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Grassroots Activists Behind Midterm Blue Wave in NJ Say They’re Not Going Away
Colleen O'Dea | January 28, 2019 | Politics
Most groups are still active. Some are keeping their focus on the U.S. Congress, some on state and local politics. A few are retooling
Committee Hears Conflicting Testimony over Sexual-Assault Allegations
NJTV News Online | January 28, 2019 | Politics
Attorney for Murphy transition team contradicts governor’s former chief of staff
Audit Sparks Overlapping Probes Into State Business Incentive Programs
Colleen O'Dea | January 25, 2019 | Budget, Politics
Two investigations — a task force empaneled by Gov. Phil Murphy and a joint hearing scheduled by the Legislature — are announced hours apart
Emotional Testimony as $15 Minimum Wage for NJ Passes First Legislative Stage
John Reitmeyer | January 25, 2019 | Budget, Politics
Assembly committee votes along party lines to approve bill to raise wage after workers and employers testify about its impact on them
Hudson County Prosecutor Defends Actions in Brennan Case
NJTV News Online | January 25, 2019 | More Issues
Esther Suarez says she was unaware of rape allegation by Murphy campaign staffer until after her office declined to press charges
New Jersey Employers Search for Straight Answers on Cannabis in the Workplace
Carly Sitrin | January 24, 2019 | More Issues
Medical marijuana raises more questions than answers about drug tests and employee rights, while full-blown legalization seems like an invitation to lawsuits and court cases
Wall Street Credit-Rating Agency Makes Economic Case for New Portal Bridge
John Reitmeyer | January 24, 2019 | Transportation
With federal matching funds still not granted for replacing key Northeast Corridor crossing, Moody’s suggests new bridge necessary to ‘avoid regional economic disruption’
No Charges Against Former Murphy Staffer in Sexual-Assault Case
NJTV News Online | January 24, 2019 | More Issues
After reviewing accusation, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office declines to proceed
Murphy Wants to Replace Newark Airport Monorail, No More ‘Bubblegum’ Fixes
John Reitmeyer | January 23, 2019 | Transportation
Governor appears confident that Port Authority will come up with the estimated $2 billion cost of the project
NJ Supreme Court Dismisses Massive Backlog of Municipal Cases and Warrants
Colleen O'Dea | January 22, 2019 | More Issues
Almost 800,000 cases discharged as key recommendation of a report that was highly critical of New Jersey’s municipal courts is implemented
Report Makes Case for State Investment in Camden, Sees Public Health Benefits
Lilo H. Stainton | January 22, 2019 | Healthcare, Social
As New Jersey’s tax-incentive programs come under increasing scrutiny, consultants underline critical value to struggling city of $1.4 billion public investment
Federal Workers in New Jersey Feeling Effects of Shutdown
NJTV News Online | January 22, 2019 | Politics, Social
As of January 17, 1,000 federal employees in New Jersey had applied for unemployment benefits
Singleton Bill Would Shed Some Light on Dark Money
NJTV News Online | January 22, 2019 | Politics
Murphy’s PAC goes back on promise to disclose funding, while Sweeney taken to task about super PAC working for close ally George Norcross
$15 Minimum Wage for NJ: Governor, Democratic Leaders Finally Make A Deal
John Reitmeyer | January 18, 2019 | Budget, Politics
Agreement after weeks of negotiations. Incremental increases from now until 2024. But carveouts for farmworkers and some other workers
Murphy Calls for Returning Right to Vote to Felons on Probation or Parole
Colleen O'Dea | January 17, 2019 | Politics
In State of State address, governor comes out publicly for controversial reform, seeks other ways to expand right to vote, stops short of supporting efforts to re-enfranchise felons still in jail
In Answer to Governor, Fellow Democrats Hold Back But Republicans Don’t
John Mooney | January 16, 2019 | Politics
Nevertheless, members of governor’s party signal resistance to his critical evaluation of the state’s tax-incentive programs for business
Report: College Aid for Prisoners Pays Dividends for All Down the Line
Colleen O'Dea | January 16, 2019 | Social
Advocates say study shows federal law keeping Pell Grants from the incarcerated should be overturned
Watch Gov. Phil Murphy’s First State of the State
NJ Spotlight | January 16, 2019 | Politics
Gov. Murphy gave his first State of the State address on Tuesday, January 15. Reiterating his commitment to key campaign promises, the governor listed his accomplishments and laid out his goals for the coming year.
Has Murphy Made Good on His Promises? Taking Stock at the 1-Year Mark
Colleen O'Dea | January 15, 2019 | Politics
The governor hasn’t realized several of his top priorities. Some observers blame inexperience or his desire to be liked, but one lays the fault squarely at the door of Sweeney and Coughlin
Murphy’s first State of State Address Comes at Pivotal Time for NJ and for Him
John Reitmeyer | January 15, 2019 | Politics
Hopes were high among progressives when governor came into office, but tension between him and fellow Democrats has impeded his agenda
Groups Push Progressive Agenda at the State House
NJTV News Online | January 15, 2019 | Politics
On the eve of Gov. Phil Murphy’s State of the State address, activists signal impatience with lack of movement on their priorities
Government Shutdown Is Affecting Food Inspections
NJTV News Online | January 15, 2019 | More Issues
U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer asks for state and county health officials to fill the gap caused by furlough of many FDA inspectors
No Resumption Yet of Full Service on Raritan Valley, Atlantic City Lines
John Reitmeyer | January 14, 2019 | Transportation
Services have been greatly disrupted for safety work, but that work met a key end-of-year deadline. So, what’s the holdup?
Survey Finds Persistent Bullying of LGBTQ Students in NJ High Schools
Colleen O'Dea | January 14, 2019 | Social
‘The numbers are alarming,’ says Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, who was a prime sponsor of anti-bullying legislation. She’s working on a new measure
Focus In Murphy Hiring Probe Turns To Gaps in State Rules
John Reitmeyer | January 11, 2019 | Politics
During a long day of testimony about how staffer’s rape allegation was handled, legislative select committee explores whether rules and policies are strong enough to prevent a bad situation from recurring
Murphy-Sweeney Feud Could Lead to Laws Shining More Light on Dark Money
Colleen O'Dea | January 10, 2019 | Politics
As issue-advocacy group tied to Murphy goes back on promise to disclose donors, Sweeney fast-tracks legislation that has been sidelined for years
Newark Council Approves Zoning Change Despite Gentrification Fears
NJTV News Online | January 10, 2019 | Planning
New rule is approved unanimously. Residents worry it will significantly alter life in the Ironbound
Murphy Officials Testify It Wasn’t Their Job to Follow Up On Brennan Allegation
John Reitmeyer | January 9, 2019 | Politics
‘Nobody seems to have responsibility for anything,’ said committee co-chairwoman Loretta Weinberg on a day when lawmakers seemed frustrated with the lack of answers
High Court Ruling Makes It Easier for Drug-Court Grads to Wipe Slate Clean
Colleen O'Dea | January 9, 2019 | Social
Decision is praised by advocates as fulfilling intent of 2016 law offering recovered addicts with minor crime records a new start life
McGreevey Alleges Political Retaliation After Firing From Jersey City Nonprofit
WNYC News | January 9, 2019 | Politics
Ousted from his job as the head of a nonprofit on Monday, former governor accuses Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop of orchestrating his dismissal in an act of political payback
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