Democrats in Trenton have advanced their own budget that will find its way to the desk of Governor Phil Murphy, who promises a veto. Leaders say they just don’t answer to the Governor and will not act subservient to Murphy. They are at odds over Murphy’s request for large tax hikes.
Catherine McCabe has been sworn in as the new Commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. McCabe was nominated to the position by Governor Phil Murphy. McCabe says decisions will be made on the best available science.
Democratic Assemblyman Arthur Barclay from Camden County resigned from his position this week due to charges related to domestic violence. Camden County Democratic Party Chairman James Beach says he received a letter from Barclay who cites the official decision based on “health reasons”. Barclay has confirmed his arrest.
Here’s something you don’t see everyday: Republicans may join democrats in Trenton to override a gubernatorial veto of a state budget..if it comes to that. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says Governor Phil Murphy is “inexperienced” and he may consider joining forces with democrats to override a gubernatorial veto of the budget, if necessary. Bramick…
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is calling for mandatory ani-discrimination training for New Jersey State Troopers and county prosecutors. Grewal says it’s time for the state to “redouble” its efforts to recruit more minorities into the ranks of the State Police. He calls diversity one of the New Jersey’s greatest strengths.
Former Philadelphia mayor and former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell announced Monday that he is suffering the effects from Parkinson’s Disease. Rendell held a press conference Monday to announce that’s he undergoing treatment. The 74 year old Rendell has had symptoms for over three years.
Some schools in northern and central New Jersey are closing early on Monday due to excessive heat. Mainland temperatures in some parts of the state will be above 90 degrees today. However, the ocean is keeping temperatures must cooler along the southern New Jersey coastline.
There appears to be no progress forward on a new state budget. Governor Murphy told reporters Monday that an alternate budget being presented to him this week by fellow democrats in the New Jersey Legislature is dead on arrival, and he will veto it. The state has 12 days to adopt a new budget or…
New Jersey’s sixth and final medical marijuana dispensary has opened today. The last dispensary opened in Secaucus earlier today. The closest dispensary to our region is in Egg Harbor Township.
A weeks long budget battle comes to a head in Trenton Monday as Assembly democrats will introduce their own budget proposal. Democrats disagree with Governor Phil Murphy’s budget because it contains plenty of new taxes. Both the Assembly and Senate could forward Murphy a new budget by the end of the week. Negotiations between the…