Election recap; New legislative leadership; Infrastructure bill signed into law; NorthStar’s latest personnel move

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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.  

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. 

Horizon Drama on Budget Eve

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Work continues in Trenton to finalize agreement on the State’s FY2018 budget but ongoing disagreement regarding the future of the State’s largest health insurance provider stands in the way. Passage of the budget and avoidance of a government shutdown depends on the Senate, Assembly and Governor’s Office getting on the same page regarding Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield’s $2.4 billion reserve fund.