A Christie Town Hall Rant: From The Newsroom
Another Governor Christie “YouTube” moment, a fatal shoplifting in Woodbridge, and a busy day in Trenton at the State House tops things from the newsroom on Friday.
- Governor Christie got into it with a law student and ex-Navy Seal over the merger of Rutgers and Rowan. It led to the man’s ejection from the Town Hall. The full audio is at the end of this story.
- Meanwhile, at the Roebling Town Hall, the Governor urged Assembly Democrats to get on board with plans to cut taxes, while touting his administration’s continued crackdowns on prescription drug abuse.
- A shoplifting at the Woodbridge Center Mall ends horrifically, as the suspect allegedly took a woman hostage with a knife to her throat. The tragedy ends with police shooting and killing the man.
- It was a full slate at the State House on Thursday. Kevin McArdle recaps legislation moving on ending sick leave payouts and increasing New Jersey’s minimum wage. Dino Flammia explains a job creating measure that advances.
- “Jessica’s Law” was approved by an Assembly Committee in Trenton.
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- Listen to the full audio of Christie’s encounter with a law student:
Thursday’s poll asked if you would support a medical marijuana facility in your town. 77% said they would not.
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Courtesy Associated Press