Why Northeast Priorities Take a Backseat in Congress

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December 21, 2015


WHY NORTHEAST PRIORITIES TAKE A BACKSEAT IN CONGRESS

Why do so many northeast policy priorities seem to get the backseat treatment from members of Congress? WNYC says it's not just because the largely-Democratic tri-state delegation is in the minority in Washington – even conservative Republicans like Scott Garrett don't get their way on issues like transportation funding, for example.
RUTGERS LOOKS TO BOOST AFFORDABILITY
Officials at Rutgers-Newark announced last week that they will be targeting transfer students with two-year degrees and all students from their host city by waiving their tuition and fees as long as their gross household income is below $60,000 a year. The Record says the plan is one of several aimed at addressing issues of access and affordability in higher education.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WOULD CHANGE REDISTRICTING
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment that would change the legislative redistricting practices in the state. WBGO says the new determination would be based on the total votes cast for Democrat and Republican candidates over the course of nine statewide elections. 
CHRISTIE ON CRITICISM OF NJ RECORD: 'BRING IT ON'
Governor Christie challenged any of his other Republican presidential rivals on Sunday who wish to question his record as the governor of the Garden State. NJ.com says Christie claimed New Jersey does not a have a budget deficit, and blamed the state's nine credit downgrades on the fact that he's been "cleaning up the mess that [he] inherited." He also touted the state's private sector job growth during his tenure.
NJ SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASES 'MUST-LISTEN' PODCASTS OVER BREAK
NJ Spotlight's homepage will be showcasing several must-listen podcasts to hold you over during the holiday break. The site currently features Toni Griffin's keynote address and the audio from a panel titled "Breaking NJ's Cycle of Crime and Incarceration" from the NJ Spotlight on Cities conference in October, as well as Episode 0 of the Chemo Files Podcast – created by our very own Debbie Galant.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: We've extended the deadline for submissions to our statewide undergraduate reporting contest, which boasts a grand price of $650. We will now be accepting submissions until April 1, 2016. The best submissions will be included and published as part of our Dirty Little Secrets project with the Center for Investigative Reporting.
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