2019年2月7日 星期四

NJ Politics Digest: Weinberg Slams Report on Brennan Case

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  NJ Politics Digest: Weinberg Slams Report on Brennan Case  
  The report blames the system for failing Brennan, but Sen. Weinberg said the report failed "to meet any reasonable standard for an investigation into the serious allegations of sexual assault."  
Quote of the Day: "Unfortunately, this report falls short of the comprehensive investigation promised by the governor," - State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, on a Murphy administration report into its hiring practices after a high-level member of Murphy's administration was accused of rape.
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Weinberg slams Verniero report, says it 'falls short'
State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg on Wednesday slammed the Murphy administration's internal report on its hiring practices in the wake of the Al Alvarez scandal as more of an effort to exonerate officials rather than an investigation.
Brennan: Confidentiality rules were 'weaponized to try to silence me'
Katie Brennan said Wednesday evening that an independent investigation into the handling of her sexual assault allegations missed the mark by not criticizing the "gross misuse of confidentiality" by Gov. Phil Murphy's aides.
Growing Mystery at Heart of Hearings Into Murphy Team's Conduct in Brennan Case
Legislators have heard from more than a dozen witnesses during their ongoing investigation into how an alleged rapist landed a top job in Gov. Phil Murphy's administration last year. But they still haven't learned the answer to the basic question of who signed off on his hiring. The nagging issue has become a major mystery in Trenton that continues to dog the governor.
Murphy Wishes He Had Known Sooner About Rape Accusation
Gov. Phil Murphy's transition team was quick to hire an employee accused of sexual assault despite the claim against him, a report commissioned by the governor found Wednesday.
Moran: Verniero sees mistakes in Brennan rape case. Murphy ignores them.
Gov. Phil Murphy's internal investigation is complete, and still there is no sign the governor intends to hold anyone accountable for the mistreatment of Katie Brennan after she accused a senior staffer, Al Alvarez, of raping her during the 2017 campaign.
Mary Pat could be congressional contender, pundits say
Political experts think former First Lady Mary Pat Christie would make for a strong congressional candidate, but that's only the case if she actually wants to run.
New Jersey Globe
Should you be able to make a 3D printed gun at home?
A lawsuit filed in New Jersey argues state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's efforts to stop the online proliferation of 3D printed gun plans violate the constitutional rights to free speech and bear arms.
Asbury Park Press
Gov. Phil Murphy signs Alyssa's Law, named for NJ teen killed in Florida school shooting
Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Wednesday called 'Alyssa's Law' that requires New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms that can be activated in case of an active-shooter situation.
The Record
Study: N.J. ranked among Top 3 states in U.S. benefiting from immigration economy
New Jersey is one of the Top 3 states in the nation benefiting from an immigration economy, according to a new study by WalletHub.
No, NJ residents won't pay a 'rain tax.' But there may be fees to solve runoff problems
Scores of New Jersey communities are prone to chronic flooding. The state's rivers, bays and lakes and even some of its most serene brooks are routinely hammered by runoff pollution.
The Record
Sister Jean's Kitchen in Atlantic City will close Thursday. Who will feed the Shore town's poor?
Sister Jean's Kitchen, Atlantic City's renowned soup kitchen and community space for the poor and homeless, is in desperate need of a miracle. At least that's what the Rev. John Scotland is hoping for.
Ocean Resort Casino lost $23 million in 5 months, 'not in compliance' since November
After losing nearly $23 million in its first five months of operation, Ocean Resort Casino was approved by state regulators Wednesday for a complex financial deal so it can continue to operate during an ownership transition.
Press of Atlantic City
Menendez seeks FBI probe of unauthorized immigrants working for Trump at his N.J. golf course
Did President Donald Trump's company break any laws when it hired unauthorized immigrants to work at its Bedminster golf club?
There's a new 'Gender X' option on N.J. birth certificates. How's it going to work? Your questions answered
New Jersey made history this month by becoming the fourth state in the nation to create an alternative option on its birth certificates beyond male and female.
Pa. landfills are making N.J. smell 'like a rotten egg,' residents say
Along Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown, a riverfront city across the Delaware from Bucks County, a putrid stench hangs in the air.
She Says NJ Candidate Sent Her Pictures of Privates and GOP Fired Her
A woman who worked for the Mercer County Republican Committee before the November election says a candidate sent her obscene, sexual text messages — including a picture of his genitalia.
WWII vet from Passaic spotlighted in Trump's State of the Union address
Irving Locker waved and smiled as he stood next to other World War II veterans in the House of Representatives chamber while President Donald Trump recognized them for their contribution during D-Day.
The Record
Paterson unveils details on plan for extra $2.9M in sewer fees
Most city homeowners may have to pay an extra $40 to $60 on their sewer bills this spring under Mayor Andre Sayegh's $2.93 million plan for solving the city's current budget crisis.
Paterson Press
Council balks at Paterson plan to demolish 28 vacant buildings
City officials want to demolish 28 vacant, privately owned buildings in various sections of Paterson on the grounds that the shaky structures pose a danger to the public.
Paterson Press
Lofty plan to honor the musical legacy of Camden's Victor building is scrapped. A recycling firm is moving in.
A grandiose plan to revive and restore Camden's great musical history at one of the last remaining RCA Victor buildings has hit a sour note. Instead, the place where Frank Sinatra signed a contract and Fats Waller made phonograph recordings has been sold for $13.5 million to a South Jersey metal recycling firm.
'All the Indian people' in town cost me re-election, George Washington impersonator says
American history teaches we should expect more from George Washington, the father of a country of immigrants from around the world.
Man gets $95K in lawsuit vs. Paterson over car crash
The city has agreed to pay $95,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed he was seriously injured in a 2016 motor vehicle collision involving a municipal health division employee.
Paterson Press
4 more years? Roque announces he's running again in West New York
Citing his accomplishments over the past eight years, West New York Mayor Felix Roque announced he will be running for a third term in the May election.
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