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

Weinberg, more than 120 NJ women sign letter backing Pelosi

More than 120 New Jersey’s women leaders signed a letter supporting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s run for House Speaker. “What House Democrats are going to be able to accomplish in the next two years will require skilled and tested leadership,” the women said in a letter. “We also need an effective check against the excesses of the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans. Nancy Pelosi is the best choice to

Brennan asked to testify on Dec. 4

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, both co-chairs of the Select Committee investigating the hiring of Al Alvarez, said they have asked Katie Brennan, who accused Alvarez of sexual assault, to testify at the committee's first hearing on Dec. 4. “This is a special committee with weighty responsibilities that we take very seriously and I fully intend to have this committee do its work in a

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

Cureton, Trump focus of Bergen rally

Anthony Cureton and President Donald Trump were at the center of a Bergen Democrat rally early Saturday afternoon. Cureton, the candidate the county’s Democratic committee people chose to run for sheriff following the resignation of Michael Saudino, was the subject of much praise delivered by the various officials in attendance. “He's an extraordinary Public servant. He's an extraordinary human being,” Murphy said of Cureton, who is head of the county

Weinberg: Too early to say if committee should investigate Alvarez transition actions

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg on Friday said it was to early to tell whether hires made or denied by Albert Alvarez while he was deputy director of personnel for Gov. Phil Murphy’s transition team should be investigated by the legislature’s select committee. “We haven't been formally created. I don't who my counterparts will be in the Assembly,” Weinberg said. “So I need to sit down with whoever the co-chair