The ‘Sweeney commission’ has shown that one-shots and other revenue gimmicks can only lead to trouble, but will the pols and the public unions give ...
Legislative power has been reasserted after budget struggle. It’s difficult to see how Gov. Murphy can maneuver around emboldened Senate President
It’s not about any of the issues that Murphy and Sweeney have made their own, it’s about who calls the shots, the governor or the ...
Sweeney and Coughlin & Co. have put Murphy in a bind: Go with their revised numbers or risk further alienating Democratic lawmakers
A new budget must be ratified in six weeks, and there’s already talk of government shutdown — with the governor’s own party controlling the Legislature
Michelle Wolf’s f-bomb-studded comic routine at the White House Correspondents Association dinner shows just how much profanity has replaced political satire
The Senate president’s strategy to redistribute aid from overfunded districts is far more palatable than Murphy’s plan to raise taxes
Consolidation has been a tough sell in the Garden State, as Sen. Sweeney has found. Residents want their ‘own’ police, fire departments, and elected officials
The Senate president may want time for negotiation and compromise, but he runs the risk of being seen as blocking progress on the emotionally charged ...
Governor might be asking Legislature to enact too many tax increases. Meanwhile, where’s his path to compromise with Senate President?