Tuesday, December 27, 2011
By Bob Hennelly
The political fallout from New Jersey's recently completed congressional redistricting continues. The loss of a congressional seat for the Garden State, from 13 to 12 districts, has now set the stage for a nasty primary between two Democratic incumbents.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Hoping to avoid a long, costly legal battle over whether New Jerseyans should be able to bet on sports, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. said he will introduce a bill Monday giving the state an immediate exemption from a federal ban on sports betting.
Monday, September 26, 2011
By Bob Hennelly
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has consistently denied he plans to run for president. But an invitation from former First Lady Nancy Reagan to give a high profile speech on leadership at the Ronald Reagan Presidential library in California and a week of political fundraisers across the country has rekindled the speculation.
Larry Sabato, a professor at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics Professor says the 2012 presidential primary schedule is still in flux, so a late entry by a Christie is technically still possible.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Connecticut Lieutenant Governor, Nancy Wyman, discusses the Connecticut recovery effort post Hurricane Irene; U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) who serves on House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, updates the situation in New Jersey; Nan Hayworth, U.S Representative (R-NY-19), surveys the flood damage around New York.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
By Erica Getto
The City of Newark, N.J. is no newcomer to lights, camera and action. It's been the set for Steven Spielberg’s 2005 “War of the Worlds,” Eminem’s 2009 music video “Not Afraid,” and of course for "Brick City." But on Thursday, Mayor Cory A. Booker announced an official entity to assist filmmakers and TV producers: the Newark Office of Film and Television (NOFT).
Monday, July 25, 2011
New Jersey Senate president Stephen Sweeney discusses budget battles in New Jersey.
Friday, July 01, 2011
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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Same-sex marriage became legal in New York on Friday, when the New York State Senate passed same-sex marriage legislation and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed it into law. But supporters shouldn't expect New Jersey to follow suit. That was Governor Chris Christie's message during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
By Bob Hennelly
In any other place in the universe, a fight over whether your revenue is $900 million or just $500 million above projection would be a heartwarming news story.
But not in New Jersey, where word of a surge in income tax revenues from high-end earners has only intensified the Trenton budget battle.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
New Jersey voters approved nearly 80 percent of school district budgets in referendums throughout the state, according to a tally by the state school boards association.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Bill Pascrell, U.S. Congressman (D-NJ 8) and member of the House Budget Committee and Ways and Means Committee, and Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Congresswoman (D-NY 14), talk about the federal spending bill's effects on NY and NJ.
Monday, April 04, 2011
— Bob Hennelly, senior reporter for WNYC, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The budget bus that crashed in the Bronx and resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen passengers was going up to 78 miles per hour when it flipped on its side, it was revealed Wednesday during a Senate committee meeting on motor coach safety in the wake of three crashes in recent weeks.