Tag Archive for Michael Shapiro

Thoughts On The VP Search

By Michael M. Shapiro During the past few weeks, both John McCain and Barack Obama have begun speaking with possible candidates for the vice presidency. They are presumably looking at a variety of factors as well as a background dossier…

The Debate Over Debates

By Michael M. Shapiro Congressman Rob Andrews, who is challenging Senator Frank Lautenberg in the Democratic Primary for the United States Senate in New Jersey, has demanded that Senator Lautenberg debate him seven times before the June Primary. Senator Lautenberg…

Why Commend Inclan?

By Michael M. Shapiro During the recent trial of David Delle Donna, the Mayor of Guttenberg, New Jersey, one of Governor Corzine’s deputy chiefs of staff, Javier Inclan, testified that he passed envelopes from a bar owner to the Mayor,…

Scoring Points!

By Michael M. Shapiro Last month, Senator Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), chair of the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, scored points for fiscal responsibility and common sense by advocating the elimination of pension credit for part-time government employees. At the…

Reining In Out-of-Control Spending

By Michael M. Shapiro As New Jersey copes with its increasing budget woes, perhaps the Legislature should consider several measures that would help reduce out-of-control spending: unannounced audits and the elimination or transformation of pension credit for part-time government work.…

Communicating With New Jersey Legislators Via E-Mail

By Michael M. Shapiro According to the Office of Legislative Services, the only way for residents of New Jersey to contact Legislators by email is through an online form available on the website for the New Jersey State Legislature, www.njleg.state.nj.us.

The Shapiro Report: Fewer Foxes Guarding the Henhouse

By Michael M. Shapiro Last month, the New Jersey State Senate approved legislation that would ban members of the Legislature from serving on the Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards, the committee that investigates allegations of ethical impropriety made against…