Morning News Digest; December 1st

Lesniak on S998: Christie ‘putting his personal ambitions ahead of the humane treatment of animals’

TRENTON – State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-20), author of S998, legislation that would ban the use of gestation crates on pregnant pigs in New Jersey, issued the following statement on Friday in response to Gov. Chris Christie’s long-anticipated veto of the bill today: (Brush/PolitickerNJ)




Analysis: Christie invested in his future through his fundraising

Behind Governor Christie’s record-setting fundraising haul as head of the Republican Governors Association lies another number that is almost as striking as the many millions he raised. (Racioppi/The Bergen Record)




Jackson: unions may sway Keystone XL pipeline vote

On just his second full day in Congress, South Jersey Rep. Donald Norcross joined a minority of House Democrats in supporting the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring oil from Canadian tar sands to Gulf Coast refineries. (Jackson/The Bergen Record)




N.J. Democrats to try again to expand early voting

TRENTON — Last year, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have vastly expanded early voting opportunities in New Jersey. (Friedman/The Star-Ledger)




Longtime Stack rival, Jose Falto, dies from heart attack, close friends say

UNION CITY — Jose Falto, a longtime political rival of Union City mayor and state senator Brian Stack, died from a heart attack early yesterday while visiting his mother in Puerto Rico, according to close friends. (Thorbourne/The Jersey Journal) Morning News Digest; December 1st