New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and New York Governor Kathy Hochul both delivered State of the State addresses on Tuesday afternoon before joint sessions of their respective legislatures. Murphy graded his performance over five years in office and offered several modest policy proposals for the coming year. Hochul, who is in her first year as the elected governor of New York, was much more bullish, offering 147 separate policy proposals. The NorthStar and Urban Strategies teams were on the ground in Trenton and Albany and are pleased to offer insight and analysis.
TrueNorth is back in your inbox with timely updates on the Gateway Program; New Jersey’s latest milestone on the path to 100% clean energy; Governor Phil Murphy’s election as Chair of the National Governors Association; our own CEO’s appointment to a national post; and NorthStar’s latest staff addition. There’s alot to catch up on, so be sure to keep reading!
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!
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.
A new Monmouth University poll shows Phil Murphy up by double digits over Jack Ciattarelli. Facebook discusses its progress in protecting privacy, tackling illicit content, and combatting election interference. Officials and stakeholders break ground for the New Jersey Wind Port. The business trade association for New Jersey’s engineering profession holds a successful in-person fall conference. Clifton Chief of Staff TJ Mann joins NorthStar Strategies as Director of Government Affairs.
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.
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.
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.
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!
In one of the most anticipated midterm elections in decades and a race that was widely interpreted as a referendum on President Donald Trump’s tumultuous first two years in office, Democrats won control of the House of Representatives. Republicans retained control of the United States Senate and expanded their majority. Democrats also made gains at the State level, capturing seven governorships. A number of key races in New Jersey and New York gave Democrats the gains they needed to regain control of the House for the first time since 2011. The New Jersey-New York region grew decidedly bluer and a number of key races contributed to Democratic takeover of the House.