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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
How Companies and Allies of One Powerful Democrat Got $1.1B in Tax Breaks
Nancy Solomon, WNYC, and Jeff Pillets | May 2, 2019 | Politics
Meet George Norcross. Nearly two-thirds of $1.6 billion in tax incentives in Camden went to his company, business partners, political allies and clients of his brother
Coalition of Black Organizations Challenges Status Quo in Trenton
Karen Rouse | WNYC News | May 2, 2019 | Politics
Progressive groups are pressing Gov. Phil Murphy to deliver on the racial and social justice issues he campaigned on when running for office
Is NJ Prepared to Spend $9M — $1 Per Person — to Ensure Accurate Census Count?
Colleen O'Dea | April 30, 2019 | Politics
The Murphy administration has allocated $2.45 million for a census outreach campaign, but advocates and some lawmakers say more than three times that amount is needed
Menendez Calls for $2.5B to Help Strengthen Election System
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 30, 2019 | Politics
Revelations in Mueller Report lead senator to caution that U.S. elections — and democracy — are vulnerable to attack
Booker Wraps Up Cross-Country Tour, Looking for Momentum
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 26, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Cory Booker ends his two-week cross-country 'Justice For All' tour in South Carolina, which is among the early states holding primaries next year
Dems Tout Diversity but White Males Top 2020 Voter Polls
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 25, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
As former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination, Sen. Cory Booker said Democrats should celebrate their diverse field of candidates
Vying with Other 2020 Dems for Votes from Women of Color
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 24, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Sen. Cory Booker, other Democratic presidential candidates take part in Texas forum that focuses on issues facing women of color
Advocates Rally Against Citizenship Question in 2020 Census
Briana Vannozzi | NJTV News | April 23, 2019 | Politics
Ahead of Supreme Court hearings on Trump administration’s effort to include controversial question, New Jersey opponents protest
Booker, LA Mayor Talk Environment but Not Endorsement
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 22, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Los Angeles mayor offers introductions but no endorsement; Booker sidesteps assertions that he either ignored or missed the lead water crisis in Newark when mayor
Booker Meets with Nevada Voters, Responds to Mueller Report
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 20, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Discussion focuses on whether problems of people in rural Nevada are all that different from those faced by people in urban New Jersey
Rep. Tom Malinowski Reacts To Mueller Report
Michael Aron | NJTV News | April 19, 2019 | Politics
First-term Democrat says U.S. Attorney General Barr lied in pre-release assessment of Special Prosecutor’s report
On to Georgia: Booker Brings a Universal Message
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 18, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
Moving on from Iowa, senator is well-received in Atlanta although students from historically black colleges and universities not yet ready to go all-in for the New Jersey candidate
With Kean’s Declaration, NJ’s 2020 Congressional Races Are Off and Running
Colleen O'Dea | April 18, 2019 | Politics
GOP already out gunning for state’s four freshman Democrats who flipped their districts from red to blue, characterizing them as ‘socialists’
Former Gov. Christie Delivers Soundbite with Teeth About Gov. Murphy
Michael Aron | NJTV News | April 18, 2019 | Politics
No more Mr. Nice Guy, warns Christie, ‘it’s contrary to my personality’
GOP Powerbroker Draws Split Decision on Fed Tax Evasion Charges
NJTV News | April 18, 2019 | Politics
George Gilmore, head of Ocean County GOP, has been found guilty for failing to pay payroll taxes, submitting bogus loan application, but walks on charge of filing false tax returns
Booker and Harris Miss Most Votes of Senators Running in 2020
Elana Schor | Associated Press | April 18, 2019 | Politics
Candidates often miss votes while out campaigning; the senators from New Jersey and California have missed 16 of 77 votes this year
EXCLUSIVE: Booker Discusses Campaign, Public Education, Legalizing Marijuana
NJTV News | April 17, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
After two days campaigning in Iowa before heading to Georgia, the senator emphasizes some of the themes of his ‘Justice for All’ tour
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