Gov. Phil Murphy’s big Sunday tease: “Tomorrow at 1:00 PM, I will make a major announcement regarding our reopening efforts. As our key metrics improve and our vaccination progress continues, we’re ready to move forward.”
The polls are now closed for a vote by staffers from three Gannett-owned newspapers to form a union. Ballots will be counted by the National Labor Relations Board
None of the three front page stories in the Sunday Bergen Record were current: one was two days old, another from three days ago, and the last one had first appeared on the NorthJersey.com website five days ago.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. joined host David Wildstein on the New Jersey Globe Power on Talk Radio 77 WABC on Saturday to discuss his bill to require the federal government to negotiate prescription drug prices.
James Pindell, a political career for the Boston Globe and the nation’s predominant chronicler of New Hampshire presidential primaries, spoke with Wildstein about former Gov. Chris Christie’s potential path to the 2024 Republican nomination for President.
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Here are 3 stories you need to know about – and one if you have some extra time — if you unplugged for the weekend:
- Was President Joe Biden so impressed by Sue Fulton’s performance running the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Services Commission that he thought she’d be a good fit at the Pentagon? Fulton was nominated on Friday to be Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense.
- Biden has canned former Rep. Scott Garrett from his job at the Securities and Exchange Commission, along with some other New Jerseyans that held Trump Administration posts
- Gov. Phil Murphy will nominate Renee Robeson today as the new Hunterdon County Prosecutor
- 20 years ago, New Jersey was almost split into two federal court districts, with two U.S. Attorneys.