Legislation increasing New Jersey’s minimum wage has just passed both chambers of the Legislature. A transportation infrastructure project with longterm economic impacts for the region has received a big boost. Facebook has become the global leader in renewable energy purchases. And NorthStar has dipped its running shoe into charitable giving waters. We hope this pre-Super Bowl edition of TrueNorth helps you endure this week’s arctic weather.
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 covers the introduction of legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational use. We also spotlight a number of recent transit developments in the region that could reshape train travel for generations to come. We also give you a few nuggets from the gubernatorial campaign trail in the lead-up to the June 6 primary.