New Jersey Legislature re-organizes; Murphy delivers 2022 State of the State

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The New Jersey Legislature concluded its Lame Duck session on Monday January 10th. Legislators were back in Trenton the next day to re-organize and kick off the new two-year session, officially the 220th Legislature. The Legislature that was sworn in on Tuesday is more diverse, has fewer Democrats, and has several new faces in leadership positions.

Late Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy delivered his 2022 State of the State address. The address was pre-recorded, streamed on social media and carried by two local television networks.

This re-organization edition of TrueNorth will help you navigate Trenton in 2022! 

Election recap; New legislative leadership; Infrastructure bill signed into law; NorthStar’s latest personnel move

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New Jersey’s 2021 election may go down as one of the most memorable in history. The election helped spur a shake-up in Trenton that included new leaders of the Senate and Assembly and smaller majorities for Democrats in both chambers. We’ve got a complete run-down.

Republicans and Democrats in Washington can still find agreement on the importance of infrastructure, as evidenced by the $1.2 trillion package signed into law by President Biden on Monday. Keep reading for the funding breakdown and what it means for New Jersey.

Finally, NorthStar made another personnel move on November 1st, but not the kind you’re thinking.  

NJ Budget Approved; Facebook Election Integrity; Major Transit Investments; NJ’s First In-person Conference

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We recap a busy September in this edition of TrueNorth. Governor Phil Murphy signs the budget for the nine-month FY2021. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces significant steps the social media giant is taking to protect our democracy during the election season. The Murphy Administration and NJ TRANSIT break ground on projects that will help tens of thousands of daily riders. And a prominent industry trade association holds New Jersey’s first in-person conference since COVID-19 restrictions began to lift. 

Murphy delivers FY21 Budget Address; NJ Turnpike considers new Capital Program

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Governor Phil Murphy delivered his third annual budget address yesterday in Trenton. He proposed a number of significant investments to be funded by a variety of revenue raisers. Meanwhile, in Woodbridge the New Jersey Turnpike Authority Board initiated a public hearing process for a new long-term capital program. TrueNorth has the skinny so keep reading to learn more! 

Murphy & Cuomo address States of their States

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Governor Murphy and Governor Cuomo each delivered State of the State addresses. Both touted accomplishments of the past year and detailed proposals and plans for 2020. In New Jersey, the Senate and Assembly held their reorganizations, and swore in new members and leaders before listening to the Governor’s annual address. Keep reading for the key highlights as well as opportunities and challenges in both States. 

Marijuana Vote Cancelled; Murphy Budget Overview; Top Engineering Projects Awarded; NJT & PTC

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The New Jersey Senate a short time ago cancelled a planned vote on legislation to legalize adult use recreational marijuana – TrueNorth has the latest. In addition, we overview Governor Murphy’s proposed FY2020 budget, cover the announcement of the top engineering projects of the past year and throw a bouquet to NJ TRANSIT for officially securing a deadline to fully implement PTC. 

TrueNorth – Polar Vortex Edition

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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. 

TrueNorth – Back to School Edition

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It’s been a few months since the last edition of TrueNorth visited your inbox and we’re pleased to be back. With six weeks before the midterm elections, a full plate for the New Jersey Legislature this Fall, and important policy and political happenings throughout the region, this “back to school” edition of TrueNorth is a must-read. 

Murphy acts on Energy Policy; ACECNJ hosts Design Summit; Castner takes senior post

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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. 

Murphy Transition Update; NJ Loses Veteran House Member; 2018 Policy Landscape

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Phil Murphy’s team starts to take shape in New Jersey with the announcement of key staff. Murphy’s transition team is announced and it includes our own Joe Fiordaliso. A key member of New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation announces his retirement. Several key policy issues emerge as likely 2018 priorities. You don’t want to miss this edition of TrueNorth which has more meet on the bone than your Thanksgiving turkey!