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Democratic Convention: Firing Up the Faithful for Midterm Elections
NJTV News Online | September 24, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
With their sights set on flipping Republican congressional seats in November, New Jersey Democrats get animated
Murphy Rows in With Continuing State Oversight of Atlantic City
John Reitmeyer | September 21, 2018 | Politics
Takeover won’t end any time soon, as new report points to ongoing ‘fiscal, operational, economic and social challenges’
Murphy Calls for Bergen County Sheriff to Go, After Racist Remarks Caught on Tape
WNYC News | September 21, 2018 | Politics
WNYC obtained a secret recording of Sheriff Michael Saudino speaking offensively about black people and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal
Menendez Accuses His GOP Challenger of Running ‘Deceptive Campaign’
NJTV News Online | September 20, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
New Jersey’s senior senator says this election contest is more negative than he expected
Elections 2018 — An Interactive Guide to New Jersey's Critical Contests
NJ Spotlight | September 18, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Stay ahead of the issues and on top of the news, from district profiles and local polling places to in-depth analysis and campaign finances
Watch Out, New Jersey Voters, Mail-In Ballot Rules Have Changed
WNYC News | September 13, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Residents who voted by mail in 2016 have been automatically registered to cast their ballots by mail in 2018
There’s Money for Upgrading NJ Election Security but Little for Vital Paper Trail
Colleen O'Dea | September 12, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Despite expert opinion that, without paper ballots, New Jersey’s election system is far from secure, state allots negligible amount to remedy that weakness
MacArthur Accuses Democratic Challenger of Puffing Up Résumé
NJTV News | September 12, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Republican congressman swings hard at Andy Kim, his Democratic opponent in 3rd Congressional District, calls him ‘a fraud’
Would Newark Airport Pay Increase Give Murphy His Minimum-Wage Victory?
John Reitmeyer | September 6, 2018 | Politics
The governor campaigned on a promise to boost the minimum wage. If the Port Authority votes to raise salaries of airport workers, has Murphy made good on his pledge?
Biden Stumps for Sherrill, Blasts Trump Administration, at Campaign Rally
NJTV News Online | September 6, 2018 | Politics
Gov. Murphy calls for leaders who talk to their constituents, rather than tweet
NJ Dems Warn Trump Supreme Court Nominee Threat to Gun Safety
NJTV News Online | September 5, 2018 | Politics
Sen. Bob Menendez and Bill Castner — Murphy’s gun-control czar — argue that if appointed Judge Kavanaugh could undermine state’s tough stand on gun violence
Candidates Continue to Turn Up the Heat in NJ’s Hottest Campaigns
Colleen O'Dea | September 4, 2018 | Politics
An unexpectedly narrow margin in the state’s Senate race, and plenty of outside money buying TV spots and looking to flip red districts, are keeping some New Jersey’s contests on the boil
State GOP Leader Not Worried About Key Congressional Races
NJTV News | August 17, 2018 | Politics
While New Jersey Democrats think they can flip five critical seats in November election, GOP party chairman disputes the possibility
Gearing Up for the Future: New Jersey Gets its First Innovation Chief
Carly Sitrin | August 16, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Veteran of Obama administration, tech and academic worlds, is given job of harnessing tech to update government in New Jersey
We Are Not America’s Enemy
August 16, 2018 | Politics
NJ Spotlight stands with the hundreds of other news organizations across the country that today are contesting the accusation that they are an ‘enemy of the people’
Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Range of Public-Private Partnerships
NJTV News | August 15, 2018 | Politics
Senate President Sweeney concurs that bipartisan bill could help NJ lead the nation in infrastructure investments
State Supreme Court Sides with Legislature over Christie-Era Job Rule
Colleen O'Dea | August 9, 2018 | Politics
Court affirms right of lawmakers to override actions by state agencies, repudiates effort to weaken civil service protections
The Man Who Tried to Clean Up New Jersey Politics
NJ Spotlight Staff | August 8, 2018 | Politics
Former state legislator William E. Schluter, who died this week, left an indelible mark on New Jersey politics. And he had a prescription for corruption in the Garden State
Former NJ Legislator Schluter, Known for His Unwavering Ethics, Dies at 90
NJ Spotlight Staff | August 7, 2018 | Politics
In a political career extending from 1968 to 2002, William E. Schluter cinched tight the laws governing campaign contributions and lobbying
Bramnick: On Gerrymandering and Murphy’s Fiscal Policies
NJTV News | August 7, 2018 | Politics
Assembly minority leader thinks legislative districts should be more competitive, but doubts anyone from his party or the Democrats has political will to make it happen
Candidates Clash in 11th District over ICE, Immigration, and Tax Cap
NJTV News | August 2, 2018 | Politics
Republican Jay Webber and Democratic rival Mikie Sherrill have no trouble finding issues to disagree over
Trump & Co. Hope to Make SALT Cap Permanent
NJTV News Online | July 31, 2018 | Politics
For GOP, capping the deduction keeps a “future Washington” from stealing funds from country’s middle class and small businesses
Rule Allowing State Workers to Donate Unused Leave to Co-Workers to be Made Law
John Reitmeyer | July 30, 2018 | Politics
Sen. Loretta Weinberg behind effort to legally codify New Jersey’s donated-leave policy, which has been praised for promoting teamwork
Radio Station Suspends Hosts for Using Racial Slur Against State Attorney General
John Reitmeyer | July 27, 2018 | Politics, Social
Politicians of every stripe jump to support AG Gurbir Grewal, the first Sikh-American in the country to hold such a position
State Suspends Low-Level Marijuana Cases Until September — For a Start
Carly Sitrin | July 25, 2018 | Politics
Attorney General says decision buys time for working group to advise on prosecutorial authority and downgrading of charges. Directive does not extend to law enforcement
Booker Leads NJ Opposition to Census Question on Citizenship
Colleen O'Dea | July 25, 2018 | Politics
Senator calls proposal ‘shameful attempt to inject nativist, bigoted politics’ into population count. New Jersey groups mobilize to stop it
Sweeney Maneuvers to Strip Governor of Key Budget Power, Denies It’s Hostile
John Reitmeyer | July 24, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Governor has sole authority to certify revenues. But, if Senate President is successful, that won’t be the case for much longer
New Law Requiring Candidates to Provide Email Helps Voters Stay Connected
Colleen O'Dea | July 24, 2018 | Politics
Governor puts his signature to bill finally ending state’s inefficient, ineffective reliance on snail mail to reach candidates
Attorney General Just Says ‘No’ to Decriminalizing Marijuana in Jersey City
Carly Sitrin | July 23, 2018 | Politics
AG’s stance surprises some, given Murphy administration’s support for legalizing cannabis use
Dems Crush GOP Candidates in Congressional Money Race
NJTV News | July 19, 2018 | Politics
Hand-over-fist fundraising fills Democratic campaign coffers for upcoming congressional race
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