Gov Chris Christie
The embattled Hermann showed up for work before most of her employees on Monday morning and started the task of leading an embarrassed athletic department back to respectability and into the Big Ten Conference in 2014.
Democrats and Republicans on the budget committee say negotiations between the Legislature and Gov. Christie’s office are going well.
Rep. Frank Pallone released a statement Monday saying voters should be able to make a decision that is not “based solely on slick TV ads and 20-second sound bites.”
County Executive Joe DiVincenzo became the latest in a string of Democrat to endorse Christie’s re-election bid against Democratic Sen. Barbara Buono of Metuchen. He issued the endorsement Tuesday.
Gov. Chris Christie decided to schedule a primary for August and a special general election for October.
John Hoffman, a 47-year-old Marlton resident, was named by former AG Jeff Chiesa in August to serve as executive assistant attorney general.
New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, a registered Republican, will hold the office until a special election takes place in October and Christie said Chiesa will not run for the seat. He will take office on Monday.
The liberal Democrat from New Jersey died Monday after suffering complications from viral pneumonia. At 89, he was the oldest member of the Senate and the last of 115 World War II veterans to serve there.
Christie defeated conservative Seth Grossman in the Republican primary, and Buono won over Troy Webster, an aide to the mayor of East Orange, in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night.
The governor made an announcement during a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Trenton. The special primary would be Aug. 13, with the special election held Oct. 16.
Lautenberg’s casket will arrive at the U.S Capitol on Thursday, where it will lie in repose in the Senate chamber before he is interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg passed away around 4 a.m. Monday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell due to complications from viral pneumonia, his office said.
Making sure the integration of two medical school into Rutgers stays on course is one reason Gov. Christie and others have stood behind President Robert Barchi.
Toms River has lost 20 to 25 percent of its tax base and 400 homes are being demolished. 4,000 homes were damaged.
Christie said he doesn’t want to micromanage the university and won’t say whether incoming athletic director Julie Hermann should start at the school as scheduled on June 17.
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