TRENTON — Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who accused Gov. Chris Christie’s administration of threatening to withhold Hurricane Sandy aid if she didn’t support a redevelopment project in her city, sidestepped questions about the governor during an interview on MSNBC on Sunday.
BRIDGE SCANDAL HEARING
The state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal is scheduled to hear testimony today from Kevin O’Dowd, Christie’s chief of staff, at 10:30 a.m.
NO POLITICS CHAT
The Star-Ledger Statehouse Bureau will not host its weekly live politics chat today because of a scheduling conflict.
A CRAZY JUNE
Here’s a detailed look at the busy month ahead in New Jersey politics.
DEBATE OVER JUDGES’ RETIREMENT AGE
A debate is being waged in Trenton about whether to raise the state constitution’s judicial retirement age from 70 to 75.
SANDY AID CHANGES
A state agency that has faced criticism for how it spent federal Hurricane Sandy recovery funds meant to replenish affordable housing lost or damaged in the storm approved “dramatic” changes to the way it distributes the money.
THE AUDITOR: PORT AUTHORITY NEWS CONFERENCE
A look at the story behind the abrupt cancellation last week of a news conference to introduce legislation to reform the Port Authority, and more.
EDITORIALS: SMOKING AGE AND ANDREWS DECISION
The Star-Ledger Editorial Board writes that New Jersey should raise the smoking age to 21 and that the campaign finance win by former U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews was
POLL: SMOKING AGE
Should New Jersey raise the smoking age from 19 to 21? Vote in the informal, unscientific poll at right.
FROM THE WEEKEND …
• Christie, the chair of the Republican Governors Association, visited Pittsburgh on Friday to campaign for Gov. Tom Corbett — and their appearances drew a gaggle of protestors.
• Rutgers University’s two governing boards will hold a rare joint emergency meeting today as they fight to stop legislation that would add more political appointees to the school’s board of governors.
• State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) visited a Princeton bike shop to tout raising New Jersey’s minimum wage.
• U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th Dist.) visited Nigeria and called for more international support to help free hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by an Islamic extremist group in the West African country.
Star-Ledger staff writers Christopher Baxter, Matt Friedman, Kelly Heyboer, Susan K. Livio, Erin O’Neill, and Salvador Rizzo, and Jersey Journal report Terrence T. McDonald and Times of Trenton report Nicole Mulvaney contributed to this report.