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.
In New Jersey, a two-month campaign is beginning for U.S. Senate.
The expected low turnout led to the expected results in yesterday's primary election: Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) will face Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan (R) in the special election to fill US Senator Frank Lautenberg's seat. Nancy Solomon, New Jersey Public Radio's managing editor, discusses the results and the general election showdown ahead.
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.
The race for city comptroller got a lot more interesting this week, and together Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner sucked up all the oxygen in city politics. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court handed Gov. Chris Christie mixed rulings on his vision for development in the Garden State.
With just a colander in hand, visitors can find teeth from sharks that once swam the ocean that covered all of New Jersey.
Democrats are lining up for a primary battle in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Governor Chris Christie is "slow jamming" the news with late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, and scooping up support for his reelection from unlikely sources: Democrats dubbed "Christie-crats."
Governor Chris Christie says won't endorse a candidate for the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey before the primary vote in August. But he'll back the Republican candidate, even if it's Tea Party-backed conservative Steve Lonegan.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's pick to fill the seat vacated by Senator Frank Lautenberg isn't a household name. But Attorney General Jeff Chiesa and the governor have had a friendship that spans decades.
New information has emerged about a New Jersey contract with AshBritt, a politically-connected debris removal company.
Wednesday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Brian Lehrer moderated a community forum on school reform issues in Newark and throughout the state of New Jersey. On today's show, hear analysis of the conversation from New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and John Mooney of NJ Spotlight.
Governor Chris Christie is putting a positive spin on the bankruptcy filing by Atlantic City's newest casino and hotel. The New Jersey governor says the filing actually shows confidence in Revel because investors are exchanging debt for stock in the company.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to address the state's efforts at rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, as well as his contentious proposal to cut taxes in the year ahead. Watch the address and chat live with us.
Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, discusses the status of the recovery in New Jersey four weeks after Sandy.
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