder of njspotlight.com, discusses the latest news and what it means for the Garden State.
Azi Paybarah, politics reporter for the New York Observer, discusses Governor Cuomo and New York State political dealmaking. Then, John Dankosky, news director at WNPR and host of Where We Live, discusses whether unions and Governor Malloy will be able to agree on a budget. Then, Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, discusses how the NJN transfer to WNET was allowed by the legislature--and the politics of it.