Murphy maintains he first learned of Alvarez accusations on Oct. 2

It’s still too early to tell what consequences Gov. Phil Murphy and his team do or do not face as a result of the Special Committee investigation into the hiring of Al Alvarez, but the testimony of Katie Brennan has already put the governor under some amount of scrutiny. Brennan, who is chief of staff at the Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, has accused Alvarez of sexually assaulting her in

Special committee hasn’t ruled out asking Murphy to testify

Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, co-chair of the special committee investigation into the hiring of Al Alvarez, said the panel has not ruled out calling for Gov. Phil Murphy to appear and testify before the committee. “I don't think that anything is ruled out at this point,” Pintor Marin said. “Obviously, us going back today and having a discussion as chairs and with our attorneys and discussing the clear timeline that

Special committee may examine Alvarez hirings

The special committee investigation into the hiring of former Schools Development Authority chief of staff Al Alvarez may end up looking into hirings Alvarez made himself when he was deputy director of personnel for Gov. Phil Murphy’s transition. Committee co-chairs Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin did not clearly state one way or another whether they would look into those hires. “If he chooses to come