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. 

Offshore Wind; Port Authority on the move; New Jersey Budget; 9/11 Victims Fund

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In this edition of TrueNorth we recap some major policy developments from the past two months, including offshore wind, New Jersey’s budget, and the Port Authority’s efforts to rebuild our region’s transportation infrastructure.

We’re dedicating this issue of TrueNorth to one of our favorite New Jersey elected officials who – in the middle of a recent meeting with one of our clients – reminded us that we were overdue for a new issue of TrueNorth. Senator, this one’s for you!

 

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. 

Murphy & Cuomo deliver SOTS’s; Frangione named Acting COS

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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. 

2018 Closeout Edition

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Happy New Year and best wishes for a prosperous 2019. Before we jump back into the frying pan, we wanted to recap a few news items you may have missed in the midst of your holiday revelry. NJ TRANSIT was in the news, as was offshore wind. The New Jersey State Senate announced several leadership changes, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Chief of Staff announced his departure. Stay tuned for TrueNorth’s coverage of Murphy’s State of the State address next week…in the meantime, enjoy this EOY closeout edition of TrueNorth! 

NJ TRANSIT Audit Released

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today released the long-awaited results of an audit of NJ TRANSIT. The audit was ordered by Murphy as part of his commitment – both on the campaign trail and since taking office – to repair and rebuild the nation’s third largest transit provider. We’ll give you an overview of the audit along with our analysis. 

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’s First 100 Days; RPA Assembly; Bergen Shuffle

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We’re pleased to share the latest edition of TrueNorth with you, which as always, includes our own insights and analysis on important happenings in New Jersey and the region.

In this edition, we take an in-depth look at New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s first 100 days. We also preview the Regional Plan Association’s 2018 Assembly which will feature keynote remarks by Murphy and Hillary Rodham Clinton; Finally, we’ll bring you up to speed on significant changes to Bergen County’s District 38 legislative delegation. 

Special Issue: 2018 Budget Address

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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.