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. 

2018 Closeout Edition

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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! 

Midterm Election Special Edition

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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. 

NJ TRANSIT Audit Released

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today released the long-awaited results of an audit of NJ TRANSIT. The audit was ordered by Murphy as part of his commitment – both on the campaign trail and since taking office – to repair and rebuild the nation’s third largest transit provider. We’ll give you an overview of the audit along with our analysis. 

TrueNorth – Back to School Edition

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It’s been a few months since the last edition of TrueNorth visited your inbox and we’re pleased to be back. With six weeks before the midterm elections, a full plate for the New Jersey Legislature this Fall, and important policy and political happenings throughout the region, this “back to school” edition of TrueNorth is a must-read. 

Primary Election Results in Pivotal Races

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Tuesday’s Primary Election in New Jersey determined the Democratic and Republican nominees for one US Senate seat and all twelve House seats. The results set up a general election that could help determine control of the House of Representatives in November.