Morning News Digest – April 10, 2013

Araujo concedes; won’t appear on the Democratic Primary ballot

Willie Araujo of Edison won’t appear on the ballot in the Democratic Primary as a candidate for governor.



Former Bergen insurance subcontractor says payback fueled Donovan adviser

A tort claim filed against Bergen County by Matthew Kazmierczak alleges that a political ally of Bergen County Executive Kathe Donovan’s sought to remove Bergen County’s health insurance provider as a vendetta.



Leadership source says O’Donnell a ‘non starter’ as Dem party chair-Buono fires back

Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell who earlier this week was called presumptive Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono’s first choice to take over as state chairman of the party, is a non-starter among party leaders in the state, a source told PolitickerNJ today.



Hundreds of Newarkers protest school cuts

NEWARK – For the second time in four years students today walked out of classes in protest over state and local cuts.





Buono marks Equal Pay Act anniversary with call for NJ to eliminate paycheck unfairness

ORANGE – Gubernatorial candidate and state Senator Barbara Buono (D-18) today marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act with a call to end wage discrimination in New Jersey.


Bucco: Dems, OLS won’t share witness lists ahead of time

NEWARK – An Assembly Republican is calling into question the transparency of the lower chamber’s budget hearing process.

Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, (R-25), Boonton, who sits on the Assembly Budget Committee, voiced concern ahead of Tuesday’s budget hearing in Newark that the non-partisan Office of Legislative Services is acting in a partisan manner by refusing to share witness lists prior to the hearing.

Matthew Arco-State Street Wire


100M worth of Urban Transit Hub projects OK’d

TRENTON – The Economic Development Authority approved a total of $100 million in Urban Transit Hub Tax Credits Tuesday to move forward on three residential projects, one for the College Avenue campus at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and two in Jersey City.

Minhaj Hassan-State Street Wire


Update: Rutgers president facing heat over lawyer in Rice flap who ‘resigned’ but remains on staff

The impression was clear: Rutgers’ top lawyer, who had agreed that the men’s basketball coach should be suspended — rather than fired — for abusive behavior against his players, was gone. University President Robert L. Barchi announced General Counsel John B. Wolf’s resignation “from his leadership position” last Friday.

Melissa Hayes and Patricia Alex-The Record



Sen. Sweeney calls on Rutgers board member to resign over Mike Rice video

Calls for a fourth Rutgers University official to step down in the wake of the men’s basketball scandal grew louder today as Senate President Stephen Sweeney demanded the resignation of a member of the school’s Board of Governors.

Kelly Heyboer-The Star-Ledger

  Morning News Digest – April 10, 2013