Morning News Digest: July 24th

Although it looks as though this Jeb Bush reveler (left) arrived to the fundraiser with a lampshade over his head so as not to be recognized by Chris Christie partisans, if you look closely you can see that black, obfuscating object is actually part of the Navesink Country Club grounds, and not a lampshade.

Although it looks as though this Jeb Bush reveler (left) arrived to the fundraiser with a lampshade over his head so as not to be recognized by Chris Christie partisans, if you look closely you can see that black, obfuscating object is actually part of the Navesink Country Club grounds, and not a lampshade.

EXCLUSIVE: Country Club Stakeout of Bush’s Monmouth Fundraiser

MIDDLETOWN – The local demi-gods of politics frolicked on Monmouth County’s version of Mount Olympus tonight with tremulous tread in support of 2016 Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, their jittery looks on the way in to the fundraiser indicative of their knowledge of the presence of someone else not on tonight’s invite list: Gov. Chris Christie. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

EXCLUSIVE: Country Club Stakeout of Bush’s Monmouth Fundraiser

 

 

Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Alleviating Developmentally Disabled Family Hardship

TRENTON – Under a cheering gallery of public advocates, the Senate this afternoon passed S-3117, a developmental disability bill. while individual members praised a legislative outcome built  not on the arm twisting of high-powered lobbyists but people power bipartisan work from advocates to lawmakers to the front office. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Alleviating Developmentally Disabled Family Hardship

 

 

Untangling the Sheriff Rochford Imbroglio in Morris County

From co-employer to supervisor in one fell swoop. (Daigle/PolitickerNJ)

Untangling the Sheriff Rochford Imbroglio in Morris County

 

 

Bill to Curb Governor’s Out-of-State Campaign Travel Released from Committee

TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg’s (D-37) bill (S-2949) proposing stricter oversight for disbursement of public funds for political campaign events has been released from committee and will go on to the legislature. In the short term, the bill would require that Governor Christie report out-of-state travel expenses during his presidential campaign to the State Ethics Commission. (Aregood/PolitickerNJ)

Bill to Curb Governor’s Out-of-State Campaign Travel Released from Committee

 

 

Expunged from Assembly, Council-Seeking Garcia Says his ‘Heart’s Always Been Local’

Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia (D-33) is preparing for what he hopes will be a move to Hoboken’s City Council. He recently announced his intentions to challenge incumbent Councilwoman Jennifer Giattino to represent the city’s 6th Ward. (Alfaro/PolitickerNJ)

Expunged from Assembly, Council-Seeking Garcia Says His Heart’s ‘Always Been Local’

 

 

Bush Calls on GOP to Embrace Latinos, African-Americans

GORHAM, N.H. (AP) — Calling on his party to embrace diversity, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Thursday that Republicans will never win the presidency if they don’t campaign in “every nook and cranny” of the country — especially in Hispanic and African-American communities. (AP)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/bush-calls-on-gop-to-embrace-latinos-african-americans-1.1379798

 

 

Bill Allowing Dave and Buster’s to Open in N.J. Heads to Christie’s Desk

It is now up to Governor Christie to decide whether Dave & Buster’s may come to New Jersey, where its business model has been banned for more than half a century. (Racioppi/The Bergen Record)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/bill-allowing-dave-buster-s-to-open-in-n-j-heads-to-christie-s-desk-1.1379715

 

 

NJ Republican Fundraiser Bathgate Supporting Jeb Bush for President

There’s a major campaign fundraiser tonight in Middletown, but not for Chris Christie. Former Republican National Committee Finance Chair and Christie friend Lawrence Bathgate is co-hosting a party for Jeb Bush, who’s already raked in $283,000 from New Jersey backers, many of whom were previously in the Christie camp. NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron was at the Navesink Country Club, the location for the fundraiser. (Aron/NJTV)

NJ Republican Fundraiser Bathgate Supporting Jeb Bush for President

 

 

Christie Announces $3.5M in Sandy Aid, but Not Without Protests

“I’m happy today to be in Spring Lake to announce this grant,” said Gov. Chris Christie. (Flanagan/NJTV)

Christie Announces $3.5M in Sandy Aid, But Not Without Protests

 

 

Hamilton Councilman Ed Gore Explains his ‘Muslim Scum’ Comment

HAMILTON >> When gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot and killed five U.S. military service members July 16 in Chattanooga, Tenn., a Hamilton councilman went to Facebook to voice his sentiments. (Trentonian)

http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20150722/hamilton-councilman-ed-gore-explains-his-muslim-scum-comment Morning News Digest: July 24th