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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
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
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
George Norcross sues governor over tax-incentive task force
Julie Daurio | NJTV News | May 22, 2019 | Politics
The war between the South Jersey powerbroker and Gov. Phil Murphy over tax incentives in the city of Camden is heading to court
2 Steps Forward, 1 Back — Lawmakers Forge Ahead with Trio of Pot Bills
Lilo H. Stainton and Carly Sitrin | May 21, 2019 | Politics
Expanded access to medical cannabis; easier, more extensive expungements; ending arrests for low-level marijuana crimes: It’s all in a day’s work in Trenton
Candidates in NJ Legislative Primaries Not Looking to Burn Through a Lot of Cash
Colleen O'Dea | May 21, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
With only one Senate seat up for grabs and no hotly contested races, there are no reasons for the big money to get pumped into an election
Sweeney Says He’s Open to Discussing Marijuana Decriminalization
NJTV News | May 21, 2019 | Politics
On a day when marijuana bills dominate the State House, Senate president details key aspects of legalization
Marijuana Law Dies: What Now for Expungement, Investors and Medical Use?
Carly Sitrin | May 17, 2019 | Politics
After Senate President Sweeney decides to leave legalization of recreational cannabis to voters, there’s widespread confusion about what comes next
Sweeney: Let Voters Decide Fate of Recreational Marijuana in 2020
Michael Aron | NJTV News | May 16, 2019 | Politics
Senate president says there are not enough votes to get it done legislatively; governor shows little enthusiasm for putting it on the ballot
Will Murphy’s CV Deal a Death Blow to NJ’s Dark-Money Bill?
Colleen O'Dea | May 14, 2019 | Politics
Governor argues his conditional veto addresses ‘egregious loopholes’ in the legislation. Opponents claim it protects groups that contributed to his campaign
Dark-money Disclosure Bill Facing Conditional Veto By Murphy?
Colleen O'Dea | May 10, 2019 | Politics
Advocates launch bid to sway governor; critics say bill as written is too broad
Gov. Murphy Signs Off on Bills to Reduce Maternal Mortality
Michael Aron | NJTV News | May 9, 2019 | Healthcare, Politics
New Jersey’s chief executive officer says racial disparity in maternal and infant mortality is unacceptable in wealthy, medically advanced state
High-Profile Lawyers Claim Tax-Incentive Investigation Is ‘Political Retribution’
John Reitmeyer | May 7, 2019 | Budget, Politics
Attorneys representing companies linked to South Jersey powerbroker George Norcross challenge legitimacy of Murphy task force; chair of task force rejects their claims
Booker Rolls Out Gun Control Proposals
David Cruz | NJTV News | May 6, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Senator’s plan includes gun-safety courses and background checks
On Eve of Primaries, NJ Is at Early Stage of Shoring Up Election Security
Colleen O'Dea | May 6, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
New Jersey wasn’t one of the 21 states whose electoral systems were targeted by Russian hackers in 2016, but it has weaknesses at both state and county level
Task Force Examines Tax Incentives for Camden — and Norcross
John Reitmeyer | May 3, 2019 | Budget, Politics
Scrutiny of big tax breaks for projects in Camden, especially for businesses with ties to Democratic powerbroker George Norcross, in a sometimes trial-like atmosphere
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