Cryan, Sweeney introduce bills to aid furloughed federal workers

Senate President Steve Sweeney and State Sen. Joe Cryan are pushing a pair of bills, introduced Tuesday, to aid federal workers furloughed by the ongoing shutdown of the federal government. “The lives and livelihoods of our federal workers have been disrupted by a shutdown that is cutting off the paychecks they need to support themselves and their families,” Cryan said. “President Trump’s senseless crusade to build a wall along our

Top Frelinghuysen aide joins lobbying firm

Nancy Fox, who served as chief of staff to Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen and then as staff director of the House Appropriations Committee, is joining Winning Strategies Washington as a partner. Fox will join Donna Mullins, the firm’s chair, as Frelinghuysen alums.  Mullins served as chief of staff to Frelinghuysen and Rep. Dean Gallo before joining Winning Strategies. “Nancy was an extraordinary steady hand during unprecedented times on the committee," said

Malinowski picks Somerville for district office

Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Rocky Hill) will be locating his district office in Somerville. This will be the first congressional office in Somerville since 1984, when Rep. Jim Courter (R-Allamuchy) moved out after a panel of federal judges redraw his district.  Courter had taken over the 41 N. Bridge Street office that Rep. Millicent Fenwick (R-Bernardsville) had occupied for eight years. Malinowski will move into his new office at 75-77 N.