Power & Politics

Show information for April 22 & 23

This weekend on New Jersey Power & Politics, Democratic Congressman Donald Payne Jr. joined Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker this week to emphasize the importance of reinstating federal funding for the Gateway Transportation Project. He speaks to host Eric Landskroner about his concerns and the GOP's second proposal for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

And Eric Tysarczyk, director of policy and planning for the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security, joins us to talk about how New Jersey responds when a terrorist attack happens overseas. He'll also explain the security grants for nonprofits and religious organizations program.

Plus, continuing our conversations with gubernatorial hopefuls, Democratic candidate for governor and Tenafly Councilman Mark Zinna joins Eric to talk about his ideas for improving the pension system and reducing property taxes.

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics this Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on News 12 New Jersey.

Show information for April 15 & 16

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Senate President Steve Sweeney makes his case for phasing out school districts' "hold-harmless" aid and using the funding formula the way it was intended.

Host Eric Landskroner also speaks with Ryan Hutchins, Politico's NJ bureau chief, about Gov. Christie's proposal to reform the pension system -- again. 

And most New Jersey residents believe President Donald Trump has not released his tax returns due to financial ties to Russia, according to the latest FDU PublicMind poll. How much is this belief, and other partisan issues, influenced by political leanings? PublicMind Director Krista Jenkins takes a look.

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics this Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on News 12 New Jersey.

Show information for April 8 & 9

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, the nonpartisan office of legislative services gave the legislature a revenue forecast, and it looks like storm clouds are brewing. John Reitmeyer, Budget and finance writer for the online news website NJ Spotlitght, helps us better understand what this might mean for the state budget - due at the end of June.

A commuting nightmare this week, and a lot of finger-pointing about whose to blame. With us to get to the bottom of the myriad of safety issues surrounding New Jersey Transit is Janna Chernetz, director of New Jersey Policy for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

The Trump administration has already started rolling back Obama-era environmental protections. that along with a 30 percent cut in funding has people worried about what the impact might be on New Jersey and the nation. Alan Steinberg he served under President George Bush as EPA administrator for Region 2. He talks to Eric Landskroner about his concerns.

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics at 10am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm both Saturday and Sunday at News 12 NJ.

Show information for April 1 & 2

This week on NJ Power & Politics, between the Bridgegate sentencings and the governor's trip to Washington, it was a busy week in the world of New Jersey politics. Matt Arco, of NJ Advance Media, joins host Eric Landskroner to discuss.

This week, we talk to the first Republican to enter the gubernatorial race, Ocean County businessman Joseph Rudy Rullo.

And, we recently talked to JCP&L about its proposed Monmouth County reliability project -- a 230 kilovolt above-ground transmission line along the New Jersey Transit path between Aberdeen and Red bank. Some Monmouth county residents are not happy about it and have been protesting the plan for months. Judy Musa, of Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE), talks about why her group is against it.

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics this Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on News 12 New Jersey.

Show information for March 25 & 26

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Republican Congressman Leonard Lance explains why he opposed the American Health Care Act. 

Host Eric Landskroner also speaks with Ben Dworkin of the Rebovich Institute for NJ Politics and Max Pizarro of InsiderNJ.com about the upcoming Gubernatorial Primary.

Watch NJ Power & Politics at 10am, 12:30 and 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday on News 12 NJ. 

Show information for March 18 & 19

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, we’ll update you on the political news of the week - plus comedian and radio talk show host Joe Piscopo talks about why he is considering a run for NJ Governor.

Host Eric Landskroner will talk to Jim Fakult, President of JCP&L about their controversial transmission line project in Monmouth County. Opponents of the project will join us in an upcoming show.

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics at 10am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm both Saturday and Sunday on News 12 NJ.

Show information for March 11 & 12

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Democratic State Senator Ray Lesniak makes his case for why he should be elected NJ's next governor.

NJ Spotlight's health reporter Lilo Stainton lays out some basic differences between the Affordable Healthcare plan and the GOP plan.

Host Eric Landskroner also has highlights from political news of the week.

Watch NJ Power & Politics at 10am, 12:30 & 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday on News 12 NJ.

Show information for March 4 & 5

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, a review of Governor Christie's Budget Address - different reactions  depending on who you ask. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramick and Assembly Budget Chair Gary Schaer join host Eric Landskroner to give us their points of view. 

Patrick Murray of Monmouth University Polling Institute offers his analysis of the Governor's speech and what it could mean for his legacy.

Infrastructure, a top priority here in New Jersey, where there's a lot of talk right now about the Gateway program. It's a project which, among other things, will allow the doubling of passenger trains running under the Hudson River. Joining us to talk about the program and what to expect is John Porcari, Interim Executive Director of the Gateway development corp.

Watch NJ Power & Politics at 10am, 12:30 & 4:30pm Saturday & Sunday on News 12 NJ.

Show information for Feb. 25 & 26

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone compares the Tea Party protests from 8 years ago to the outcry at some current Town Hall meetings. He also talks with host Eric Landskroner about the Affordable Care Act and the future of the EPA under Scott Pruitt, who was confirmed as the agency’s new administrator this week.

And Republican Congressman Leonard Lance is the only Republican Congressman in New Jersey to hold a recent Town Hall meeting. He says he thinks it's important for members of Congress to be accessible to their constituents, who had questions about healthcare and immigration.

John Reitmeyer, Budget and Public Finance reporter for NJ Spotlight, tells us what we might expect from Governor Christie's Budget Address this coming Tuesday.

Watch NJ Power & Politics Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 12:30 and 4:30pm on News 12 NJ.

Show information for Feb. 18 & 19

This week on NJ Power & Politics, Republican Congressman Tom MacArthur talks with host Eric Landskroner from the 80th Annual Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington, D.C. about the issues some voters in New Jersey are concerned about, including the elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

And Democratic Sen. Joe Vitale sponsored the comprehensive substance abuse legislation he the governor signed into law this week. He'll explain how it works and why it's important in the battle against opioid addiction.

Plus, Ashley Koning, from The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, talks with host Eric Landskroner about Gov. Christie's message to the 2017 gubernatorial candidates and his lunch with Donald Trump this week.

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics this Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on News 12 New Jersey.

Show information for Jan. 28 & 29

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto talks about tackling school funding problems, opioid abuse and his concerns about the elimination of the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey.

And Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Johnson talks about revitalizing the economy and the changes he hopes to bring to the state.

News 12 NJ's Walt Kane fills in for Eric Landskroner this Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on News 12 New Jersey.

Show information for Jan. 7 & 8

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Nolan McCarty, Princeton University Professor of Politics, talks with host Eric Landskroner about the 115th Congress and the confirmation hearings set to begin next week.

And Democratic State Senator Sandra Cunningham talks about attempts to pass an equal pay bill, the first week bail reform has been in place, and a package of bills designed to cut higher education costs.

Plus Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Pastor Seth Kaper-Dale.

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics this Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on News 12 New Jersey.

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