Murphy’s announcement of Stage 2 reopening headlines this edition of TrueNorth

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Governor Phil Murphy announces Stage 2 of New Jersey’s reopening. Two authorities and the Federal government announce billions in transportation infrastructure investment. Congress acts on legislation to revise the federal Paycheck Protection Program. And the Governor’s Restart & Recovery Advisory Council kicks off its work. 

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. 

TrueNorth Election Recap

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Voters went to the polls in New Jersey, New York, and around the country yesterday and we have a full rundown for you. We can’t be sure, but we are pretty confident that you won’t read about the New Jersey Assembly races AND the Mississippi gubernatorial anywhere else. 

Transportation Investments Across the Region; Hudson News wins major contract; NorthStar CEO addresses conference; Election Day preview

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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. 

Speeding up infrastructure projects; Facebook leads on privacy protection; PATH Improvement Plan

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Expediting the delivery of infrastructure projects is an oft-discussed policy issue across our region. We discuss one Senator’s effort to enact design-build legislation to speed up transportation projects. Facebook is leading the tech industry’s efforts to protect the data and privacy of its users – we take a deep dive on the company’s latest initiative to put privacy control into users hands. Once again the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is making news, this time with a comprehensive plan to reshape the PATH transit system. Check out these important stories in our end-of-Summer edition of TrueNorth! 

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. 

TrueNorth – Polar Vortex Edition

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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. 

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.