Less than 6 days before the state of New Jersey must adopt a balanced budget for the next fiscal year, and there are still a lot more questions than answers.
With a week and a half before New Jersey must legally adopt a new budget, senate Democrats have presented their alternative to Governor Chris Christie’s plan to slash pension payments to balance the spending plan.
DRPA board vice chair Jeffrey Nash suggests the agency can now afford to restore the discounts after tightening its belt elsewhere.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie has renominated state Supreme Court chief justice Stuart Rabner, and has nominated a Camden County judge to fill a vacancy on the high court.
Should Christie, as expected, trim spending as he’s done in past years, there’s little State Senate President Steve Sweeney can do to stop it.
Rain this morning forced the commencement exercises indoors at Rowan University, and may have also squelched any planned protests aimed at the guest speaker.
Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address to Rowan University graduates next month.
“If they (the Turnpike Authority) want to be more efficient, they should look at reducing the amount of administration that they have, because that’s where the real salaries are,” state senate president Steve Sweeney says.
Sweeney, a longtime union leader, takes over after ten members of the Philadelphia union were arrested on racketeering charges.
“We worked hard at the end of the session to try to advance good legislation that had bipartisan support, and most of those bills did,” said state senate president Steve Sweeney. “It was quite a surprise to see so many vetoed.”
“I’m kind of like a dinosaur but I recognize this a great way to reach people and communicate with people,” he said.
New Jersey’s state Senate president says he’s taking to Twitter to answer citizens’ questions once per week.
A battle is brewing in Trenton over college tuition help for immigrant children who are in the country illegally.
Rowan president Ali Houshmand says his goal is to double enrollment over the next ten years while increasing the school’s budget, endowment, and research grant funding.
The gay daughter of New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono criticized Gov. Chris Christie on Monday for his opposition to same-sex marriage.