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Author Archives: Daniel J. Munoz

Booker clinches funds needed to stay in presidential race

U.S Sen. Cory Booker addressing attendees at the New Jersey State Democratic convention shortly before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's evening appearance Sept. 27 New Jersey State Democratic convention.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s campaign clinched the $1.7 million it said is vital to qualify for the Oct. 6 debate round in the Democratic presidential primaries and stay in the 2020 race – raking in over $2 million, according to a Monday statement. The Booker campaign announced on Sept. 21 that it would likely have to drop out of the ...

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Poll: Few NJ adults support concrete steps towards plastic bag, straw bans

As climate change and pollution increasingly enter the public discourse, most New Jersey adults support the broader concept of banning plastic bags, but few support any of the concrete steps that such restrictions entail, according to a new poll released Monday. The Sept. 30 report by the Monmouth University Polling Institute showed that 65 percent of adults supported a ban ...

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Christie defends 2010 decision to ax Hudson River tunnel

Former Gov. Chris Christie defended his 2010 decision to pull the plug on the construction of the new Hudson River tunnels contending that the financing scheme would have left New Jersey on the short end of the stick. “Bad deal for New Jersey taxpayers, bad project, and I’m proud. It’s one of my proudest moments as governor to have the ...

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Christie dismisses Murphy tax break task force as ‘political charade’

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the Institute of Public Policy lecture, held at the Seton Hall Law School in Newark on Sept. 26. - Daniel J. Munoz

Former Gov. Chris Christie defended the corporate tax break program he signed into law and dismissed his successor’s task force scrutinizing the incentives as a “political charade,” even as a federal investigation mounts into how tax breaks were awarded, with a focus on Camden. “The goal of the Grow [New Jersey] program in Camden was to bring more private sector ...

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South Jersey chamber recognizes top elected Dem

Senate President Stephen Sweeney at the 2020 budget address in Trenton on March 5, 2019.

“[Senate President Stephen] Sweeney… understands the trials and difficulties associated with starting or expanding a business and has been a strong advocate,” CCSNJ Senior Vice President Christina Renna said in a Thursday morning statement from the Senate Democrats Office.

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