Morning News Digest: December 31st


Bergen Senator Gordon moving on override of Christie/Cuomo Port Authority reform veto

Senator Bob Gordon (D-38) is moving for an override of Governor Chris Christie’s and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s veto of the two states’ bipartisan-backed Port authority reform bills. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)




AC Freeholder Board passes resolution opposing casino aid bills

The Atlantic County Freeholder Board tonight unanimously passed a resolution opposing the Atlantic City relief package bills championed in the legislature by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-2). (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)




Paterson Council seats Staton as replacement for bounced Davis

The Paterson City Council tonight voted to fill the vacant First Ward Council seat with the Reverend James Staton. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)




Tedesco names former Newark biz administrator Neals as new County Counsel

Bergen County Executive Elect James Tedesco today named attorney Julien Neals to the position of Bergen County Counsel, the top legal post within his administration. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)




Frisby drops LD15 bid

TRENTON – Mercer County Freeholder Samuel Frisby won’t run for that vacant LD15 Assembly seat after all, he told PolitickerNJ. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)




N.J. lawmakers may have to go against legislation they praised: The Auditor

When New Jersey Senate Democrats in the next month or two attempt to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a Port Authority overhaul bill that passed the chamber 38-0, it won’t surprise anyone if Republicans refuse to go along with it. (The Auditor)




Sweeney will meet with Port Authority chairman, opposes curtailing PATH service

TRENTON — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney plans to meet in-person with Port Authority Chairman John Degnan next week to discuss recommendations to overhaul the agency. (Friedman/NJ Advance Media for




Chris Christie vs. Jeb Bush: where they stand on guns, education and more

TRENTON — At first blush, they’re both two-term Republican governors from presidential bellwether states on the East Coast, but lately, and perhaps for exactly that reason, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been keen to stake out the areas where he appears to contrast with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. (Brodesser-Akner/NJ Advance Media for




Booker to Baraka: 5 stories that shaped Newark politics in 2014

NEWARK — From the alleged corruption at the Newark Watershed to the rough-and-tumble retail politics of the municipal election, Newark political junkies had their fill of stories to follow in 2014. We’ve compiled a list of five events whose impact on city politics will last long after New Year’s eve. (Nix/NJ Advance Media for

Morning News Digest: December 31st