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.
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.
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.
Election Day in New Jersey is just four weeks away and we provide you with the latest from the race between Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno. We also take a tour around New Jersey to update you on key industry happenings.
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.
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.
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.