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 Legislature on Thursday afternoon passed an historic $46.4 billion budget, sending it to Governor Phil Murphy for his signature.
TrueNorth returns to your inbox to mark New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to lift COVID restrictions on various gatherings and activities. We also spotlight Senate President Steve Sweeney’s effort to combat warehouse sprawl. To round out our coverage, we recognize two of our favorite people for their accomplishments. We missed writing to you and hope you’re glad to see us again!
While many races and ballot questions were decided on Election Night, several notable contests remain too close to call. TrueNorth is pleased to present this comprehensive Election Day recap.
We recap a busy September in this edition of TrueNorth. Governor Phil Murphy signs the budget for the nine-month FY2021. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces significant steps the social media giant is taking to protect our democracy during the election season. The Murphy Administration and NJ TRANSIT break ground on projects that will help tens of thousands of daily riders. And a prominent industry trade association holds New Jersey’s first in-person conference since COVID-19 restrictions began to lift.
The Star Ledger reported last week on the progress of the reconstruction of a series of viaducts on the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel, one of the most complex projects undertaken by the New Jersey Department of Transportation in years. Warnings of “carmageddon” preceded the project groundbreaking. The traffic nightmare never happened due in part to a flawless campaign to engage and inform the public. Keep reading to learn more about this major success story.