2019年2月6日 星期三

NJ Politics Digest: (If It Matters) Booker Says He Has a Girlfriend

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Quote of the Day: "There's going to be no break any more for the middle class taxpayer. No break," - Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, on a state meaure that would improve family leave benefits for workers in New Jersey by levying a projected $360 million tax increase on the middle class.
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Pennsylvania, N.J officials ask feds to withdraw 'deeply troubling' online gaming rule
The attorneys general of New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Tuesday asked the U.S. Justice Department to withdraw a "deeply troubling" legal opinion that state-sanctioned online gambling may violate federal law, which has thrown the internet gaming business into disarray.
Family Leave Expansion, Plus Higher Tax, on Verge of Approval
A bill that would improve family leave benefits for workers in New Jersey, though do so by levying a projected $360 million tax increase on the middle class, appears likely to be signed into law by mid-March by Gov. Phil Murphy.
AG's aide: Murphy's ethics officer never told me nature of Brennan allegation
A top aide to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal testified Tuesday that Gov. Phil Murphy's chief ethics officer never told her the nature of the allegations against Al Alvarez, a state official who had been accused of rape.
Lieberman, Grewal spoke about Alvarez
Melissa Lieberman, chief of staff to State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, told Grewal and two other high-ranking individuals within his office about allegations against former Schools Development Authority chief of staff Al Alvarez last March.
New Jersey Globe
Lawmakers grow frustrated with Alvarez hiring mystery
Lawmakers on the Select Committee on oversight grew more frustrated after Tuesday ended as yet another day of testimony without the committee learning who hired former Schools Development Authority chief of staff Al Alvarez.
New Jersey Globe
Alvarez's boss on transition: Top administration official must have approved hiring
The former director of personnel for Gov. Phil Murphy's transition team testified Tuesday she does not know who hired Al Alvarez for his post at the Schools Development Authority and said she was never told to curtail his job responsibilities.
Top Murphy staffer accused of rape was hired by (fill in the blank). We still don't know.
State lawmakers may have hoped that the director of personnel for Gov. Phil Murphy's transition would be able to clear up lingering questions over who hired Albert J. Alvarez, the state staffer accused of rape.
Woman used sister's ID to dodge N.J. prostitution charge. Family struggles to sort out legal mess.
It's the tale of two sisters from New Jersey – one in college trying to earn a teaching degree, the other one simply trying to stay out of jail.
Gateway Program launches unprecedented pitch procurement process
Gateway Program Development Corp. announced it launched a virtual data room to provide potential bidders with important technical information about the Hudson Tunnel Project.
Booker's got a 'boo.' Cory says he has a girlfriend
It's official. Cory Booker has a girlfriend. The Democratic senator from New Jersey and 2020 presidential candidate made the revelation on a morning radio show on New York City's WWPR-FM, known as Power 105.1.
Democratic Congresswomen wear suffragette white to Trump's State of Union in show of female solidarity
Female Democrats in the House of Representatives showed up for Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday wearing white as a symbol of solidarity.
Here are the details on when and how $15 minimum wage will be implemented in New Jersey
A week after Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders announced a deal to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour, the public got its first look at the details of how it would happen.
The Record
Congestion pricing may be coming to NY. What's the impact on NJ?
New Jersey drivers already pay tolls to enter Manhattan via Hudson River crossings. What if they had to pay more on top of that?
The Record
Lawmakers Approve Mechanism to Support Arts Through Property Taxes
In what's being hailed as a potential boon to the arts in New Jersey, the state Assembly has approved a bill allowing local governments to seek voter approval for a tax levy dedicated to artistic and cultural projects in their communities.
Rep. Chris Smith talks Trump, immigration and gun politics at St. Rose High School
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, the only Republican representing New Jersey in Congress, met with St. Rose High School students ahead of President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union address and talked politics, legislative priorities and his work to end human trafficking.
Asbury Park Press
In This Way, NJ Transit Trains No Safer Now than Half a Century Ago
If you ride NJ Transit trains, a sobering reminder from members of the National Transportation Safety Board: Trains are no safer from the crashes a critical braking system could prevent than they were almost 50 years ago.
Casino Control Commission to decide on Ocean Resort Casino ownership transfer deal
State gaming regulators will consider approving a complex financial arrangement Wednesday that would set the stage for an ownership transition of Ocean Resort Casino.
Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City casino employment up 20 percent at end of 2018
With the addition of two reopened properties, casino employment at the end of 2018 was up more than 20 percent compared to the same time the year before, according to data from state gaming regulators.
Press of Atlantic City
Ex-N.J. official claims 'illegal' votes by Indian immigrants cost him reelection. Democrats call his words racist and hateful.
Sam Davis, who often portrays Gen. George Washington in reenactments and speeches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, claimed in a recent Facebook post that he lost a local political race in November because "all the Indian people" in Chesterfield Township voted illegally for his opponent, Shreekant Dhopte.
A month later, Paterson still waiting for autopsy results in Jameek Lowery case
Authorities have yet to provide an official explanation for the death of Jameek Lowery a month after the 27-year-old Paterson man recorded a frantic Facebook live video at the city's police headquarters in which he said officers wanted to kill him.
Paterson Press
Lakewood SCHI founder's $1 million corruption trial begins
The founder of a lauded special education school in Lakewood on Tuesday faced 14 strangers who, over the next several weeks, will dig through financial documents and weigh other evidence to determine if he goes home an innocent man or goes to prison.
Asbury Park Press
Eagle Ridge development public hearing in Lakewood postponed by judge
Plans to build hundreds of homes on the site of the Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Lakewood hit a speed bump Tuesday, when a judge ordered a 30-day postponement of a public hearing on the controversial proposal.
Asbury Park Press
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