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In South Jersey’s 2nd, a Surprisingly Tight Race for State Senate Seat
Chase Brush | October 20, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
A sudden death, a last-minute switch in the ticket — and the obligatory attack ads — bring Democrat and Republican within striking distance for contested Senate seat
Rancorous Second Debate Marked by Jabs, Insults, Accusations
Colleen O'Dea | October 19, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Murphy and Guadagno pull no punches in attempts to dismiss, discredit each other’s platforms and positions
Menendez Staffer Says Support of Melgen Was Above Board
NJTV News | October 19, 2017 | Politics
Karissa Willhite said it was common for senator’s staff to make inquiries within the government on behalf of constituents and supporters
What Does It Cost to Win — or Lose — an Election in New Jersey?
Colleen O'Dea | October 18, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
With less than a month to go to Election Day, who’s spent big, who has the most money on hand?
Melgen’s Wife Says Menendez and Co-defendant Exchanged Gifts Out of Real Friendship
NJTV News | October 18, 2017 | Politics
Bribery and corruption trial, now in its seventh week, hears from wife of senator’s co-defendant
AFT Endorses Sweeney as NJEA Continues to Work Hard for His Ouster
NJTV News | October 18, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Endorsement puts AFT at odds with New Jersey’s largest teachers’ union, which is trying hard to end Senate President’s political career
Judge in Menendez Trial Denies Defense Motion to Dismiss
NJTV News | October 17, 2017 | Politics
Defense argues that prosecution has failed to produce a ‘smoking gun’ proving NJ senator had traded favors for a specific gift
Trump Tax Policy Could Be Tough on Mom-and-Pop Shops, Main Street
John Reitmeyer | October 12, 2017 | Politics
Although it’s intended to help small-business owners, many of them don’t make enough money to qualify for the administration’s pass-through business-tax break
Prosecution Rests in Sixth Week of Menendez Corruption Trial
NJTV News Online | October 12, 2017 | Politics
Defense calls for dismissal of all charges against senator and his co-defendant
Some Sharp Exchanges, Some Name Calling, but No Clear Winner in First Debate
John Reitmeyer | October 11, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Republican Guadagno is aggressor in initial debate between candidates for governor, but Democrat Murphy has no problem pushing back or going on the attack
Long Valley Voting Block on the Debate: Unimpressed and Unconvinced
Colleen O'Dea | October 11, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
The first gubernatorial debate left Long Valley voters with more questions than answers, and wishing for more specifics
State Senators on Both Sides of Aisle Vow to Fight Trump Plan to Kill SALT Deduction
John Reitmeyer | October 6, 2017 | Politics
Most of NJ’s congressional delegation vote against bill that would pave way to eliminating deducting for state and local taxes
The Independents: New Jersey’s ‘Other’ Gubernatorial Candidates
Chase Brush | October 5, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Looking for an alternative to big-money politics and big-party candidates? Here are five of them
Menendez Trial: Campaign Contributions Under Scrutiny
NJTV News | October 5, 2017 | Politics
Prosecutors zero in on big checks that co-defendant wrote to senator’s re-election effort
NJ Minimum Wage Makes Minor Gain of 16 Cents an Hour
John Reitmeyer | October 4, 2017 | Politics
Advocates argue that $8.60 an hour, or $18,000 a year, isn't enough to live in Garden State
Sibelius: Menendez Lobbied for Medicare Policy Change
NJTV News | October 4, 2017 | Politics
NJ senator was trying to reverse a policy that was costing his friend millions of dollars in Medicare reimbursements
Reasons to Vote for New Jersey’s Next Governor
WNYC News | October 4, 2017 | Politics
The governorship of the Garden State is one of the most powerful political jobs in the nation. Could that prod you to the polls on election day?
Key Trump Tax-Reform Proposal Is a Non-Starter, Says Republican Rep. Lance
John Reitmeyer | October 3, 2017 | Politics
New Jersey would be hit hard by the elimination of a federal deduction for state and local taxes, but bipartisan opposition is growing to any such change
In Wake of Mass Killing, Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Gun Control
Colleen O'Dea | October 3, 2017 | Politics
Guadagno struggles to clarify her beliefs, Murphy offers eight-point platform on website. Independents’ opinions run gamut of possibilities
Menendez Trial: He was ‘Aggressive’ and ‘Angry’
NJTV News | October 3, 2017 | Politics
Former government official tells of senator’s temper during testy phone call
Top Democratic Leaders Want Cops, Firefighters to Manage Their Own Pensions
John Reitmeyer | October 2, 2017 | Politics
Sweeney, Prieto gear up for another push to create new board for PFRS — the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System
Unauthorized Release of Report Turns Up Heat on Arbitration Cap Debate
John Reitmeyer | September 29, 2017 | Politics
Task force data seems to show that cap on salary growth for cops and firefighters may have saved property owners $530 million in taxes
Menendez trial: Did He Threaten a Senate Hearing?
NJTV News Online | September 29, 2017 | Politics
Prosecutors affirm that Sen. Menendez threatened to hold a Senate hearing to help his friend and co-defendant get what he wanted from Dominican Republic
Amazon Fever: NJ Could Offer $5B in Tax Breaks to Lure HQ2 to NJ
John Reitmeyer | September 28, 2017 | Politics
Lawmakers join in bipartisan push to ease restrictions that could have Seattle-based online retail giant looking elsewhere for a second home
Menendez Trial Focuses on Intervention into Melgen Medicare Case
NJTV News Online | September 28, 2017 | Politics
Government prosecutors call a high-powered witness to the stand
Ad Watch: Do Gubernatorial Candidates Play Fast and Loose with the Truth?
John Reitmeyer | September 27, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno stuff a lot of info into their 30-second TV spots. How much is on target?
Menendez Prosecutors Press Port Security, Medicare Fraud
NJTV News Online | September 27, 2017 | Politics
Defense argues that Menendez wasn’t just helping a friend, he had larger concerns about security
Federal Prosecutors Open New Front in Menendez Trial
NJTV News Online | September 26, 2017 | Politics
U.S. Senator allegedly tried to help friend and co-defendant with contract
NJEA Flexes Its Muscles, Takes on Sweeney
Chase Brush | September 25, 2017 | Politics
The teachers union faults the Senate president for his stand on public-employee pensions and school funding — and they want to make him pay
Montclair’s Cloverhill Place Takes Pride in Its Diversity, Activism
Montclair Local | September 25, 2017 | Politics
The quiet, shaded street in Montclair doesn’t just have residents from different parts of the country, they’re from different parts of the world
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