WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protections for transgender students that instructed schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. Stepping into an emotional national debate, the administration came down on the side of states’ rights, lifting federal guidelines that had been issued by the Obama administration… Read the rest of this entry »
No one won the Powerball jackpot on Saturday night, but one ticket sold in New Jersey is worth $1 million. The $1 million ticket matched five numbers but not the Powerball, according to Powerball officials. The location of the sale in New Jersey was not made public Sunday morning. With no big winner, the jackpot for… Read the rest of this entry »
Voters Give Christie, Legislature low marks. No confidence in government impacting addiction crisis, State is on the wrong track
State of the State 2017(Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)
The vast majority of New Jersey voters, 74%, think individuals and families should be most responsible for ensuring that those seeking treatment for alcohol and drug treatment find what they need, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind Poll released this morning. 22% think government should be most responsible for getting addicts help.
Those who favor personal and family responsibility over government intervention include 64% of Democrats, 82% of Independents and 87% of Republicans. 60% said the know someone personally who is or was addicted to alcohol or drugs. 70% said they know someone who has died as a result of addiction.
President Trump on Wednesday ordered the Homeland Security Department to begin releasing a name-and-shame list of sanctuary cities, listing the specific crimes such as murder or robbery committed by those who have been released back into their communities under the sanctuary policies. That was one of a number of less-noticed but potentially far-reaching moves tucked inside… Read the rest of this entry »
I’m a news hunter—by training and temperament. I’m always in search of “quality content” on the internet. It’s not easy to find.
I’ve been a huge fan of the Drudge Report website for a long time. It’s been my go-to website for news for over 20 years now. And I’ve even passed the habit down to my children. My son and daughter both tell me they visit a lot for their news.
For a frequent e-reader like me, Drudge is the ultimate news aggregator. While that site is nearly always my kickoff point for digital news searching, it pleases me to no end to learn that I can now get the same treatment when it comes to news about New Jersey. All thanks to the Jersey Report (the URL is really spelled www.jersreport.com). It’s a timely and telling new look at our home territory.
The New Jersey State Police is offering a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jeremiah Monell. Monell is wanted for the murder of his estranged wife, Tara O’Shea-Watson, in her Commercial Township home on December 19. Detectives with the New Jersey State Police Homicide South Unit, Troop “A” Criminal Investigation Office, and Fugitive… Read the rest of this entry »
President-elect Donald Trump attended a Christmas Eve church service at a historic church just a short drive from his Palm Beach estate Saturday night. Trump, his wife Melania and an entourage of Secret Service agents and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies made the trip from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club to attend the 10:30 p.m. service at… Read the rest of this entry »
Motorists already know that heavier than normal traffic is part for the course on a holiday weekend. In addition to extra drivers on the road, New Jersey State Police have announced that they’ll also have an added presence the next several days. An additional 80 troopers will be on patrol from 6 p.m. Friday until 6… Read the rest of this entry »
New Jersey’s “legacy media” is so desperate to remain dependent on government subsidies in the form of mandated legal advertisements that their trade association, the New Jersey Press Association, offered to cut the advertising rates for taxpayer funded ads in half so long as they could increase the fees for legal ads paid for by private parties.
The newspaper industry was caught off guard earlier this week when legislation to allow New Jersey’s governments to publish meeting dates, proposed ordinances, zoning applications, sheriff sales, etc., online rather than in daily or weekly newspapers was introduced and fast tracked for approval before the end of the year. Since then they papers been editorializing to rally their readers to put pressure on the legislature to scrap the bill and save their revenue. Their arguments have been unseemly; Governor Chris Christie is pushing the bill as revenge on newspapers for their coverage of the Bridgegate scandal, that the elimination of legal ads would lead to less transparency and chicanery on the part of government officials who might not publish the ads as the law requires and that municipal and county governments publishing their own legal notices on the web won’t lead to savings.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Menendez took his fight against federal corruption charges to the Supreme Court this week, petitioning it to hear his arguments that key evidence and charges should be dismissed. Menendez, D-N.J., has long argued that prosecutors overstepped rules meant to protect the legislative branch from executive branch intimidation. He is hoping to persuade… Read the rest of this entry »