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Pascrell, Gottheimer Pledge to Work on Restoring SALT Deduction
John Reitmeyer | November 20, 2018 | Politics
Congressmen say it’s no accident that Republicans ‘got shellacked’ in midterm elections nationwide in districts hit hard by GOP cap on federal tax deduction
Murphy’s Speech Recounts Policy Achievements in First Year in Office
John Reitmeyer | November 16, 2018 | Politics
Strong economy, shrinking jobless rate, emphasis on civil discourse all ticked off as governor delivers keynote at state League of Municipalities’ convention, but affordable housing gets short shrift
If Sweeney Wants to Legalize Pot, He’ll Need NJ’s Mayors in His Corner
Carly Sitrin | November 15, 2018 | Politics
At League of Municipalities conference, it’s clear that getting votes for tokes is going to take more than just lining up legislators
Who Can Solve New Jersey’s Affordable-Housing Conundrum?
John Reitmeyer | November 15, 2018 | Politics, Housing
Gov. Murphy hasn’t made affordable housing a priority, but he’s giving the closing keynote at the League of Municipalities annual conference, and local leaders — among others — are looking for guidance
New Jersey’s Recidivism Rate Plummets 19 Percent over Past Six Years
Colleen O'Dea | November 15, 2018 | Social
Among factors driving the drop: more residential and community-based programs to help parolees stay on track and make the transition back to life outside prison
Andy Kim Declared Winner in CD-3, Tom MacArthur Concedes
NJ Spotlight | November 15, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Associated Press calls race for Democratic challenger in South Jersey’s hotly contested election
With Amazon HQ2 Not Likely to Land in Newark, Talk Turns to Taxes, Incentives
John Reitmeyer | November 13, 2018 | Politics
Murphy and legislative leaders say just making list of finalists has been a boon to state’s largest city, which is being positioned as a high-tech hub
NJ’s New Congressional Delegation: Younger, Greener, Not as Wealthy
Colleen O'Dea | November 13, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
The Garden State’s new representatives are very different from those they are replacing
Highlighting Women as Engineers of NJ’s Blue Wave
Carly Sitrin | November 9, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Members of grassroots groups highlight the thousands of hours of groundwork and advocacy they contributed to help flip congressional seats, say the work will go on
Tensions as Lawmakers Launch Special Investigation of Murphy Hiring Practices
John Reitmeyer | November 9, 2018 | Politics
Woman at center of sexual-assault allegation expected to testify early next month. Murphy official criticizes ‘leak’ of information
Murphy Signs Law Banning ‘Ghost Guns’ In Latest Effort to Control Firearms in NJ
Colleen O'Dea | November 9, 2018 | Social
Prohibition on homemade, 3D-printed and other ‘ghost guns’ is latest step in governor’s campaign to strengthen already tough gun-control posture
NJ Democrats Itching to Test Their Strength in D.C. After Close to a Clean Sweep
Colleen O'Dea | November 8, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
The party hasn’t had results this good in more than a century. Republicans must figure out how to recover from their big losses in Tuesday’s elections
Kim Declares Victory in CD-3 But Vote Count Likely to Continue Through Weekend
Chase Brush | November 8, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Congressman MacArthur doesn’t concede as mail-in ballots still straggle in. Counting of these and provisional ballots will go on
New Jersey’s Rising Blue Tide Raises the Boats of Most Democratic Candidates
Lee Keough | November 7, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Bob Menendez returns to Senate for third term, while Sherrill, Malinowski, and Van Drew all deliver victory speeches
Surprises Amid Flips from Red to Blue, and MacArthur-Kim Still Undecided
Lee Keough | November 7, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Yesterday’s House races met pollsters’ predictions by and large but not everything went as expected and there’s some mopping-up to do
New Jersey Voters Give Thumbs-Up to $500 Million Ballot Question
Tom Johnson | November 7, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Funds will go to expanding career-training facilities at high schools and county colleges, tightening school security, and getting lead out of drinking water at Garden State schools
Union County Tries Out Voting Machines with Paper Backup, First in State
Colleen O'Dea | November 7, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
New Jersey’s voting system has been deemed one of the least secure in the country. Yesterday, voters in Westfield were the first to use new machines with a paper trail
Real-Time Results for New Jersey's Midterm Elections
NJ Spotlight | November 6, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Minute-by-minute updates for the Senate and House contests, open legislative seats, and the state ballot question
We May Not Learn Results of Several Close Races by End of Tonight — or for Days
Colleen O'Dea | November 6, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
County clerks say recent changes in electoral law have already caused confusion for some voters, are likely to cause more, and could delay returns in close races
Online Tool Makes It Easier for Municipalities to Share Services
John Reitmeyer | November 6, 2018 | Politics
The push to pool resources is key to driving down property taxes. Website gives local leaders a chance to explore their options — before consolidation is mandated
NJ Rep. MacArthur Spends $210,000 in Federal Funds on ‘Franked Mail’
WHYY Online | November 6, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
South Jersey Republican representative argues total isn’t over the top, money is there for him to spend as he sees fit
New NJ Transit Division to Take Advantage of Hefty Real Estate Portfolio
John Reitmeyer | November 5, 2018 | Transportation
A recent audit found the agency relies heavily on revenues from fares. A new law is aimed at leveraging its vast property holdings
After Tough Slog, Campaigning Continues to Bitter End
Colleen O'Dea | November 5, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
With just one day until the polls open, the politicians aren’t letting up even though the outcome in some districts seems all but certain
Youngest Voters Explain Why Their Votes Matter
NJ Spotlight | November 5, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
High school students in greater New Brunswick area shared essays and videos on the ‘Y’ vote with League of Women Voters
The Mission to Chase Down Mail-In Ballots In CD-11
WNYC News | November 5, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
The race to get thousands of Sherrill supporters to complete and return their mail-in ballots
Senate Race Has Been One for the Ages: Nasty, Noisome, Negative
Colleen O'Dea | November 2, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Republican challenger Bob Hugin has spent millions of his own money to unleash savage ads against Sen. Bob Menendez who has fired back on a far smaller budget
2017 Tax Return Shows the Murphys Made Almost $2M More than in Previous Year
John Reitmeyer | November 2, 2018 | More Issues
Governor allowed reporters to review materials for four hours yesterday. He had released two pages from federal tax forms earlier in the week
Even at 11th Hour, CD-11 Still Attracting Big Money, Names, Attention
Carly Sitrin | November 2, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Will first-time candidate Mikie Sherrill flip this district for the Democrats as they try to retake the House?
No Blue Wave Needed in CD-2 for Van Drew to Carry on Its Center-Right Tradition?
Mark J. Bonamo | November 2, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
The polls — and his huge fundraising advantage — favor the Democratic candidate over controversial Trump loyalist Seth Grossman
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Ten Legislative Races on Tuesday’s Ballot
Chase Brush | November 2, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
The midterm elections for Senate and House of Representatives have taken the spotlight. Meanwhile, candidates are toiling on campaigns for special local elections in seven districts
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