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  Governor of New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey.
The governor performs the executive functions of the state, and is not directly subordinate to the federal authorities.
Current Governor Richard Codey will likely be the last Acting Governor to serve simultaneously as Senate President, as a result of the Constitutional amendment approved by the voters in November 2005 (as the current dual role would remain in effect if the office were to become vacant before the new Governor takes office).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Governor_of_New_Jersey   (312 words)

 New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New Jersey is a politically competitive state; the Governorship alternated between the parties from the election of Richard J. Hughes in 1961 until Democrat Jon Corzine was elected to replace a Democrat in 2005; the legislature has also switched hands, and one house was evenly divided from 1999–2001.
New Jersey is also home to several other urban legends, such as the ghost of Annie's Road in Totowa, Midgetville in Edgewater, Albino Village in Clifton, the supposed KKK hotbed Whipporwill Valley Road in Middletown, the haunted and demon-possessed Clinton Road in West Milford, and the Witch of Igoe Road in Marlboro.
New Jersey is often known by outsiders with little respect for the state as "America's Armpit", both for its shape and location on the Eastern seaboard and for the smell that exists especially along the New Jersey Turnpike (I95) due to the landfills, chemical plants, and wetlands mud.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Jersey   (6477 words)

 Encyclopedia: Governor of New Jersey
As of 2004, the population of New Jersey was estimated to be 8,698,879.
New Jersey is broken up into 21 counties, most of which are vestiges of the colonial area, and the remainder partitioned from existing counties in the 1800s.
In 1738 New Jersey petitioned for a distinct administration, and Lewis Morris was appointed governor.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Governor-of-New-Jersey   (821 words)

 Colonial New Jersey
The first settlements in New Jersey were made by the Dutch along the western bank of the Hudson, with one on the Delaware at Fort Nassau; but these settlements were insignificant, and the history of the colony properly begins with the occupation of the territory by the English.
New Jersey was included in the grant of Charles II to his brother James, the Duke of York, in 1664.
New Jersey was also singularly free from Indian wars, the people living on the most friendly terms with the red men, with whom they kept up a profitable trade in furs and game.
www.usahistory.info /colonies/New-Jersey.html   (1109 words)

 The US50 - A guide to the fifty states
New Jersey's first residents were the Lenni Lenape Indians who inhabited the territory for over 10,000 years before the first European arrived on its shores.
New Jersey was the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and the first to ratify the Bill of Rights in 1789.
By 1850, New Jersey's population of nearly half a million, and the industries in which most of those people worked, was concentrated in the north.
www.theus50.com /newjersey/history.shtml   (1670 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Jersey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The extreme length of New Jersey from north to south is 160 miles, its extreme breadth 70 miles, and its gross area 7815 square miles.
The capture of New York by the Dutch, on 30 July, 1673, was followed by the subjection of the surrounding country, including the province of New Jersey.
The First Constitution of the State of New Jersey, adopted at the Provincial Congress held at Burlington on 2 July, 1776, was a makeshift war measure, and provided that all state officers of prominence should be elected by a legislature chosen by voters possessing property qualifications.
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 List of Governors of New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Traditionally, only elected governors are considered in the numeration of the governors.
However, legislation signed on January 10, 2006 allowed those acting governors who had served at least 180 days to drop the "acting" from their title to become "Governor".
Governors of New York and New Jersey (1703–1738)
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 New Jersey: History
East Jersey was dominated by Calvinism, implanted by Scottish and New England settlers, while in West Jersey the Quakers soon developed a landed aristocracy with strong political and economic influence.
New Jersey was the third state to ratify (Dec., 1787) the Constitution of the United States.
New Jersey was hard hit by recession in the early 1990s and the state suffered from overdevelopment, but increasing economic diversity had fueled a recovery by the decade's end.
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 Bret Schundler for Governor of New Jersey 2001 Campaign Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Christine Todd Whitman, who left the governor's office in January to join the Bush administration, left behind a sleepy legacy that was succinctly described by the curt but powerful title of the final Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll assessing her tenure: Governor Whitman Waves Farewell to New Jersey: State Shrugs.
According to a New Jersey Policy Perspective study, the state's bonded debt at the end of the year 2000 was $15.7 billion; in 1990, it was $4 billion.
New Jersey, historically, because of the big-city media markets on both ends, is a difficult place in which to get your message across on a statewide basis.
www.njfaq.com /bret2001/preex/njmonthly0601.shtml   (1869 words)

 New Jersey Governor Resigns (washingtonpost.com)
New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey unexpectedly announced his resignation today, disclosing publicly that he is a homosexual and had an extramarital affair with another man.
As word leaked this afternoon that the 47-year-old governor planned to announce his resignation at a Trenton, N.J., news conference, it was widely assumed that he was succumbing to pressure from the financial scandals swirling around him.
Although McGreevey was mentioned 83 times in the federal indictment of David D'Amiano, the trash-hauling fundraiser, the governor was not named as a co-conspirator, and his aides have said his involvement was innocent.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A60487-2004Aug12.html   (637 words)

 Joseph Bloomfield Biography - New Jersey Governor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Joseph Bloomfield was born on October 18, 1753 in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, the son of Dr. Moses Bloomfield and Sarah Ogden.
In recognition of this son of New Jersey, the founders of the town named the settlement "Bloomfield" in 1796, with the honoree himself visiting the town the next year with a Military escort, in formal recognition of the honor bestowed upon him.
After he settled at Burlington, he was a member of and president of the "New Jersey Society for the Abolition of Slavery," a society whose efforts were confined to legal methods of ameliorating the condition of the slaves, and the cultivation of a public sentiment in favor of its abolition.
www.firstbaptistbloomfield.org /joeblmfld-bio.htm   (1344 words)

 New Jersey governor signs drowsy driver law
New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey yesterday signed a bill that makes it illegal to drive in that state if you have been awake for more than 24 hours straight.
The new law allows prosecutors to charge a sleep-deprived driver with vehicular homicide, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.
The bill is named after Maggie McDonnell, who was killed in a head-on collision in 1997 by a driver who had been awake 30 hours straight after spending all night in a crack house.
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 The Political Graveyard: New Jersey: Governors
Governors of New Jersey: Events and Candidates of the 1790's (may be incomplete!)
Governors of New Jersey: Events and Candidates of the 1840's (may be incomplete!)
Governors of New Jersey: Events and Candidates of the 1860's (may be incomplete!)
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 Dead Governors of New Jersey
On December 19, 1787, New Jersey was the third state to ratify it with an unanimous vote (38-0).
As governor, he became known as "father of the public school system of New Jersey." He served one three-year term as governor and was succeeded by Republican William A.
New Jersey, among all the northern states in the Civil War was the most pro-slavery and pro-Southern.
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 Online NewsHour: New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman
Christine Todd Whitman was elected the 50th Governor of New Jersey on Nov.
She also formed the Committee for an Affordable New Jersey to support legislative candidates and speak out on issues.
Her husband, John, is a financial consultant with political roots of his own -- his grandfather was governor of New York and his father was a circuit court judge.
www.pbs.org /newshour/forum/background/jan-june96/whitman.html   (499 words)

 LP News Jul97 - Sabrin active in high-profile NJ race
Murray Sabrin is the Libertarian Party's candidate for governor in New Jersey, and he has launched his campaign with a strong start.
"In all the issues facing the people of New Jersey and the rest of the nation, a common theme is obvious: government mismanagement is everywhere," Sabrin said.
Members of the Sabrin for Governor campaign include Campaign Manager Dan Karlan, a former LP National Committee member and past NJ gubernatorial candidate; Campaign Treasurer Mark Peterson, a state party Steering Committee member; and Press Secretary Mike Buoncristiano, a U.S. House candidate in 1996.
www.lp.org /lpn/9707-Sabrin.html   (482 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | US governor quits over gay affair
The governor of the US state of New Jersey has announced his resignation, admitting that he had an extramarital affair with a man.
New Jersey is one of four US states currently attempting to make gay marriage legal through the courts.
Mr McGreevey's own position on gay marriage has not been clear: he refused to endorse a ceremony performed in the state in March on the grounds that it was against the current state law.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/3560526.stm   (305 words)

 CNN.com - New Jersey governor quits, comes out as gay - Aug 13, 2004
A third Democratic source, who had spoken throughout the day with a top aide to the governor, told CNN it is unclear whether Cipel will proceed with the lawsuit now that McGreevey has announced his resignation.
Speaking at a packed news conference in the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey, McGreevey admitted to an affair with a man and asked for his family's forgiveness.
Sheinkopf said the governor decided to resign after meeting with advisers and friends and even wrote his speech himself.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/12/mcgreevey.nj   (929 words)

 the governor's school of new jersey :: arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Governor’s School of the Arts is an intense four-week residential program at The College of New Jersey that emphasizes extensive study in the fields of creative writing, dance, music (vocal and instrumental), theatre, video/film production, and visual arts.
William Trigg is on the faculties of The College of New Jersey and Rowan University.
She is currently an Adjunct faculty for Art Education in the Art Department at The College of New Jersey.
www.govschool.org /new/arts.htm   (2487 words)

 Corzine for NJ - Welcome to the Campaign
If you have friends that are new to New Jersey or have never registered you can invite them to use this easy online form to print and mail their registration.
Jon Corzine ran for Governor in order to make New Jersey one of the best places to live, to work, to raise a family, to go to school, to start a business, and to retire with security.
He believes New Jersey deserves a government that provides people value for their hard-earned tax dollars, and also respects the values that hold us together.
www.corzineforgovernor.com   (591 words)

 MTV.com - Choose or Lose - Headlines
McGreevey spoke at a press conference in Trenton, New Jersey, on Thursday afternoon, following allegations of corruption made by several of his political aides.
The governor then acknowledged his extramarital affair: "It was wrong, it was foolish, it was unacceptable," he said.
Following the announcements of his homosexuality and extramarital affair, the governor explained that he felt the appropriate course of action was resignation.
www.mtv.com /chooseorlose/headlines/news.jhtml?id=1490140   (490 words)

 Gay News From 365Gay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Under the new law, same-sex couples will be granted the right to collect the public pensions of deceased partners, guaranteed hospital visitation during illnesses, and qualify to receive health benefits in a partner's name.
It will not, however, make gay couples eligible for any of the federal benefits of marriage, nor would it give partners the same property rights as married spouses or many child custody rights and obligations heterosexual couples have.
Gay activists in New Jersey say the domestic partner law will attract gay couples from neighboring states to move there.
www.365gay.com /newscon04/01/011204njPartner.htm   (371 words)

 APP.COM v4.0 - Governor praises New Jersey cops in New Orleans | Asbury Park Press Online
NEW ORLEANS — Acting Gov. Codey praised New Jersey police officers working in the New Orleans area after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
New Jersey State Police Col. Joseph "Rick" Fuentes said the police work eight- to 10-hour shifts in groups of about 60 to 70.
Codey's trip was expected to cost Garden State taxpayers little, since he flew on a military transport plane already carrying supplies, including food, water and military meals, and the 12 New Jersey Army National Guard troops to New Orleans.
www.app.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050922/NEWS/509220538   (276 words)

 New York Daily News - Daily Dish & Gossip - Rush & Molloy: Piscopo entertaining a run for gov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The comic confirms that "some prominent business guys" are trying to persuade him to run for the disgraced governor's seat.
A state judge in Albany handed him a victory by knocking out New York's lobbying law on the grounds that it unconstitutionally denies targets of the state Lobbying Commission the right to be heard.
Simmons, who drew the panel's scrutiny by pushing to soften New York's drug laws, said, "I'm happy about this ruling because, going forward, you won't have to be a millionaire to say what's on your mind."
www.nydailynews.com /news/gossip/story/223475p-191994c.html   (1237 words)

 CNN.com - Joe Piscopo, New Jersey governor? - Aug 20, 2004
And Jersey Joe our guest today not in New Jersey, but in Orlando, Florida, to talk about the "Draft Piscopo" movement.
Because, see, in Jersey, we are so proud of the state.
And I must say, I think most of the citizens in the great state of New Jersey said, you know, it's an unfortunate situation, what happened, but you feel such sympathy, and you just wish them the best.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/20/joe.piscopo   (928 words)

 AllRefer.com - Andrew Hamilton, colonial governor of New Jersey (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Andrew Hamilton, colonial governor of New Jersey, U.S. History, Biographies
Appointed deputy postmaster general for the colonies in 1692, Hamilton induced several colonies to set up uniform postal rates.
In 1701, William Penn appointed him deputy governor of Pennsylvania, a post he held until his death.
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 State of New Jersey
In honor of all those from New Jersey who gave their lives in the fight against terrorism during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, in humble gratitude, we remember their sacrifice.
New Jersey HealthLink is the nation's most comprehensive healthcare consumer information website serving seniors, families, children and healthcare professionals.
This site is maintained by the New Jersey Office of Information Technology.
www.state.nj.us   (146 words)

 2005 Gubernatorial Elections - dKosopedia
Corzine will wipe out Codey in the primary, and will go on to wipe out Schundler, Forrester, or anyone who runs in the general election by double digits.
This poll was released just before a new ad hit the airways featuring immensely popular incumbent governor Mark Warner's endorsement of Kaine.
In the Republican primary, George Fitch attacked Kilgore from the right, as a "tax and spend" Republican who is a phony on "limited government, holding the line on taxes and promoting family values."
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/2005_Gubernatorial_Elections   (283 words)

 Lodging.com: Hotel Details
Located in the heart of historic Morristown, The Westin Governor Morris, Morristown is surrounded by over 50 of the top Fortune 500 companies in the nation.
From May 23, 2005 to May 1, 2006, the pool and outdoor patio will be closed for renovations.
The manager (a really rude blonde woman) was extremely rude, but besides that, the rest of the stay was perfect.
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