TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie said during a visit to Tennessee on Friday that he won’t make a decision on whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign until sometime next year, according to a report.
Meanwhile, the governor told a crowd of fellow Republicans that political division at home has hurt the U.S.’s standing abroad, according to a report.
PORT AUTHORITY NEWS CONFERENCE SCRAPPED
A news conference in which lawmakers from New Jersey and New York were slated to unveil legislation aiming to reform the embattled Port Authority was canceled at the last minute Friday.
PRIMARY RACE PREVIEWS
Four Democrats are competing in a tight primary race Tuesday for U.S. Rep. Rush Holt’s seat in Congress.
And four low-profile Republicans are fighting to face U.S. Sen. Cory Booker in November.
RUTGERS FIGHTS LEGISLATION
The Rutgers University board of trustees threatened legal action to stop a bill that would increase the number of political appointees to the school’s board of governors.
POLL: RUTGERS BILL
Should New Jersey lawmakers pass the controversial Rutgers legislation? Vote in the informal, unscientific poll at right.
LIVE POLITICS CHAT
The Star-Ledger Statehouse Bureau will host its weekly live politics chat today at 11 a.m.
THE AUDITOR: SUPREME COURT TITLE
A look at a bill that would give a new title to temporary members of the state Supreme Court, and more.
EDITORIAL: CHRISTIE AND RGGI
The Star-Ledger Editorial Board writes that Christie has boxed himself into a corner regarding the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
FROM THE WEEKEND …
• Housing advocates won important concessions from the state to keep displaced residents in their hometowns in the areas of New Jersey’s hit the hardest by Hurricane Sandy.
• Somerset Medical Center in Somerville has officially merged with Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick.