The amounts being invested by some regional transportation agencies warrant detailed coverage in this edition of TrueNorth. We also recap remarks made by NorthStar’s CEO at a statewide transportation policy conference. Finally, next Tuesday is Election Day across the region and we remind everyone to vote and then check out TrueNorth’s election coverage.
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.
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.
Read our coverage of action in Trenton to jumpstart funding for road, bridge and transit work made possible by last Fall’s TTF deal. Also check out our synopsis of new developments in the race for Governor as well as President Trump’s recent appointment of Governor Christie to chair a newly formed national Addiction Commission.
In this edition of TrueNorth, we cover Governor Christie’s final Budget Address, offering our take on the major planks of his proposed budget. We also keep you in the loop on key nominations to influential boards and authorities including the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and others.
New Jerseyans took to the polls on election day, casting votes for President, Congress, and various state and local offices. Voters also weighed in on two ballot questions that would potentially have far-reaching impacts on New Jersey’s economy. Read on for an overview of these races, along with our insight and analysis.