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. 

Facebook News Feed; Murphy Cabinet News; Frelinghuysen Retires; Menendez Surges

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In this issue of TrueNorth we spotlight major changes announced by Facebook to its News Feed. We also train our focus on Jersey politics, recapping Governor Murphy’s cabinet picks and the slow Senate confirmation process. Updating you on New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation, we learn about one Member’s retirement and another who gets a huge boost going into re-election season. 

Gov’s Race Heats Up, Bayonne Mayoral Kicks off, New NJ Senators Sworn In

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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. 

2017 Primary Election

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The Democratic and Republican frontrunners won their respective primaries tonight, setting up a general election contest between former Goldman Sachs executive and Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy, and current Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno.

Finalists for a number of important legislative races were also determined on Tuesday, and we’ve got the scoop on them too.  

TTF; Gov’s Race; Christie to Addiction Commission

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Read our coverage of action in Trenton to jumpstart funding for road, bridge and transit work made possible by last Fall’s TTF deal. Also check out our synopsis of new developments in the race for Governor as well as President Trump’s recent appointment of Governor Christie to chair a newly formed national Addiction Commission.  

2016 Election Coverage

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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.