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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
Marijuana Expungement Bill Awaits Gov. Murphy’s Signature
Julie Daurio | NJTV News | June 12, 2019 | Politics
Governor hasn’t said whether he’ll sign or veto measure, but has raised concerns about expunging past convictions while recreational pot remains illegal
Override of Governor’s Veto on ‘Dark Money’ Bill Averted
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | June 11, 2019 | Politics
Governor reportedly has agreed to sign measure without making any of the changes he had wanted; advocacy groups unhappy with bill’s advance
Murphy takes questions on Brennan, budget while pushing pre-K funding
Brenda Flanagan | njtv news | June 7, 2019 | Politics
Governor defends front office’s handling of claim by former campaign official that she had been assaulted by another staffer
Booker’s Affordable-Housing Plan Features Tax Credit for Renters
Colleen O'Dea | June 7, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
The costs of national program, estimated at $134B, would be borne by changes in estate-tax rules
The Big Bump: Accounting for Higher Voter Turnout in NJ’s Primary Election
Colleen O'Dea | June 6, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Mail-in ballots, increased enthusiasm for political process — what’s behind unexpected uptick in a year when state Assembly topped the ticket?
Report: Murphy’s Team Failed Katie Brennan ‘Every Step of the Way’
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | June 6, 2019 | Politics
Special legislative committee rips governor’s inner circle for handling of sexual assault case
‘MAGA’ Assemblyman Loses in Otherwise Uneventful Night of Election Results
Colleen O'Dea | June 5, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Yesterday’s primary elections in New Jersey delivered few surprises; the most notable result was the failure of South Jersey GOP incumbent Joe Howarth to win re-election
Oversight Committee Members Discuss Brennan Report On Eve Of Release
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | June 5, 2019 | Politics
Lawmaker: Panel finds that major errors were made by members of the governor’s inner circle
Despite Low-Key Run-Up to Primaries, There Are Still Contests to Keep Tabs On
Colleen O'Dea | June 4, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Residents tend to stay home when the Assembly is at the top of the ticket, but that can limit their say when legislators are determining public policy
Murphy Unveils Direct Property-Tax Relief Proposal, But Is It DOA?
John Reitmeyer | June 4, 2019 | Politics
Governor’s quid pro quo — tax relief in return for millionaires tax — fails to generate much enthusiasm among top Democratic lawmakers
Booker Remains Positive as Three-State Tour Wraps Up
David Cruz | NJTV News | June 3, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
During his latest bout of campaigning, the senator saw larger crowds and the reception to his events was positive
Shutdown Looks More Likely as Top Democrats Continue Feuding
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | June 3, 2019 | Politics
Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney seem on a collision course, ostensibly over millionaires tax
Booker Looks to Share Stage with Top Tier Candidates in San Francisco Swing
David Cruz | NJTV News | June 1, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
New Jersey senator’s ratings are currently in single digits, but his campaign is looking for him to break out of the pack
GOP voters weigh candidacy of incumbent ‘MAGA Republican’
Jon Hurdle | May 31, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Can Joe Howarth’s embrace of Trump overcome his lack of Republican Party support?
Measure Would Strip Public Officials of Pensions if Guilty of Sexual Offenses
John Reitmeyer | May 31, 2019 | Politics
A tough bipartisan bill awaits the governor’s signature; it would take pensions from public workers or elected officials convicted of sexual offenses
Watson Coleman: Trump is greatest harm to our democracy
Michael Aron | njtv news | May 30, 2019 | Politics
During Q&A, representative of New Jersey’s 12th CD discusses Mueller and the fitness of the US president
Booker’s Buxton Connection and How It Informs His Campaign
David Cruz | NJTV News | May 30, 2019 | Politics
Senator talks about his family connections to Iowa mining town where, for a brief time, equality prevailed and segregation was not countenanced
Murphy’s Appearance in ‘Let’s Talk’ Internet Ad Has Top Dems Seeing Red
Colleen O'Dea | May 29, 2019 | Politics
Governor’s star turn after conditionally vetoing dark money disclosure bill has party leaders in both houses arguing ad ventures into questionable territory
Three GOP Hopefuls Eye Open Seat in Reliably Republican 25th District
Carly Sitrin | May 29, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Bergen, Barbarula, and Dunn spell out why they’ve got the skill-sets to join returning Assemblyman Anthony Bucco in Trenton
Murphy Gun Safety Roundtable Comes on Heels of Nearly 20 Shootings
Michael Aron | NJTV News | May 29, 2019 | Politics
Governor vows to make this a ‘summer of safety,’ discusses community-based nonviolence initiatives, getting to ‘root causes’ of epidemic of violence
Booker Spends Day in Nevada Discussing Guns, Voting Rights and Education
David Cruz | NJTV News | May 28, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
‘I’m never going to sell you this idea that I’m the savior to solve all these problems,’ senator tells students in Las Vegas
Booker Says Early Polls Don’t Reflect Facts on the Ground in Iowa
David Cruz | NJTV News | May 27, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Senator may not have moved up in the polls, but he impresses Iowans with his knowledge of issues important to farmers
Cory Booker Returns to Iowa, Hopes to Break Out of Middle of the Pack
David Cruz | NJTV News | May 24, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Senator focuses on critical first primary state as polls show him with 4 percent support
NJ GOP Welcomes Former Sheriff Ousted Over Racist Rant
Matt Katz | WNYC News | May 23, 2019 | Politics
Former Democratic Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino received ‘enthusiastic applause’ when he addressed the county’s Republican Organization
Dems Seek Nomination to Challenge GOP Incumbents in Marginal 8th District
Jon Hurdle | May 23, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Two lawyers hope to unseat Republicans elected by wafer-thin majorities in 2017
Emails Show How Much Pull Political Bosses Had Over State Tax Breaks
Nancy Solomon and Jeff Pillets | WNYC | May 22, 2019 | Politics
ProPublica and WNYC, our content partners, find that a law firm linked to South Jersey powerbroker George Norcross had significant influence over the state’s tax-incentive programs
Outsiders Take on Dems Lampitt and Greenwald in South Jersey’s District 6
Carly Sitrin | May 22, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Challengers were brought together by grassroots group that supported Bernie Sanders in 2016 and has been recruiting candidates to run for office
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