November 21, 1999 |
Jon S. Corzine's U.S. Senate campaign received a boost yesterday when B. Thomas Byrne Jr., who had considered running for the Democratic nomination in New Jersey, said he would not be a candidate and threw his support to Corzine. The action by Byrne, a onetime state Democratic chairman and the son of former Gov. Brendan T. Byrne, enabled Corzine to consolidate his North Jersey base further for the 2000 primary battle against former Gov. Jim Florio. Although Byrne had attracted negligible support, the Corzine camp was concerned that his presence on the ballot could drain enough votes from Corzine in the northern part of the state to help Florio, whose strength is in the south.
March 24, 2006 |
Gov. Corzine did not violate his office's code of conduct when he lent a Trenton lobbyist $5,000 in bail money after she was arrested on charges she stalked state Democratic chairman Joseph Cryan, a special advisory board has ruled. In a Tuesday letter to Corzine chief counsel Stuart Rabner, the two-member governor's Advisory Ethics Panel did, however, suggest that Corzine steer clear of his former aide, Karen Golding, while her legal troubles are pending "in order to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.
November 28, 2004 |
New Jersey Sen. Jon S. Corzine is launching his campaign for governor this week, two months earlier than planned, in a bid to close the door on a potential challenge from fellow Democrat and acting Gov. Richard J. Codey. Corzine, whose record-setting campaign spending propelled him to the U.S. Senate in 2000, enters next year's race as the heavy favorite because of his personal fortune and polls that rank him the state's most popular political figure. Widely considered the Democratic heir apparent for governor since James E. McGreevey announced his resignation in August, Corzine had initially planned to declare his candidacy as late as March.
April 2, 2006 |
When Gov. Corzine delivered his budget address to the Legislature last month, he said a financial "day of reckoning" had arrived for a state that had lived too long beyond its means. "We can't keep spending more than we take in," he said in unveiling a budget full of tax increases and spending cuts. The proposed budget will be subject to legislative revamping in the months ahead. But for now, it holds center stage. What follows is an exploration of the questions and controversies - including Corzine's call for higher taxes - raised by that budget.
August 27, 2003 |
U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine (D., N.J.) acknowledged yesterday that he is part of an informal partnership with friend and developer Charles Kushner in preliminary talks to buy the New Jersey Nets. But Corzine said he would oppose any state subsidies toward the purchase or operation of the Nets or their co-tenants at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, the New Jersey Devils. The partners' group requested $100 million in subsidies during a conference call Friday with officials from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, several newspapers reported Monday.
May 31, 2007 |
TRENTON - Gov. Corzine is back in the building. Or at least he was. Corzine yesterday returned to the Statehouse for the first time since a serious April 12 highway accident to talk with legislative leaders about the state budget. "It's good to be back to work," he told a throng of reporters waiting for him as he emerged, on forearm crutches, from the governor's office around midday. "It's good to be back here. " For nearly a month after the accident - which landed Corzine in intensive care and on a ventilator with a snapped left femur, 11 broken ribs, and a fractured breastbone and collarbone - Senate President Richard J. Codey (D., Essex)
April 17, 2007 |
Gov. Corzine's doctors yesterday said he was doing remarkably well given the extent of the injuries he suffered in a car wreck Thursday, but acknowledged he is "certainly not out of the woods yet. " Corzine remained on a ventilator in critical but stable condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden following what medical staff there described as a routine - and successful - 40-minute procedure to clean dead tissue and debris from the wound...
April 14, 2007 |
Gov. Corzine apparently was not wearing a seat belt in a Thursday evening crash on the Garden State Parkway that left him in critical but stable condition this morning with a dozen fractured ribs and a broken leg, collarbone, breastbone and vertebra. Corzine remained heavily sedated on a ventilator in Cooper University Hospital's intensive care unit, and underwent surgery this morning to remove debris from his leg wound. His doctors have scheduled a noon briefing after the operation.
April 20, 2006
The office of governor in New Jersey is supposedly the most powerful in the country. So far, you wouldn't know it by Gov. Corzine. Corzine's meekness was on full display in his mystifying vote of confidence for State Sen. Wayne Bryant (D., Camden). Bryant is reportedly under investigation by federal authorities for allegations concerning his former cushy, $38,200-a-year consulting job at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. While on the payroll for doing goodness-only-knows at the school, Bryant also secured millions in state funds for UMDNJ.
March 26, 2006
Now that Gov. Corzine has submitted his painfully disciplined state budget, the fiscally undisciplined Legislature should resist the temptation to do what it usually does - slough off restraint and spend at will. Corzine's tough-love budget is necessary and sound, even if his proposed budget solutions fall heavily on the middle class. His goals are to stop relying on irresponsible gimmicks, such as neglecting to fund the state's pension obligations, and to force Trenton to live within its means.