N.J. POLITICS ROUNDUP
A collection of domestic news from a Statehouse and around New Jersey
TRENTON — Under Gov. Chris Christie’s new state budget, thousands of comparison citizens, infirm residents, and low-income homeowners will have to wait another 9 months to receive their birthplace skill taxation rebates.
PORT AUTHORITY CHAIR DEFENDS HIMSELF
At a conference in Trenton, dormer state Attorney General John Degnan vehemently shielded his autonomy from Christie, who nominated him as a subsequent authority of a Port Authority.
A state Senate row authorized Degnan, as good as maestro labor personality George Laufenberg, whom a administrator nominated for a chair on a agency’s house of commissioners.
TAX BREAK FOR ENERGY COMPANY
New Jersey officials authorized a $260 million package of taxation credits for a nuclear-energy association formulation to build reactors on a Camden waterfront.
HILLARY CLINTON TO VISIT NEW JERSEY
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — who could finish adult confronting Christie in a 2016 presidential choosing — will make a stop in New Jersey subsequent week on a debate to foster her new book.
CONTROVERSIAL INSURANCE BILL
Protesters contend a argumentative check that had been speeding by a state Legislature before attack a wall in a state Senate could outcome in aloft word premiums for comparison workers and aloft increase for New Jersey’s most successful Democrat, energy attorney George Norcross.
EDITORIAL: MENENDEZ ALLEGATIONS
The Star-Ledger Editorial Board writes that a U.S. Justice Department needs to pursue furious allegations that a Cuban supervision attempted to smear U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.).
IN OTHER NEWS …
• With Aug deadline looming, a state Senate and Assembly are holding stairs to send electorate a inherent amendment that would make large changes to a state’s bail system.
• Parents and activists began a weekly criticism during a Statehouse over New Jersey’s medical pot module failures.
• Democratic lawmakers introduced a fortitude aiming to stop Christie, a Republican, from gripping New Jersey out of a informal agreement to revoke CO dioxide pollution.
• Investigators in New Jersey contingency keep debate justification from a passionate attack during slightest 5 years to give victims some-more time to confirm either they wish to pursue a rapist case, acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced.
• Christie will revisit Long Branch subsequent week for a initial in a array of city gymnasium events along a Jersey Shore this summer.
• The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners temporarily dangling a permit of a medicine in Camden County who is indicted of being “an easy mark” for drug-seeking patients, and essay them prescriptions for painkillers for months and even years during a time but evaluating them.
• Christie took to Twitter to assistance Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello, who was once a Star-Ledger Player of a year during Seton Hall Prep, make a Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Star-Ledger staff writers Christopher Baxter, Matt Friedman, Susan K. Livio, Salvador Rizzo, and Steve Strunsky, and NJ Advance Media contributor Matt Arco and NJ.com contributor Charles Curtis contributed to this report.