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

DOD, U.S. Senate must approve Beale

The path for Gov. Murphy’s pick to become Adjutant General is different than any other member of the new cabinet.  Col. Jamal Beale must be confirmed by both the New Jersey State Senate and the United States Senate. Beale’s path to become the first minority to head the New Jersey National Guard starts in Trenton, where he must first be confirmed by the State Senate.  Before that happens, he’ll need

Murphy names first Black Adjutant General

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy has named Col. Jamal Beale as the new Adjutant General, a cabinet position.  If confirmed by the Senate, Beale will become the first Black to head the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Beale will replace Brigadier General Michael Cunniff, who was appointed by Gov. Chris Christie in 2011, following the resignation of Gen. Glenn Rieth. “New Jersey veterans have been asked to do a lot