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Pitching Message of Love and Unity to Iowa Democrats
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 16, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Senator speaks of love powerful enough to transform a nation on the brink of dissolving into tribalism. The mostly-white, mostly-liberal, anti-Trump audience loves it
Booker Discusses Israel, Taxes and Charter Schools in Press Briefing
NJTV News | April 16, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Senator answers questions for local and national press at first event in his ‘Justice for All’ tour
Pascrell Confident in Dems’ Strategy to Obtain Trump Tax Returns
John Reitmeyer | April 16, 2019 | Politics
Congressman says it’s important for Congress to know whether president has any conflicts of interest and is ‘paying his fair share’
Senator Holds Education Roundtable
NJTV News | April 16, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Sen. Cory Booker holds an education roundtable in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa as part of his "Justice for All" presidential campaign tour
Booker Unveils Tax Credit Plan Ahead of Iowa Campaign Event
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 15, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Presidential hopeful proposes significant expansion of eligibility for the earned income tax credit
Buoyed by Hometown Crowd, Booker Promises, ‘America, We Can’t Wait’
John Mooney | April 13, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Newark speech kicks off senator’s national ‘Justice for All’ campaign, with his characteristic impassioned oratory
Expert Panel Dissects and Discusses Booker’s Bid
NJTV News | April 12, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Campaign Kickoff: The Booker Beat
NJTV News | April 12, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Cory Booker’s Inevitable Candidacy
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 12, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Cory Booker: From Gridiron Great to Future Head of State?
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 12, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Lawsuit Challenges Gender Designation Rule in Party Committee Elections
Colleen O'Dea | April 12, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
The one-male/one female rule for each district was an attempt to ensure that women could play a role in politics
New Jersey Progressives Lambaste Economic Development Authority
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 10, 2019 | Politics
Call for board, comprising numerous holdovers from prior administration, to resign en masse
Pay-to-play Filings for 2018 Show Dip in Contributions by Contractors
Colleen O'Dea | April 9, 2019 | Politics
Report shows more than 1,900 companies that did business with state, county, municipal and other public entities in 2018 made $9M+ in political contributions
Middlesex County Democrats Try to Overturn ‘Outdated’ Gender Rule
Colleen O'Dea | April 8, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
The county, like some others, still requires voters to choose one male and one female for county party committees. Critic calls it ‘classic’ sex and gender discrimination
Murphy Weighs in On Congestion Pricing, Millionaire’s Tax
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 5, 2019 | Politics
Governor worries about impact on GWB users; touts poll saying most favor tax on rich
All Quiet on Primary Front — with State Assembly Races Topping 2019 Ballot
Colleen O'Dea | April 2, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Even with Democratic or Republican contests in more than 40 percent of Assembly districts, mostly party loyalists will turn out, and nominations likely to go those who have the party line
Murphy Pledges ‘More of the Same,’ a Focus on Schools, Transit, Finances
Lee Keough | April 1, 2019 | Politics
In a sit-down with NJ Spotlight, the governor lists his first-year achievements and challenges, and the big issues the state must tackle
NJ Urged to Put More Money and Speed Into 2020 Census Preparations
Colleen O'Dea | April 1, 2019 | Politics
Events take place across the state today to highlight next year’s census, but some advocates are concerned that New Jersey is late to the task and is not spending enough
Murphy to Expand Medical Marijuana if Recreational Bill Not Passed Soon
Julie Daurio | NJTV News | April 1, 2019 | Politics
Governor willing to give Legislature short time to get recreational marijuana ‘done legislatively’ before he pivots to expansion of medical marijuana
Up in Smoke: Why Bill to Legalize Weed Was Pulled from Legislative Agenda
Carly Sitrin | March 26, 2019 | Politics
Caucus reveals 21 requisite ‘yes’ votes couldn’t be mustered in the Senate, but measure’s sponsors and leaders say they’ll be back, perhaps as early as May
Senate and Assembly Committees Vote Out Bill Legalizing Marijuana
Carly Sitrin | March 19, 2019 | Politics
Measure could come to floor vote next week, but some pols disturbed over irregularities during hearings, raise concerns about ‘good governing’
Dark-Money Bill Advances, Sans Requirement for Retroactive Reporting
Colleen O'Dea | March 19, 2019 | Politics
Is New Jersey actually close to legislation that would require all groups that engage in electioneering and lobbying disclose major donors?
Sweeney, Murphy Deal to End Showdown Over Homeless Aid
Colleen O'Dea | March 15, 2019 | Politics
Accord paves way for needy New Jerseyans to get additional emergency housing assistance, and spares governor a veto override
Even at $90M, Lobbyist Spending in 2018 Dips to Lowest Level in Four Years
Colleen O'Dea | March 14, 2019 | Politics
More than 950 outfits filed lobbying reports with Election Law Enforcement Commission, but public still has no window into spending at local level
NJ Joins Suit Opposing Trump Administration Take on Online Gaming
John Reitmeyer | March 14, 2019 | Politics
With hundreds of millions in potential tax revenue at stake, Garden State isn’t gambling on feds’ restrictive reading of Wire Act, which could even shut down interstate lotteries
Alvarez Says He Doesn’t Know Who Hired Him
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | March 13, 2019 | Politics
Before oversight committee, former Murphy administration official says he’s been ruined by ‘false’ sexual-assault allegation
Lawmakers Say Alvarez Response to Allegation Not Relevant to Their Hearings
David Cruz | NJTV News | March 13, 2019 | Politics
Former Murphy administration official accused of rape appears before special legislative committee day after his account made public
New Budget Season Brings New Tone to Trenton
NJTV News Online | March 7, 2019 | Politics
They differ on a proposed millionaire’s tax, but Gov. Phil Murphy and Democratic legislative leaders appear to be working on being agreeable even if they disagree
Pension Forfeiture in Cards for Public Officials Who Commit Sex Offenses
John Reitmeyer | March 5, 2019 | Politics
Proposed legislation that was inspired by #MeToo movement predates Brennan case but is overshadowed by it
Accurate Census Count in NJ Needs State Money, Governor Is Told
Colleen O'Dea | March 4, 2019 | Politics
Concern that New Jersey could lose out on federal funds — and even lose a seat in the House of Representatives — if special efforts not made in ‘hard-to-count’ areas
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