Morning News Digest: December 10th


Could 2015 be the first year Hoboken finds itself without representation in Trenton?

Representation in Trenton for one of New Jersey’s hottest cities may be at a crossroads, if political chatter in the state is any indication. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)




MacArthur secures seats on House Armed Services, Natural Resources committees

TOMS RIVER — More than a month after clinching a victory over Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard in South Jersey’s third congressional district race, U.S. Rep.-elect Tom MacArthur (R-3) announced today that he has secured a seat on both the House Armed Services Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee for the incoming 114th Congress. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)




Christie extends life of advisory panel on Atlantic City, Meadowlands horse racing

Governor Christie has signed an executive order extending the life of an advisory panel that has been advising him on issues related to Atlantic City, horse racing and the Meadowlands. (Reitmeyer/The Bergen Record)




Christie to attend conservative summit in Iowa

Governor Christie is returning to Iowa — host of the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus — to speak at a conservative event next month. (Hayes/The Bergen Record)




Former Port Authority chairman Samson tries to head off ethics probe

David Samson, the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to head off a state ethics probe of his work at the bi-state agency. (Zambito/NJ Advance Media for




Monmouth Democratic chairman considers NJ Assembly run: The Auditor

Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal — who lost a state Assembly bid in 2011 — is considering another run for the lower house in 2015. (The Auditor/NJ Advance Media for





Deal reached on $1.01 trillion spending bill

Congressional leaders unveiled a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill Tuesday night that will keep most of the federal government funded through September. (O’Keefe/The Washington Post)




Harry Reid’s new mission: blocking ‘crazy stuff’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has had one of the hardest jobs in Washington for the past six years as he battled Republicans, struggled to keep his party in power and worked to advance President Barack Obama’s agenda. (Raju/Politico)

Morning News Digest: December 10th