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Find Out What N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney calls 'Appalling'

Find Out What N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney calls 'Appalling'
BY CHRIS DONNELLY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement in light of the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee’s hearing on Sandy aid:

“What we heard today shows that thousands of people who are entitled to and badly need Sandy recovery aid are still waiting. In many cases, it appears they are waiting for no legitimate reason. In others, there is no indication whatsoever why they are waiting in the first place.

“What is perhaps most troubling is the disproportionate manner in which aid has been given out. African-Americans have had their applications for aid denied at a rate nearly three times greater than Caucasians. We cannot simply write these things off as coincidence or bad data.

 

Jerseyans Cringe at CBO Report: Obama’s Policies will Slow Economic Growth over the Next Decade

Jerseyans Cringe at CBO Report: Obama’s Policies will Slow Economic Growth over the Next Decade
BY MICHAEL BUSLER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan federal agency that provides economic data to Congress, just released a report on the federal budget and...

Cassella Stands Tall: A 'David' Fighting Against Corporate 'Goliaths'

Cassella Stands Tall: A 'David' Fighting Against Corporate 'Goliaths'
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

East Rutherford Mayor James Cassella received wide-spread media attention this week when he voiced concerns about the way that his communi...

N.J.'s Uninsured May be in for a Raw Deal

N.J.'s Uninsured May be in for a Raw Deal
BY JON WHITEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

If New Jersey fails to take advantage of federal funds sitting on the table, up to 95,000 uninsured New Jerseys would fail to obtain health cover...

Timing Counts In Presidential Race But Christie's Hand Isn't On The Stopwatch

Timing Counts In Presidential Race But Christie's Hand Isn't On The Stopwatch
BY JOSH McMAHON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

There’s much we don’t know yet about that political traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge and the she-said, she-said tug-of-truth about what happen in Hoboken...

New Jersey Public Education System Needs New Direction

New Jersey Public Education System Needs New Direction
BY ALLIE STRICKLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Tensions are rising as New Jersey struggles with its public education system.

In February, Chris Cerf, Governor Christie’s education commissioner of the last thre...

Be Prepared for that 'Uncomfortable' Question: No Excuse for Communication Blowup

Be Prepared for that 'Uncomfortable' Question: No Excuse for Communication Blowup
BY STEVE ADUBATO, PhD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Legendary "60 Minutes" reporter Mike Wallace was known to ask the toughest and most challenging questions of leaders in every walk of professional ...

New Jersey Doing Horrible Job When it Comes to Long-Term Budget Planning

New Jersey Doing Horrible Job When it Comes to Long-Term Budget Planning
BY JON WHITEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

New Jersey is the third-worst state in the country when it comes to long-term budget planning, according to a major new report from the Washington...

Autocracy is the Future of America

Autocracy is the Future of America
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

In a December speech Obama said “I believe this is the defining challenge of our time, it drives everything I do in this office.” He is correct as...

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