Monday, January 29, 2007

NJ Politics News Roundup, monday Jan 29

  • If it happens at all, propTax relief may only be temporary. Additionally, the state's mayors feel left out of the process which means we have a lot of bruised egos on our hands too. I am so sick of writing about PropTaxes I could puke. One day I hop the time comes when this topic won't dominate my morning roundups and we can get back to more important topics like beauty tips and celebrity gossip.

  • Here's some analysis about the Burlington County Dems and the "up and down" month they've been having. Any BurlCo peeps are encouraged to comment with some local perspective.

  • Sen. prez (and former Governor) Dick Codey will be immortalized today at the statehouse as his portrait is unveiled in Trenton. Hopefully while posing for the painting, Codey didn't wear a suit that will make my propTaxes look fatter that they already are.

  • On the topic of health care, Rep. Frank Pallone vows to make the uninsured a priority in Congress. As chairman of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Pallone gets the "first shot at health care legislation and oversight over the State Children's Health Insurance Program, called SCHIP, Medicaid and other programs."

  • And finally, they call us the Garden State for a reason and one South Jersey farmstead has capitalized on the ever-growing ethnic foods market. Says Bill Sciarappa, a Rutgers agricultural extension agent, "Today's niche market is the future mainstream market," refering to the farm's bounty which includes Chinese eggplant, bok choy, cilantro and edamame beans.
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