NJ Sen. Loretta Weinberg hailed as champion of a free press and gov’t transparency

Press freedom via freepress.net
Press Freedom source: freepress.net
Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg received the National Newspaper Association Open Government Award for her legislative advocacy to promote government transparency and accountability. The award was presented to the senator Thursday by NNA President Matt Paxton during the 2017 Community Newspaper Leadership Summit at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

“Whether at the state or national level, an attack on the media is an attack on our democracy. Particularly during these uncertain times, we have to stand in support of a free and independent press. I am committed to continuing the fight for government transparency and accountability and am honored to receive this award from the National Newspaper Association,” said Senator Weinberg (D-Bergen). “I am also dedicated to continuing the work that I’ve done over the last several years to reform the state’s open government laws to make government more accessible to the public. A strong press and transparent government are the best safeguards for truth in our state and our country.” read more

Does Disney World have sovereign nation status?

Disney World

Disney WorldWhat’s the status of Disney World relative to United States law? If it exists outside the law and is “detached from” the State of Florida, is Disney World a sovereign nation or …. or, what?

This and other issues are explored in National Geographic’s brilliant article on the entertainment empire:

Disney’s new empire in central Florida would be marketed as Disney World. Its official name was, and remains, the Reedy Creek Improvement District. Thanks to a sweetheart deal with the state legislature, the lands Disney purchased were detached from the rest of Florida to form a Magic Kingdom, above and outside the law. Even now, Disney World’s rides are exempt from state safety inspections. Democratic process is excluded, too. Power remains in the hands of a board of supervisors composed of Disney allies. However much you pay for a time-share condo in Disney World, you cannot buy property outright, and therefore establish official residence, and therefore vote for the board. Celebration, Disney’s residential community themed to evoke pre-1940s small-town America, has a city hall but no actual municipal government. read more

New Jersey County Clerks

A more extensive list containing both County Clerk and Board of Election contact information, including fax numbers, is available here.

Atlantic County Clerk
5901 Main Street
CN 2005
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Bergen County Clerk
One Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Burlington County Clerk
49 Rancocas Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Camden County Clerk
2015 The Mall at Voorhees Town Center, 2nd Floor
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Cape May County Clerk
7 North Main Street
DN 109
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-3096
Cumberland County Clerk
Court House Building
60 West Broad Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Essex County Clerk
Hall of Records
465 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102
Gloucester County Clerk
Court House
P.O. Box 129
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Hudson County Clerk
257 Cornelison Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Hunterdon County Clerk
Hall of Records
71 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
Mercer County Clerk
100 Court House Annex
209 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650
Middlesex County Clerk
P.O. Box 1110
New Brunswick, NJ08903-1110
Monmouth County Clerk
33 Mechanic Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Morris County Clerk
Administration & Records Building
P.O. Box 315
Morristown, NJ 07963-0315
Ocean County Clerk
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754
Passaic County Clerk
401 Grand Street, Room 130
Paterson, NJ 07505
Salem County Clerk
P.O. Box 18
92 Market Street
Salem, NJ 08079
Somerset County Clerk
P.O. Box 3000
20 Grove Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
Sussex County Clerk
Sussex County Clerk’s Office
83 Spring Street, Suite 304
Newton, NJ 07860
Union County Clerk
2 Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Warren County Clerk
413 Second Street
Belvidere, NJ 07823