Twitter Updates for 2009-04-30

  • Gather up the kiddies and go to “Bucco Family Day” Sunday at 4 p.m. at his Assembly campaign headquaters at 337 Rte 46 in Rockaway. #
  • Steve Lonegan has conference call today to talk about property taxes …It goes off at 2 p.m. #
  • So, when’s the next Kevin Gsell pizza party? Just wondering, #

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This would be a "good fight"

In a conference call today, Steve Lonegan suggested that one thing he would attack if elected governor is “binding arbitration.”  How right he is.  The binding arbitration process is tilted  against towns and school districts and is a main reason why we see contract settlements in the range of 4 percent a year. That helps to ratchet up property taxes.

“This is certainly not going to be a cakewalk,” he said. Lonegan knows that both Republicans and Democrats are beholden to public unions.  And he also knows that the state has capitulated to those unions for far too long.

Let's debate guns

Assemblyman Michael P. Carroll in a soon to be published letter suggests that if state Sen. Ray Lesniak had a gun handy he would have been able to fight off the intruders who invaded his home two weeks ago. Really?

If he did have a gun, he may have ended up being shot. As it turned out, he was not shot and the intruders are now in custody.

Cabana fundraiser

25th District Assembly candidate Doug Cabana held a fundraiser tonight at the Dublin Pub in Morristown.

About 75 to 100 people attended the $100 per person bash.

“This does mean a lot to me,” Cabana said, “especially with the economy the way it is.”

He said the election is about sending “someone to Trenton who has experience and who can do the job.”

Others in the race are incumbent Mike Carroll and Anthony Bucco, the son of the senator. Two nominations will be made in the june 2 primary.

Big doings in Morristown

Now that Kevin Gsell is on the ballot,  expect him to target John Cryan.

Gsell is seeking support among the young, and in fact, has even tried to enlist high school students to work for and to vote for him.

By the way, a Peter Palma on this blog said he would take me and Ed Ramirez to dinner at the Grand Cafe if Gsell got on the ballot. It’s time for Pete to make reservations.

Twitter Updates for 2009-04-29

  • Why the delay? Morris County authorities said yesterday they were looking for a suspect in the assault of a woman on April 11. #
  • Kevin Gsell can run for Morristown council; a judge said. Expect him to target incumbent John Cryan #

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Good ole boys at work

The most recent example of old-style politics comes to us courtesy of Rockaway Township.

The council Tuesday night appointed Max Rogers to fill an unexpired term. Rogers, Mayor Lou Sceusci says, contributes much to the town. Fine.

But he was on the council once and lost reelection. Then he was appointed and sued the Republican party because he was not put on the election ballot. He also is involved in a dispute with the board of adjustmebnt over his failure to hook into the town sewer system as his neighbors had to do. 

Let’s see … a guy loses, gets ticked off and goes to court, and ignores town orders. That’s a great resume for leadership, don’t you think?