New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy delivered his rookie State of the State in Trenton while third term New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his ninth in Albany. We break down both and highlight key takeaways. Following his address in Trenton, Murphy announced a new Acting Chief of Staff. It’s all in this State of the State edition of TrueNorth.
We’re pleased to share the latest edition of TrueNorth with you, which as always, includes our own insights and analysis on important happenings in New Jersey and the region.
In this edition, we take an in-depth look at New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s first 100 days. We also preview the Regional Plan Association’s 2018 Assembly which will feature keynote remarks by Murphy and Hillary Rodham Clinton; Finally, we’ll bring you up to speed on significant changes to Bergen County’s District 38 legislative delegation.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy delivered his first budget address to a joint session of the Legislature in Trenton today. Murphy’s word of the day was “investment.” Investment in NJ TRANSIT, statewide Pre-K, community college, gun violence research, and more. The big question is whether the support for Murphy’s proposal for funding these priorities – namely millionaires’ tax, marijuana and increased sales tax – will materialize in the Legislature. We’ve got the skinny.
Governor-elect Murphy made a flurry of cabinet announcements this week, filling four agency top spots and reaffirming his commitment to cabinet diversity. On the policy front, two of New Jersey’s progressive thought leaders shared their recommendations on clean energy and sustainability.
Governor-elect Phil Murphy has exhibited his commitment to cabinet diversity with his picks for Attorney General and Treasurer. We’ve got the latest developments for you.
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.
This issue of TrueNorth digs into the recently-announced leadership changes at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. We also update you on anything you may have missed regarding last week’s announcement of Lieutenant Governor candidates in New Jersey’s race for governor.
In this issue of TrueNorth, we take a moment to revel in our first year in business. We also spotlight ongoing drama related to the Gateway Program and we bring you up to date on the New Jersey Governor’s race.
Work continues in Trenton to finalize agreement on the State’s FY2018 budget but ongoing disagreement regarding the future of the State’s largest health insurance provider stands in the way. Passage of the budget and avoidance of a government shutdown depends on the Senate, Assembly and Governor’s Office getting on the same page regarding Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield’s $2.4 billion reserve fund.
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