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Weinberg Downplays Murphy Team’s ‘Overreach’ at Port Authority

NJTV News Online | February 14, 2019 | Politics

Board chairman complained that governor’s team “wanted to be in control or ‘in charge’ of every senior hire at the Port”

Will Trump Policy Change Put a Crimp in New Jersey’s Online Gambling Industry?

John Reitmeyer | February 13, 2019 | Politics
Murphy administration, lawmakers vow to protect state’s lucrative online-wagering sector. Attorney General Grewal weighs in with forceful letter of protest to his federal counterparts
Federal Lawmakers Trying to Give SALT Deduction Back to NJ Taxpayers
NJTV News Online | February 12, 2019 | Politics
Now that New Jersey residents are working on their tax returns, they’re getting a good look at how GOP tax cuts actually make them pay more
Report Notes Murphy Team’s Mistakes in Brennan Case, Key Issue Unresolved
John Reitmeyer | February 7, 2019 | Politics
Sen. Loretta Weinberg, co-chair of committee also investigating the case, seems unimpressed by the report. She says it’s ‘peppered with vagaries and inconsistencies’
Will Booker’s Track Record on Education Be a Problem for his 2020 Campaign?
Patrick Wall & Matt Barnum | Chalkbeat | February 7, 2019 | Education, Politics
His vision for improving education has included charter schools and merit pay for teachers — views that are out of fashion for many Democrats
Growing Mystery at Heart of Hearings into Murphy Team’s Conduct in Brennan Case
John Reitmeyer | February 6, 2019 | Politics
Legislators have another frustrating day as they continue to investigate the hiring of a person at the center of a rape allegation for a state government position
Day 1: Booker Takes Different Tack from NJ Predecessors in His Campaign for President
Colleen O'Dea | February 4, 2019 | Politics
Compare and contrast: The fourth New Jerseyan since 2000 to try for the Oval Office has an uncommon style and message
Move to Waive NJ Property-Tax Penalties for Fed Workers if New Shutdown
John Reitmeyer | February 4, 2019 | Politics
New Jersey lawmakers have fast-tracked a measure that would allow municipalities to waive the usual interest penalty charged for late payment of quarterly property taxes
Booker Is the Latest Democrat to Announce He’ll Run for President in 2020
Colleen O'Dea | February 1, 2019 | Politics
After sharing the news with his Twitter followers this morning, New Jersey’s junior Senator is expected to hold a press conference in Newark today
Controversial Lawmaker Plans to Leave Assembly, Run for Morris County Job
WNYC | February 1, 2019 | Politics
Michael Patrick Carroll once made national headlines for a comment about slavery. He wants to become Morris County Surrogate
Christie's Memoir: Heavy on Kushner Criticism, Light on Gubernatorial Record
WNYC News | January 31, 2019 | Politics
The book is called ‘Let Me Finish.’ Matt Katz suggests a better title would have been ‘I Told You So, Idiots’
Lawmakers Mull ‘Unintended Consequences’ Of Minimum Wage Hike
Colleen O'Dea | January 30, 2019 | Budget, Politics
Raising the wage floor to $15 an hour could make some workers and families ineligible for state and federal assistance programs
Over Coffee, Murphy and Dem Leaders Toast Wage Accord
NJTV News Online | January 30, 2019 | Politics
Democratic governor and legislative leaders, often at odds with each other, share rare kumbaya moment
GOP Heat for Senator Who Switched Parties, Joined Democrats
NJTV News Online | January 30, 2019 | Politics
Dawn Marie Addiego of Burlington County announced her decision Monday saying, ‘the party which once echoed the vision of Ronald Reagan no longer exists’
Wage-Theft Law in the Cards — with Lighter Penalties For ‘Honest’ Mistakes
Colleen O'Dea | January 29, 2019 | Politics
New Jersey businesspeople and advocates worry that simple mistakes could end up costing them big, and some lawmakers share their concerns
NJ Politicos Get Eyeful of Decay in Hudson Tunnel Tour, Want Federal Funding
John Reitmeyer | January 29, 2019 | Politics, Transportation
With Democrats in control of House of Representatives, New Jersey congressional leaders believe there’s a better chance of getting money from Washington, D.C. to repair badly damaged tunnel
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
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
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
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
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