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2019年2月13日 星期三

NJ Politics Digest: Latest Poll Numbers Aren’t Good News for Murphy

 
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  NJ Politics Digest: Latest Poll Numbers Aren't Good News for Murphy  
 
  New Jersey residents don't seem convinced that Murphy is truly working on their behalf, with 46 percent saying he seems more concerned with his own political future than he is with governing the state.  
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quote of the Day: "Surprise! Property taxes continue to be the issue that irks the largest number of New Jerseyans. The solution may not be clear, but it's certainly not a good idea to be perceived as ignoring the problem entirely," - Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, on the most recent poll of state residents
 
 
 
 
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Poll: Murphy's approval flat as disapproval rating increases
A poll released Tuesday has some red flags for Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, with an increasing number of New Jersey residents disapproving of his job performance and a Democratic base that has not fully embraced him.
Politico
 
 
 
Jon Corzine: Phil Murphy shouldn't worry about Monmouth poll
Former Gov. Jon Corzine doesn't think Gov. Phil Murphy should be overly concerned about a Monmouth poll released Tuesday that showed his disapproval rating rising by 12 points since a similar poll released by the university last April.
New Jersey Globe
 
 
 
Murphy top staffer ripped in scathing letter accusing the administration of a power grab at the Port Authority
A top Port Authority official has accused Gov. Phil Murphy's administration of trying to meddle with and exert control over the powerful bi-state agency.
NJ.com
 
 
 
Lawmakers Seek to Close Gap in Mail-Order Vape Sales
Delivery services would need to secure the signature of a resident over age 21 before they could leave a package containing any tobacco or electronic-cigarette products at any New Jersey home, under a new proposal that state lawmakers are considering.
NJSpotlight
 
 
 
Bridgegate defendant looks to Supreme Court in last-ditch effort to avoid prison
The continuing legal saga of Bridgegate defendant Bridget Anne Kelly has been dealt another setback on appeal and attorneys for the former aide to Gov. Chris Christie say they will move this week to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
NJ.com
 
 
 
Traffic problems in Fort Lee: George Washington Bridge ranks as worst truck bottleneck
Fort Lee has claimed the title of the country's worst truck bottleneck. The interchange of Routes 95 and 4 leading to the George Washington Bridge grabbed the honors from an Atlanta interchange called Spaghetti Junction, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.
The Record
 
 
 
All state offices and courts closed Tuesday due to winter storm
Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all state offices closed Tuesday as a winter storm that's forecasted to dump freezing rain on New Jersey is making its way across the state. State courts are also closed.
NJ.com
 
 
 
Murphy names union leader as CRDA vice chair
Gov. Phil Murphy appointed bricklayer union head Richard E. Tolson as vice chair of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
Press of Atlantic City
 
 
 
Roadwork that started 3 (yes, 3!) years ago is finally going to end
Road work that began almost three years ago in Toms River could finally be finished by early spring, the state Department of Transportation said.
NJ.com
 
 
 
Appeals court rejects challenge to N.J. bear hunt expansion
A state appeals court has rejected a challenge to New Jersey's bear hunt brought by animal protection organizations.
Associated Press
 
 
 
Eight School Districts Sue Over Cuts in School Funding
Eight school districts are suing the state Department of Education over planned cuts in their school budgets, saying the reductions will devastate the learning environment for thousands of students.
NJSpotlight
 
 
 
Bill to draw 'A-list' performances to Atlantic City stalls
A bill designed to boost the state's entertainment profile by drawing big-name acts to Atlantic City with the allure of tax relief has sat dormant since last year.
Press of Atlantic City
 
 
 
Construction of new Dumont Borough Hall to start by May, at higher cost
Dumont residents are looking at a new borough complex whose cost has jumped from $15.4 million to $20.3 million.
The Record
 
 
 
Margate wants to reduce plastic bag use with this new program
In an effort to cut down on plastic-bag use, Margate is launching a new program that will have businesses distribute 10,000 reusable bags to customers.
Press of Atlantic City
 
 
 
For fourth time, Jersey City school board votes to get rid of superintendent
Maybe the fourth time will be the charm? The Jersey City school board on Monday passed its fourth resolution since Jan. 31 that tosses Marcia V. Lyles as the district's superintendent.
NJ.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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