It’s a final push for the two major party gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey. Democrat Phil Murphy holds a lead over republican Kim Guadagno in every pre-election poll. Guadagno conducted a bus tour to help boost her support before Tuesday.
New Jersey democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy has given the media all of two hours to view his tax returns online. Murphy believes this provides “transparency and openness”; he made over $4 million last year.
If your travels take you well up the Garden State Parkway, be aware of an emergency lane closure. Parkway officials announced Friday that emergency bridge repairs are needed northbound just above milepost 109. A backhoe accidentally caused damage to the bridge and it must be repaired.
Closing arguments are underway in a federal court in the corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez. Some priests formed a circle outside of the courtroom on Thursday to pray during a break in the proceedings. Menendez is accused of accepting lavish gifts from a friend and a political supporter.
New Jersey Congressman Frank LoBiondo is standing behind President Trump’s new tax plan. LoBiondo released a statement Thursday saying the President is right to push Congress to reforms in our tax code which will create jobs and allow many Americans to keep their hard earned money.
The State’s crackdown on distracted drivers appears to be working now that Governor Christie’s wife has received a ticket for the offense in Bernardsville. NJ.com reports that Mary Pat Christie received the ticket as part of the State’s crackdown; she was holding her cell phone when she was pulled over. Christie did not tell the…
The latest pre-election poll has the New Jersey gubernatorial race tightening up to a small degree. Democrat Phil Murphy now leads republican Kim Guadagno in the latest Monmouth University poll by 14 percentage points; other recent polls put Murphy’s lead at 20 percentage points. The election is six days away.
The legal age to purchase and use cigarettes in the Garden State has increased back to 21 years of age. A new state law takes effect today that increases the smoking age to 21; it used to be 19. The restriction applies to all tobacco products and electronic smoking devices.
Patrick Callahan is the new commander of the New Jersey State Police. Callahan was sworn in to his new position on Tuesday, one day before Colonel Rick Fuentes retires from the post. Callahan served New Jersey as a recovery bureau chief following Hurricane Sandy, and has been a member of the State Police since 1995.
The defense has rested in the corruption trial involving United States Senator Robert Menendez. Next up in the trial will be closing arguments and jury instructions. Menendez did not take the stand in his own defense.