Weekly Advance: Week of Sept. 2

TRENTON – The week begins with Labor Day.  That’s fitting, since many politicos will eventually shift into gear after idling for the summer.

Gov. Chris Christie still has sitting on his desk the Economic Opportunity Act, which even some of its original backers are hoping will draw some form of veto.

The bill shortchanges – depending on one’s point of view – environmentally sensitive areas and affordable housing causes.

It streamlines five business tax incentive programs into two and makes some areas of the state more eligible for them than they had been previously.

 

With each passing week, the campaigns, in particular the U.S. Senate race, become hotter.

Last week, for example, who would have guessed that Newark Mayor Cory Booker would be somewhat coy about his sexuality, and that would not be the most talked-about aspect of the campaign.

Nope.  The most talked-about campaign topic would turn out to be opponent Steve Lonegan’s reaction to the talk about Booker’s sexual preferences.

Lonegan’s talk about cigars and such led to a back and forth that kinda tells you how weird and off the wall political campaigns can be in this day and age.

Expect more of the unexpected from this campaign.

 

There is another race going on, although Gov. Chris Christie still holds a huge lead in the polls over Sen. Barbara Buono.

Buono will continue to look for an opening to land a punch, politically speaking.  But so far, Christie has proven adept at evading contact while still landing some verbal jabs of his own.

 

The Legislature has not scheduled committee action yet, but look for that to change soon with the summer recess essentially coming to a close.

 

Monday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

Daily Events

Sen. Barbara Buono

9:45 a.m., South Plainfield Labor Day Parade, South Plainfield

12:30 p.m., Rutherford Street Fair, 9 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford

2:30 p.m., Labor Day Event, Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Ln., New Brunswick

Lt. Gov. candidate Milly Silva

3 p.m., Rutherford Street Fair,  9 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford

 

Tuesday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

Boards and Commissions

4 p.m., Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board, Department of Environmental Protection, 401 E. State St., Trenton

6 p.m., Delaware Bay Shellfisheries Council, Haskin Shellfish Research Lab, 6959 Miller Ave., Port Norris

Daily Events

9 a.m., Brownfields grant writing workshop, Environmental Protection Agency, N.J. League of Municipalities, Building 205, Rm. 5107, 2890 Woodbridge Ave., Edison

 

Wednesday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

Boards and Commissions

9 a.m., Schools Development Authority, 1 W. State St., Trenton

9 a.m., Delaware River Port Authority, One Port Center,2 Riverside Drive, Camden

10 a.m., Tidelands Resource Council, Multipurpose conference room, Civil Service Commission, 44 S. Clinton Ave., Trenton

Daily Events

9 a.m., Brownfields grant writing workshop, Environmental Protection Agency, N.J. League of Municipalities, 401 Main St., Mantua

 

Thursday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

Boards and Commissions

4 p.m., N.J. Marine Fisheries Council, Galloway Township Branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leed Road, Galloway

 

Friday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

 

 

 

 

  Weekly Advance: Week of Sept. 2