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Democrats, Republicans Must Protect New Jersey from GOP Tax Threat — Murphy

John Reitmeyer | November 17, 2017 | Politics

Sweeney echoes Gov.-Elect, says Republican proposals to change tax code would have ‘devastating effect’ on Garden State

Murphy and Democratic Leaders Agree on $15 Minimum Wage — Little Else

John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2017 | Politics
Right now, there’s no timetable for boosting minimum wage and no decision as to whether some sectors, like restaurants and agriculture, will be exempt from the final $15 goal
Will Arbitration Cap for Cops, Firefighters Be Extended in Lame Duck?
John Reitmeyer | November 20, 2017 | Politics
Some lawmakers, advocates say the cap helps hold down property taxes, a potent argument with GOP tax reform poised to eliminate valuable deductions
Menendez Emotional After Judge Declares Mistrial in Bribery, Corruption Case
NJTV News | November 17, 2017 | Politics
Senator thanks supporters, implies 'elements' in FBI and New Jersey prejudiced against ‘the Latino kid from Union City and Hudson County’
NJEA Spent $5.7M of Union Dues on Recent Election
NJTV News | November 17, 2017 | Education, Politics
Many members erroneously believe teachers union spent only funds from voluntary donations on recent political battles
Sitting Down for a Peaceful, Post-Election Conversation in Long Valley
Colleen O'Dea | November 15, 2017 | Politics
Members of our Long Valley Voting Block agree to disagree, exchanging rancor for rational debate
Judge in Menendez Case Not Ready to Let Jury Quit
NJTV News | November 15, 2017 | Politics
Defense renews call for mistrial, prosecution argues for allowing partial verdicts
NJ Congressional Delegation Deeply Divided on Trump Tax Reform
John Reitmeyer | November 14, 2017 | Politics
It comes down to SALT, a threatened tax break that lets residents deduct local and state taxes, a lifeline for many New Jerseyans
Craig Coughlin: Low-Profile Legislator Taking Prieto’s Place as Assembly Speaker
Carly Sitrin | November 14, 2017 | Politics
Coughlin emphasizes coalitions and compromise, but the test will be in the day-to-day rough-and-tumble that’s state government in New Jersey
Murphy Names Transition Team, Signals His Priorities
John Mooney | November 14, 2017 | Politics
High-profile appointees include NJEA president; Gov.-elect also appoints less well-known figures
Menendez Jury Can’t Agree, Asks Judge for Guidance
NJTV News | November 14, 2017 | Politics
Defense seeks mistrial, judge says there’s ‘no way on this green Earth’ that he would make such a declaration
Can Gov.-Elect Murphy Make a Go of His Public Bank?
John Reitmeyer | November 13, 2017 | Politics
It was an idea regularly trotted out during the campaign, now Murphy and Co. are starting to assess how to make that proposal a reality
Expecting Murphy to Move Fast on Range of Economic Policies
John Reitmeyer | November 9, 2017 | Politics
Christie vetoed Democratic bills on $15 minimum wage, millionaires tax but Gov.-elect shares legislators’ top priorities
Fed-Up LoBiondo to Quit Congress, Fired-Up Dems Resolve to Flip Seat
Chase Brush | November 9, 2017 | Politics
As centrist South Jersey Republican laments disappearance of ‘middle ground’ in national politics, Democrats see chance to replace him
Pols Push for Voting Machines that Offer Paper Trail for Every Ballot Cast
John Reitmeyer | November 7, 2017 | Politics
There’s no evidence any of the state’s electronic voting machines have been hacked, but upgrade program would add new layer of security
For Phil Murphy, Getting out the Vote Could Be Key to Governor’s Race
WNYC News | November 6, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
If voter turnout is especially low, results could skew red in a blue state
In the 3rd, Costly Grudge Match Pits Sweeney Against Grenier and NJEA
Chase Brush | November 3, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
The teachers union has spent $4.5 million backing a self-described ‘Trump Republican’ looking to wrest the seat from Democrat who has angered the NJEA
Important Ballot Questions on Library Funding, Pollution Settlements
John Reitmeyer | November 2, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
New borrowing for libraries and a constitutional amendment to ensure pollution settlements are not diverted into general budget
One Legal Challenge Filed Against $300M State House Renovation Remains
John Reitmeyer | November 1, 2017 | Politics
Assemblyman Wisniewski asks state’s Superior Court to overturn lower-court ruling that gave the go-ahead to the controversial undertaking
Menendez Trial: Lawyers Spar over How Judge Will Instruct Jury
NJTV News | November 1, 2017 | Politics
Defense and prosecution attorneys spend day haggling over what directive judge should give jury
Defense Rests in Menendez Case, Motion for Mistrial Fails
NJTV News | October 31, 2017 | Politics
Closing arguments likely to begin on Wednesday, jury could start deliberations later this week
Menendez Trial: Defense Calls for Mistrial, Senators Show Up in Support
NJTV News | October 27, 2017 | Politics
Tempers rise, judge slaps down claim that he has impeded attorneys’ efforts on behalf of senator and co-defendant
South Asians in NJ Exercise Growing Political Muscle
WNYC News | October 26, 2017 | Politics
A growing population of South Asians, now a sought-after voting bloc in the Garden State, puts forward a number of candidates
Former Head of NJ Black Ministers Council Testifies for Menendez
NJTV News Online | October 26, 2017 | Politics
Rev. Reginald Jackson describes Senator as ‘forthright and honest, a man of integrity’
Governor’s Race 2017: Plans and Planks for Affordable Housing
Colleen O'Dea | October 25, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
Murphy, the Democratic candidate, has program for putting low-income residents into homes of their own. For Lt. Gov. Guadagno, property-tax relief will get the job done
Ad Watch: Gubernatorial Election Spots — More Than Meets the Eye?
John Reitmeyer | October 25, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
What the latest round of ads for the governor’s race overestimates, underreports, and simply gets wrong
Take-No-Prisoners Senate Race in LD 11 Pits Incumbent Beck against Gopal
Chase Brush | October 25, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Deep-pocketed Democrats have targeted Beck’s seat and are willing to spend — and spend — to get what they want
Defense Calls Menendez’s Longtime Confidant to Witness Stand
NJTV News Online | October 25, 2017 | Politics
Donald Scarinci says that he, not Menendez, solicited campaign contributions from co-defendant Melgen
Governor’s Race 2017: Angry Accusations, Real Differences on Immigration
Hank Kalet | October 24, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
Democratic candidate Murphy wants to protect undocumented New Jerseyans. Republican Guadagno says his policies would put other residents at risk
Menendez Trial: Defense Rolls Out Character Witnesses
NJTV News | October 24, 2017 | Politics
Witness testifies that senator is ‘one of the most honest and trustworthy people…’
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