Report: EDA official resigns over retaliation

Allison Kopicki resigned from her post at the Economic Development Authority last week over retaliation she says she faced after speaking to a Wall Street Journal reporter about the environment of Gov. Phil Murphy’s campaign, Politico NJ reported Monday. “Unfortunately, since the fall, I have experienced a certain level of retaliation from members of the administration that is keeping me from doing my job effectively, including exclusions from meetings and

Murphy ready to oust Michele Brown

The Murphy administration is preparing to oust Chris Christie loyalist Michele Brown from her $450,000-a-year job at Choose New Jersey and replace her with someone aligned with Gov. Phil Murphy, according to four sources with knowledge of the new administration’s thinking. Choose New Jersey is a privately-funded group formed by Christie allies in 2010 to help attract new businesses to the state.  While Murphy can’t technically pick a new president/CEO