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Menendez Bribery Trial Taking Toll with Voters
philly.com | September 19, 2017 | Politics
Half the participants in recent poll think New Jersey senator does not deserve a second term
Why Doesn’t Guadagno’s Message of Tax Relief Resonate with Voters?
John Reitmeyer | September 15, 2017 | Politics
She suggests voters still need time to get to know her, but some pundits argue her long association with Chris Christie is hurting her chances
Corruption Probe Catches Up to Jersey Democrat Who Backed Christie
WNYC News | September 15, 2017 | Politics
State Election Law Enforcement Commission allowed to pursue complaint that Essex County Executive, Joe DiVincenzo, used campaign funds for personal expenses
Tax Facts: Getting Beyond All the Talk About New Jersey’s Taxes
John Reitmeyer | September 13, 2017 | Politics
More taxes, no new taxes, higher taxes, marijuana taxes, corporate taxes, tax relief, and even a new tax structure — it’s definitely an election year in the Garden State
Menendez Bribery Trial: Day Four Is All About the Visas
AP | September 13, 2017 | Politics
Not all plain sailing for prosecutors when they put two reputed girlfriends of senator’s co-accused on the stand
Lesniak to Bow Out of Senate when Term Ends — but Not Out of Politics
Colleen O'Dea | September 7, 2017 | Politics
One of the senior members of NJ Senate, Lesniak forms 501(c)4 to continue to advocate for progressive causes
Menendez Corruption Trial Begins, Could Take Several Weeks
NJTV News Online | September 7, 2017 | Politics
Prosecutor says senator ‘sold his office,’ defense attorney says there was no crime, just friendship
New Jersey’s ‘Dreamers’ Speak Out on Trump’s Plan to Dump DACA
John Reitmeyer | September 6, 2017 | Politics, Immigration
Undocumented immigrants who have called Garden State home their entire lives now threatened with being sent back to their ‘native’ countries
Spotlight on New Jersey’s Gubernatorial and Legislative Races
Colleen O'Dea | September 5, 2017 | Politics
Summer may be coming to an end, but the fall campaign season is just starting to heat up. Here’s look at key candidates and ballot questions
With Vo-Techs Turning away Students, Lawmakers Consider Bond Issue
John Reitmeyer | August 16, 2017 | Education, Politics
Referendum is likely a year off, but manufacturers are already saying they have more job openings than skilled workers, adding urgency to the initiative
Voting Block: NJ Couple Continues Lifetime of Activism in Chinese Community
Rong Xioqing | Sing Tao Daily | August 16, 2017 | Politics
Margaret Lam and David Yen are partners in community, politics, and life
Comptroller to Apprise Governor, Lawmakers on Follow-Up Audits
John Reitmeyer | August 14, 2017 | Politics
New law calls for comptroller to report on how public agencies have responded to major audits and loop legislators and state’s chief exec in on the results
Top Court Ruling, New Legislation Raise Profile of Fire Districts Across NJ
John Reitmeyer and Colleen O’Dea | August 8, 2017 | Politics
Supreme Court supplies a little heat by deciding fire districts are subject to OPRA, while law lets districts move elections into November, in hopes of boosting voter turnout
Never Too Early to Plan a House Race in 3 Targeted Republican Districts
Colleen O'Dea | August 4, 2017 | Politics
Democrats are already gearing up to take on Frelinghuysen, Lance, and MacArthur, but are their efforts strategic planning or wishful thinking?
Voting Block: When a Candidate for Governor Drops by a Block Party
Nancy Solomon | WNYC News | August 2, 2017 | Politics
Phil Murphy finds himself among friends at this cookout, but he still has to explain his policies and beliefs
NJ Legislators Address Leftover Business from Budget Shutdown
John Reitmeyer | August 1, 2017 | Politics
Getting back pay to state workers sidelined by impasse is top priority, but avoiding another Beachgate by keeping future governors off shuttered state property is also in the works
Christie Airs ‘Meme’ Pain, Assesses Trump’s Latest Twitter Storm
NJTV News Online | July 31, 2017 | Politics
On monthly radio show, governor says viral spread of ‘Beachgate’ photos hurt his family
Candidates for Governor Name Their Running Mates … But Does It Matter?
Colleen O'Dea | July 27, 2017 | Politics
Pollsters say people tend to vote the top of the ticket. Besides, a lieutenant governor can be low profile to the point of invisibility
NJ Assemblyman Calls Christie's Secret Bridgegate Lawyer a 'Serious Breach'
Matt Katz and Adrian Ma | WNYC News | July 26, 2017 | Politics
Wisniewski questions why Christie, who was preparing to run for president at the time, hid Wray's public job as the governor's criminal attorney
Running Mates: Oliver is Murphy’s Pick, Rendo Likely as Guadagno’s
NJTV News Online | July 26, 2017 | Politics
Former Assembly Speaker brings political experience to Democratic gubernatorial ticket, Cuban-born Republican mayor seen as appealing to Hispanic voters
Christie's Hiring of FBI Nominee as Bridgegate Attorney Raises Questions
Matt Katz | WNYC News | July 25, 2017 | Politics
Wray represented Christie for 11 months before signing mandatory retainer agreement
Christie’s CV of Family Leave Bill ‘Guts’ Expanded Program, Critics Claim
Colleen O'Dea | July 25, 2017 | Politics
Advocates look to next governor for approval; one pol dismisses governor’s veto message as ‘more snark than fact’
Westwood Voters to Gubernatorial Candidates: ‘You’re Not Listening to Me’
The Record and NorthJersey.com | July 24, 2017 | Politics
Disenfranchised and disconnected from their representatives, these NJ residents want to be heard
Christie Extols ‘Story of New Jersey’s Economic Success’
NJTV News Online | July 21, 2017 | Politics
Crediting Republican policies, governor praises Garden State’s economic performance and blames media for not reporting it
Over Dinner, Paulsboro Residents Dish on NJ Politics and Politicians
WHYY | July 20, 2017 | Politics
Will these folks from Paulsboro vote in the upcoming gubernatorial election? Probably, but not because either of the two main candidates has set them on fire
Campaigning for Governor Isn’t Enough, Start Planning a Transition — Now
Colleen O'Dea | July 19, 2017 | Politics
Now’s the time to start studying floor plans, picking a chief of staff, planning a post-election schedule — and learning from advice of past governors
Peace in Long Valley? Maybe Not When the Talk Turns to Politics
Colleen O'Dea | July 17, 2017 | Politics
When it comes to national affairs, political discussions in this small hamlet can get pretty heated — yet the locals seem to find it hard to steer clear of just those topics
Christie Backs Travel Ban, Says Airports Must Enforce Trump Order
Matt Katz | WNYC News | July 17, 2017 | Politics
Governor lambastes Democratic-controlled Legislature for bill that would allow Port Authority employees to sidestep ban
Public Workers to Be ‘Made Whole’ for Time Lost During State Shutdown
John Reitmeyer | July 14, 2017 | Politics
Democratic legislative leaders have come up with a bipartisan bill that Christie's spokesman says he will sign to get back pay to state employees sidelined during budget impasse
Would Reforms to Small-Business Tax, Minimum Wage, Family-Leave Fix NJ Economy?
John Reitmeyer | July 13, 2017 | Politics
Nonpartisan group proposes a range of policy changes — including driver’s licenses and college tuition assistance for undocumented immigrants — to boost the state’s economy
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