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Murphy on Guns

Phil Murphy, Democratic contender for NJ governor, has taken a strong position against guns.  There’s nothing surprising in that; it’s consistent with the rest of his poll-driven campaign.  His folks polled likely NJ voters, who said they want tight gun control.  Those answers went straight into his platform. New Jersey has a long history of gun control, typically adopting measures before the feds.  It’s part of the NJ Democratic mantra.  Whether gun control is a good campaign issue is another…

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Pensions for NJ Teachers

Pensions are a great.  I wish I had one.  They used to be standard in the U.S.  Most every good job had one.  Many defined-benefit pension plans offered healthcare benefits, too. What industry saw and government refused to see was that retirement ages haven’t changed much, but life expectancy has.  A teacher in New Jersey who works 35 years can expect another 24 years of pension and healthcare.  It’s a great deal, one that the NJEA fights hard to maintain….

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New Jersey Election Law 2017

Executive Summary If you wonder why Trenton acts so strangely, you can start with a look at our state’s Constitution and election law.  Much of what happens in the statehouse is easily explained by where election money comes from and where it goes. New Jersey: Strong Governor, Weak Legislature The New Jersey Constitution empowers a strong governor, who has responsibility to write the budget and manage it.  The legislature has only the responsibility to consent to the governor’s suggestions, or…

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Rogers for NJ Governor 2017

Steven Rogers, Committeeman in Nutley, is testing the waters for a 2017 run at the New Jersey governor’s seat.  http://www.rogersnjgovernor.us/ Rogers, a veteran and retired police officer, is likely to announce as a Republican. Term Limits Rogers advocates a two-term limit for state and federal elected office. Gun Rights Rogers is a gun advocate. Rogers would likely be condemned in Texas as a softie, but in New Jersey his is a radical position in favor of self-defense. Drug Use At…

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Murphy runs for Governor of NJ

Phil Murphy, former Goldman Sachs executive, DNC finance chair, and ambassador to Germany, has announced his candidacy for governor of New Jersey in 2017.  Murphy says he doesn’t owe the insiders anything.  He’s taking a cue from Trump. Murphy’s comment about not being a political insider seems a bit disingenuous.  He was after all part of the Democratic National Committee and served in the Obama administration. Student loans and college tuition Murphy sings from Sanders’ playbook where college tuition and…

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Murphy runs for NJ Governor 2017

Phil Murphy, former Goldman Sachs executive, DNC finance chair, and ambassador to Germany, has announced his candidacy for governor of New Jersey in 2017.  Murphy says he doesn’t owe the insiders anything. Murphy’s comment about not being a political insider seems a bit disingenuous.  He was after all part of the Democratic National Committee and served in the Obama administration. Student loans and college tuition Murphy sings from Sanders’ playbook where college tuition and student loans are concerned.  He describes…

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