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Gearing Up for the Future: New Jersey Gets its First Innovation Chief

Carly Sitrin | August 16, 2018 | Budget, Politics

Veteran of Obama administration, tech and academic worlds, is given job of harnessing tech to update government in New Jersey

Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Range of Public-Private Partnerships

NJTV News | August 15, 2018 | Politics
Senate President Sweeney concurs that bipartisan bill could help NJ lead the nation in infrastructure investments
State Supreme Court Sides with Legislature over Christie-Era Job Rule
Colleen O'Dea | August 9, 2018 | Politics
Court affirms right of lawmakers to override actions by state agencies, repudiates effort to weaken civil service protections
The Man Who Tried to Clean Up New Jersey Politics
NJ Spotlight Staff | August 8, 2018 | Politics
Former state legislator William E. Schluter, who died this week, left an indelible mark on New Jersey politics. And he had a prescription for corruption in the Garden State
Former NJ Legislator Schluter, Known for His Unwavering Ethics, Dies at 90
NJ Spotlight Staff | August 7, 2018 | Politics
In a political career extending from 1968 to 2002, William E. Schluter cinched tight the laws governing campaign contributions and lobbying
Bramnick: On Gerrymandering and Murphy’s Fiscal Policies
NJTV News | August 7, 2018 | Politics
Assembly minority leader thinks legislative districts should be more competitive, but doubts anyone from his party or the Democrats has political will to make it happen
Candidates Clash in 11th District over ICE, Immigration, and Tax Cap
NJTV News | August 2, 2018 | Politics
Republican Jay Webber and Democratic rival Mikie Sherrill have no trouble finding issues to disagree over
Trump & Co. Hope to Make SALT Cap Permanent
NJTV News Online | July 31, 2018 | Politics
For GOP, capping the deduction keeps a “future Washington” from stealing funds from country’s middle class and small businesses
Rule Allowing State Workers to Donate Unused Leave to Co-Workers to be Made Law
John Reitmeyer | July 30, 2018 | Politics
Sen. Loretta Weinberg behind effort to legally codify New Jersey’s donated-leave policy, which has been praised for promoting teamwork
Radio Station Suspends Hosts for Using Racial Slur Against State Attorney General
John Reitmeyer | July 27, 2018 | Politics, Social
Politicians of every stripe jump to support AG Gurbir Grewal, the first Sikh-American in the country to hold such a position
State Suspends Low-Level Marijuana Cases Until September — For a Start
Carly Sitrin | July 25, 2018 | Politics
Attorney General says decision buys time for working group to advise on prosecutorial authority and downgrading of charges. Directive does not extend to law enforcement
Booker Leads NJ Opposition to Census Question on Citizenship
Colleen O'Dea | July 25, 2018 | Politics
Senator calls proposal ‘shameful attempt to inject nativist, bigoted politics’ into population count. New Jersey groups mobilize to stop it
Sweeney Maneuvers to Strip Governor of Key Budget Power, Denies It’s Hostile
John Reitmeyer | July 24, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Governor has sole authority to certify revenues. But, if Senate President is successful, that won’t be the case for much longer
New Law Requiring Candidates to Provide Email Helps Voters Stay Connected
Colleen O'Dea | July 24, 2018 | Politics
Governor puts his signature to bill finally ending state’s inefficient, ineffective reliance on snail mail to reach candidates
Attorney General Just Says ‘No’ to Decriminalizing Marijuana in Jersey City
Carly Sitrin | July 23, 2018 | Politics
AG’s stance surprises some, given Murphy administration’s support for legalizing cannabis use
Dems Crush GOP Candidates in Congressional Money Race
NJTV News | July 19, 2018 | Politics
Hand-over-fist fundraising fills Democratic campaign coffers for upcoming congressional race
Tammy Murphy Says She’s Team Player, Not Co-Governor
NJTV News | July 19, 2018 | Politics
First Lady happy to work behind scene on issues concerning environment and New Jersey’s mother-infant mortality rates
Changes Suggested to Marijuana Bill Don’t Wilt Opposition
NJTV News | July 19, 2018 | Politics
Sen. Ron Rice, leader of Legislative Black Caucus, remains steadfast against measure
NJ, Other States File Suit to Quash Federal Curbing of SALT Deduction
John Reitmeyer | July 18, 2018 | Politics
GOP’s overhaul of tax policies last year dealt harsh blow to New Jersey, other states by placing $10,000 limit on key tax write-off. New lawsuit says cap violates the Constitution
Can ‘Opportunity Zones’ Help Revitalize NJ’s Distressed Towns and Cities?
John Reitmeyer | July 17, 2018 | Politics
New federal program bets investors will be willing to put their money in designated zones in return for significant tax breaks down the line
NJ’s Congressional Delegation Shocked at Trump’s Remarks
NJTV News | July 17, 2018 | Politics
‘Disturbing,’ ‘shameful,’ and ‘wrong’ among the adjectives senior politicians used to describe president’s performance alongside Putin
Last Week Was Bad for Republicans in South Jersey
WNYC News | July 16, 2018 | Politics
Seth Grossman, GOP candidate in 2nd congressional district, accused of promulgating racist material
Lawmakers Want to Borrow $1B for Education Items but Leave Voters with Final Say
John Reitmeyer | July 9, 2018 | Education, Politics
Bipartisan support to ask voters for massive bond. The money would go to school security, technical training, and cleaning up school water. Will governor sign on?
NJ Public Unions Vow to Stand Up to U.S. Supreme Court Janus Ruling
Colleen O'Dea | June 28, 2018 | Politics
Union leaders, Democratic lawmakers remain uncowed by decision to strip public-sector unions of right to collect ‘fair-share’ fees from nonmembers who benefit from negotiated contracts
Animal, Mineral, Vegetable, Microbe: Parsing NJ’s Potential State Symbols
Carly Sitrin | June 22, 2018 | Politics
Will the Pine Barrens tree frog, horseshoe crab, Tom Edison, franklinite, and Streptomyces griseus — among others — join the bog turtle as official symbols of the Garden State?
Deja Vu All Over Again: NJ Gov. Corzine and the 2006 Government Shutdown
Colleen O'Dea | June 19, 2018 | Politics
Former governor’s plan to raise sales tax by 1 cent sparked off a battle of wills between two powerful Democrats. Sound familiar?
Jersey City Politics, Unraveled
WNYC News | June 18, 2018 | Politics
Nine-hour city council meeting only part of raucous week, that also sees feud between mayor and newspaper publishers
Watchdog Group Takes Christie to Court Over OPRA Request for His Emails
Colleen O'Dea | June 15, 2018 | Politics
Watchdog wants to to dig into former governor’s electronic correspondence about $33M tax credit to Jared Kushner in Jersey City real estate deal, but Christie digs in his heels
Gov. Murphy Signs New Jersey into New Era of Gun Safety
Carly Sitrin | June 14, 2018 | Politics
Thanks to a half-dozen ‘commonsense’ bills, state now has arguably some of the strictest gun laws in the country
Former State Sen. Allen Starts PAC to Help Women Get Started in Politics
John Reitmeyer | June 11, 2018 | Politics
New political action committee — runWOMENserve — to offer funding to female candidates regardless of their party
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