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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
New Jersey’s Rising Blue Tide Raises the Boats of Most Democratic Candidates
Lee Keough | November 7, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Bob Menendez returns to Senate for third term, while Sherrill, Malinowski, and Van Drew all deliver victory speeches
Surprises Amid Flips from Red to Blue, and MacArthur-Kim Still Undecided
Lee Keough | November 7, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Yesterday’s House races met pollsters’ predictions by and large but not everything went as expected and there’s some mopping-up to do
The Primaries in Perspective: The Most Important Results — and What They Mean
Lee Keough | June 6, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
The notable upset came in the 2nd District Republican contest, where Grossman pulled away from Singh, but the Menendez-Hugin matchup is already getting even uglier
We've Got Answers to Your Questions for Our Legislators …
Lee Keough | January 26, 2018 | Politics
… And a chance to ask your questions about New Jersey's water quality
Tell Us What You Want to Know from Your New Legislators
Lee Keough | January 11, 2018 | Politics
With a new Legislature just starting its session — and a new governor about to be sworn in — this is an ideal time to question your Senators and Assembly members
You Don’t Have to Be the Governor to Read These Provocative Reports
Lee Keough | December 21, 2017 | Winter 2017
Some of the state’s leading thinkers have put together insightful assessments and analyses of the issues facing the state. Here are a few of them.
What Does a Transition Team Do — Especially One with 500-plus Members?
Lee Keough | December 15, 2017 | Politics
Team members say getting work done isn’t really a problem, and that individual voices can be heard
Answering Your Questions About the Murphy Transition
Lee Keough | December 15, 2017 | Politics
We invited readers to let us know what questions they have about the ongoing transition. Here’s where we answer them
Murphy Stays on Message for Victory Speech, Promising to Be Activist Governor
Lee Keough | November 8, 2017 | Elections 2017
Some pundits say Guadagno was running against her long service with Gov. Christie as much as against Murphy
Taking the Measure of Phil Murphy: A Progressive Vision for New Jersey
Lee Keough | November 3, 2017 | Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
It’s not just the Republicans who question Murphy’s liberal platform, some Democratic insiders say he just doesn’t get New Jersey
Wins for Murphy, Guadagno Demonstrate Power of County Organizations
Lee Keough | June 7, 2017 | Elections 2017
Clear victors in the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial primaries were also clear favorites of their party’s political machines
How President Trump Will Alter New Jersey’s Policies and Programs
Lee Keough | November 10, 2016 | Politics
It may be too early to get a sense of the specifics, but it is incontrovertible: Change is coming to the Garden State
Affordable Housing: A Key Component if NJ’s Cities Are to Thrive
Lee Keough | November 2, 2016 | Planning, Podcasts
Gentrification is one of the factors transforming today’s cities, but to achieve true community, long-term local residents must have a place in the mix
Creating an Urban Agenda for NJ's Small and Midsized Cities
Lee Keough | November 1, 2016 | Planning, Podcasts
If you couldn’t attend the second annual NJ Spotlight on Cities, you can still keep up with the discussions on an agenda for our urban centers
Imagining a Marshall Plan for Our 'Ignored' Cities
Lee Keough | October 18, 2016 | Planning
At the NJ Spotlight on Cities conference, leading politicians agreed ‘we’ve ignored our cities’ and it’s time to make them a priority
NJ Spotlight on Cities: Do We Have a Shared Urban Agenda?
Lee Keough | October 12, 2016 | Planning
Setting priorities for the Garden State’s beleaguered urban areas at Newark conference this Friday
Profile: A Latino Advocate with a Family Legacy of Revolution and Activism
Lee Keough | March 3, 2016 | Profiles
As the new president of the Latino Action Network, Christian Estevez understands that ‘every issue touches Latinos'
The List: What -- and Who -- Makes New Jersey a State of Many Nations?
Lee Keough | February 8, 2016 | The List
A look at the 10 largest immigrant communities in the Garden State
Profile: LaKeesha Eure -- Searching Ways to End Cycle of Violence In Newark
Lee Keough | November 18, 2015 | Profiles
Firsthand experience with shootings and murder help explain why dedicated social worker also leads the Newark Antiviolence Coalition
U.S. Representative Rush Holt Bids Farewell to Congress After Eight Terms
Lee Keough | December 29, 2014 | Politics, Winter 2014
After 16 years representing New Jersey, congressman-scientist remained optimistic about public service
Getting Out the Vote in Wake of Superstorm Sandy Was No Easy Task
Lee Keough | December 29, 2014 | Politics, Winter 2014
‘Storming for the Vote’ documents extraordinary efforts made by NJ officials and advocates to ensure residents could cast their ballots
Profile: New Jersey’s Mild-Mannered Environmental Lawyer
Lee Keough | December 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Profiles
Although widely admired for his gentle demeanor, Edward Lloyd won't give an inch when it comes to the environment
The List: New Jersey’s Favorite Authors Run Gamut from Classics to Pop Fiction
Lee Keough | August 11, 2014 | The List
Popular children's author, writer of mega-seller memoir, and the Bard of Camden top readers' favorites
The List: NJ's Top 10 Lobbyists -- Ranked by Receipts
Lee Keough | May 5, 2014 | Politics, The List
How much money a lobbying firm rakes in from its clients is likely the best way to identify the powerhouses in Trenton
The List: Gov. Chris Christie's Top 10 Problems
Lee Keough | February 3, 2014 | Politics, The List
No doubt, the governor faces some tough times, but there may be unsuspected trials and tribulations waiting just ahead
Interactive Map: Many Still Live in Poverty Despite Garden State’s Wealth
Lee Keough | January 10, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
Rates are highest in cities, among Hispanic residents and for families with five or more children
Email, Other Documents, Tie Top Christie Staffers to GWB Lane Closures
Lee Keough | January 9, 2014 | More Issues, Politics
'Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,' reads email from governor's deputy chief of staff
Poll: Where Do You Come Down on New Jersey's Economic Opportunity Act?
Lee Keough | September 12, 2013 | Polling
The Economic Opportunity Act is all about making NJ more business-friendly, but can it count you among its friends?
Poll: What's the Best Way to End Standoff in State Supreme Court?
Lee Keough | August 15, 2013 | Polling
Playing tit-for-tat with the state's highest court is bad for everyone -- especially the people who call Jersey home
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