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Gov. Christie Inauguration

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It's inauguration day in New Jersey, and a new administration is coming into office facing a litany of challenges. WNYC's Bob Hennelly previews the inauguration. Then, New Jersey State Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver previews both today's ceremony and a new legislative start.

Guests:

Bob Hennelly and Sheila Y. Oliver

Comments [6]

Paul Brown from Woodbridge, NJ

If you do not like where we are heading, the only thing you can do is get up, get organized and find a way to change it. Get on your county political committee, go to meetings, talk to your neighbors. If you are not willing to get out and do something, please stop complaining.

Paul Brown
Woodbridge
1-9 Committeeman

Jan. 21 2010 10:47 AM
hjs from 11211

RJ
too true. and there is something BIG wrong with this picture

Jan. 19 2010 01:09 PM
RJ from Prospect Hts

I do not understand why Americans would rather hurt their neighbors--the teachers who teach their kids, the cops who protect them--by insisting they come down to their own unfortunate level--"I haven't gotten a raise in 3 years." It makes so much more sense to me to wonder, Why *haven't* you gotten a raise in 3 years? There isn't the money in the state and local budgets for these raises and pensions, you say? Why is that?
We are "the richest country in the world"--yet we can't afford to pay teachers, firefighters, cops, health care workers, secretaries, sanitation workers-=-people who do the essential jobs that help *our* standards of living improve and prepare for the next generation--and they are all are supposed to hurt?
There is something fundamentally wrong, both with what too many Americans see as the way we should live and the way we think about how to achieve it.

Jan. 19 2010 12:01 PM
steve from Englewood, NJ

Governor Christie must deal with 3 things in New Jersey before he can do anything else. In order:

1) Corruption
2) Corruption
3) Corruption

It's entrenched and it's everywhere.

Jan. 19 2010 11:56 AM
John Celardo from Fanwood, NJ

I fear Republican programs in New Jersey. I am an archivist and work closely with the NJ State Archives. Christy Whitman reduced income taxes by one third during her tenure as governor. The income tax was 3%, and her reduction was a mere 1%. Although the tax reduction wads not significant to most NJ tax payers, it caused enormous personnel cuts at the State Archives, and many other “expendable” social service and cultural agencies.

Jan. 19 2010 11:55 AM
hjs from 11211

when does the gridlock start?

Jan. 19 2010 09:17 AM

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