Earlier this week Senate Majority leader Loretta Weinberg announced that, after nearly 30 years of service in the Legislature, she will retire at the end of her term. The 85-year-old Democrat has been considered a keystone in Trenton politics — spending her career advancing progressive policies for women and minorities, speaking truth to power as she would often say.
Praise for Weinberg’s work has poured in from colleagues on both sides of the aisle, with Gov. Phil Murphy calling her the most consequential legislator in state history. The senator, a self-proclaimed “feisty Jewish grandmother,” speaks one-on-one with Senior Correspondent David Cruz.