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NJ Representatives Lead Bipartisan Push to Preserve Income-Tax Deduction

John Reitmeyer | June 21, 2017 | Politics

In letter to Trump administration, Lance, Pascrell, and other members of Congress lobby in favor of policy that lets taxpayers deduct state and local taxes from federal returns

Supreme Court Rules OPRA Applies to Email, Other Electronic Data

Colleen O'Dea | June 21, 2017 | Politics
In strongly worded reversal of lower court decision, top court says information stored electronically by state agencies qualifies as ‘government records’
Westwood Voters Want Real Help, Not Quick Fixes
NorthJersey.com | June 21, 2017 | Politics
The party affiliation of New Jersey’s next governor does not much matter to many voters in Westwood. What matters is whether the officerholder has real solutions for the state’s problems
Trump's FBI Pick Billed Taxpayers $2.1M, as Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer
Matt Katz | June 20, 2017 | Politics
Tab included airfare and legal expenses after the Bridgegate trial ended
A Small Town that Wants More Attention from Trenton
Newsworks | June 20, 2017 | Politics
Mayor says his town, like other small towns in New Jersey, is ‘out of sight, out of mind’ while the focus of State House politicians is on big cities
Mission Impossible? Bramnick, Prieto Want to Make NJ Politics More Polite
John Reitmeyer | June 19, 2017 | Politics
Assembly leaders shake hands on a proposal to take some of the anger and insults out of the Garden State’s brand of hardball politics
Voting Block: New Jersey Neighbors Dare to Talk Politics
WNYC News | June 19, 2017 | Politics
Conversations across the political divide are increasingly difficult, which makes them all-the-more essential
Majority in NJ Support State Funds for Family Planning Clinics
NJTV News Online | June 16, 2017 | Politics
Protesters rallied in Trenton yesterday to show their support for Planned Parenthood and against governor’s latest expected denial of funds to clinics
Judge Rules Against Lawmakers Trying to Stop $300M State House Repairs
John Reitmeyer | June 15, 2017 | Politics
Decision paves the way for renovation project to begin but legislators not ready to concede defeat, might appeal
Murphy, Guadagno Make Their First Post-Primary Play for a Business Audience
Colleen O'Dea | June 15, 2017 | Politics
Murphy doesn’t back down from $15 minimum wage at New Jersey Business & Industry gathering; Guadagno — who gets ‘standing O’ — wants to give folks a chance to get to know her
Continued Trouble Dogs Troubled Agency Charged with Protecting Animals
Caren Chesler | June 14, 2017 | Politics
Some half-dozen people linked to NJSPCA have been interviewed or will soon be by State Commission of Investigation
Does Politics Have a Role to Play in Pastoral Long Valley?
Colleen O'Dea | June 13, 2017 | Politics
Our first foray into a new series called Voting Block, whose goal is to get neighbors talking about their political beliefs — and hopefully listening to one another
Trump Tees Off Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. MacArthur at His Bedminster links
WNYC News | June 12, 2017 | Politics
New Jersey congressman brokered compromise that revived GOP healthcare bill
Gov. Christie Rises to the Defense of President Trump in Comey Matter
NJTV News Online | June 9, 2017 | Politics
The governor thinks that part of the problem is that folks in D.C. don’t recognize a ‘normal New York City conversation’
Murphy, Guadagno Take Gloves Off, Hit the Campaign Trail — and Each Other
John Reitmeyer | June 8, 2017 | Politics
Neither candidate for governor took a post primary-election breather. Instead, they laid down markers for the coming combat
When Christie Stashed His Bridgegate Cell Phone With the FBI Nominee
Matt Katz | WNYC | June 8, 2017 | Politics
There’s no evidence that Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's choice to lead the FBI, did anything more than zealously represent his client in this matter
On the Air: Gubernatorial Candidates Lay Out Their Wares
WNYC News | June 8, 2017 | Politics
Phil Murphy said New Jersey is “in crisis” and Kim Guadagno said the state has to become more affordable
Bid to Hike 2% Voter Turnout for Fire-District Elections by Moving Them to November
John Reitmeyer | June 2, 2017 | Politics
183 fire districts with 8,000 firefighters spend hundreds of millions of dollars, but hardly any New Jerseyans vote in their elections
GOP State Senator Offers New Gender-Pay Law but Weinberg Won’t Support It
John Reitmeyer | May 31, 2017 | Politics
Outgoing lawmaker Diane Allen attempts to bridge partisan divide on pay-equity legislation. Senate Majority Leader Weinberg not satisfied, suggests better to wait for arrival of new governor
Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen and the ‘Poisoned Chalice’
Nancy Solomon | WNYC News | May 30, 2017 | Politics
A scribbled footnote on a fundraising request reveals the bare-knuckled side of a low-key lawmaker
Prieto, Sweeney: Separate Takes on Expanding Family Leave
Colleen O'Dea | May 24, 2017 | Politics, Social
Both favor boosting paid time off and increasing how much workers can collect while they’re not on the job — the differences are in the details
Christie Touts Job Gains, ID’s Democrats as Potential Problems
NJTV News Online | May 23, 2017 | Politics
Governor uses press conference to warn about ‘failed old policies,’ talks Guadagno and State House renovation, more
Prieto’s Run for Third Term as Assembly Speaker Might Not Go Unchallenged
NJTV News Online | May 23, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
At least one other Assembly member is considered a possible rival for the incumbent
NJ Gubernatorial Hopefuls Agree: $300M State House Renovation Must Be Stopped
John Reitmeyer | May 22, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Whether it’s by lawsuit or freezing funds, outright cancelation, or some other maneuver, Democrats and Republicans alike want to stop the clock on the costly project
Lawmakers Fume Over Private Bond Sale for $300M NJ State House Renovation
John Reitmeyer | May 18, 2017 | Politics
Caught off-guard by Christie administration’s speedy move on financing of controversial project, four legislators vow to continue to try to block it
Watchdog Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Frelinghuysen
WNYC News | May 18, 2017 | Politics
Campaign for Accountability contends that GOP representative’s letter to bank represents intimidation
Woman Targeted by Frelinghuysen Wants People to Know What U.S. Rep. Did
Nancy Solomon | WNYC News | May 17, 2017 | Politics
Political activist says that congressman’s note to member of bank board imperiled her job
Senators File Suit in State Superior Court to Stop State House Renovations
John Reitmeyer | May 16, 2017 | Politics
Filing claims that multimillion-dollar plan to restore State House violates New Jersey constitution
Senate, Assembly Primary Races on Track to Being Most Expensive in NJ History
Colleen O'Dea | May 16, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Tweny-nine days before the primaries, Democrats and Republicans have raised $29.4 million, the highest total since at least 2011
Lesniak Lays Out His Policies, Proposals on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show
NJ Spotlight Staff | May 16, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Democratic hopeful discusses environmental protection, property-tax reform, and criminal justice, among other topics
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