Power & Politics

News 12 New Jersey's Eric Landskroner hosts elected officials and politicians.

News 12 New Jersey's Eric Landskroner hosts elected

News 12 New Jersey's Eric Landskroner hosts elected officials and politicians. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

Show information for Dec. 10 & 11

The holiday season means heightened security. And with every year that passes, authorities need to continually adapt to changing threats. Host Eric Landskroner talks with the Director of NJ's Office of Homeland Security, Chris Rodriguez.

The dust has yet to settle on this year's highly divisive election. Many people, including the President-Elect, have called for unity. Former governor Christine Todd Whitman is part of a bipartisan effort to bring more collaboration among Democrats and Republicans. 
           
Plus, another hat in the ring... in the race for Governor. Community Activist Bill Brennan is the man who filed the criminal complaint against Governor Christie, alleging the governor KNEW about the GWB lane closures and did nothing. 
            
Watch New Jersey Power & Politics this Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on News 12 NJ.

Show information for Nov. 26 & 27

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Senator Cory Booker talks about his concerns over some of President-Elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks.

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto explains the pension payment legislation which just passed in the House, and how he is following up on post-trial Bridgegate information.

Plus Ben Dworkin of the Rebovich Institute for NJ Politics at Rider University discusses the transforming landscape of the 2017 Election for Governor.

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

Show information for Oct. 29 and 30

This week on New Jersey Power & Politics, the week closes - with closing arguments in the Bridgegate Trial. Host Eric Landskroner talks to Professor Louis Raveson of Rutgers Law School, about how each side made its case.

Plus Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno broke ranks with Governor Christie this week, announcing her rejection of Ballot Question #2, which would dedicate funds from the gas tax increase to road and bridge projects. Guadagno says the bill doesn't ask voters to authorize the borrowing needed to make the plan work.

Cathleen Lewis from AAA and Forward NJ says New Jerseyans should approve Question #2 if they want their money to go into the Transportation Fund.

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

Show information for Oct. 22 and 23

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, the State Senate and Assembly joined forces this week to investigate NJTransit, hoping to resolve safety and financial issues plaguing the agency. Senate President Steve Sweeney announced the creation of the panel earlier this week and talks to host Eric Landskroner about the issue, plus the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana.

And Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind released a poll showing "the lowest approval and highest disapproval numbers" it has registered for Governor Christie – ever. Director Krista Jenkins talks about these results, plus the Presidential Election.

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

Show information for Oct. 8 and 9

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Senator Cory Booker gives us a status report on rail safety, and why he's not satisfied with the progress.

And Ben Dworkin of the Rebovich Institute for NJ Politics at Rider talks about the swift transformation that's taken place in the 2017 Election landscape, with Senate President Steve Sweeney now opting out, as Mayor Steve Fulop did last week.

Plus John Reitmeyer, Budget and Finance reporter for NJ Spotlight, reviews the TTF bill that raises the gas tax to help replenish the transportation Trust Fund.

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

Show information for Oct. 1 and 2

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Monmouth University Polling Institute's Patrick Murray talks about the agreement finally reached among state leaders to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund by raising the gas tax by 23 cents.

And Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop explains why he is endorsing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, rather than launching his own highly anticipated campaign.

Also, Matt Hale of Seton Hall University reviews the week's political news, including the evolving landscape of the 2017 governor's race.

Plus Katie Kyros gives us an update to the Bridgegate trial with Host Eric Landskroner.

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

Show information for Sept. 24 & 25

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, we review the dramatic disclosures from the Bridgegate trial this week with Stsyehouse reporter Katie Kyros and Assemblyman John Wisniewski.

Host Eric Landskroner also talks with Ashley Koning of the Rutgers-Eagleton Polling Institute about the Governor's latest drop in approval ratings and how New Jerseyans feel about casino expansion beyond Atlantic City.

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

 

Show information for Sept. 17 & 18

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, host Eric Landskroner talks with Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick about some of the biggest issues facing the state right now -- school funding, property taxes and the Transportation Trust Fund.

And Republican Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz discusses her bill to increase access to mental health care and her work on the panel that made recommendations for the Domestic Violence Package of bills that just passed in the Senate.

Plus, the presidential election is less than two months away, and political pundits have been having a field day with this race, in part because many can't remember a race in which we've seen two more polarizing figures. With us this weekend is Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Check out "A Night of Comedy" with Gov. Dick Codey and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick here.

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

Show information for Sept. 10 & 11

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Senate President Steve Sweeney explains why he thinks it's important to make early childhood education available to all New Jersey children. And he'll also talk to host Eric Landskroner about how he is working to revise the school funding formula. Plus, we'll get an update on the Transportation Funding problem.

Statehouse reporter Katie Kyros covered the pre-trial hearings as the Bridgegate case gets underway. She talks to Eric about what those hearings revealed about the trial to come.

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

Show information for Sept. 3 & 4

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, as New Jersey students get ready to head back to school, Eric Landskroner talks to John Mooney, chief executive officer and educational writer for NJSpotlight.com about the proposed - and competing - school funding formulas. Gov. Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney have been touting their plans, and now there's a third. We talk about what that might mean for New Jersey communities.

And the President of the league of municipalities, West Caldwell Mayor Joe Tempesta talk about the impact of work stoppages on New Jersey towns.

Plus Matt Katz, political reporter for WNYC and author of "American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption" joins Eric to give us a preview of the upcoming Bridge-Gate Trial.

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

Show information for Aug. 13 & 14

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto talks about the urgency in reaching a compromise to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund.
 
And Sen. Cory Booker toured all 21 counties in New Jersey and tells Eric Landskroner about his efforts to prevent opioid addiction and get the Gateway project moving forward.
 
Plus, Dustin Racioppi of The Record explains the significance of the newly released email that calls into question what Gov. Christie knew about Bridge-Gate and when he knew It. 

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

Show information for July 30 & 31

This week on NJ Power & Politics, history was made at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. A large NJ delegation was present, including one of our guests, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter. She'll talk about New Jersey's role at the convention, and why she supports Hillary Clinton.

And the DNC may have dominated the week's news, but that wasn't the only thing going on. Ben Dworkin from Rider University's Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics is here to discuss the political news of the week -- historic and otherwise -- including the politics of the TTF bills.

Plus, we also look to each side of the aisle for perspective on how successful the presidential candidates were in reaching out to voters. Republican strategist Jeanette Hoffman and Democratic consultant Bill Pascrell III join host Eric Landskroner to give their perspectives.

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

Show information for July 16 & 17

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, host Eric Landskroner talks to Patrick Murray, Monmouth University Polling Institute, about Donald Trump passing on Governor Christie as his VP pick and choosing Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Plus, they'll talk about the guilty plea of former Port Authority official David Samson, and charges against former state commissioner Jamie Fox in the "Chairman's Flight" case.

And Analilia Mejia, Executive Director of Working Families Alliance, and Tom Bracken, Chairman of ForwardNJ, talk about the proposed bills to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund.  

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

Show information for July 9 & 10

This week on NJ Power & Politics, the chair of NJ’s Assembly Transportation committee, John Wisniewski, will review the freeze on road projects, and what he thinks might happen with the dueling gas tax bills.

And Politico NJ reporter Katherine Landergan covered Hillary Clinton’s rally in Atlantic City. Host Eric Landskroner also talks with her about the significance of choosing the struggling city, plus the Governor's freeze on transitional aid.

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

Show information for July 2 & 3

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Senate President Steve Sweeney talks gas tax and the competing bills to fund transportation projects, in addition to school funding.

Plus, Assembly Budget Committee Chair Gary Schaer talks about the budget and why he supports the governor's version of a gas tax bill.

And NJ Spotlight's John Reitmeyer helps us sort out all the back-and-forth between the Assembly, Senate and the governor.

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

Show information for June 25 & 26

This weekend on New Jersey Power & Politics, state legislators are moving forward on a transportation bill that includes a gas tax hike to pay for overtaxed roadways. Republican state Sen. Jen Beck wants to put the brakes on this plan. She talks to host Eric Landskroner.

And, since the Orlando Nightclub massacre, there has once again been heated debate and a national dialogue on gun control. But the question many are still asking two weeks later is - how safe are we? New Jersey's director of Homeland Security helps answer that question.

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

Show information for June 18 & 19

This weekend on New Jersey Power & Politics, New Jersey needs money to fix its deteriorating roads and bridges. State Sen. Steve Oroho joins host Eric Landkroner and lays out the details on the new bipartisan plan to replenish the transportation fund by raising the gas tax while providing a number of tax relief components.

And, new developments and information in the Bridge-Gate saga this week. Paul Berger of The Record helps us get up to speed on the latest.

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

Show information for June 4 & 5

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Former Governor Christie Whitman makes a case for voting in the primary - even if you're unhappy with the choices of candidates.

And host Eric Landskroner talks to Monmouth Polling Institute's Patrick Murray, who previews NJ races to watch, and gives us a rundown of his latest Presidential polling.

Statehouse reporter Katie Kyros asks Senate President Steve Sweeney how he thinks the City of Atlantic City will handle its new timetable laid out in the rescue plan signed by Governor Christie.

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

Show information for May 28 & 29

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Assemblyman John McKeon explains how the Atlantic City Rescue plan signed Friday by Gov. Christie will work.

Krista Jenkins looks at the Governor's latest polling numbers with host Eric Landskroner, and who has the most name recognition heading into the next gubernatorial election.

Plus, Michael Cino, Congressional candidate in the District 5 Republican primary, talks about why voters should choose him over the incumbent.

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

Show information for May 21 & 22

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, host Eric Landskroner asks Congressman Steve Garrett about his campaign to hold his seat in the 5th District, regulating Wall Street, his stance on same-sex marriage and this week's controversial vote on an amendment to prevent federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees.

And state Sen. Loretta Weinberg gives her take on the yet-unreleased list of unindicted co-conspirators, pay equity and funding for women's health.

Plus, Phil Murphy talks about why he wants to be New Jersey's next governor.

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

Show information for May 14 & 15

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, host Eric Landskroner talks with Seton Hall's Matt Hale about the still-unreleased list of unindicted conspirators, allegedly involved in the Fort Lee lane closures. What impact will the release of these names have on Gov. Christie? 

Plus, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter talks about pay equity, property taxes and state takeovers. Find out what she says when Eric asks her if she's running for governor.

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

Show information for May 7 & 8

Drama, finger-pointing and a political meltdown in Trenton this week in the struggle over a rescue plan for Atlantic City. Marc Pfeiffer from the Bloustein Local Government Research Center of Rutgers University tells us what a compromise might look like if both sides were willing. And Monmouth University Polling Institute's Patrick Murray says politics are at the core of the problem.

Also, former Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula is here to talk about his plan to boost the economy in his new book, "The 3rd Way."

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics 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 30 & May 1

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, host Eric Landskroner talks to Politico New Jersey reporter Matt Friedman about the controversy surrounding Walter Timpone's confirmation to the State Supreme Court, and the alleged behind-the-scenes maneuvers by South Jersey power broker George Norcross to oust Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.

Plus, Statehouse reporter Katie Kyros asks Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop about the city's recent S&P credit upgrade, the pending state-ordered property revaluation, and his stance on casinos in North Jersey.

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

Show information for April 23 & 24

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Senator Jen Beck talks with Katie Kyros about the problem of underfunded school districts, and her efforts to find middle-ground on the estate tax issue.

Plus, Max Pizarro of PolitickerNJ discusses the politics surrounding the state-ordered property revaluation of Jersey City with host Eric Landskroner.

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

Show information for April 2 & 3

This weekend on New Jersey Power & Politics, Matt Arco from NJ Advance Media is here to talk about the politics surrounding the Atlantic City fiscal crisis and the governor's defense of Donald Trump this week.

And host Eric Landskroner talks to Michele Siekerka, President of NJ Business & Industry Association and Gordon MacInnes of NJ Policy Perspective to get both sides of the debate over raising the minimum wage.

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

Show information for March 26 & 27

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Congressman Donald Payne talks with host Eric Landskroner about his bill to test the drinking water in schools, and make sure the community is notified about the results.

And Michael Valenti, the former chief of counterterrorism with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, explains what efforts are being undertaken by local agencies in the wake of the attacks in Brussels, Belgium.

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics 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 19 & 20

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Sen. Cory Booker talks about both state and national issues -- President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, campaigning for Hillary Clinton, and lead safety.

And Matt Katz, Author of American Governor; Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption, talks about how Governor Christie is handling his new role as Donald Trump's surrogate.

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

Show information for Feb. 27 & 28

This weekend on New Jersey Power & Politics, a political bombshell ahead of Super Tuesday. Just a couple of weeks after ending his own bid for the White House, Gov. Chris Christie heads to Texas to endorse Donald Trump for president. NJ Power & Politics brings you reaction from state leaders, including Jon Bramnick.  The Assembly Republican leader joins host Eric Landskroner to discuss the NJ Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington, his new gun bill and the proposed minimum wage hike.

And, Mayor Steve Fulop talks about growing small businesses in Jersey City.

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics 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. 30 & 31

This week on NJ Power & Politics, a big week for Governor Christie... Helping broker deals, and taking some heat while going back and forth from the campaign trail. Matt Arco, Christie Campaign reporter from the Star Ledger and NJ Advance Media, talks about the debate and more.

And Atlantic City turns the reigns over to the State of NJ. Marc Pfeiffer from Rutgers Edward Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy joins us to look at how that's going to work.

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

Show information for Jan. 16 & 17

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblyman Anthony Bucco discuss the governor's State of the State address. Two of the big issues are pension payments and gas tax.

And Krista Jenkins from FDU PublicMind Polling Institute looks at the governor's latest approval numbers.

Plus, Sean Sullivan, reporter for NJ Advance Media, takes a magnifying glass to a few claims made by Gov. Christie in his State of the State address.

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics 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. 9 & 10

This weekend on NJ Power & Politics, Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray tells us why he stepped out of his usual role and took a stand against a proposed ballot question he says is unfair.

And Mayor Steve Fulop weighs in on casino expansion into North Jersey. 

Plus Ryan Hutchins on the in-fighting between houses in Trenton and a preview of the  Governor's State of the State address.

Watch New Jersey Power & Politics 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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