Monday, June 10, 2013
Newark mayor benefits from name-recognition, Rutgers-Eagleton survey finds.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s high public profile appears to have contributed to a strong lead over his rivals for U.S. Senate, according to a Rutgers University -Eagleton poll released Monday. Booker announced Saturday he seeks to fill the unexpired term of Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died last week. Gov.Chris Christie called for a primary election Aug. 13 to be followed by a general election Oct. 16. The current Senate term expires in January 2015. Booker will run in the primary against Sheila Oliver, an Essex County Democrat and Speaker of the state Assembly, as well as two members of Congress, Rush Holt and Frank Pallone. Oliver, who filed her candidacy shortly before the deadline Monday, was not included in the polling. The …
Friday, March 8, 2013
See what bills your state and federal representatives are sponsoring and putting forward.
Friday, March 8
Here is a rundown of what Montclair’s state and federal legislative representatives have been up to in the previous weeks. State Senate challenger Mark Alexander Opens Campaign Office in Montclair Mark Alexander, who is challenging Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) for the Democratic nomination in this year’s 34-District senate race, recently opened a new campaign headquarters in Montclair. Alexander's headquarters are located at 24 S. Fullerton Ave. Early Voting Bill Co-Sponsored by Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) and Others Advances Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) and other Democratic legislators’ bill to allow early voting in New Jersey in primary and general elections was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel. The bill (A-3553) …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Essex County executive highlights accomplishments, announces litany of 2013 projects during annual speech.
Before a crowd of more than 300 people Tuesday night, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. heralded Essex County’s most significant accomplishments in his 10th annual State of the County address at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The audience, which included Gov. Chris Christie, state Sen. President Stephen Sweeney and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, listened intently as DiVincenzo checked off a litany of accomplishments, including spending cuts, revenue increases, controlling taxes and providing services. “At a time when all levels of government have raided their surpluses, we have been able to grow our rainy day fund,” said DiVincenzo, praising the county’s ability to prevent layoffs and improve its …