Sweeney will stay out of Alvarez probe

Senate President Steve Sweeney started to steer clear of the Select Committee’s investigation into Gov. Phil Murphy’s hiring of former Schools Development Authority Al Alvarez this week, much as he did during the Select Committee investigation into Bridgegate. On Monday, when the legislature formally created the more recent Select Committee, Sweeney deferred a number of questions, including ones on the timeline and scope of the investigation to Senate Majority Leader

McGreevey, Codey stump for Menendez

Sen. Bob Menendez has already gotten help from Gov. Phil Murphy on the campaign trail, but on Thursday he got a boost from two men who used to hold that office. Former Govs. Jim McGreevey and Dick Codey stumped for Menendez at an event attended by many of the state’s Irish-American Democrats and representatives belonging to the state’s carpenter’s union. “The person you cast your vote for had better be

Ex-governors open their checkbooks, just a little bit

Personal campaign contributions from former governors of New Jersey in 2018 are rare, with a total of $12,200 coming from the pockets of those who once served as the state’s most powerful person. The big donor is Thomas Kean, who sent a total of $5,000 to help Leonard Lance win re-election to a sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Lance served on Kean’s staff as Assistant Counsel to