Thursday, March 21, 2013
Governor undecided on whether he'll support Senate bill that would outlaw the practice among minors.
Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he is not sure if he would sign a bill banning minors from so-called "gay conversion" therapy should it reach his desk, nj.com reports. The New Jersey Senate's Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted 7-1 Monday to advance a bill to the full Senate that would outlaw the controversial practice, which seeks to alter a patient's sexual orientation. "I'm of two minds just on this stuff in general," he said in Stone Harbor, nj.com reports. "Number one, I think there should be lots of deference given to parents on raising their children. I don't — this is a general philosophy, not to his bill — generally philosophically, on bills that restrict parents ability to make decisions on how to care …
Monday, February 20, 2012
If the Democrats are serious about overriding the veto, they will need to mount a well-funded, serious challenge in District 26 Assembly race in November.
Betty Lou DeCroce, Morris County’s and New Jersey’s newest legislator, was sworn in last Thursday and cast her first vote on a bill. Not just any bill, but the Democrats’ stated top priority of the session. The one that would legalize same sex marriage. Her no vote was not surprising, given that every Republican in the lower house who cast a vote opposed it, the proclamation from the new minority leader that members could vote as they wished not withstanding. But it’s a vote that could come back to haunt her in November. Gov. Chris Christie did as promised and lost no time in issuing a conditional veto of the bill; the condition, that the question be put up for a vote, is one the Democrats say they will not accept. The Dems have vowed to …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Christie, Guadagno and other officials celebrate groundbreaking of real estate giant's new headquarters.
Gov. Chris Christie, Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno and Madison Mayor Robert Conley stood with silver shovels over a pile of dirt Wednesday morning to mark the groundbreaking of Realogy's site in Madison. The international real estate firm is relocating its headquarters from Parsippany to the new location at 175 Park Ave. "Think about where we were two years ago," the governor said before a crowd of state and local officials and members of the business community. "The responsiveness or lack thereof of state government was so bad, that a worldwide company like Realogy, which we were fortunate to have headquartered in New Jersey, was literally ready to walk out the door without any type of reaction from the governor's office." Two years ago, the …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Tickets going for $500 per person and a photo with the presidential candidate costs $2,500.
The contentious Republican 2012 presidential campaign rears its head in Parsippany Monday night, but this event is all about supporting one candidate. Mitt Romney, of Massachusetts, will be in the township at the Hilton Parsippany for a fund-raising reception. The event is being organized by Romney for President, but the evening's official host is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The event is a pricey one, according to a NJ.com report that says tickets for the reception run $500 per person. A photo with Romney reportedly will go for $2,500. What's being billed as Romney's New Jersey Kickoff Reception, takes place at Parsippany's Hilton hotel at 6 p.m.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Fried responds to the governor's proposed cap on superintendent wages.
Gov. Chris Christie recently unveiled a proposal to cap and reform school administrator's salaries, a move that current Montville school district superintendent Dr. Paul Fried says could lead instability in schools. "Strong collaborative leadership is needed at the highest level of any administration," he said. "This kind of action by the governor might cause people to think twice about taking on leadership roles." Fried, who began his tenure as superintendent on July 1, says that, given his background in the New York school system, he is still navigating the ins and outs of the state's policies. Still, he feels that the governor's proposal could potentially cause harm to school districts. "People may choose to leave the state or retire at…