Weekend TV

New Jersey Capitol Report

Hosts: Steve Adubato and Rafael Pi Roman

FiOS 1: 5/15 at 6:30 p.m.; NJN: 5/16 at 7 a.m.; WHYY TV: 5/16 at 11:30 a.m.; FiOS 1: 5/16 at 6:30 p.m.; WBGO: 5/17 at 7:30 p.m. 

Many analysts believe the country has finally begun the slow road to recovery since the beginning of this severe recession. Gil Medina, executive managing director & regional manager of Cushman & Wakefield and Phil Kirschner, president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association join Steve and Rafael in a spirited discussion about the state of New Jersey’s business industry and how the state has fared during this fiscal crisis.

The team is then joined by Pete McDonough, Republican strategist and adjunct professor of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and Tony Bawidamann, Democratic startegist and partner at Strategic Policy Advisors, to examine the state of the state and what lies ahead.



New Jersey Now

Host: Brenda Blackmon

Sunday, May 16th at noon on My9/WWOR 

Assembly Majority Leader Joe Cryan and Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Amy Handlin debate the Democrats’ proposal for the millionaires’ tax and Gov. Chris Christie’s property tax reform plan. Then, Mayor Eldridge Hawkins Jr of Orange and Mayor Samir Elbassiouny of Washington Township discuss the impact of the governor’s property tax reform tool kit on their communities. And, Margaret Kinsell of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network and Derrell Bradford – executive director of Excellent Education for Everyone – discuss merit pay and tenure reform for teachers.

On the Record

Host: Michael Aron, senior political correspondent

NJN: Sunday, May 16th at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Monday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m.

Governor Chris Christie’s proposed constitutional amendment capping property taxes and effects on municipal and county workers. Part 1: Bill Lavin, president of the N.J. Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association. Part 2: Richard Bagger, Christie’s chief of Staff. 

Reporters Roundtable

Host: Michael Aron

NJN: Friday, May 14th at 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 16th at 10 a.m.

Reporters Angela Delli Santi of the Associated Press, Chris Megerian of the Star-Ledger, John Mooney of the NJ Spotlight and Michael Symons of Gannett New Jersey discuss Gov. Christie’s tool kit for mayors, school boards and county governments to hold down property taxes; the Democrats propose a real millionaires’ tax; and week two of the stand-off over state Supreme Court Justice John Wallace.  

Weekend TV