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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…’
Governor’s Race 2017: Property Taxes, Pension System, Economic Growth
John Reitmeyer | October 23, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
Sound bites and TV spots aren’t enough to get an accurate understanding of the leading candidates’ policies and platforms
The Blue Boost: Barack Obama Gets Out the Vote for Phil Murphy
Colleen O'Dea | October 20, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Obama, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, and other Democratic leaders urge crowd to put Murphy and Oliver in the State House
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
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