CHRISTIE’S PENSION COMMISSION
Here are five things to know about the first report issued by the commission Christie convened to examine how to fix New Jersey’s troubled pension system.
Meanwhile, The Star-Ledger’s editorial board examines the heft of the issue.
FIVE STATE SONGS?
New Jersey doesn’t have a state song, but there is an effort underway in the state Legislature to designate five of them.
MULSHINE ON MEDICARE
Star-Ledger political columnist Paul Mulshine writes that his generation is kidding itself about Medicare.
MORAN ON A CHRISTIE TAX HIKE
Star-Ledger political columnist Tom Moran predicts that Christie, a Republican who has railed against the idea of tax increases, will sign a tax hike sometime within the next year.
THE COST OF FIXING N.J.’S ROADS
Here is a look at what it might cost New Jersey taxpayers if lawmakers hike the gas tax to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges.
POLL: ALCOHOL ON ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK
Should alcohol be allowed on the Atlantic City boardwalk as a way to help revitalize the struggling city? Vote in the informal, unscientific poll at right.
THE AUDITOR: FULOP TO TALK GUN CONTROL
A look at how Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop will visit Los Angeles today to talk about gun control.
FROM THE WEEKEND …
• Today, state Assembly leaders will attempt to override Christie’s veto of a bill that almost every Republican voted for.
• John Sheridan Jr., the CEO of Cooper University Health System who previously spent 40 years in state government, died Sunday morning in a house fire that also claimed the life of his wife.
• Bergen County Executive Kathe Donovan pulled a newsletter off the web that may have been illegal.
• The state Supreme Court ruled that New Jersey’s palimony law, which began requiring written contracts between unwed partners in 2010, doesn’t affect prior verbal agreements.