Decoding the state of politics

Decoding the state of politics

Michael Aron
Michael Aron

THE FIRST 100 days of the Trump administration and what’s next for New Jersey and the nation will be examined at a free public forum on Wednesday, April 26, 7-9 p.m. at Har Sinai Temple in Pennington. 

Panelists will include State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Dist. 16); State Sen. Linda R. Greenstein (D-Dist. 14); Ruth Mandel, director, Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University; and Michael Aron, NJTV chief political correspondent. Janice Selinger, senior producer of NJTV’s “Governors’ Perspectives with Kent Manahan” and former acting executive director of NJN Public Television and Radio, will moderate the discussion.

The panel will cover issues that have raised widespread concerns during the first months of the new administration, including unprecedented use of Twitter, leaked e-mails, questions about Russian influence, allegations of wiretapping, immigration, and “Trumpcare.” 

Bateman is a member of the Environment and Energy, Judiciary, and Law and Public Safety committees in the Senate and of the Joint Legislative Task Force on Drinking Water Infrastructure. 

Greenstein, the Senate’s assistant majority leader, is chair of the Law and Public Safety Committee; cochair of the Joint Legislative Task Force on Drinking Water Infrastructure; vice chair of the Environment and Energy committee; and a member of the Budget and Appropriations committee. 

Under Mandel’s leadership, Eagleton has explored state leadership, immigrant political behavior, youth political leadership, science in government, and ethics in government. Mandel founded the Center for American Women and Politics at the institute and is the author of “In the Running: The New Woman Candidate.” 

Aron, known as the “dean of the Statehouse Press Corps,” ranked number one on PolitckerNJ’s 2015 Power List. The host of “On the Record” and “Reporters Roundtable” at NJTV, he served as news director and senior political correspondent at NJN Public Television and has interviewed every living NJ governor and a number of presidential candidates.

Advance registration is required; call 609-730-8100 or go to

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