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What Does a Transition Team Do — Especially One with 500-plus Members?

Lee Keough | December 15, 2017 | Politics

Team members say getting work done isn’t really a problem, and that individual voices can be heard

Answering Your Questions About the Murphy Transition

Lee Keough | December 15, 2017 | Politics
We invited readers to let us know what questions they have about the ongoing transition. Here’s where we answer them
Trenton Hustles to Allow Politicians to Rejoin State Pension System
John Reitmeyer | December 15, 2017 | Politics
With minimal discussion, legislative leaders fast-track effort to allow unknown number of their compadres back into public-employee pension program
Assemblywoman Muoio Is Murphy’s Pick for ‘Tough’ Job as State Treasurer
John Reitmeyer | December 14, 2017 | Politics
Mercer County Democrat, a member of Assembly Budget Committee, knows all about Garden State’s serious fiscal challenges
Governor-Elect Makes Historic Choice for State Attorney General
Carly Sitrin | December 13, 2017 | Politics
Gurbir S. Grewal, if confirmed by Senate, will be first South-Asian AG in New Jersey and first Sikh to hold position in any state
MacArthur Swims Against Tide, Says GOP Tax Plan Good for New Jersey
NJTV News | December 13, 2017 | Politics
Congressman hits out at ‘bloviating’ critics of Republican proposal, says he has worked to improve it
Imposing Stronger Penalties on Employers for Wage Theft — It’s Christie’s Call
John Reitmeyer | December 12, 2017 | Politics
Lawmakers want to increase the sanctions for not paying workers their due, business community believes measure is ‘well-intentioned, but overly punitive’
NJ’s Top Dems Present United Front Against GOP Tax Bill
NJTV News | December 12, 2017 | Politics
Trio pledge to act as a team when it comes to federal policy priorities on issues from taxes to the Gateway Tunnel
Taking a Big Bite out of NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Caren Chesler | December 11, 2017 | Politics
Lesniak bill would shut down troubled agency, but will it get a hearing in the lame-duck legislative session?
Lance, Gottheimer Team Up to Save Key Tax Deduction
NJTV News Online | December 6, 2017 | Politics
Bipartisan duo hopes to get GOP lawmakers to ease their stand on SALT deduction, other write-offs
Dem Newcomer to Challenge 12-Term GOP Congressman
NJTV News Online | December 6, 2017 | Politics
Mikie Sherrill, one of seven women running for House seats in New Jersey, is looking to replace Rodney Frelinghuysen
Trio of Top Democrats Could Go to Court to Scuttle GOP Tax Reform
John Reitmeyer | December 5, 2017 | Politics
New Jersey’s Gov.-elect Murphy, New York’s Cuomo, California’s Brown could mount a repeal-and-replace effort to fight Republican changes to tax code if they become law
Troubled NJSPCA Is One Step Closer to Abolition
NJTV News | December 1, 2017 | Politics
Organization supposed to enforce animal-cruelty laws, flayed in recent state report, now on the brink of termination
$79 Million Gubernatorial Election Was Second Most Costly in State History
Colleen O'Dea | November 30, 2017 | Politics
Gov.-elect Murphy shelled out $36 million on his successful bid, while Lt. Gov. Guadagno spent a relatively paltry $9 million
Murphy Goes All in on Technology as Means to Rehab NJ Economy
John Reitmeyer | November 29, 2017 | Politics
As his team’s transition activities ramp up, governor-elect emphasizes importance of technology and innovation to renew Garden State
GOP Tax Overhaul to Pummel New Jersey Residents?
WNYC News | November 29, 2017 | Politics
It’s not looking good for NJ homeowners and renters if Republicans in Washington, DC manage to agree tax legislation this week
A Woman’s Place? NJ Women Still Scarce at High Levels of Government
Colleen O'Dea | November 28, 2017 | Politics
Women fared much better in freeholder elections, but female representation far lower than in population overall
Federal Tax Changes Could Hit NJ Municipalities with ‘Double Whammy’
John Reitmeyer | November 28, 2017 | Politics
Possible elimination of deduction for state and local taxes has received lots of attention, but ending of tax-exempt status for certain bonds could also hurt New Jersey
Sheila Oliver Discusses How Phil Murphy Will Govern
NJTV News | November 28, 2017 | Politics
The new lieutenant governor probably knows the governor-elect better than anyone outside of his family. What does she have to say?
New Normal for NJ Republicans: Finding Ways to Be Bipartisan
John Reitmeyer | November 27, 2017 | Politics
With the Democrats controlling the Legislature and the governor’s mansion, the Garden State GOP needs to find a way to make sure its voice is heard in Trenton
Tell Us What You Want to Know About Murphy’s Transition Team
John Mooney | November 27, 2017 | Politics
We can help answer your questions, and your question can help shape our coverage
Murphy and Democratic Leaders Agree on $15 Minimum Wage — Little Else
John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2017 | Politics
Right now, there’s no timetable for boosting minimum wage and no decision as to whether some sectors, like restaurants and agriculture, will be exempt from the final $15 goal
Will Arbitration Cap for Cops, Firefighters Be Extended in Lame Duck?
John Reitmeyer | November 20, 2017 | Politics
Some lawmakers, advocates say the cap helps hold down property taxes, a potent argument with GOP tax reform poised to eliminate valuable deductions
Democrats, Republicans Must Protect New Jersey from GOP Tax Threat — Murphy
John Reitmeyer | November 17, 2017 | Politics
Sweeney echoes Gov.-Elect, says Republican proposals to change tax code would have ‘devastating effect’ on Garden State
Menendez Emotional After Judge Declares Mistrial in Bribery, Corruption Case
NJTV News | November 17, 2017 | Politics
Senator thanks supporters, implies 'elements' in FBI and New Jersey prejudiced against ‘the Latino kid from Union City and Hudson County’
NJEA Spent $5.7M of Union Dues on Recent Election
NJTV News | November 17, 2017 | Education, Politics
Many members erroneously believe teachers union spent only funds from voluntary donations on recent political battles
Sitting Down for a Peaceful, Post-Election Conversation in Long Valley
Colleen O'Dea | November 15, 2017 | Politics
Members of our Long Valley Voting Block agree to disagree, exchanging rancor for rational debate
Judge in Menendez Case Not Ready to Let Jury Quit
NJTV News | November 15, 2017 | Politics
Defense renews call for mistrial, prosecution argues for allowing partial verdicts
NJ Congressional Delegation Deeply Divided on Trump Tax Reform
John Reitmeyer | November 14, 2017 | Politics
It comes down to SALT, a threatened tax break that lets residents deduct local and state taxes, a lifeline for many New Jerseyans
Craig Coughlin: Low-Profile Legislator Taking Prieto’s Place as Assembly Speaker
Carly Sitrin | November 14, 2017 | Politics
Coughlin emphasizes coalitions and compromise, but the test will be in the day-to-day rough-and-tumble that’s state government in New Jersey
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