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Verizon NJ and State Cut Stealth Agreement to Raise Phone Rates

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

erizon and the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) cut a stealth agreement to raise rates on top of previous rate increases of 440 percent. Moreover, the State undercounted the additional charges and fees over the last two decades.

Governor Christie: I Won't 'Sit Down and Shut Up'

Jim Keady | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Jim Keady

Watch me with WJLP3TV's Larry Mendte, discussing Governor Christie, Hurricane Sandy recovery and running for the NJ Legislature.

Christie Pension Scandal Gets Even Worse

International Business Times | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

In the context of a New Jersey pension system stocked with $81 billion in assets, here was a transaction that seemed unremarkable. It was 2011, the ye...

An Open Letter to Governor Christie

John Koch | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
John Koch

Since the middle of May, Nicole and several of the other Sandy Hook family members have called your office multiple times a week requesting a meeting to discuss an important piece of legislation -- legislation that if passed, could prevent a similar tragedy or lessen the loss of life. You ignored them at every turn.

New Jersey's Consumer Advocate Takes the Verizon-NJ Board of Public Utilities' 'Stipulation Agreement' to Court

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On May 27, 2014, the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel filed with the Superior Court, Appellate Division, a Notice of Appeal to halt a stipulation agreement between the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and Verizon New Jersey (VNJ) to erase a 20+ year plan called Opportunity New Jersey.

Is Governor Christie Guilty of Slut-Shaming?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

That question has been asked repeatedly since the legal team hired by Christie released its findings last week.

The Dilemma of Parallel Investigations

Michael D. Celock | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Michael D. Celock

These two investigations exist on parallel, yet vastly different planes. While both are seeking information on the same issues, the outcomes both desire are different.

What Wildstein Fleeing a Sinking S.S. Christie Means for GOP

Ryan Campbell | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

The scandal has gotten too much press time, and Christie has gone too far out on a limb saying he's innocent to politically survive being proven false.

Why It Is Simple to Define Governor Christie as a Bully

Carrie Goldman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Carrie Goldman

Governor Christie's behavior brings to the forefront of our nation's consciousness an issue that is widely known yet under-addressed: workplace bullying.

John McCain's Picks For GOP Presidential Candidates In 2016

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) favors Govs. Chris Christie (N.J.) and Bobby Jindal (La.) as candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016....

Governor Christie Publicly Rejects Medical Marijuana Reciprocity Legislation

The 420 Times | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

There you have it, New Jersey! A governor with his sights set on the oval office proclaiming that marijuana legalization "will not happen on my watch, ever."

The First Controversy of Chris Christie's 2016 Presidential Campaign: Tortured Food

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

It seems that Governor Christie overturned the will of the people of New Jersey to protect the interests of a group of people in another state one thousand miles away: Iowa.

Governor LePage of Maine Joins Christie and Schwarzenegger on Wall of Shame: Vetoes Life-Saving Bill

Tessie Castillo | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

View image | Governor LePage of Maine recently vetoed a 911 Good Samaritan bill that would have saved thousands of lives from acciden...

The Grandly Outmoded Party Grandiosely Overlooks People

Ray Errol Fox | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Ray Errol Fox

They're still at it. President Obama wants "to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few." Republicans want "th...

In Defense of NJ's Vote by Email / Fax Effort

Richard Robbins | Posted 01.06.2013 | New York
Richard Robbins

Given the choice between disenfranchising thousands of voters or establishing an emergency measure with the potential to enable many of them to vote, Christie and Guadagno did the right thing.

Too Early and Too Late? Conservatives Want Post-Katrina Part 2 in Obama's Response to Hurricane Sandy

Verneda White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Verneda White

To the critics who insist that Obama's actions in the last week would not have been so immediate if not for the impending election this Tuesday, maybe, just maybe President Obama was able to look at the actions of the former administration to see where his priorities need to lie.

Romney's Empathy Bypass -- and What It Means for Election Day

Maxim Thorne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Wealthy American households are not simply capitalists who choose not to invest in charity. Instead, there truly is a fundamental social disconnect that prevents wealthy households from exercising the empathy and consideration for other American citizens that middle-class households exhibit.

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Clears Legislative Hurdle In New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Garden State pot smokers have a reason to rejoice, at least temporarily: New Jersey legislators voted on Monday to decriminalize possession of small a...

Krugman Blasts Chris Christie

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

One general rule of modern politics is that the people who talk most about future generations — who go around solemnly declaring that we’re burden...

What's Wrong With the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

Linda Flanagan | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Bullies are universally loathed because their casual cruelty leaves a scar on your soul. But NJ's exhaustive law, which elevates everyday conflict into a state of emergency, seems both ill-conceived and a waste of scarce resources.

Obama Visits Flood-Ravaged New Jersey Towns, Promises Federal Assistance

Patch | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green

After touring two northern New Jersey towns ravaged by Hurricane Irene, President Barack Obama assured residents Sunday that the federal government wi...

Gov. Christie Answers Tough Questions On Teachers, Politics, NCLB

Education Week | Michele McNeil | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who some call a disruptor, a kingmaker, and a public schools' destroyer, has unveiled an ambitious set of education re...

Build On Newark's Progress

David Sciarra | Posted 07.05.2011 | Education
David Sciarra

What Newark needs is a commitment to sustain the gains already made through research-proven, effective investments, practices and initiatives, designed to reach all students, not just a few.

WATCH: Kid Really Upset He Can't Have Governor Christie's Job

Posted 05.31.2011 | New York

Whereas a lot of people thought Chris Christie was way too heavy to be Governor of the Garden State, this kid has the opposite problem -- he's too sma...

Rain, Snow and the Prospects for 30/10 in 2011

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The end-of-year deluge is not getting me down. Instead, I see the storms, which have blanketed the East in snow and LA in rain, as more evidence of our need to build the subway.