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A Night of the Incumbents in Most of NJ’s Hotly Contested Districts
Chase Brush | June 7, 2017 | Elections 2017
With nearly 280 candidates in the running for their party’s Senate and Assemby seats, almost half of this year’s primary contests could be considered battlegrounds
The Hottest Seats in the House: Guide to NJ’s Most-Contested Primaries
Chase Brush | May 26, 2017 | Elections 2017
From gas-tax ghosts in the 26th to the progressive uprising in the 17th, here’s a look at the legislative heat just in time for the election
With NJ’s Legislature Up for Grabs, You Need a Big Picture to Assess the Action
Chase Brush | May 25, 2017 | Elections 2017
Competitive or contested? Knowing the difference is key to understanding what’s happening on the ground in all 40 districts
At ‘Alternative’ Town Halls, Residents Send Message to Often-Absent Pols
Chase Brush | February 24, 2017 | Politics
New Jerseyans are coming together in grass-roots groups to demand that members of Congress follow the people’s interests not the party line
For Christie, and His Political Fortunes, Bridgegate Is Far from Over
Chase Brush | November 14, 2016 | Politics
Is scandal behind governor’s fall from grace with Trump team? Will Trenton Democrats push for impeachment?
How Soon Will Christie Walk Away from New Jersey?
Chase Brush | November 10, 2016 | Politics
Down and out in New Jersey, the governor has the chance of a fresh start in Washington now that he has won his gamble on a Trump presidency. And his would-be successors line up
Gottheimer Takes 5th After Expensive, Acrimonious Campaign
Chase Brush | November 9, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Incumbent Garrett says he won’t concede until all absentee ballots are tallied
Can Christie Come Back After the Bridgegate Verdict?
Chase Brush | November 8, 2016 | Politics
The governor’s polling numbers are in the tank, his hold on the Republican legislative bloc is no longer ironclad. What can he accomplish in his final year?
NJ Transit: Short of Cash, Short of Staff, and Coming up Short on Safety
Chase Brush | November 7, 2016 | Transportation
Joint legislative panel blasts state’s largest mass-transportation agency, grills its new chief on transparency and operations
Challengers Rap Democratic Incumbent for Neglecting 9th’s Trouble Spots
Chase Brush | November 4, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
In deep-blue district, U.S. Rep. Pascrell appears to have little to fear from Republican Castillo, others gunning for the seat he holds
Amendment to Allow Casinos Outside Atlantic City Odds-On to Lose
Chase Brush | November 3, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Supporters of a measure that would allow gaming in north Jersey are resigned to defeat in next week’s ballot but are confident they’ll eventually succeed
Atlantic City Lurches Toward a Takeover as State Rejects its Recovery Plan
Chase Brush | November 2, 2016 | Politics
Down-on-its-luck gaming mecca faces a takeover by the state, which says the city’s strategy is ‘not likely to achieve financial stability’
In 4th, Democrat Faces Deeply Entrenched Republican Incumbent
Chase Brush | November 2, 2016 | Elections 2016
Challenger Phillipson says lower- and middle-class voters are worried about economy, while Smith points with pride to 30 years of Congressional service
Garrett and Gottheimer Play Nasty, Not Nice in Only Debate
Chase Brush | November 1, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
The only parley between 5th District incumbent Rep. Garrett and his Democratic opponent featured slings and arrows, but also underscored major policy differences
Guadagno Steps Out from Christie’s Shadow, Into the Glare of Criticism
Chase Brush | October 28, 2016 | Politics
The administration and Democratic lawmakers took lieutenant governor to task for her comments on ballot question and TTF law, both of which have Christie’s blessing
Wisniewski Might Be Ready to Give Murphy a Run for His Money
Chase Brush | October 27, 2016 | Politics
If you thought the Democratic nomination for governor has been sewn up by Wall Street titan Phil Murphy, think again — and watch out for Assemblyman Wisniewski
Cash-Strapped Democrat Faces Fight Against Well-Heeled Republican in 3rd
Chase Brush | October 27, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Democrat LaVergne says shortage of funds has kept him from making more of incumbent MacArthur’s support for Trump
Atlantic City Produces Five-Year Plan, Hopes to Fend Off State Takeover
Chase Brush | October 25, 2016 | Politics
The plan calls for cuts in jobs and benefits, outsourcing of services, and the sale of Bader Field airstrip
Aggressive Democratic Challenger in District 2 Makes Trump an Issue in Race
Chase Brush | October 24, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Incumbent fights back arguing bipartisan record demonstrates commitment to residents in hard-hit South Jersey
Lawmakers Get Serious About Legalizing Grass in the Garden State
Chase Brush | October 21, 2016 | Politics
Will Christie’s concerns about this ‘gateway drug’ go up in smoke once he’s out of office?
Outside Interest Groups Infiltrate Political Process, Parties Losing Grip
Chase Brush | October 20, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
The latest figures for election spending in New Jersey show major parties have been weakened and special-interest groups continue to increase their influence
Clock Winds Down On Atlantic City’s Efforts to Deliver Five-Year Plan
Chase Brush | October 19, 2016 | Politics
City misses deadline to submit revised FY2016 budget to state’s Local Finance Board, sparks off exchange of letters between mayor and DCA
Money Shakes Up New Jersey's House Races
Chase Brush | October 18, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
There’s a lot of money sloshing around this season’s Congressional races, adding to the pressure on at least one long-term incumbent
New Attempt to Pin Christie to GWB Scandal Overshadows Bridgegate
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016 | Politics
A municipal judge allowed a citizen’s complaint of official misconduct against the governor to go forward
Push to Grant Driver's License to NJ's Undocumented Residents
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016 | Social, Immigration
Supporters say the card would help thousands of undocumented to drive legally, that it would improve road safety, and stimulate the state’s economy
Lesniak on Murphy's Endorsements: ‘Wealthiest, Rather Than the Best’
Chase Brush | October 13, 2016 | Politics
After deciding against a bid for 2017 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, disgruntled Lesniak says process ‘sucks’
Hate Crime Heightens Tensions in Already Divisive 7th District
Chase Brush | October 12, 2016 | Politics
Republican Rep. Lance decries as ‘abhorrent’ swastikas spray-painted on challenger Jacob’s house, but Democrat links act to ‘casual racism’ of Trump campaign
New Scrutiny for Whistleblower Case
Chase Brush | October 11, 2016 | More Issues
Lawmaker says it’s unacceptable for state to pay out $1.5 million, then refuse to discuss terms of a settlement involving allegations of serious corruption
Moody’s Issues ‘Credit Negative’ in Response to Passage of TTF Legislation
Chase Brush | October 11, 2016 | Budget
Wall St. firm raises fiscal concerns about effect of tax cuts included in bill to replenish Transportation Trust Fund
Murphy’s Move: Outsider to Likely Democratic Candidate for Governor
Chase Brush | October 7, 2016 | Politics
By putting a lock on the vote-rich northern counties, the former Goldman Sachs executive has swept aside other contenders — including Senate President Sweeney
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