Wake-Up Call: Monday, October 13, 2008

Corzine says N.J. will help protect against foreclosures Gov. Jon Corzine today said the impact from the recent stock market

Corzine says N.J. will help protect against foreclosures

Gov. Jon Corzine today said the impact from the recent stock market plunge and credit crisis has yet to be fully realized and will likely bring "rising levels of unemployment," adding New Jersey may even try to purchase homes to protect residents from foreclosure. (Alexi Friedman, The Star-Ledger)


Bryant's trial lifts a curtain on Trenton

In the midst of a global economic crisis and a hotly contested presidential election, New Jersey lawmakers proved last week they can still grab a piece of the spotlight and do it in stereotypical Garden State fashion — through scandal. (Robert Schwaneberg, The Star-Ledger)


Poll: N.J. residents think government can be good

WEST LONG BRANCH — New Jersey may have a reputation for political corruption, but its citizens believe that it's honorable to be involved with government. (Associated Press)


Moriarty target in Wash. Twp. mayoral campaign

Republican candidate Theresa Lappe wants to raise a number of issues in the hotly contested race for Washington Township mayor. But each time she criticizes the all-Democratic local government, her opponent agrees with her. (Jan Hefler, Philadelphia Inquirer)


McCain campaign vows to fight in N.J. despite poll numbers

Republican presidential nominee John McCain may be cutting his losses in Michigan, but his campaign and supporters say he has no intentions of pulling out of Democrat-leaning New Jersey. (Press of Atlantic City)


Stender campaign says candidate raised $681K this quarter

The 7th Congressional Campaign of Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Fanwood) has raised over $2.2 million to date, according to a release issued today by the campaign. (PolitickerNJ)


Lance steamed by what he says is Stender's three-debate dodge

Frustrated by what he sees as his opponent’s unwillingness to debate in multiple forums, State Sen. Leonard Lance (R-Hunterdon) today chided his 7th Congressional District opponent, Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Fanwood), for canceling or refusing three district-wide debates. (PolitickerNJ)


Greenstein pushes financial legislation

Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein, D-Plainsboro, announced yesterday she will explore legislation increasing the state's regulatory oversight of the financial industry. (The Trenton Times)


Stronger financial reporting encouraged in state

TRENTON (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are being urged to more diligently police their own conduct by requiring more detailed disclosure of their financial interests. (Associated Press)


Stile: No clue what bipartisan duo plan

The Bergen County Democratic Organization has gone to war in recent years to destroy the Republican Party. But a top BCDO operative and a Paramus Republican councilman recently became allies — on paper, at least. (Charles Stile, The Bergen Record)


Zeitz says Smith is ducking debate

In the 4th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-Hamilton) and Democratic challenger Josh Zeitz have two joint editorial board meetings scheduled before election day. Whether those count as debates depends on who you ask. (PolitickerNJ)


Toll hikes approved

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority voted yesterday to raise tolls in two phases on the Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. (The Jersey Journal)


N.J. voters roll in

MOUNT LAUREL — With the registration deadline only a day away, New Jersey election officials say they're struggling to keep up with a record tide of new voter registrations. (Associated Press)


Tuesday the deadline for registering to vote in the presidential election

Tuesday is the deadline for New Jersey residents to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election for president, U.S. Senate and House and various county and local offices. (The Star-Ledger)


Corzine wants to oversee radioactive sites

NEWFIELD — New Jersey is applying this month to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to replace it as the regulating agency for almost all sites with radioactive materials in the state. (Joseph P. Smith, The Daily Journal)


Other candidates fight for a voice

Margaret Chapman was a Democrat until party leaders rebuffed her request to run for Congress in the 1st District. So she put herself on the Nov. 4 ballot as an independent under the slogan "Back to Basics." (Gloucester County Times)


Ex-chief LaBruno collects $350K after retiring in wake of scandal

Former Police Chief Carmen LaBruno, who retired July 1, received a termination payment from the city of $350,000 in August, city officials confirmed Friday. (The Jersey Journal)


Jersey gets 39 town requests to exceed property-tax cap

Caps aimed at curbing property taxes are not keeping the rates down for everyone in New Jersey. So far in 2008, 39 towns have asked the state's Local Finance Board to increase taxes beyond the state's 4 percent limit. (Associated Press)


Connolly: Too stressed to work

Bayonne Councilman Ted Connolly says mistreatment by Hudson County Sheriff Juan Perez drove him to the hospital in August suffering from stress, and is keeping him from going back to his county job. (Ronald Leir, The Jersey Journal)


Wake-Up Call: Monday, October 13, 2008