Murphy’s Week 4 Grade

Today is Phil Murphy’s 27th day in office and the end of his fourth week.  He continues to work his base, like an executive order supporting net neutrality -- which gave him a chance to take a shot at Donald Trump -- and seeking an examination of racial and ethnic disparities in sentencing.  He congratulated the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles -- clearly a tough move for a lifelong New

Murphy pulls out of Clean Power suit

New Jersey will withdraw as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seeks to overturn President Obama’s Clean Power Plan regulations. The suit was filed by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, a New Jersey native who sought the Republican nomination for Congress against Mike Ferguson in New Jersey’s seventh district eighteen years ago.  He is now seeking the GOP nomination to run against

Murphy says NJ will join DACA suit

New Jersey will join fifteen other states in a lawsuit to block the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Gov. Phil Murphy said today. Murphy was joined at his announcement by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and a group of DACA participants, including Parthiv Patel, the first dreamer to be admitted to the New Jersey Bar.  Patel took his oath at the Murphy ceremony. The

Grewal signs on to pro-labor case

In his first big move as New Jersey’s new Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says he will sign on to an amicus brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case that strengthens the position of labor unions. The case is Janus v. AFSCME, filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, which seeks to overturn another Supreme Court case, Abood v. Detroit Board of Education.  In the Abood case, the top court