Guadagno Launches a Think Tank

Lt Governor Kim Guadagno. Photo credit: Tim Larsen/Governor's office

Lt Governor Kim Guadagno. Photo credit: Tim Larsen/Governor’s office

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced the formation of a policy think tank committed to creating solutions to New Jersey’s “crisis point that threatens New Jersey’s hardworking families.”

Building a Better NJ Together will focus on policy, not politics, Guadagno said on a conference call.  The group’s mission is to get input and contributions from all New Jerseyans to solve the state’s pressing problems caused by deep-rooted and complex causes once and for all.  The group will “strive to unite New Jerseyans around the shared goal of a smaller, more efficient government that fights for our middle class families and protects our most vulnerable, all while opening opportunities for the residents of our state to enjoy a more prosperous future.”

Guadagno is the Honorary Chair of the tank.

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Posted: April 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Kim Guadagno | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Who’s the Governor of New Jersey When the Governor’s Out-of-Town?

12592206_1064172153649315_3718517762971283289_nWhen Gov. Chris Christie left New Jersey to return to the presidential campaign trail immediately after a major winter storm walloped the state last week, it was Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno who personally visited barrier-island communities where the storm’s floodwaters had caused the most damage. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Who’s the Governor of New Jersey When the Governor’s Out-of-Town?

Shore towns scramble to fortify dunes decimated by blizzard

Guadagno in WildwoodJersey Shore towns recovering from a crippling blizzard and nor’easter are rushing to dump sand back on the beach to shore up their coastline as state officials vowed to speed up a stalled beach replenishment project. That was the scene Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and state Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin met on Monday on the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: DEP, Jersey Shore, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Shore towns scramble to fortify dunes decimated by blizzard

Exclusive: Guadagno welcomes release of investigation documents

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno photo via NJ.gov

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno photo via NJ.gov

In an exclusive interview with MoreMonmouthMusings, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno said that she is pleased that the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court has ruled that documents associated with the investigation into her hiring of a retired detective when she was the Monmouth County Sheriff will be released within 45 days.

“The New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) and the Police and Firemen’s  Retirement System (PFRS) have investigated my actions while Monmouth County Sheriff, regarding the hiring and compensation of an employee and found nothing.  When the internal investigative documents that the blogger has sued for are released, they will show – again-  that I acted appropriately and in the best interests of Monmouth County taxpayers,” Guadagno said.

Appellate Judges George S. Leone and Carol E. Higbee ruled on Thursday that two documents , a three page letter date June 6, 2011 from PFRS to the Attorney General requesting an investigation and one page letter dated June 21, 2012 from the Division of Criminal Justice(DCJ) to PFRS on the status of the investigation, shall be released.   Leone and Higbee’s ruling overturned a ruling by Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson that the State had the right to withhold the documents from Mark Lagerkvist, a blogger who has used his allegations against Guadagno to kick start his career.

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Posted: November 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

The Governor’s Grilling

Kim at Bachstadt'sActing Governor Kim Guadagno will be over the coals on Friday evening, grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers at the Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair.

The fair is a great annual event featuring rides, games and food that takes place in the borough’s marina at 1 Simon Drive which is at the end of 1st Ave.

In addition to the Acting Governor’s fine cooking, Friday night will feature fireworks in the Sandy Hook Bay.

Posted: July 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Guadagno Cleared Of Hoboken Mayor’s Charges

Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno, center with former Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French, right and Sui Allex, a Marlboro GOP Council candidate, at the launch of the We Care About NJ PAC

Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno, center, with former Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French, right and Sui Allex, a Marlboro GOP Council candidate, at the launch of the We Care About NJ PAC on Tuesday evening.

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno has been cleared by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman in the allegations against her made by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, according to a report at NJ.com.

After months of praising the Christie Administration after Superstorm Sandy, Zimmer used the media frenzy when the Bridgegate story broke in January of 2014 to become famous by alleging that Guadagno shook her down seven months earlier.

The mayor said that Guadagno told her, on behalf of Governor Christie, that Hoboken’s Sandy recovery aide was tied to Zimmer pushing through a development application for the Rockefeller Group.  The shakedown allegedly happened at a supermarket ribbon cutting ceremony in May of 2013.  Zimmer suddenly remembered the shakedown in January of 2014 when the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal was dominating the news.

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Posted: May 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Guadagno travels to Hope for Land of Make Believe Celebration

 

 

Photo via Guardlife, The Official Magazine of the NJ National Guard

Photo via Guardlife, The Official Magazine of the NJ National Guard

Acting Governor Kim Guadagno will travel to Hope, NJ tomorrow afternoon for the Land of Make Believe 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Kim Guadagno | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

Report: Christie is U.S. Attorney’s target

MMM photo/Art Gallagher

MMM photo/Art Gallagher

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman is leaning on former Port Authority officials David Samson, Bill Baroni and David Wildstein and Charles McKenna, Governor Chris Christie’s former Chief Counsel, to”filp” on Christie, according to a report published on Esquire today.

Esquire’s two anonymous sources “with intimate knowledge” of Fishman’s investigation into “Bridgegate” said that Samson, Baroni and Wildstein each face “near-certain” indictment.

Esquire says that Baroni and Wildstein have implicated Samson and that “if Sampson doesn’t give Fishman Christie, Sampson is toast.”

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Posted: June 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Samson, Dawn Zimmer, Kim Guadagno, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments »

Christie and Guadagno to kick off summer season in Monmouth County on Friday

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, left, and Governor Chris Christie, on the Belmar boardwalk last summer.  Freeholder Director John Curley, the the background, right, will not be challenged by Doherty this November.

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, left, and Governor Chris Christie, on the Belmar boardwalk in 2011.

Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will be celebrating the beginning of the summer season on the Jersey Shore with multiple visits in Monmouth County on Friday..

Christie has a busy morning.  He’s scheduled to co-host the Boomer and Carton Sports Radio Talk Show at 8am and be on hand for the ceremonial opening of the Belmar Boardwalk at 9:30.

In the afternoon, Christie cuts the ribbon on Asbury Park’s new boardwalk at 1:30 and then heads to Ocean County to walk the Seaside Heights boardwalk at 3:30.

Guadagno will address the 89th Annual New Jersey State FFA Convention at Monmouth University’s Pollack Theater at 9 am.  Anyone who knows what the FFA is, without using google or another search engine, gets a free subscription to Greg’s List.  Members of the FFA and the Lt. Gov’s staff are not eligible to win.

Guadagno will visit the Keansburg Amusement Park at noon.  She then heads to Burlington County for a Memorial Day Flag Placement Ceremony at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown.

 

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Jersey Shore, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Guadagno Visit to TechLaunch Sparks Small Business Week Enthusiasm

Guadagno Visit to TechLaunch Sparks Small Business Week Enthusiasm (via NJ Tech Weekly)

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno visited the TechLaunch (Clifton) accelerator on May 6, 2014, bringing her own special brand of excitement and marketing know-how to the young companies participating in the 16-week boot camp program. She dropped by TechLaunch…

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Posted: May 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Economy, Kim Guadagno | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Guadagno Visit to TechLaunch Sparks Small Business Week Enthusiasm