Ed Forchion, the marijuana activist known as the New Jersey Weedman, became a fixture at the Statehouse in Trenton by setting up camp in his Weed Mobile and indulging in his favorite cause. Once, he lit up on the Assembly floor.
A ruling from the New Jersey Supreme Court is expected today on whether Governor Chris Christie ’s cuts to public school funding violated the state constitution and left schools underfunded by as much as $1.7 billion.
Governor Chris Christie has several chances soon to repair a dented public image, from an agenda- setting New Jersey speech to a series of out-of-state Republican fundraisers to his own second-term inaugural bash beneath the Statue of Liberty.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who lived on food stamps and resided in low-income housing to identify with his poor constituents, is acknowledging his status as a technology millionaire as he campaigns across New Jersey for a U.S. Senate seat.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a critic of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, reversed course to seek a Medicaid expansion in his $32.9 billion spending plan proposed as he pursues re-election.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has advantages as he seeks re-election. The Republican leads his Democratic challenger by more than 40 percentage points. He’s out-raised her 10-fold. He’s even won over some members of the opposition party.
Democrats who control New Jersey’s Legislature may thwart parts of Governor Chris Christie’s agenda, including ending unused sick-day pay and teacher tenure, as he begins the second half of his term with near-record approval ratings.