PolitickerNJ News Digest: Dec. 28th

"I, state your name, endorse Kim Guadagno for governor in 2017."

Good morning, it’s the start of the last week of the year. While 2015 is running out, there is still time to check out our review of the last 12 months in state politics.

Praise for Christie’s approach on drugs misplaced, some say
Gov. Chris Christie has drawn accolades from supporters and detractors alike for his work addressing the opiate problem in New Jersey and elsewhere. But advocates and addicts say he is helping those already in trouble with the law and failing those who are looking to get clean before they slip up and find themselves in jail.
Josh Cornfield, Associated Press Read more

Chris Christie’s war on terrorism, more a skirmish than a battle?
In debates and town hall meetings, Gov. Chris Christie often cites his long tenure as a former federal prosecutor, focusing on the nation’s war on terrorism as a centerpiece of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
Ted Sherman, NJ.com Read more

How the battle for north Jersey casinos is being hampered by 2017 gubernatorial race
New Jersey’s top legislators agree on at least this much: Opening casinos in the northern part of the state is crucial.
Brent Johnson, NJ.com Read more

Christie’s awol, Democrats scatter. Trenton in meltdown
As the middle child in a family of nine, I know something about the chaos that can unfold when parents leave the home. I have the scars to prove it.
Tom Moran, Star-Ledger Read more

Does Chris Christie gun plan make women less safe?
Gov. Chris Christie‘s impact on New Jersey gun laws is liked by some, hated by some, and really hated by advocates for domestic violence victims.
Bob Jordan, Asbury Park Press Read more

PolitickerNJ News Digest: Dec. 28th