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Murphy Accuses Texas Gov. Abbott of Trying to Rustle Garden State Companies

John Reitmeyer | April 20, 2018 | Politics

Abbott draws first, bragging about low taxes of the Lone Star State, but Murphy fires back with both barrels, saying schools and healthcare in Texas can’t hold a candle to New Jersey’s

Who’s in the Money? NJ’s 2018 Congressional Primaries — And Sole Senate Race

Colleen O'Dea | April 18, 2018 | Politics
With the first quarter reports filed, this year’s contests are already shaping up to be expensive
NJ Supreme Court Rules No Taxpayer Money to Restore Active Churches
Colleen O'Dea | April 19, 2018 | More Issues
State’s top court decides taxpayer funds cannot be awarded to houses of worship still serving a congregation, even if goal is historic preservation of church structures
Governor Signs Law Adding New Jersey to List of ‘Motor Voter’ States
NJTV News | April 18, 2018 | Politics
Automatic voter registration at motor vehicle agencies for Garden State, and Republicans lawmakers not too happy about that prospect
Murphy Close to Restoring Enterprise Zones in 5 Cash-Strapped Communities
John Reitmeyer | April 17, 2018 | Politics
Move would reverse former Gov. Christie’s decision to strip UEZs from Bridgeton, Camden, Newark, Plainfield, and Trenton
Can Automatic Voter Registration Fill Out NJ’s Anemic Voter Rolls?
Colleen O'Dea | April 13, 2018 | Politics
Both houses pass versions of a bill that would automatically register voters when they visit motor vehicles — or other state agencies that interact with the public
Murphy and Sweeney: NJ Politics’ Great Divide
NJTV News | April 13, 2018 | Politics
‘Festering feud’ between two most powerful pols in New Jersey gets uglier
‘Shaq Tower’ Marks a Milestone in Downtown Newark
NJTV News | April 13, 2018 | Planning
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal visits former home to watch workers finish top floor of his high-rise apartment and retail building on Rector Street
Should New Jersey Start Banking on a State Bank?
Colleen O'Dea | April 11, 2018 | Politics
Advocates say a public bank — an idea talked up by Murphy during his campaign — could create jobs, boost state earnings, and increase economic activity
Curbing the Influence of Special-Interest Groups on NJ Elections
Colleen O'Dea | April 10, 2018 | Politics
State’s independent election watchdog and Democratic and Republican lawmakers push to revise New Jersey’s campaign-finance laws
Pension System Sells off Stake in Manufacturer of Semi-Automatic Rifles
John Reitmeyer | April 5, 2018 | Politics
Legislators argue that complete ban on investments in all gun and ammunition makers must be written into law
Sorting Out the Primary Pack for NJ’s Midterm Congressional Races
NJ Spotlight | April 5, 2018 | Politics
NJ Spotlight’s Colleen O’Dea visits WHYY and puts the contests in context
Governor Tries to Calm the Waters Between Hoboken and Ferry Company
NJTV News | April 5, 2018 | Planning
Murphy intervenes in row over future of three-acre waterfront shipyard
Menendez’s First Campaign Video: Just a Regular Guy Fighting for New Jerseyans
Colleen O'Dea | April 4, 2018 | Politics
But Republican Hugin is first on the tube with a TV spot labeled ‘Disgraced’
New Jersey’s Midterm Congressional Contest Attracts 51 Contenders
Colleen O'Dea | April 3, 2018 | Politics
With the possibility of at least three districts flipping from red to blue, and anti-Trump feelings running high, the June 5th primary will be the one to watch
McGreevey to Fight Murphy’s ‘Catastrophic’ Cuts to Prisoner Re-Entry Program
Carly Sitrin | April 3, 2018 | Social
As rehabilitation efforts gain ground in other states, current governor’s withdrawal of funding for NJ nonprofit backed by his predecessor is ‘inexplicable’
Are Transparency and Oversight Coming to Port Authority at Last?
John Reitmeyer | April 2, 2018 | Transportation
A reworked reform bill and a sympathetic Democratic governor in Trenton could mean progress on an initiative that’s been spinning its wheels since 2011
New Jersey’s Troubling Trend, Increase in Bias and Hate Crimes
Colleen O'Dea | April 2, 2018 | Social
State attorney general says rise in reported incidents partly the result of country’s ‘political leaders’ who countenance ‘intolerance and hatred’
Will Making It Easier to Vote Increase Participation in NJ Elections?
Colleen O'Dea | March 29, 2018 | Politics
Among the reforms introduced by several bills: automatic voter registration when residents renew their licenses and a secure website that will let them vote online
Democratic Big Guns Come Out to Help Menendez Launch Re-Election Campaign
NJTV News | March 29, 2018 | Politics
New Jersey’s senior senator supported by array of party notables as he begins bid
Expunging Marijuana Records the Way to Go — or a Big Headache for NJ Courts?
Carly Sitrin | March 28, 2018 | More Issues
Case being made that people should be able to clear their records, but concern that tens of thousands would flood the system
Amazon Expands Chain of Warehouses Along NJ Turnpike
John Reitmeyer | March 28, 2018 | More Issues
Online retailer, now one of New Jersey’s largest employers, takes advantage of state’s key location and infrastructure
Amid Surge in Hate, Rutgers Seeks Balance Between Safety and Free Speech
Matt Katz | WNYC News | March 28, 2018 | More Issues
Consensus that it's not easy to counter outpouring of hate-filled voices
NJ Assembly Passes Several Gun-Control Bills, with Some GOP Support
Lilo H. Stainton | March 27, 2018 | Healthcare, Politics
Gun-rights advocates rally in Trenton, but there’s overwhelming support for panoply of measures to increase restrictions
Hungry Kids Can’t Learn: Feeding More Students Breakfast, Lunch at School
Colleen O'Dea | March 27, 2018 | Social
A package of bills seeks to expand number of poor and low-income students getting federally funded meals at school, track those not being fed
New Opportunity For New Jersey’s Distressed Towns and Cities
Colleen O'Dea | March 26, 2018 | Politics
Gov. Phil Murphy has designated 75 municipalities as Opportunity Zones, enabling them to benefit from private capital investment
NJ Democrats Ramp Up Efforts to Move State to Left in Post-Christie Era
Matt Katz | WNYC | March 26, 2018 | Politics
Push is on to enact gun-control legislations and measure to help undocumented immigrants pay for college — among others — all blocked by former governor
Federal Spending Bill Before Congress Could Mean $541M for Gateway Project
John Reitmeyer | March 23, 2018 | Transportation
Far from the $30 billion the Gateway tunnel and Portal Bridge will ultimately cost, federal funds could get shovels in the ground for critical infrastructure initiative
Newark Airport Workers Cheer as Port Authority Votes for $19 Minimum Wage
Colleen O'Dea | March 23, 2018 | Social
The increase would be phased in, culminating in 2023. No word yet on cost of the proposal
Questions for the Governor on Drugs, Taxes, Guns… and Musical Comedy
WNYC News | March 23, 2018 | Politics
Gov. Phil Murphy kicks off first in series of bi-monthly radio call-ins by answering the obvious questions along with the less obvious
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