MSNBC: Did Christie display leadership today?

Rep. Michael Grimm and Valerie Huttle join Chris Matthews to discuss the New Jersey Governor’s leadership and his 2016 potential.

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The Record: Opinion - Where is Port Authority accountability?

By Valerie Vainieri Huttle, The Record

IN RECENT WEEKS, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been at the center of controversy and concern yet again in what appears to be an increasingly disconcerting pattern for the troubled bi-state agency. Bergen County residents and other New Jersey commuters were stuck in immobilizing traffic at the entrance of the George Washington Bridge back in September and we still don’t know why. Whether it was because of an impromptu traffic study or some other reason –nefarious or well-intentioned –the answer still remains unknown.

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Port Authority transparency bill to be re-introduced after GWB scandal

By Steve Strunsky, The Star-Ledger

FORT LEE — A state assemblywoman plans to reintroduce a Port Authority oversight bill following September's George Washington Bridge lane closures, after Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the bill when it went to his desk last year following a controversial 2011 toll hike. 

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Huttle: New Jersey's developmental centers should stay open

IT HAS BEEN said that the moral test of government is how it treats the most vulnerable members of society. The residents of the North Jersey and Woodbridge Developmental Centers, and the thousands of other developmentally disabled individuals in New Jersey, are certainly our most vulnerable citizens. The state has an obligation to make sure they are safe, well cared for, and given every opportunity to thrive.

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Port Authority Has Too Much Power

NorthJersey.com

To the Editor:

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Human trafficking should not be a business matter: Opinion

By Valerie Vainieri Huttle - NJ.com

Human trafficking is happening right here in New Jersey and we must stop it. Just days ago we learned that an international trafficking ring has been operating brothels in Lakewood, subjecting women to horrific sexual exploitation and degradation.

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Assemblywoman: Newark Archbishop John Myers' priorities are appalling: Opinion

By Valerie Vainieri Huttle - NJ.com

Newark Archbishop John J. Myers must go. I agree wholeheartedly with The Star-Ledger editorial calling for his immediate resignation. If he does not resign, the Roman Catholic Church should swiftly investigate his support and protection of the Rev. Michael Fugee, a priest who admitted to sexual contact with a minor.

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Anti-bullying law making strides in N.J. - Opinion

By Valerie Vainieri Huttle - NJ.com

New Jersey’s anti-bullying law was drafted and enacted to stop an epidemic. The law, years in the making, was not written in response to a particular tragedy, but tragedy is indeed what it seeks to prevent.

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Cracking down on sex trafficking in New Jersey

By Valerie Vainieri Huttle - NorthJersey.com

ALMOST 150 years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery still has a foothold in the United States.

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Opinion: Port Authority must be held accountable

By Valerie Vainieri Huttle

New Jersey residents commuting to work in Manhattan five days a week now pay more than $3,000 each year because of the monumental toll hikes instituted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last fall. This, of course, is on top of gas, parking and other transportation-related costs.

New Jersey residents commuting to work in Manhattan five days a week now pay more than $3,000 each year because of the monumental toll hikes instituted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last fall. This, of course, is on top of gas, parking and other transportation-related costs. - See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/portauthority_042612.html?c=y&page=1#sthash.hxxFrDxI.dpuf
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