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In Wake of Pittsburgh, Jersey City Killings Murphy Calls for Tighter Gun Laws
John Reitmeyer | October 30, 2018 | Politics
Governor and Attorney General Grewal release anti-violence proposals addressing everything from straw purchasers and ammunition sales to smart guns
GOP Incumbent Seems Safe in CD-4 as Challenger Faces Tax Controversy
Tara Nurin | October 30, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Democratic candidate Welle disputes tax issue as conservative Rep. Smith handles a controversy of his own. District that has long voted Republican looks unlikely to go blue
Murphy Pledges $50M to Sandy Homeowners Still Rebuilding 6 Years Later
Colleen O'Dea | October 30, 2018 | Politics
Governor travels to Union Beach, announces program to provide no-interest loans to folks unable to move back home because they’re still rebuilding
Gender Politics and the Suburbs in the Age of Trump
WNYC News | October 30, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Mikie Sherrill, Democratic candidate in CD-11, is one of an unusually large number of women running in the midterm elections across the country
National Focus Is on CD-11, but Voters Want Answers to Policy Questions
Carly Sitrin | October 29, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Out-of-state endorsements are piling up for 11th Congressional District candidates. Voters pinpoint issues they want Sherrill and Webber to address
NJ Lawmakers Seek Stronger Protections for Animals, Exotic and Domestic
Colleen O'Dea | October 29, 2018 | More Issues
“Nosey’s Law” would ban the use of exotic animals in traveling acts. Other measures would strengthen regulation of veterinarians and pet groomers
Work on New Portal Bridge Reaches Milestone, Federal Funding Not Yet in Place
John Reitmeyer | October 26, 2018 | Transportation
Preparatory work for new rail bridge over Hackensack River is on schedule, but whether Trump administration will pony up federal share of cost to complete it is not certain
The Race in CD-2: Both Are Conservatives but Very Different Kinds
Mark J. Bonamo | October 26, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
One’s a conservative Democrat, the other a pro-Trump conservative Republican and they’re far apart on the issues
In Only Debate Menendez, Hugin Swing Hard but Not Quite as Hard as Their TV Ads
Colleen O'Dea | October 25, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Incumbent senator and Republican challenger take shots, make unexpected apologies, even agree on some issues — and avoid a handshake
Booker Plan Would Give Every American Baby Something to Bank On
John Reitmeyer | October 25, 2018 | Politics
Every infant in United States would start out in life with a $1,000 savings account, with the poorest collecting annual increases until they’re 18 — according to U.S. Sen Cory Booker
Second Look: Watch Joust Between Senate Candidates Menendez, Hugin
NJ Spotlight | October 25, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
If you didn’t watch it live, you can catch up on last night’s debate — and the expert commentary from NJ Spotlight and NJTV News
Outsiders: Six Other Candidates Campaign for Senate Seat
Colleen O'Dea | October 24, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
New Jersey electorate has other options besides Menendez or Hugin. A number of independent candidates are running
Menendez-Hugin Debate: Live Commentary Here Tonight
NJ Spotlight | October 24, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
NJ Spotlight joins with NJTV News to deliver live commentary on debate between Sen. Bob Menendez and Republican challenger Bob Hugin
What Does Where They Stand on Trump Say About Hugin, Menendez — and for NJ?
Colleen O'Dea | October 23, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
There’s more to the Senate campaign than low blows, but while the incumbent has gone on record about issues critical to the Garden State, his GOP challenger is harder to pin down
How to Fix South Jersey’s ‘Toxic’ Foreclosure Problem
Colleen O'Dea | October 23, 2018 | Housing
Options presented for what legislators, nonprofits and private sector could do to ‘prevent further damage to our neighborhoods and communities’
Costs Outpace Wages in NJ, More Households Can’t Afford Basic Necessities
Colleen O'Dea | October 22, 2018 | Social
Many New Jerseyans don’t have enough income to cover housing, food, transportation, healthcare, and taxes
Governor Moves from Germany to Israel with High-Tech Sales Pitch for NJ
John Reitmeyer | October 22, 2018 | More Issues
On first overseas trip representing Garden State, Murphy offers New Jersey as ideal location for European businesses to set up U.S. outposts
In South Jersey Speech Christie Sends A Few Zingers Murphy’s Way
NJTV News Online | October 22, 2018 | Politics
Former governor does not appear too pleased with how his successor has characterized Christie’s stamp on Garden State economy
Federal Monitor Says Newark Police Department Has Made Some Progress
NJTV News Online | October 22, 2018 | More Issues
More body cameras and car cameras are in use, but work needed on data gathering, community engagement, responding to domestic violence calls
It’s Raining Political Money on Garden State, Almost All on Democrats
Colleen O'Dea | October 19, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Congressional campaigns are ‘awash in cash.’ Hugin Senate campaign is lone GOP big spender
Plenty of Backers for Big Tax Credit to Rehabilitate Historic Properties in NJ
John Reitmeyer | October 19, 2018 | Housing, Planning
Homeowners and developers would be eligible for incentive, which could be worth up to 25 percent of the cost of a qualified project
Where Do MacArthur, Kim Stand on Issues that Matter to Voters in 3rd District?
Carly Sitrin | October 19, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
NJ Spotlight readers in 3rd Congressional District list their priorities. The big items: campaign finance, healthcare, taxation
Stakes High, Tempers Cool as Lance, Malinowski Face Off in CD-7 Debate
Mark J. Bonamo | October 18, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Battling for the middle of the road, Republican congressman and Democratic challenger raise the tension on healthcare, taxes, and gun control
NJ Sexual Harassment Policies Pale Beside Those of Corporate America
Colleen O'Dea | October 18, 2018 | Social
State department and agency protocols can differ extensively, or be absent entirely — as is the case with the New Jersey Senate, which has no written hiring protocols in place
The Women Leading NJ’s Suburban Resistance to Trump Policies
WNYC News | October 18, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Unprecedented grassroots activism in Garden State suburbs sprang out of opposition to the president and his policies. Now it’s focused on the midterm elections
Instant Replay: Catching Up with the Debate in Congressional District 7
NJ Spotlight | October 18, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
If you missed the debate between Malinowski and Lance — and the expert commentary from NJ Spotlight and NJTV — here's a chance to come up to speed
Cutting Down on Paper in a Bid to Modernize Local Government in NJ
John Reitmeyer | October 17, 2018 | More Issues
Greater efficiency and savings for taxpayers promised by proponents of a measure ‘that’s really past due’
Commission to Investigate Administration’s Actions in Sexual-Assault Case
Colleen O'Dea | October 17, 2018 | Politics
Legislative group will also review government hiring practices, conduct of background checks, and how criminal justice system handles allegations of sex offenses
Lance-Malinowski Debate: Live Commentary Here Tonight
NJ Spotlight | October 17, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
NJ Spotlight joins with NJTV News to deliver live commentary on TV debate between the Republican and Democratic candidates in the 7th Congressional District
Governor Responds to Questions about Handling of Sexual-Assault Charge
John Reitmeyer | October 16, 2018 | Politics
Hours before leaving on an overseas economic mission, Murphy announces independent investigation into his administration’s hiring of a man accused of sexual assault
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