Fiocchi, Testa trade jabs early into primary

With filing day still more than a month away, Republican state Senate candidates Sam Fiocchi and Mike Testa are at each other’s throats. Fiocchi threw the first stone, saying Testa, who is Cumberland County Republican chairman, was being a hypocrite when he called out State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak for voting in favor of a bill that would allow the state to tax property owners responsible for storm runoff because State

Andrzejczak: Van Drew and I align on policy

State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak (D-Middle) said he and Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-Dennis) align closely on policy issues, even if there are minor differences between the stances the two hold. “I think I would come in on the left to some issues, socially, and I think right on other issues,” Andrzejczak said. “We do align very closely.” The state senator did not list any examples off hand, but recounted how

Van Drew-Trump handshake good for NJ, Andrzejczak says

State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak (D-Middle) thinks Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s (D-Dennis) State of the Union handshake with President Donald Trump will benefit the state and Van Drew’s congressional district down the line. “It shows his willingness to reach across the aisle and work with the president,” Andrzejczak said. “I'm not saying that everybody has to agree with him on every little issue, but to be able to show a willingness

Fiocchi: Andrzejczak should explain Rain Tax vote

Sam Fiocchi wants State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak (D-Middle) to explain why he voted for a bill Republicans have dubbed the “Rain Tax.” Andrzejczak supported legislation that allows local governments to charge property owners a fee for upgrades to stormwater systems. Fiocchi a former assemblyman, is seeking the Republican nomination for State Senate in the 1st district. “This is bad law that not only taxes New Jerseyans even more, but also

The Week Addiego Flipped

Winner Losers STEVE SWEENEY & GEORGE NORCROSS STEVE FULOP Huge win for South Jersey Democrats who flipped Republican Dawn Addiego to increase Democratic Senate majority to 26-14.   The Jersey City mayor tells people Jim McGreevey was fired for misappropriations of funds, but that's debunked by ex-Governor's very public dinner with the U.S. Attorney. MIKIE SHERRILL JOE HOWARTH The freshman congresswoman named to chair a House Science & Technology Committee subcommittee.

Legislature passes minimum wage bill

Trenton Democrats sent a $15 minimum wage bill to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk Thursday. Murphy said on Twitter that he intends to sign the bill on Monday. The measure, which would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024 for most workers in the state, passed the Assembly 52-25. “Today, both the Assembly and Senate passed legislation to help working-class families across our state. We are standing up