Chris reviews all the political doings of the weekend and previews this week’s primaries with Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein. He also discusses the premeire of the HBO film, Game Change, and the argument between New Jersey Governor Chris Chris and a law student who opposes the merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan.
Things got testy at one of Governor Christie’s town hall meetings yesterday, when a shouting match ended with the governor calling an audience member an idiot.
Chris discusses yesterday’s budget address by Mayor Michael Nutter, Gov. Chris Christies spout with a Rutgers-Camden law student about the merging of two New Jersey colleges, and the lack of Senate votes needed for the Keystone Pipeline. Chris chats with Max Nacheman about firearm laws in PA, Steve Cordasco for Finance Friday about the rise in unemployment rates and Beasley Reece about which team in the NFL Peyton Manning will go to now that he is no longer a part of the Indianapolis Colts. Chris talks to Sarah Colonna in studio about her stand up show this weekend at Helium Comedy Club!
Amid all the debate over the proposed takeover of Rutgers University’s Camden campus by Rowan University comes what could be a serious difference of opinion within one of South Jersey’s most powerful political families.
Chris talks about the 2008 speech from Rick Santorum about Satan, the GOP debate that will be held tonight in Arizona and Gov. Chris Christie’s budget speech yesterday in New Jersey. Chris also chats with Dr. Dan Cook from Rutgers-Camden about the possible merger of two universities in New Jersey and Tom McGrath, editor of Philadelphia Magazine about the potential sale of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
It contains an income tax cut and more money in several key areas, including a massive payment into the public worker pension fund.
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and Camden residents rallied outside the Rutgers-Camden library prior to a meeting of the school’s board of governors in another building, where the issue was being discussed.
One new knock is a poll from the Rutgers-Eagleton people, who find that New Jerseyans dislike the idea of the Rowan takeover by a margin of 57 percent to 22 percent.
The over-the top villain in the play is “Gary Nearcross,” with any resemblance to New Jersey powerbroker George Norcross not so coincidental.
“Given a choice… I seriously doubt that the Boards of Governors and Trustees would want to give up the Rutgers-Camden campus,” says Rutgers president Richard McCormick.
Wendell Pritchett, chancellor at Rutgers-Camden, urged everyone to put the heat on decisionmakers at the state capital.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie says he’ll implement the ideas of a blue-ribbon panel that will dramatically change the look and approach of higher education across the Garden State.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 totaled $787 billion, split about equally among tax cuts, payments to and for individuals, and public works.
The economy seems stalled, and at least one expert thinks it will likely stay that way for a while.
The chancellor of Rutgers University’s campus in Camden, N.J., will be serving on the board that oversees the Philadelphia school system.