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New Jersey's Highest Court Rules Gay Marriages Can Start Monday

Friday, October 18, 2013

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New Jersey’s highest court says same-sex marriages can start in the state on Monday, denying Gov. Chris Christie’s request to postpone gay marriages until the state Supreme Court rules on the governor's appeal. 

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Gov. Christie Calls Booker's Senate Victory the 'First Win' for the NY Giants

Thursday, October 17, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker were together for the first time today since Booker was elected U.S. Senator last night.

The Republican Governor congratulated the mayor... but not before getting a dig in there.

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New Jersey News

Christie on In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie publicly supported granting in-state tuition rates to undocumented students in New Jersey during Tuesday’s debate. And he addressed how he would respond to his children if they ever came to him saying they were gay.

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Barbara Buono, Chris Christie Hold Second Debate Tonight

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Gubernatorial candidates Chris Christie and Barbara Buono will face off in their second debate tonight at Montclair State University.

The debate will be streaming live at 8pm at this link. And you can follow reporter @GonzalezSarahA for live tweets.

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New Jersey News

Was the NJ Attorney General Protecting Christie?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Allegations of corruption in a rural New Jersey Sheriff's office shook the community in Hunterdon County in 2010. The sheriff was accused of not properly conducting background checks on deputies and issuing a fake police ID for a prominent donor to Gov. Chris Christie.

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New Jersey News

Lt. Gov. Candidates Face off in First Debate Tonight

Friday, October 11, 2013

WNYC

The woman who could soon become the most powerful person in New Jersey will hold a debate tonight. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is widely expected to step into the governor's office if Gov. Chris Christie starts running for president.

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Poll: Christie Has 2-1 Lead in Gov. Race, Buono Inches Closer

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WNYC

According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, 62-percent of likely voters back Republican Governor Chris Christie over Democrat Barbara Buono. It's almost a 2-1 lead in New Jersey's Governor's race.

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Transportation Nation

Report: Internal Emails Contradict Christie Account on NJ Transit

Sunday, October 06, 2013

WNYC

A report by The Record is contradicting Governor Chris Christie's recent account of why NJ Transit moved hundreds of pieces of rail equipment into a flood zone prior to Sandy.  [To listen to an interview with The Record reporter Karen Rouse, click on the audio player above.]

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Transportation Nation

Christie Changing His Story on NJ Transit's Sandy Failure

Friday, October 04, 2013

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Governor Christie is changing his story on why NJ Transit moved its trains into a flood zone during Sandy. According to The Record newspaper, Christie is now blaming the decision on a low-level employee, whom he refuses to name. 

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New Jersey News

Democratic Christie Supporter Charged with Misuse of Funds

Thursday, October 03, 2013

WNYC

One of New Jersey's most powerful Democrats is being charged with misuse of funds. 

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is accusing Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo of misusing campaign funds and failing to disclose campaign spending over a two-year period. DiVincenzo is a crucial ally of Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

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NJ Dems Urge State Supreme Court to Take Up Gay Marriage

Monday, September 30, 2013

New Jersey Democrats are urging the state's Supreme Court to take up the issue of gay marriage before Oct. 21. That’s the date a state judge has ruled same-sex marriages may begin in New Jersey.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Garden State Higher Ed

Friday, September 27, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

We follow up on a few topics in New Jersey education we didn't get to earlier this week with John Mooney of njspotlight.com: Chris Christie's higher education record, the controversial mergers and acquisitions at Rutgers, and the Barbara Buono charge that tuition at Rutgers has increased 10% under Christie.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: New Jersey Education

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Today: Education policy in New Jersey, from Cory Booker's Newark record to Chris Christie's relationship with teacher's unions. Nancy Solomon, New Jersey Public Radio managing editor, and John Mooney, founding editor of njspotlight.com, discuss education in the gubernatorial and U.S. senate races in New Jersey.

 

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Transportation Nation

Premature to Judge NJ Transit's Response to Sandy, Christie Says

Monday, August 26, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie still isn't criticizing NJ Transit's handling of Sandy -- even after reports that New Jersey Transit did not follow its own hurricane plan to move rail cars to higher ground ahead of Sandy. Trains were parked in flood plains, resulting in more than $120 million in damages. But the governor -- who's known for his take-no-prisoners style --  did not declare any failure on behalf of NJ Transit.  

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New Jersey News

Christie Softening on Climate Change?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nearly ten months after Sandy, Governor Christie is continuing to avoid discussions about the threat of climate change leading to more severe storms. But remarks the Governor made yesterday show he seems to be taking a softer approach.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Lawmakers Call for Investigation, Consequences for NJ Transit's Sandy Missteps

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey lawmakers are calling for an investigation into New Jersey Transit's flawed hurricane preparations.  The news comes in the wake of revelations that NJ Transit didn't follow its own admonition to move its trains to higher ground during Sandy.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Disregarded Its Own Hurricane Plan

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

Now it can be told:  New Jersey transit never had a plan to move its trains to low-lying areas during Sandy. The decision to move much of its fleet to rail yards in the Meadowlands and Hoboken resulted in damage to almost 400 locomotives and rail cars, snarling commutes for months. But according to documents newly released to the Record newspaper, that wasn't the plan at all. 

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New Jersey News

New Jersey Judge Considering Same Sex Marriage

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A judge in Trenton has declined to rule immediately on whether same sex marriages in New Jersey should be allowed.

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New Jersey News

NJ Senate Primary Turnout Wasn't the Lowest. But Almost.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

WNYC

Thanks to the celebrity of Democratic front-runner Cory Booker, the race to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg  has garnered national media attention. But national headlines did little to motivate voter turnout. See live results here.

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New Jersey News

Special Election Will Cost NJ Taxpayers - But How Much?

Monday, August 05, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to reimburse counties for the additional costs of holding two special elections to fill a Senate seat in New Jersey. But taxpayers are still footing the bill.

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