Morning News Digest: January 9th

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Baroni testimony subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Bridgegate investigation

The federal grand jury investigating the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge has subpoenaed the legislature’s Select Committee on Investigation and any records relating to testimony by Bill Baroni, the former executive director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who resigned from the bi-state agency amid scandal in 2013, according to a copy of the subpoena obtained by PolitickerNJ. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)

Baroni testimony subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Bridgegate investigation | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Wiz and Weinberg mull probe of Christie’s Cowboys spree

The co-chairs of the legislature’s Select Committee on Investigation say they’re considering an investigation into the ethics of Gov. Chris Christie’s acceptance of free private plane travel and luxury box seat tickets from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)

http://politickernj.com/2015/01/wiz-and-weinberg-mull-probe-of-christies-cowboys-spree/

 

 

Before Bridgegate, Chris Christie used Port Authority as political weapon

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was under fire. It was 2012 and the agency had just hiked tolls on area bridges and tunnels. Inside a hearing room on Capitol Hill, the Port Authority’s deputy chief, Bill Baroni, was absorbing withering criticism from Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the late New Jersey Democrat. (Sirotta/IBT)

http://www.ibtimes.com/bridgegate-chris-christie-used-port-authority-political-weapon-1778062

 

 

Baraka on Newark legislator anti-Anderson attack: “It’s not just the angry guy down at City Hall”

NEWARK – Newark Mayor Ras Baraka acknowledged that, following the outburst of opprobrium to Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson and her One Newark school reorganization plan during her recent testimony in Trenton, he now knows for sure that he’s not alone in seeking Anderson’s removal. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)

Baraka on Newark legislator anti-Anderson attack: “It’s not just the angry guy down at City Hall” | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Weinberg shreds Christie-Jones bromance: ‘Tone deaf to the regular Jersey guy’

TRENTON — Veteran North Jersey Democrat, state senator, and self-proclaimed “fiesty Jewish grandmother” from Bergen County Loretta Weinberg (D-32) today shredded Gov. Chris Christie’s acceptance of a private jet flight and luxury box seats at a Dallas Cowboy’s game from the team’s multimillionaire owner Jerry Jones this weekend, suggesting that it doesn’t do much for the potential 2016 Republican presidential contender’s “everyman” image. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)

Weinberg shreds Christie-Jones bromance: ‘Tone deaf to the regular Jersey guy’ | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Jesse Jackson on Christie 2016: “Economic justice should be front and center”

NEWARK – The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., a former presidential candidate, circumspectly assessed the question of whether or not New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should launch his own run for the White House in 2016 during a visit to Newark on Thursday. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)

Jesse Jackson on Christie 2016: “Economic justice should be front and center” | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

At Elizabeth BOE reorg, newcomer Amin muscles into command spot off-script

The newly reconfigured Elizabeth Board of Education was supposed to take over last night and did – kind of – an all out Napoleonic coronation disrupted when newcomer Maria Amin – off script – assumed the chair of command on the board shortly before all hell broke loose. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

At Elizabeth BOE reorg, newcomer Amin muscles into command spot off-script | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Port Authority’s top NJ executive down one year on job

Gov. Chris Christie’s replacement for the Port Authority deputy executive director ousted amid the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal said she’s stepping down effective Feb. 1 (Strunsky/NJ.com)

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/01/port_authority_official_stepping_down.html#incart_river

 

 

Morning News Digest: January 9th