Month: August 2016

Christie vetoes $15 minimum wage hike in N.J.

Governor Chris Christie visited Pennington Quality Market on Tuesday to veto Assembly Bill No. 15 which, if it had become law, would’ve raised New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021. N.J. Democrats pushed ahead with the economically ruinous legislation notwithstanding the Read More

Why this former Christie backer is stumping with Clinton Tuesday

TRENTON — Meg Whitman, the former national finance chairwoman of Gov. Chris Christie’s failed presidential bid, will appear with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday morning in Denver, according to reports. Hewlett Packard CEO and President Whitman officially endorsed Read More

Unlike the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick, Frederick Douglass Loved ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

National Football League player Colin Kaepernick created a stir on Friday when he refused to stand for the national anthem at the start of a preseason game. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback cited the prevalence of racism and oppression in Read More

Carroll outguns Weinberg and her ‘smart gun’ revisionism on Facebook

Governor Chris Christie’s “shall issue” declaration drew most of the attention when he vetoed two gun control measures last week, Save Jerseyans, but the substance of his conditional veto of S-816 arguably carries (pun intended) further reaching consequences for gun rights nation-wide. Why? Read More

N.J. churches will get public funding, despite lawsuit, report says

MORRISTOWN — The Morris County freeholders have started doling out historic trust fund grants to religious institutions, despite a lawsuit to stop the awards, a report says. The governing body last week approved grants for 12 applicants, including four religious Read More

Even as premiums rise, N.J. declares controversial Medicaid expansion a success

One of Governor Chris Christie’s least popular decisions with Republican and conservative circles was his February 2013 decision to accept a federal Medicaid expansion. “This ‘cost shifting’ contributed to increases in the costs of employer and individual health insurance plans. Read More