Coughlin names Select Committee members, Counsel

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced the contingent of members from his chamber that will sit on the Select Committee investigation into the hiring of Al Alvarez by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration. Coughlin named Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz the committee’s vice chair. Assembly members Angela McKnight, Pamela Lampitt, Verlina Reynolds Jackson, Gordon Johnson, Nancy Pinkin, Bettylou DeCroce and Holly Schepisi will sit on the committee. Joseph A. Hayden, a former deputy state

Ethics committee dismisses 2 complaints against Schepisi

New Jersey’s Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards dismissed two complaints filed against Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi at the body’s Tuesday meeting. One complaint accused Schepisi of misusing public funds in a mailer the assemblywoman sends to new constituents in her district. The letter directs voters to her website, which, at the time of the complaint, featured large donation and volunteer buttons. The use of public funds is prohibited for campaign

Another group hits Hugin over Sanctuary cities

The front runner for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate is taking fire from a labor group over statements he made about sanctuary cities. 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union on Monday issued a release lambasting U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin who, on Rich Zeoli’s 92.7 WOBM-FM radio show, said “the idea of sanctuary cities is just illegal.” “Bob Hugin’s comment that sanctuary cities are illegal is a