Senator Robert Menendez says he will seek re-election this year even though the federal government will try him again on corruption charges. The feds announced on Friday that Menendez will be subject to another trial as soon as possible; his first trial ended with a deadlocked jury.
The feds are not through with United States Senator Robert Menendez. Federal officials announced on Friday that they plan to re-try Menendez on corruption charges. His first trial ended in a hung jury.
Governor Phil Murphy’s plans to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey may not go anywhere. New Jersey Advance Media reports that at least a half dozen state senators from Murphy’s democratic party–including Jeff Van Drew–will not support the measure. Democrats have 25 of the 40 seats in the New Jersey State Senate.
The number of flu cases in the Garden State is ramping up in January. NJ.com reports that new data suggests 1,116 cases of the flu were reported in New Jersey over the past week which is nearly double the amount of flu cases during the same week in 2017. The worst state for the flu…
Amazon’s second headquarters may come to our region, but exactly where is still undetermined. Amazon officials confirmed Thursday that the 20 finalists for locations are Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, and New York City. New Jersey has offered Amazon billions of dollars in tax breaks to bring their location to Newark. A decision comes later this year.
Governor Phil Murphy says yes, he will accept the $175,000 salary to be governor of the Garden State. Murphy held a meeting Wednesday to discuss an increase in the minimum wage and confirmed he will accept the salary as the state’s political leader. Former governor Jon Corzine accepted only $1 per year as governor.
Gurbir Grewal is the first-ever Sikh to hold the position of Attorney General in the Garden State. Grewal took his oath of office on Tuesday, replacing Christopher Porrino. Grewal is 44 years old and was raised in Bergen and Hudson counties.
One of Governor Phil Murphy’s first major acts as the leader of New Jersey is to sign an executive order that mandates equal pay for women. Murphy held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce this new policy and signed the order to make it law in the Garden State.
Phil Murphy is the new governor of New Jersey. Governor Murphy was sworn in to office on Tuesday and told the crowd gathered that he appreciates the two decades of public service provided by former governor Chris Christie. Murphy lauded Christie’s efforts to battle opioid addiction, and insisted that he will continue those efforts.
Outgoing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a measure into law Monday that prohibits the sale or possession of so-called “bump stock” that is used for semiautomatic rifles. Bump stock was used during last year’s massacre in Las Vegas. The bill was sponsored by democrats in Trenton.