Happy belated Memorial Day to all of our readers! In this issue of TrueNorth, we cover New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s recent actions to reshape New Jersey’s energy market. We also provide an overview of the 6th annual Design Summit, hosted by our client, the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey. We spotlight Murphy’s new gun czar and give you a preview of the month ahead.
We’re pleased to share the latest edition of TrueNorth with you, which as always, includes our own insights and analysis on important happenings in New Jersey and the region.
In this edition, we take an in-depth look at New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s first 100 days. We also preview the Regional Plan Association’s 2018 Assembly which will feature keynote remarks by Murphy and Hillary Rodham Clinton; Finally, we’ll bring you up to speed on significant changes to Bergen County’s District 38 legislative delegation.
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.
In this issue of TrueNorth we spotlight major changes announced by Facebook to its News Feed. We also train our focus on Jersey politics, recapping Governor Murphy’s cabinet picks and the slow Senate confirmation process. Updating you on New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation, we learn about one Member’s retirement and another who gets a huge boost going into re-election season.
Governor-elect Murphy made a flurry of cabinet announcements this week, filling four agency top spots and reaffirming his commitment to cabinet diversity. On the policy front, two of New Jersey’s progressive thought leaders shared their recommendations on clean energy and sustainability.
Governor-elect Phil Murphy has exhibited his commitment to cabinet diversity with his picks for Attorney General and Treasurer. We’ve got the latest developments for you.
Phil Murphy’s team starts to take shape in New Jersey with the announcement of key staff. Murphy’s transition team is announced and it includes our own Joe Fiordaliso. A key member of New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation announces his retirement. Several key policy issues emerge as likely 2018 priorities. You don’t want to miss this edition of TrueNorth which has more meet on the bone than your Thanksgiving turkey!
Phil Murphy won his gubernatorial contest by a significant margin. Democratic majorities in New Jersey’s Legislature grew. Bill de Blasio overwhelmingly won a second term. Political power shifted substantially in New York City suburbs. Election night was a clear victory for Democrats in the region. Murphy’s robust win combined with Ralph Northam’s larger-than-expected win in the Virginia gubernatorial have national Democrats and many political pundits claiming a rejection of President Trump’s first year in office.
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.
Election Day in New Jersey is just four weeks away and we provide you with the latest from the race between Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno. We also take a tour around New Jersey to update you on key industry happenings.