Happy belated Memorial Day to all of our readers! In this issue of TrueNorth, we cover New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s recent actions to reshape New Jersey’s energy market. We also provide an overview of the 6th annual Design Summit, hosted by our client, the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey. We spotlight Murphy’s new gun czar and give you a preview of the month ahead.
Phil Murphy won his gubernatorial contest by a significant margin. Democratic majorities in New Jersey’s Legislature grew. Bill de Blasio overwhelmingly won a second term. Political power shifted substantially in New York City suburbs. Election night was a clear victory for Democrats in the region. Murphy’s robust win combined with Ralph Northam’s larger-than-expected win in the Virginia gubernatorial have national Democrats and many political pundits claiming a rejection of President Trump’s first year in office.
Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno square off in their second and final debate at 7pm tonight at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. In light of the low viewership of the first debate, a big question is how many people will change channels from Game 5 of the Yankees-Astros ALCS (5:08pm first pitch). Keep reading for our observations on the first debate, the LG debate, and other key developments from the trail. We also spotlight a key 2018 mayoral battle that kicked off last week in Hudson County and two recently-filled vacancies in the New Jersey Senate.
New Jersey lost a true statesman yesterday with the passing of State Senator Jim Whelan. Whelan, who was preparing to retire from the Senate at the end of this year, served in the Legislature since 2006 and before that as Mayor of Atlantic City. He was an honest, credible, no-nonsense guy, a good friend and devoted to his family. He …
New Jerseyans took to the polls on election day, casting votes for President, Congress, and various state and local offices. Voters also weighed in on two ballot questions that would potentially have far-reaching impacts on New Jersey’s economy. Read on for an overview of these races, along with our insight and analysis.