Murphy maintains he first learned of Alvarez accusations on Oct. 2

It’s still too early to tell what consequences Gov. Phil Murphy and his team do or do not face as a result of the Special Committee investigation into the hiring of Al Alvarez, but the testimony of Katie Brennan has already put the governor under some amount of scrutiny. Brennan, who is chief of staff at the Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, has accused Alvarez of sexually assaulting her in

Special committee may examine Alvarez hirings

The special committee investigation into the hiring of former Schools Development Authority chief of staff Al Alvarez may end up looking into hirings Alvarez made himself when he was deputy director of personnel for Gov. Phil Murphy’s transition. Committee co-chairs Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin did not clearly state one way or another whether they would look into those hires. “If he chooses to come

Grewal releases report on state’s handling of sexual assault cases

State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on Tuesday released his report on whether changes were needed to how the state’s prosecutors handle sexual assault and harassment cases. Gov. Phil Murphy called for such an examination as one leg of his response to state housing agency chief of staff Katie Brennan’s sexual assault allegations against former Schools Development Authority chief of staff Al Alvarez. Grewal’s report comes alongside a directive that issues