Politicker NJ News Digest: July 5th

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It’s Tuesday, and as politicians in Trenton start a new week – and new month – of work, it’s a good idea to take one more look at last week’s winners and losers before trying to figure out how the state will get itself out of the Transportation Trust Fund quandry it is in. In other state political news …

Donald Trump meets with possible V.P. picks in N.J.
Donald Trump has apparently spent part of his July 4th weekend meeting with possible running mates at one of the private golf courses he owns in New Jersey.
Brent Johnson, NJ.com, Read more

BFFs Christie and Hogan in power struggle
Gov. Chris Christie helped fellow Republican Larry Hogan get elected governor in blue-state Maryland and spoke at his inauguration. Hogan returned the favor by endorsing Christie for president and traveling to New Hampshire to campaign for him.
The Auditor, NJ.com, Read more

Trump Taj Mahal workers: Strike fights owner’s ‘tyranny’
Striking Atlantic City casino workers are using the Fourth of July holiday to highlight their struggle against billionaire Carl Icahn, who owns the Trump Taj Mahal casino.
Associated Press, Read more

Drivers want a say on gas tax
Don’t raise taxes, but fix the roads and pay workers to repair them.
That’s the paradoxical view expressed by some North Jersey motorists Sunday as the state faces the imminent bankruptcy of the Transportation Trust Fund, the purse that holds the cash for all manner of road projects, bridge repairs and public transit.
Matthew McGrath, The Record, Read more

What 2 former N.J. governors say about Christie’s school funding, Trump, Clinton VP picks
The following exchange between former New Jersey governors Brendan T. Byrne and Tom Kean took place via telephone last week.
Star-Ledger Staff, Read more

Fulop snaps selfie with Hillary and Bill Clinton at ‘Hamilton’
How is Mayor Steve Fulop spending his holiday weekend?
On Facebook and Twitter last night, the Jersey City Mayor — who’s eyeing a run for governor in 2017 — posted a selfie alongside Hillary and Bill Clinton and his fiance Jaclyn Thompson at the award winning Broadway show “Hamilton.”
Caitlin Mota, The Jersey Journal, Read more