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Lawmakers to consider vets benefit expansion, judges retirement age

TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse this week following their summer break and are expected to take up several measures, including extending certain benefits to all veterans rather than just those who served during wartime, and raising the mandatory retirement age for state judges and county prosecutors.

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Mensches and Leeches

Despite the steady but slow national economic recovery, New Jersey lags its neighboring states in almost all economic indicators. There are a number of reasons for this - some political, some based on our tax code, and many based on pure greed.

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WINNERS and LOSERS: Pre-Tuesday Edition


Bonnie Watson Coleman

Running for Congress in the 12th District Democratic Primary, the 15th District Assemblywoman racked up the endorsements this week of U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) and U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10).

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The rising political stars of New Jersey

"The Daily Rundown" with Chuck Todd on MSNBC this morning recognized Assemblyman Troy Singleton as someone to watch in NJ's political scene.

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Gubernatorial Gutcheck: Steve Sweeney, No. 1

Below please find part one of the latest installment of gubernatorial gutcheck, a look at those politicians in both parties angling for the state’s highest office.

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Five political questions for New Jersey in 2014

Will Senate President Steve Sweeney be able to leverage the Senate presidency to forge relationships with North Jersey power brokers necessary to run a statewide campaign, or will Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop be able to stir support from North Jersey cities and be the effective outsider? Both are good questions, and  we can say with some confidence that both Steve camps are working to find the answers.

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PolitickerNJ's 2013 Year in Review

But what we have lived through so far encompassed yet another remarkable year in New Jersey politics, and we were privileged once again to chronicle all the breaks in the action.

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The Southern Strategy and the Road to Drumthwacket Victory

It’s an undeniable truth any New Jersey politician or gubernatorial hopeful will have to contend with if someone south of the state’s North-South divide throws their hat in the ring for the governor’s seat following Gov. Chris Christie’s departure (whenever that may be).

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Democratic Assemblyman Starts to Leave His Mark on Education Policies

Singleton releases package of three bills, working on revision of 1995 Charter School Law

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AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections

By Max Pizarro

The State AFL-CIO today formally endorsed state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) for governor at its conference in Atlantic City.

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