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.
Another poll, another huge lead for democrat Phil Murphy over republican Kim Guadagno in the gubernatorial race. Today’s poll from Quinnipiac gives Murphy a 20-point lead over Guadagno in the race for the State’s top elected position. Guadagno has only 29 percent support from women.
New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez received plenty of support in his corruption trial on Thursday. Senators Cory Booker and Lindsey Graham both testified in favor of Menendez, saying that he is honest, and truth worthy. A mistrial motion is pending in court by Menendez’ team. Menendez is accused of accepting free trips and other gifts…
Another battle is looming in the State’s plans to establish a protective dune system along the Jersey Shore. A condo association outside of Island Beach State Park now wants to block a massive dune project there; members say they should not have to give up their oceanfront property for beach protection.
Democrat Phil Murphy has earned the endorsement in the New Jersey gubernatorial race from the Newark Star-Ledger, but just barely. The newspaper endorsed Murphy today “by default”, and says he brings many of the same weaknesses that eventually doomed the political career of former governor Jon Corzine.
If pre-election polls are to be believed, New Jersey’s gubernatorial election will be no contest. A Quinnipiac University poll gives democrat Phil Murphy a 20-point lead over republican Kim Guadagno. Murphy continues to dominate with female voters in the Garden State.
Tolls will not be going up on the Garden State Parkway or New Jersey Turnpike in 2018 largely because traffic volume on both highways is expected to be higher as well. NJ.com reports that for the fifth consecutive year, toll rates will stay the same from the prior year.
Governor Christie is touring the Garden State this week as New Jersey remembers Hurricane Sandy which impacted our region five years ago. Christie announced this week that New Jersey is pumping an additional $75 million into a program that will buy properties that are subject to repetitive losses from flooding.
If you want to play the Mega Millions lottery, you’ll have to soon dig deeper into your pocket for a ticket. The price of a Mega Millions lottery ticket will double from one dollar to two dollars starting with the drawing on Halloween night. The good news…starting jackpot amounts will more than double from $15…
A rate increase has been approved for South Jersey Gas, with the higher prices going into effect on November 1st. The average residential customer will see their gas bills increase by nearly $15.00 per month. The revenue will be used for various infrastructure updates throughout our region.