By Amelia Hamilton | | Nov 24, 2015 4:15 PM | 32
A recent survey by the Black Alliance for Educational Options shows that black voters support school choice by a wide margin. This survey of 2,400 African-American voters in four states found that they support a parent’s ability to choose the school that is best for their children — and indicated they are ready to vote those beliefs in some cases. “Black voters are [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Nov 12, 2015 11:38 PM | 390
On the presidential campaign trail, Chris Christie boasts that he was a no-nonsense prosecutor above politics. But back in New Jersey, his administration has been trying to bury a corruption case involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, his second-in-command.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Nov 12, 2015 1:38 PM | 216
A New Jersey appeals court has ruled the state must release two confidential state records from a corruption probe involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to New Jersey Watchdog. As New Jersey’s second-in-command, Guadagno frequently serves as acting governor when Chris Christie travels outside the state on presidential campaign trips.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Nov 05, 2015 8:01 PM | 247
Poor poll numbers will keep Chris Christie off the main stage for next Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate on Fox Business Network. The New Jersey governor missed the cut by one quarter of a percentage point. The exclusion could trigger a death spiral for Christie’s candidacy.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Nov 05, 2015 5:17 AM | 220
This week’s election did nothing to change the fact that three-fourths of New Jersey sheriffs are double-dippers.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Nov 04, 2015 8:23 AM | 462
Four incumbent Republicans lost their seats Tuesday as the Democrats gained their biggest majority in the New Jersey Assembly since 1979. Chris Christie's political coattails were virtually non-existent. The governor, busy running for president, did not make any public campaign appearances on behalf of GOP Assembly candidates.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Nov 02, 2015 6:35 AM | 25
New Jersey’s statewide election on Tuesday is unlikely to break the gridlock that threatens the state’s fiscal future. Despite the alarms, the results may be akin to rearranging deck furniture on the Titanic.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Oct 26, 2015 10:47 PM | 52
The next Camden County sheriff will be a double-dipper – and possibly a triple-dipper. Voters have no other choice in next week’s election.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Oct 26, 2015 5:21 AM | 154
It’s time for a reality check as Chris Christie prepares for the third GOP presidential debate on Wednesday. The New Jersey governor’s dream of winning the White House looks more like a delusion. He is low on campaign cash, far behind in the polls and struggling for a way to flip his fortunes.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Oct 19, 2015 11:38 PM | 84
With an election for New Jersey Assembly two weeks away, the numbers don’t look good for the fiscal reform desperately needed in Trenton. The staggering $194 billion debt for public employee pension and health benefits is seldom debated in the campaigns for the 80 Assembly seats up for grabs on Nov. 3.