Govenor Chris Christie at his Belmar Town Hall on July 31, 2014
Only 18% of New Jersey registered voters approve of Governor Chris Christie’s job performance and 73% disapprove, according to a FDU Public Mind Poll released this morning. 52% of registered Republicans disapprove of Christie’s performance. 33% of Republicans approve.
“A proposed renovation of the statehouse may improve the executive wing, but public attitudes are proving more difficult to change. This is the lowest recorded approval rating for any New Jersey governor in the years since the FDU poll has been measuring voter attitudes,” said Krista Jenkins, professor of political science and director of PublicMind.
NJ State Trooper Frankie Williams was killed in an on-duty head on collision on Monday night, according to an announcement by Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.
The crash occurred shortly before 7 p.m. on Highway 55 in Millville City, Cumberland County.
At 6:59 p.m., in the area of milepost 22.2, a man traveling southbound in his Toyota Corolla crossed the grass median, entered the northbound lanes, and struck the marked troop car head-on. Trooper Williams was traveling northbound responding to a call for service.
WAYNE — Bill Brennan, an activist and former firefighter, on Monday asked a judge to reconsider appointing a special prosecutor in an official misconduct case against Gov. Chris Christie. The Wayne resident, also announced he would seek the Democratic party nomination for governor in 2017. Brennan said he’s spent years fighting fraud, waste and corruption in… Read the rest of this entry »
TRENTON — A law passed after 34 years of relentless lobbying that will allow adopted people to obtain their original birth certificates containing information about their parents, their medical history and identity will take effect in January. State Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett released an announcement late Friday as a reminder that birth parents who wish to… Read the rest of this entry »
The recent high-profile sightings of whales that have been making a splash along the Jersey Shore and around New York City have come as no surprise to Melville the buoy. The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute launched the buoy in June to serve as an underwater listening post for whale calls. Since… Read the rest of this entry »
TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers say they’re concerned about what President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general could mean for marijuana legalization, but they’re still planning to move forward after Gov. Chris Christie’s term ends in 2018. Trump said during the campaign he favors letting states decide whether marijuana should be… Read the rest of this entry »
TRENTON — Two state lawmakers are looking to reverse New Jersey’s landmark ban on the death penalty and restore the punishment for serious crimes. On Monday, Senators Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) and Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May) introduced a bill that would restore capital punishment in certain murder cases, citing recent terror attacks and fatal ambushes of… Read the rest of this entry »
BEDMINSTER — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to spend the weekend holding meetings with his transition team at his upscale private golf club in the bucolic hills of Somerset County. Here are five things to know about Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster: 1. The property once belonged to another celebrity mogul. Much of the course… Read the rest of this entry »