New Jersey

May 4, 2017

MORE OPPOSITION LINES UP TO FIGHT TRUMP ON OFFSHORE DRILLING

More opposition is lining up to fight President Trump on his plan to sign an executive order that will permit offshore drilling.  Major environmental groups around the country are joining New Jersey based tourism and business groups in fighting the plan, saying the environmental risk is too great. ##
May 4, 2017

CHRISITIE: TIME TO PRIVATIZE FLOOD INSURANCE

Governor Christie says now is the time for the federal government to put flood insurance into the hands of the private sector.  Christie says too many homeowners received unwelcome surprises following Hurricane Sandy.  Senator Robert Menendez disagrees with Christie’s approach. ##
May 3, 2017

POLL: MANY LIKE BOOKER, BUT DON’T WANT HIM AS PRESIDENT

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows 57 percent of New Jersey residents approve of the job performance by Senator Cory Booker, but more than half of the respondents don’t want Booker to run for President.  The poll also gives President Trump a 35 percent approval rating. ##
May 3, 2017

PISCOPO WON’T RUN FOR GOVERNOR, WILL ENDORSE GUADAGNO

Comedian Joe Piscopo says he will not run for the office of governor this year, and instead will put his support behind republican candidate Kim Guadagno.  Piscopo says he met with Guadagno over the weekend to discuss initiatives that he wants Guadagno to embrace during her campaign. ##