Lakeland Bank VP resigns after Frelinghuysen plays dirty

Saily Avelenda is a lawyer active with NJ 11th for Change, a group formed to pressure Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen to meet with his constituents.  Until recently, the West Caldwell resident was also was a senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Lakeland Bank.  But then ...

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Sherill to challenge Frelinghuysen

Mikie Sherrill, a Democrat and former federal prosecutor, wants Rodney Frelinghuysen’s seat in the House of Representatives.

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Assemblyman Space evokes expressions of racism with references to public lynching

Sussex County’s State Assemblyman Parker Space used a racist remark during the New Jersey Herald Republican Assembly debate on Tuesday.

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Time for Frelinghuysen to go

Time to say so long to Rodney.

Career politician U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) is in his 12th term representing a solidly Republican district comprising five Sussex County towns—Byram, Hopatcong, Ogdensburg, Stanhope and Sparta—and Morris County, which has the highest concentration of Republicans in the state. He has risen to the chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee, arguably one of the most powerful offices in the nation.

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Magic Money is always the GOP Answer

Leading Republican gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno has a plan that will slash the average homeowner’s property tax up to $3000 a year, costing the state $1.5 billion. How will she accomplish that?

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Oroho at forefront of “charitable” lobbying group

Despite campaign rhetoric about “draining the swamp,” it’s become clear that the current administration—from its Cabinet appointees to its replacement of research scientists with industry shills—is about government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations.

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Reefer madness: Spaced out

Assemblyman Parker Space (R-Sussex) perhaps unwittingly provided an opportunity for Democrats to explain the destruction caused by marijuana criminalization when he repeated an apocryphal anecdote painting the affluent university city of Boulder, Colorado, in an interview with the New Jersey Herald as “disgusting” since the legalization of marijuana in that state.

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Thanks, Frelinghuysen

Like a junior varsity football team that finally made a first down, giddy GOP members of Congress held a beer bash Thursday to celebrate House passage of a bill that gives hundreds of millions of tax breaks to the very wealthy and pharmaceutical companies while stripping low- and middle-income, elderly and/or non-healthy people of affordable access to health care, all without holding hearings or researching its effects. Passage in the House is the first step in enacting a new law, but doesn’t guarantee its passage, something you wouldn’t have guessed from watching the hilarity that ensured after Thursday’s vote.

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Dems plan for day minimum wage can be hiked

As with so many other progressive measures vetoed at least once by lame-duck Trump supporter Gov. Chris Christie, Democrats in the State House who want to raise the minimum wage in the state are laying the groundwork now but waiting to make a move until January, when Christie is out and, one hopes, a Democrat sits in the gubernatorial chair.

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Democrats in State House join activists to resist Trumpism

When the feds close a door, the state will open a window.  Or so intends a coalition of progressive activist groups and state Democratic legislators who are coalescing to resist Trump and the GOP agenda, and ensure that voting rights, reproductive rights, environmental protections, education quality and other “amenities” that make life bearable remain strong in New Jersey no matter what the Trump administration hands out.

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