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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Assembly Committee Advances Equal Pay Legislation
NJTV News | March 20, 2018 | Politics
Bill would make it illegal for employers to pay women — including pregnant women — less for doing the same job as men
Move to Help Union Officials Gain Easier Access to Public Workers in NJ
WHYY News | March 20, 2018 | Politics
Labor interests happy that measure advances as municipal officials express concern about cost to taxpayers
Appellate Court Rules Disgraced NJ Senator Will Be Stripped of Full Pension
Carly Sitrin | March 16, 2018 | Politics
Court upholds earlier pension board decision denying former Sen. Wayne Bryant all of his $81,000 pension payout
Can New Jersey Make Net Neutrality the Law for the Garden State?
Colleen O'Dea | March 13, 2018 | Politics
In their quest to maintain net neutrality, are some New Jersey lawmakers possibly stepping into unconstitutional territory?
Kean Jr. Pushes for NJ Tax Write-Off for Charitable Contributions
John Reitmeyer | March 8, 2018 | Politics
Nonprofits, concerned that recent GOP changes to federal tax code could hit charitable giving in New Jersey, support Republican lawmaker’s initiative
Putting the Brakes on Dirt Bikes and All-Terrain Vehicles
Carly Sitrin | March 8, 2018 | Politics
A new law would help keep ATVs off city streets and let cops impound those used to commit crimes ranging from gun running to dealing drugs
Governor Urged to Enact Big Agenda on Justice, Civil Rights — and to Fight Trump
Colleen O'Dea | March 7, 2018 | Politics
Task force recommends closing youth prisons in NJ, protecting immigrants, toughening gun laws, fighting ‘harmful’ federal policies
Potential Puerto Rican Foreclosures Remain Concern for Pension System
John Reitmeyer | March 1, 2018 | Politics
Gov. Murphy creates special commission to address issues. Sen. Ruiz wants to prevent pension system from investing in any company that could profit from foreclosures on the island
Governor Sets Up Special Team of Number Crunchers to Help Steer NJ Economy
John Reitmeyer | February 28, 2018 | Politics
Saying he doesn’t have ‘all the answers,’ Murphy orders up data-driven council to work on job creation and retention among other key issues in Garden State
Flu Epidemic Gives Urgency to Statewide Sick-Leave Law
John Reitmeyer | February 27, 2018 | Politics
State and local officials push for paid sick time as a public-health issue in New Jersey, business leaders want a say because of ‘economic impacts’
Murphy Joins Fellow Democratic Governors to Help Stem Gun Violence
Carly Sitrin | February 23, 2018 | Politics
New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island agree to share intelligence, databases concerning gun issues
Gov. Murphy Names Three Women to Cabinet, Attaining First Female Majority
Colleen O'Dea | February 21, 2018 | Politics
Governor says his three nominations help fulfill campaign promise of building the most diverse administration in state history
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