Sherrill, Menendez tout budget deal

Rep. Mikie Sherrill and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Thursday touted funding secured for the Gateway Tunnel as part of a bipartisan budget deal as a victory for the state. “This is another major victory that keeps the Gateway Project on the right track. Despite efforts by the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans to derail Gateway and slash funding for Amtrak, our delegation was able to secure the same funding levels

New Jersey reacts to the State of the Union

Rep. Bill Pascrell: “Bipartisanship isn’t a word on a teleprompter; it’s a continuous approach that aspires to unity. After two years of uninterrupted chaos and corruption, I know better than to take at face value anything this man tells us. I do know that the new Democratic Congress will continue to offer a positive agenda that seeks to lift this nation up through trade policies that support working Americans, rooting

Statements following signing of minimum wage legislation

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation today that will raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.  It's noteworthy that Murphy's press release included comment from Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin -- both sponsors of the bill -- as well as the state's two U.S. Senators, the Lt. Governor, and six of the eleven Democrats in the New Jersey House delegation. GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY

County parties raised $9.7 million in 2018

New Jersey’s Democratic and Republican county organizations raised a combined $9.7 million in 2018, the most in a federal election year since 2008, when counties raised a combine $9.5 million, according to the Election Law Enforcement Commission. Democrats brought in the lion’s share of that $9.7 million, raising $5.4 million to Republicans’ $4.3 million. The party that now holds 11 of New Jersey’s 12 House seats also ended 2018 with