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Governor Endorses Removing Gun Investments from Public Pension Funds

John Reitmeyer | August 9, 2019 | Politics

Murphy offers no timetable, noting that Treasury officials are ‘going through some technical issues’ to determine how to achieve divestment

Back From Summer Vacation, Murphy Immediately Faces The Heat

Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | August 9, 2019 | Politics
Governor hails signal from senate president that recreational marijuana bill might get a hearing after all
Sweeney Supports Ban on Public Pension Investments in Gun Industry
John Reitmeyer | August 8, 2019 | Politics
A divestment bill which was introduced in the Legislature last year after a gun massacre at a Florida high school gets renewed attention after the latest wave of shootings
Booker Addresses Violence, Need for More Gun Control
Michael Hill | NJTV News | August 8, 2019 | Politics
Senator speaks at site of 2015 massacre in Charleston, South Carolina; says assessing domestic terrorism threats by white supremacists should be a federal responsibility
NJ Enacts More Gun Legislation in Wake of Mass Shootings
Michael Aron | NJTV News | August 6, 2019 | Politics
Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signs three gun violence bills; Gov. Phil Murphy and Sen. Cory Booker call for action nationwide
Booker Beats On Biden In Second Democratic Debate
David Cruz | NJTV News | August 2, 2019 | Politics
Junior senator from New Jersey takes offensive in exchanges with former vice president
The List: Ranking 2020 Campaign Contributions for NJ House Candidates
Colleen O'Dea | July 29, 2019 | Politics, The List
Gottheimer leads way as Democratic incumbents are main recipients of more than $9 million in funding through the first half of 2019
Sweeney Wants to Start Fresh With Murphy
Michael Aron | NJTV News | July 26, 2019 | Politics
NJ Senate president delves into where negotiations stand on tax incentives and his plans for more pension and health benefit reforms
Members of NJ’s Legislative Black Caucus Back ‘Squad,’ Call out Trump
David Cruz | NJTV News | July 24, 2019 | Politics
Led by U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, lawmakers decry as racist president’s comments about four congresswomen
Mapping Out Alternative Ways for NJ to Redraw Legislative Districts
Colleen O'Dea | July 16, 2019 | Politics
Greater public involvement, increased transparency, and larger redistricting commission could be written into state constitution
Sherrill Discusses New Servicewomen Caucus, Border Funding
NJTV News | July 8, 2019 | Politics
Women in the military face issues like healthcare gaps, says congresswoman, a former U.S. Navy pilot
Booker Wraps Nevada Swing with Immigration Reform Roundtable
David Cruz | NJTV News | July 5, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Nevada is among top five states for influx of immigrants, and Sen. Booker has been discussing the issue after saying how his administration would deal with immigration problems
Booker Answers Questions about Fundraiser with Essex County Executive
David Cruz | NJTV News | July 4, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Immigration and immigrant detention have become big issues in senator’s campaign this week
Seeking Momentum After Good Debate Performance
NJTV News | July 3, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
As he campaigns in Nevada, Booker looks to build on his positive debate showing and fundraising numbers
Plans To Maximize Census Count Coalesce In Wake Of High-court Decision
Colleen O'Dea | July 3, 2019 | Politics
Feds abandon citizenship question, but Murphy agrees to spend $7M extra on statewide outreach effort anyway
NJ Congressman Defends Tax Breaks for Company Connected to Rich Brother
Susan Schmidt | WNYC News | July 3, 2019 | Politics
U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross has nothing but praise for Camden-based Holtec International, which was granted big tax breaks and is now under scrutiny
Booker’s Plan Promises Executive Action on Immigration
David Cruz | NJTV News | July 2, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Senator announces a plan to close majority of federally-run immigrant detention centers
Legal Challenge to NJ’s Contentious New Dark-Money Law
Colleen O'Dea | July 2, 2019 | Politics
Gov. Phil Murphy reluctantly signed legislation that would require certain groups to disclose political spending. A conservative group is seeking an injunction to prevent the law from taking effect
‘Bridgegate’ Conspirator Set to Be Freed Pending Appeal
NJ Spotlight | July 2, 2019 | Politics
Former Christie appointee who was convicted in political scandal is to be let out of prison pending US Supreme Court appeal
Progressives Hold Protest at Booker Presidential Fundraiser
Michael Hill |NJTV News | July 1, 2019 | Politics
The $2,800-a-plate event was hosted by South Jersey powerbroker George Norcross and Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Bridgegate Case
NJ Spotlight | July 1, 2019 | Politics
U.S. Supreme Court will take case involving Christie administration officials convicted on multiple counts for causing gridlock near the George Washington Bridge
Lawmakers Say $40M Boost to State Budget if Prisons Were Consolidated
Colleen O'Dea | June 25, 2019 | Politics
Pointing to empty beds and cells, underused jails, legislators argue they can balance budget without new taxes. Murphy dismisses scheme as ‘magic math’
How Did ‘Union Guy’ Steve Sweeney Become Labor’s Public Enemy No. 1?
Meir Rinde | WNYC News | June 25, 2019 | Politics
Despite solid blue-collar cred, Senate president has few friends in the public-worker rank and file
Booker Takes Aim at Biden Days Before South Carolina Speech
David Cruz | NJTV News | June 21, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Rebukes former vice president over comments about having worked closely with prominent segregationists
Murphy Takes Aim at Senate President on Guns and Budget
David Cruz | NJTV News | June 20, 2019 | Politics
Governor calls out Senate President Sweeney on budget issues and for refusing to post all of Murphy’s gun-safety bills
Booker Sponsors Bill to Gauge Lingering Effects of Segregation
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | June 20, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
As Juneteenth 2019 celebration of emancipation passes, Congress remains deeply divided over issue of reparations for African Americans
Gov Signs Dark-Money Bill, Expects Lawmakers to Roll Back Problem Parts
Colleen O'Dea | June 18, 2019 | Politics
Murphy puts his signature to a measure he doesn’t really like in anticipation that legislators will eliminate its less palatable aspects with a “cleanup” bill
Tightening Gun-Control Laws and Making NJ Smarter About Smart Guns
Colleen O'Dea | June 14, 2019 | Politics
Assembly committee debates eight-bill package meant to further lock down laws concerning firearms, hears opinions from gun owners and those in favor of more restrictions
Questioning Transfer of NJ CBP Officers to Southern Border
NJTV News | June 13, 2019 | Politics
Senior New Jersey politicians say they are concerned about potential security risks at state’s air and seaports
Good News/Bad News for Booker in Monmouth University Poll
David Cruz | NJTV News | June 13, 2019 | Politics
Candidate’s overall poll numbers remain low, but his positive message seems to be registering
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