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Leadership is not Chris Christie

Leadership is not Chris Christie
BY LOUIS GREENWALD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

Leadership can include effectiveness, honesty and the ability to do the right thing, no matter the consequences.

It does not include pandering to far-off voters instead of those you are sworn to protect, nor does it include putting rabid personal ambition above public safety.

In other words, leadership is not Chris Christie.

Gov. Christie’s recent veto of legislation I sponsored to reduce the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds was among the more faint-hearted acts one will ever see from an elected official. It was also among the most cold-hearted.

Soon after the parents of children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School dropped off petitions asking Christie to sign the bill, the governor rejected it and released a statement that stated supporting the bill amounted to “grandstanding” and employing “empty rhetoric.”

 

Attempts to Keep New Jersey Pension System Solvent Threatens Retirees

Attempts to Keep New Jersey Pension System Solvent Threatens Retirees
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

It is evident from hearing from retired public pension recipients that the “freeze” on “Cost of Living Adjustments” (COLAs) will have an impa...

Monetary Rape: Jersey's Budget Fiscal Responsibility is a Joke

Monetary Rape: Jersey's Budget Fiscal Responsibility is a Joke
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

“This plan is not only a matter of fairness and responsibility with pension payments, it is really about the full range of government se...

The Right of Way Not Taken: N.J. Legislators are Off Track

The Right of Way Not Taken: N.J. Legislators are Off Track
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Did someone put something in the drinking water of the Statehouse? What is going on with our legislators?

Property taxes are going to con...

New Jersey ‘farm to table’ eating makes for a healthier state

New Jersey ‘farm to table’ eating makes for a healthier state
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
FOR NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

The Garden State is living up to its name! Following a frigid winter and cool spring, crops like spinach, lettuce, asparagus and strawberries are rea...

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