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Return of the Podcasters

6/21/2018
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Hello fellow denizens of NJ, we've returned after our hiatus. We were stuck on the Garden State Parkway for the last few weeks. Anyway, we're off that god-forsaken highway and back to podcasting! We have updates on some oldies but some goodies: NJ's upcoming budget showdown between Murphy and Sweeney/Legislature, marijuana legalization but we start off the show with talking about the primary elections from early June.

Duration:01:00:15

Short Drive Through District 9

5/22/2018
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Over the next few weeks, the Parkway Politics crew will post short yet informative monologues on the individual districts of New Jersey. In this episode, Brian goes over the 9th district: the district's location, demographics, current representative and the primary candidates, or lack thereof, for the 2018 Congressional Election.

Duration:00:04:12

Short Drive Through District 8

5/18/2018
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Over the next few weeks, the Parkway Politics crew will post short yet informative monologues on the individual districts of New Jersey. In this episode, Jay goes over the 8th district: the district's location, demographics, and the primary candidates.

Duration:00:07:53

Short Drive Through District 7

5/17/2018
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Over the next few weeks, the Parkway Politics crew will post short yet informative monologues on the individual districts of New Jersey. In this episode, Ron goes over the 7th district: the district's location, demographics, current representative and the primary candidate for the 2018 Congressional Election.

Duration:00:13:38

Short Drive Through District 12

5/14/2018
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Over the next few weeks, the Parkway Politics crew will post short yet informative monologues on the individual districts of New Jersey. In this episode, Brian goes over the 12th Congressional District. There truly isn't much going on in this district for the primaries on June 5th: only one primary candidate for each party, and (spoiler alert), the seat looks to be safely in the Dem incumbent's hands.

Duration:00:05:36

Short Drive Through District 11

5/12/2018
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Over the next few weeks, the Parkway Politics crew will post short yet informative monologues on the individual districts of New Jersey. In this episode, Jay goes over the 11th district: some background on the current incumbent and why this district is a battleground district in 2018, and the 10(!) total primary candidates between the two parties and where they stand on issues.

Duration:00:13:20

Short Drive Through District 10

5/10/2018
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Over the next few weeks, the Parkway Politics crew will post short, yet informative monologues on the individual districts of New Jersey. In this episode, Ron briefly talks about the 10th district's political landscape and how it's looking for November.

Duration:00:07:48

A Deep Drive into the Parkway State's Pension Crisis

5/2/2018
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This week's episode is focused solely on the New Jersey pension crisis: the history of how we got here, the current situation, and what can expect from the future if New Jersey doesn't take concrete action to meet its pension obligations.

Duration:00:50:27

Abbot Wins, Everyone Move to Texas

4/28/2018
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We start off talking about some great legislation that was in the works in Trenton and has now been signed by Murphy: equal pay, oil drilling ban, and automatic voter registration. We also talk about some new developments regarding the location of the second Amazon HQ and all the effort that Newark is putting in to both get the HQ and hide the details of the deal. Then we go into some grudge matches between Booker and big pharma and NJ Gov. Murphy and Texas Gov. Abbott. We finish with how...

Duration:01:15:39

New Polls, Anti-Vaxxers, and Dems vs. Murphy

4/12/2018
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With Brian taking the day off, Jay and Ron discuss the struggle to regulate Facebook. They also review polls on certain state related issues, give their take on a new vaccine legislation and discuss the power struggle in Trenton between Phil Murphy and other Democratic leaders.

Duration:00:43:34

Lots of Laws and an Interesting Interview

4/4/2018
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The New Jersey state legislature was quite productive in late March so we go over some of the legislation being passed and being considered in Trenton. We go over the six gun laws passed in the State Assembly, some great pieces of legislation that came out of a Senate Committee that are focused on voting reforms, and the "strongest equal pay law" that passed in both houses of the state legislature. We also have some quick 2018 election updates and we finish the episode with an interesting...

Duration:01:20:00

No Money, Mo' Problems: Murphy's Budget Proposal

3/21/2018
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NJ Governor and Michael Keaton stunt double Phil Murphy unveiled his first budget proposal last week and we take a lot of time to go over it and provide our thoughts on what it will mean for the state of New Jersey as well as possible roadblocks for Murphy's agenda. We also cover updates on the Jersey City teachers' strike and marijuana legislation that was introduced to the State Assembly last week. We end with some quick 2018 Congressional race updates.

Duration:01:11:23

Voting rights, teacher's strike, Bob Hugin, and more

3/12/2018
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In this week's episode, it's just Jay and Brian and they talk about a variety of stories this week: a possible Jersey City teacher's strike coming soon, a poll on New Jerseyans and their views on some tax policies, Senator Bob Menendez's 2018 opponent, felony disenfranchisement, an EPA pick by Trump, the powerful storms in NJ and power outages, and we finish with some news on the 2018 election for the 3rd congressional district of New Jersey.

Duration:00:46:25

Dirty DuPont, Millionaire's tax, Gateway Tunnel, and drilling

3/6/2018
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This week's episode is particularly special because we have a new host! We welcome Brian Karabinchak as a regular co-host on Parkway Politics. That should be enough reason to tune in but if not, we also talk about a story that The Record and northjersey.com broke about toxic waste from an old DuPont plant. After that, we dig in to further developments on the millionaire's tax, offshore drilling pushed by the federal Interior Department, and some political malevolence from Trump regarding...

Duration:00:55:54

Marijuana Update, Murphy's First Bill, and Guns

2/27/2018
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We discuss the proposed legislation on gun control in New Jersey and its potential impact on gun violence. We also touch on a proposed compromise on legalizing marijuana, Phil Murphy's first law regarding funding for women's health services, and end with some news regarding the 2nd Congressional District in NJ and its implications for 2018.

Duration:00:50:32

Bobby H

2/20/2018
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This week, we're a little less New Jersey focused because we wanted to talk about the unfortunate (and-avoidable-if-Republicans-grew-a-spine-and-passed-gun-legislation) shooting in Florida. We discuss the NRA and its influence and also touch on Senator Menendez's re-election fight coming up in 2018.

Duration:00:40:42

loop-around

2/12/2018
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This week, we discuss Phil Murphy and his legislative agenda including the marijuana legalization effort which is now running into hurdles in the NJ legislature. We also go over some 2018 races for Congress.

Duration:00:52:12

Sour Patch Kids for All

2/5/2018
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We discuss the upcoming races in New Jersey and give our take on the outlook for the Democratic party in November 2018. Then we go over the basics of the new tax law and how it impacts New Jersey.

Duration:01:03:54

Promo

1/11/2018
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Hosts Ron and Jay discuss their upcoming podcast

Duration:00:03:33