Morning Digest: Sept. 25, 2013

Quinnipiac: Christie leads 64-30%

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows that gubernatorial challenger Sen. Barbara Buono still trails Gov. Chris Christie by a wide margin. PolitickerNJ
http://www.politickernj.com/68449/quinnipiac-christie-leads-64-30

 

 

Rutgers-Eagleton poll: Tourism ad stronger than the criticism

NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey may be – as the ad says – “Stronger than the Storm.” PolitickerNJ

http://www.politickernj.com/68448/rutgers-eagleton-poll-tourism-campaign-stronger-criticism

 

 

 

The Back Room

 

Fulop on gubernatorial endorsement: No sense of urgency

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop told The Jersey Journal today that he sees no sense of urgency regarding his endorsement in the gubernatorial contest. PolitickerNJ
http://www.politickernj.com/back_room/fulop-gubernatorial-endorsement-i-see-no-sense-urgency

 

 

 

Latest from State Street Wire

 

 

TRENTON – The Legislature has scheduled its third in a series of Sandy recovery hearings, and two state officials have been asked to appear. State Street Wire
http://www.politickernj.com/68446/lawmakers-slate-third-sandy-recovery-hearing

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NJBIA to Fulop: Paid sick leave will hurt Jersey City businesses

Forcing Jersey City businesses to offer mandatory paid sick-leave to their employees will end up doing more harm to the local economy than good, and a comprehensive study should be conducted before the plan is implemented. NJBiz

http://www.njbiz.com/article/20130924/NJBIZ01/130929922/NJBIA-to-Fulop:-Paid-sick-leave-proposal-will-hurt-Jersey-City’s-businesses

 

 

Buono labors in Booker’s shadow

Barbara Buono mingled at a senior citizen’s picnic in northern New Jersey last week, introducing herself as Governor Chris Christie’s Democratic challenger while people eating boxed lunches listened quietly. Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-24/buono-labors-in-booker-s-shadow-in-campaign-to-unseat-christie.html

 

 

 

 

Damon, Affleck to raise money for Booker

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are on the list. So is director J.J. Abrams and executives from Disney and Netflix. USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/09/23/cory-booker-matt-damon-ben-affleck-senate/2854839/

 

 

Lonegan: Booker not right for New Jersey

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Republican Steve Lonegan sees a path to victory over Newark Mayor Cory Booker in New Jersey’s upcoming U.S. Senate election if he keeps attacking what he describes as the Democrat’s shortcomings. Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/steve-lonegan-senate_n_3982291.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

 

 

Buono: Christie turned his back on the 99%

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—NBToday sat down with State Senator Barbara Buono, a candidate for Governor in the November 5 election, to discuss her views on important local, county, and state issues. New Brunswick Today

http://newbrunswicktoday.com/article/barbara-buono-interview-part-2-christie-turned-his-back-99

 

 

Ted Cruz’s marathon talk

Ted Cruz seized control of the Senate floor on Tuesday about 2:42 p.m. vowing to “speak in support of defunding Obamacare until I am no longer able to stand.” Nearly 15 hours later, after speaking all night, the Texas Republican was still talking at 5am Wednesday morning. Politico

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/harry-reid-filibuster-government-shutdown-97263.html?hp=t2_3

 

 

Affordable Care Act price report

The average price for basic health coverage purchased on health insurance exchanges created by President Barack Obama’s health care reform law will be $249 a month, not counting subsidies, in 48 states reviewed by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a government report published Wednesday. Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/25/obamacare-premiums_n_3984979.html

 

 

House may link Affordable Care Act delay to shutdown

House Republicans may attach a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate to a continuing budget resolution that would keep the government operating after this month, Politico reported on Tuesday. Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/obamacare-delay-government-shutdown_n_3985346.html

 

 

Questions remain about boardwalk fire

Over 50 businesses remain charred to bits after this month’s fire on the Seaside Boardwalk, however, more questions remain about the circumstances which caused the fire. 101.5FM

http://nj1015.com/questions-remain-about-seaside-boardwalk-fire-audio/

 

 

Former Hamilton mayor appeals conviction

HAMILTON — Former Mayor John Bencivengo is appealing his conviction on corruption charges, contending that he never overstepped the bounds of his office and that the judge assigned to the case tainted the outcome by repeatedly interfering with the defense attorney’s case. Trenton Times

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/09/former_hamilton_mayor_john_bencivengo_appeals_conviction_on_corruption_charges.html

 

 

Prosecution expected to rest in Roque trial

The prosecution is expected to rest tomorrow in the federal trial of West New York Mayor Felix Roque and his son, who are charged with hacking into and bringing down the http://www.recallroque.com website set up by Hudson County Freeholder Jose Munoz, a Roque political foe. Jersey Journal

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2013/09/prosecution_expected_to_rest_tomorrow_in_federal_trial_of_west_new_york_mayor_felix_roque.html

 

 

Paul pulls in more money for Lonegan than Christie

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul may be tussling over the future of the Republican Party, but in the very recent past, both have held fundraisers for U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan. Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/09/a_tale_of_two_fundraisers_rand_paul_raises_more_cash_for_lonegan_than_christie.html

 

 

Fund draws big bucks for S. Jersey Dems

TRENTON – In bright red lettering, the ad accuses Republican state Senate candidate Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt of having a history of late and unpaid taxes. Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20130925_Fund_draws_big_bucks_for_Democrats_in_South_Jersey.html

 

 

Teaneck reconsiders generator requirements

TEANECK — The Township Council on Tuesday night tabled for a second time an ordinance that would have required gas stations, senior and disabled housing and supermarkets to install emergency generators on their premises for use during electrical blackouts. Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/Teaneck_Council_reconsidering_generator_requirements_for_key_businesses.html

 

 

Camden schools chief makes it clear much has changed

Camden Schools Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard’s debut before the community in his first meeting with the local school board probably seemed like it took place in a world far different from Newark, where he had his last job. NJ Spotlight

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/13/09/25/camden-school-chief-s-first-public-meeting-makes-clear-that-much-has-changed/

 

 

N.Y. Sandy victims facing eviction

Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy, hundreds of displaced New Yorkers living in hotels face eviction. NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/25/nyregion/hundreds-of-storm-evacuees-in-hotels-face-evictions.html?ref=nyregion&_r=0

 

Opinion

 

Same-sex marriage in N.J. inevitable

It’s only a matter of time before same-sex marriage is legal in New Jersey. Trenton Times

http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2013/09/editorial_same-sex_marriage_in.html

 

 

Christie-Booker bond benefits both men

Newark Mayor Cory Booker often rails at Republicans who cut tax benefits for the poor, refuse to raise the minimum wage or oppose gay marriage. Stile, Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/Stile_Christie-Booker_bond_benefits_both_mens_goals.html

Morning Digest: Sept. 25, 2013