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Controversial Redistricting Plan Meets A Chorus of Critics in Trenton

Colleen O'Dea | December 14, 2018 | Politics

At simultaneous State House hearings, not one of 100 who either testified or signed up to speak favored the proposal, which they derided as ‘undemocratic’

No Backing Down: Dems Make Full-Throated Defense of Their Redistricting

John Reitmeyer | December 14, 2018 | Politics
Sponsors aggrieved by suggestions their plan opens the door to gerrymandering. One accuses opponents of ‘dishonest rhetoric’
Opposition Lines Up as NJ Dems Keep Going with Vexed Redistricting Measure
Colleen O'Dea | December 12, 2018 | Politics
A controversial proposal by Democratic leaders to change how legislative districts are drawn has alarmed Republicans and good-government groups alike. But the Democrats are pressing on this week
Money and Mail-In Ballots — Final Numbers Tell the Story of NJ’s Midterm Elections
Colleen O'Dea | December 12, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
November’s elections didn’t just give Democrats almost a clean sweep of the state’s congressional delegation. They broke records for spending and for the number of ballots cast by mail
Dems’ Decision to Push Ahead with Redistricting Bill Has Blue Base Fighting Mad
Colleen O'Dea | December 6, 2018 | Politics
Proposed constitutional amendment would change the way legislative districts are redrawn, giving ‘party bosses’ power to appoint members of redistricting committee
Murphy Maintains Timeline for When He Learned About Brennan Rape Case
NJTV News Online | December 6, 2018 | Politics
At press conference, governor pledges he will cooperate with legislative investigation
‘Terrified’ Staffer: Murphy’s Team Did Not Take Allegation of Rape Seriously Enough
John Reitmeyer | December 5, 2018 | Politics
Testifying before a special legislative committee in Trenton, Katie Brennan says she went public only after having been paid little attention by members of the administration
Assembly Bills Reflect State’s Slow Recovery from Superstorm Sandy
Colleen O'Dea | December 4, 2018 | Politics
Legislation would help homeowners defrauded by contractors or plagued by black mold; survey impacts on tourism; break out storm-related costs to government; and plan for next natural disaster
Olive Branch or Stick? — Sweeney Calls on Murphy to ‘Get in a Room’ and Talk
NJTV News Online | December 3, 2018 | Politics
New Jersey’s Democratic leaders are at odds over landmark legislative issues. When will they talk things out?
Trying to Tackle Hunger in Garden State with Legislation
NJTV News Online | November 30, 2018 | Politics
State officials estimate that 13 percent of New Jersey residents are affected by ‘food insecurity’
Three of NJ’s Rookie House Members Buck Other Dems Over Choice of Pelosi
Colleen O'Dea | November 29, 2018 | Politics
Mikie Sherrill, Jeff Van Drew, and Andrew Kim, who all flipped seats held by the GOP, are among a minority who oppose current House minority leader for Speaker’s slot
Democrats Push Controversial Redistricting Overhaul, Critics Push Back
John Reitmeyer | November 27, 2018 | Politics
Despite serious criticism, Democrats in state Senate press on with a contentious proposal to change the way legislative districts are redrawn
Murphy Wants to Give Low-Wage Workers a Holiday Gift: $15 Minimum Wage
NJTV News Online | November 27, 2018 | Politics
Governor has backing of Democratic lawmakers to goose hourly minimum in 2018’s last legislative session
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
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
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
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