Jaffe Morning Briefing

  • The Jaffe Briefing - May 14, 2021

    May 14, 2021

    STATEWIDE – Modified mask mandate? Yes! The feds are lifting the requirement that fully vaccinated people wear masks in most outdoor and indoor places. Of course, mass transit is not one of ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - May 12, 2021

    NEWARK – It is a grand and interesting experiment. If you hand a low-income family $500 a month, with no strings attached, will it change lives? That’s the big question in Newark, where ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - May 11, 2021

    STATEWIDE – A progressive research group is out with a tax study. OK, that may be the most boring lede ever written. Let’s try again; here we go: If you are deemed rich in New Jersey, you ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - May 10, 2021

    LINDEN – As everything seems to begin and end in New Jersey, the national news is a pipeline that runs from Houston to Linden. The Colonial Pipeline – the largest of its kind in the U.S.

  • The Jaffe Briefing - May 6, 2021

    TRENTON – The simple idea behind “food shortage” is, well, there’s not enough food. But there’s another reason for some pockets of food shortage in New Jersey: simply ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - May 5, 2021

    TRENTON – As New Jersey is now bursting with billions in stimulus aid from Uncle Sam, the big question is how best to blow the cash. The Record is providing some guidance, reporting how other ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - May 4, 2021

    STATEWIDE – Live theater. Busy restaurants. Sitting at an actual bar. Yep, it is all coming back with a big, tri-state announcement that puts our entire region back in business beginning May ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - May 3, 2021

    STATEWIDE – The sticky issue of taxing out-of-state commuters has gotten a bit stickier during the pandemic, as many New York-bound workers were able to do their jobs in Jersey. So, should they ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 30, 2021

    CRESSKILL – Sure, we can all get a little surly at work. But for a piss-poor attitude to be raised to the level of congressional interaction? Yep. Rep. Bill Pascrell is rushing to the aid ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 29, 2021

    STATEWIDE – New Jersey to Biden: Thanks for nuthin’. As the president is eager to spend a trillion here, a trillion there, and a trillion everywhere, he is refusing to give New Jerseyans ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 28, 2021

    WESTFIELD – Folks here are used to being “Number One” in this, or “Number One” in that, so the fact that the town came in dead last in any national study is a real ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 27, 2021

    TRENTON – Let the party begin! Well, sorta. Gov. Phil Murphy is vastly expanding the size limits for outdoor gatherings from 200 people to 500 people, while the capacity limits for outdoor ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 26, 2021

    STATEWIDE – If you run the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission, you need a really thick skin. You need to know how to play defense. And you need to be prepared for anything that can and will ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 23, 2021

    ASBURY PARK – With all these “Top 25” random rankings in all media, all the time, you really can’t expect the good people of Newsweek to actually visit Asbury Park before ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 22, 2021

    STATEWIDE – You didn’t know it. We didn’t know it. But Tuesday was another election day in New Jersey. Apparently, there were a small number of school board races, which New Jersey ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 21, 2021

    NEWARK – There’s certainly plenty of aftermath in the wake of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction for murdering George Floyd. It is impossible to cover it ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 20, 2021

    FORT LEE – Move over Vegas, there’s now Fort Lee? Apparently, this Jersey town just over the George Washington Bridge has become a gambling mecca for out-of-staters who want to make legal ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 16, 2021

    TRENTON – There’s always plenty of space here to talk about sweeping gun reform, so let’s focus on Gov. Phil Murphy’s ambitious new plan. He only wants to give permits to New ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 15, 2021

    ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL – Accepting public financing for your gubernatorial run certainly has its perks. But, as Politico reports, there’s also some tough strings attached. And no one knows ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 14, 2021

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Rutgers hit the national news this morning with its landmark decision to mandate that all arriving students this fall be vaccinated. CBS sat with Rutgers President Jonathan ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 13, 2021

    TRENTON – Maybe it’s time to stop screwing property taxpayers eligible for New Jersey’s Homestead rebate, NJ Spotlight reports. It has been a ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 12, 2021

    TRENTON – Nothing gets us really excited on Monday mornings more than bond ratings, so let’s kick off the week with news from Moody’s Investor Services. Now that the state is ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 9, 2021

    TRENTON – So, um, welcome to the Trenton Bisons?? It looks like the Triple A team of the Toronto Blue Jays is in desperate search of a home field this season, as construction is ongoing at ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 8, 2021

    TRENTON – A billion here. A billion over there. Yawn. There’s just too darn much money these days. But as state leaders are expecting a lovely $6 billion in federal cash for pandemic ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 7, 2021

    TRENTON – Monday morning quarterbacks abound, as the state’s non-partisan financial gurus say New Jersey didn’t need to borrow $4 billion last year to balance the budget. Of course, ...