Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Morning Political News Digest - June 8th

Here are some local political news stories that are making headlines this primary morning. I highly recommend the writing of Max Pizarro over at PolicikerNJ.com.

Stack's statement on rejecting HCDO chairmanship

State Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian P. Stack moments ago issued a formal statement on his decision not to pursue the chairmanship of the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO). "While I would have enjoyed certain aspects of leading the organization, such as addressing the concerns of constituents throughout the County, to take on such a role at this current point in time would interfere with my mission of working to advance the quality of life for the residents of Union City and the 33rd Legislative District," said Stack. (Pizarro, PolitickerNJ)


FDU poll: Most voters unaware elections being held Tuesday

If a poll released today is any indication, turnout for tomorrow’s primary elections will be low. A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll of 555 New Jersey registered voters released this morning found just 14 percent of them identified this month as the next time they’ll have an opportunity to vote for office holders. (Friedman, The Record)


Ingle: Why your property taxes are high No. 678

DataUniverse analysis of school administrators’ pay shows that 91 of them make more than $200,000 a year. And that’s eight times the number that made that much just five years ago. The analysis showed that 9,061 administrators and supervisors were paid a total of $1.1 billion and that’s up 13 percent from five years ago. The governor is paid $175,000 a year. (Ingle, Gannett)