Though other scandals may be more prominent in New Jersey at present, the investigation into the corrupt practices of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) is slowly but surely making progress with Senator Cory Booker coming under scrutiny. The NWCDC was charged with managing Newark’s water and was paid by the City of Newark $10 million a year to ensure the city had access to potable water.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:15 pm|
|By: DSWright Friday June 20, 2014 1:03 pm|
The field for the 2016 Republican presidential primary is hemorrhaging moderates. Both New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie and Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker are facing criminal investigations that could knock them out of the presidential race or even end their careers.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 1, 2014 3:24 pm|
Last month New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) attacked marijuana legalization sarcastically saying, “go to Colorado and see if you want to live there. See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado where there’s head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport just to come and get high. To me it’s just not the quality of life we want to have here in the state of New Jersey.”
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 15, 2014 2:10 pm|
As with the rest of the country attitudes towards marijuana policy are shifting rapidly in New Jersey. There is overwhelming support in the state for a full decriminalization of pot. According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll 65 percent of voters want to eliminate all penalties for the possession of a small amount of marijuana.
|By: DSWright Monday April 14, 2014 4:05 pm|
As yet another prosecutor, this time the Manhattan District Attorney, subpoenas records from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey new questions are being raised about the conduct of Governor Chris Christie’s staff in response to the investigation of illegal lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 9, 2014 12:00 pm|
The state of New Jersey is almost evenly divided on whether to legalize marijuana for personal use. According to a new Monmouth University poll, 48 percent of adults in the state think marijuana should be legalized for personal use while 47 percent oppose this change.
|By: DSWright Monday April 7, 2014 6:54 am|
After weeks of dodging subpoenas from the New Jersey Legislature’s Special Investigative Committee it seems the principal actors in the Bridgegate saga will have to testify and disclose documents after all. ABC News has reported that a federal grand jury has been convened by the US Attorney from New Jersey, Paul Fishman, to investigate the involvement of Governor Chris Christie’s office in the George Washington Bridge scandal
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 26, 2014 2:06 pm|
This is a perfect example of how even long-shot bills can effectively help advance an issue. The editorial board at the Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper, used the introduction of State Sen. Nicholas Scutari’s (D) marijuana legalization bill as a hook for attacking marijuana prohibition.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:17 pm|
On Monday New Jersey state Senator Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) officially introduced a billto legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol in his state. As long as Chris Christie (R) is governor this bill is effectively doomed, but a bill doesn’t need to become law to still have an impact.
|By: DSWright Friday January 24, 2014 7:35 am|
Already under investigation for trying to help a contributor who may have been defrauding Medicare, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is reportedly facing another federal criminal probe this time focusing on his relationship with two fugitive bankers from Ecuador.
William and Roberto Isaias were sentenced in abstentia for embezzling millions from Filanbanco, a bank they ran that collapsed in Ecuador. The United States has so far refused to hand them over to Ecuador despite an Interpol international arrest warrant and recommendations from officials within the State Department to return the convicted bankers back to Ecuador.