Undocumented immigrants in New Jersey can now get drivers licenses. Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill in to law Thursday that allow the licenses to be obtained by immigrants. 14 other states in the Union have done the same thing.
The flip has been made. Congressman Jeff Van Drew met with President Trump Thursday afternoon in Washington and is headed to the republican party. The Washington Post reports that former governor Chris Christie was one of the players instrumental in getting Van Drew to come to the republican party. The Post also reports that a…
Congress voted Wednesday night to impeach President Donald Trump, and your local congressman voted against it. Democrat Jeff Van Drew and Republican Chris Smith were the only two “no” votes coming from the Garden State. Van Drew sat with republican members of Congress during the vote. Van Drew is expected to switch parties very…
The six counties that comprise Jeff Van Drew’s congressional district are supporting Brigid Harrison as the democratic nominee for Congress. Harrison has earned the support of democratic leaders in all six counties, and that of Senate President Steve Sweeney. West Cape May Commissioner John Francis also intends to run in the democratic primary.
A half dozen staffers who quit working for Congressman Jeff Van Drew have new jobs. NJ.com reports that the staffers will be working for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by New Jersey democratic Congressman Frank Pallone. The staffers quit after learning Van Drew will likely switch to the republican party.
Some democratic party chairs in southern New Jersey want Congressman Jeff Van Drew to return campaign dollars that he has received ever since he came out against the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Eight chairpersons have signed the letter, including Cape May County party chair Brendan Sciarra.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday for Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals. Seals was shot in the head during a shootout last week in the city with two crime suspects, who also died in the shootout. Thousands of law enforcement personnel attended Tuesday’s funeral.
Should recreational marijuana be legal in New Jersey? You will decide next November. State lawmakers approved a measure that will put a referendum question on the 2020 ballot asking if pot should be legal in the Garden State. The question will require an amendment to the state’s constitution.
If you get your water from the New Jersey American Water Company, you may have to dig a little deeper to get water. The utility has filed a request with state regulators to increase its rates. The average home would pay an extra $6.46 per month for water.
Brigid Harrison has tossed her hat into the ring as she seeks the democratic party’s support for our local congressional race next year. Harrison lives in Longport and has taught at Montclair State University. Harrison announced her candidacy just one day after a weekend filled with news about Jeff Van Drew’s likely flip to the…