Power & Politics
Show Information for March 8 & March 9, 2014
A new investigation lends credence to Dawn Zimmer's allegations about Hoboken getting less Sandy funding than other municipalities. Scott Gurian from NJ Spotlight and WNYC explains what the data shows and where the scoring system seems to be flawed.
Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. We've got an expert to make sure you know what you need to know before the March 31st deadline. Kerry McKean Kelly from NJ Hospitals Association joins us this weekend.
And New Jersey's public schools have a new leader at the Education Department. We'll speak to Ed Richardson from the NJEA to find out what the state's largest teacher's union thinks of the Governor's choice for Commissioner.
Watch NJ Power & Politics this weekend at 10am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm both Saturday and Sunday.
Show Information for Feb. 22 & Feb. 23, 2014
After serving eight terms in Congress, Democratic US Representative Rush Holt says he will not seek re-election this year. It didn't take long for candidates to jump in. Our guest to discuss the possibilities is a Power & Politics regular, Patrick Murray from Monmouth University Polling Institute.
More court dates announced, and more uncertainty about the big question as to who knew what when regarding the Bridge-Gate scandal. The Record's Melissa Hayes joins Luke Margolis this week for a Bridge-Gate update.
Plus, some lighthearted fun on a serious subject, Political Commentator Joey Novick imagines who would be cast in the starring roles if ever anyone decided to make a movie about Bridge-Gate. Check out his picks and add your own to our Facebook page.
Watch NJ Power & Politics at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
Show Information for Feb. 15 & Feb. 16, 2014
Fresh off some cross-country travel for the RNC, Gov. Chris Christie tries to get his mojo back. We'll take a look at how the weight of two possible scandals has forced him to tone down the tough talk with Ben Dworkin from the Rebovich Institute for NJ Politics at Rider University.
And the news keeps getting worse when it comes to handing out Sandy recovery dollars. With more money on the way ... what's being done to make sure those most in need get help? The chairman of the Senate Oversight Committee, Sen. Bob Gordon, is our guest this week.
Watch NJ Power & Politics at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
Show Information for Feb. 8 & Feb. 9, 2014
This week, an effort to extend unemployment insurance to millions of Americans struggling to find work failed to make it through the Senate. The Democratic chairman of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee Senator Bob Menendez joins us to talk about the bill and the security concerns at the Olympics in Sochi. Plus, this week the town of Brick pulled the plug on its controversial Red Light Camera program. Monmouth County Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon is a long-time critic of the program, and would like to see the program end everywhere in New Jersey. And, the Governor announced more federal Sandy dollars are coming to the Garden State, but reports came out this week of possible mishandling of the money already given to the state. Bob Jordan, reporter with the Asbury Park Press, gives us an update. Watch NJ Power & Politics at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
Show Information for Jan. 25 & Jan. 26, 2014
This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Walt Kane talks to Matt Arco, who covers the Statehouse for Politicker NJ, about the impact of Mayor Dawn Zimmer's allegations on the governor as well as Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. Senate President Steve Sweeney discusses legislative priorities for 2014 and whether or not the Bridge-Gate investigation will interfere with Statehouse business. Plus Luke Margolis talks to Congressional Candidate Steve Lonegan about his run to replace Jon Runyan in the 3rd District. Watch New Jersey Power & Politics at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
Show Information for Jan. 18 & Jan. 19, 2014
Much of what we know about the Bridge-Gate story has been thanks to the tenacious reporting of the Bergen Record. John Reitmeyer is one of the reporters working the phones from press row. He joins Luke Margolis this weekend to talk more about the investigation. The Assembly and Senate created their Bridge-Gate committees, and the Assembly wasted no time convening theirs. Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle is a member of the panel, and Assembly minority leader Jon Bramnick weighed in on which Republicans should be involved. They talk about the investigation process. And more than a year later, even Governor Christie admits our state still isn't fully recovered from Sandy. Billions of federal and state dollars continue to be spent on recovery and helping to make sure we've got what we need, and that its spent wisely, are the members of our Congressional delegation. Congressman Frank Pallone joins us for an update. Watch New Jersey Power & Politics at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
Show Information for Jan. 04 & Jan. 05, 2014
If you think 'Bridge-Gate' is over now that Governor Christie has apologized, think again. The man at the heart of the legislature's investigation is standing by. Assemblyman John Wisniewski is with us this weekend. And As we've learned this week, Mayors are often caught up in the political wheels of government here in New Jersey. Bill Dressel from the League of Municipalities has what he believes is the big issue facing Mayors in 2014. Watch New Jersey Power & Politics this Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm.