While many races and ballot questions were decided on Election Night, several notable contests remain too close to call. TrueNorth is pleased to present this comprehensive Election Day recap.
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.
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.
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.