Timberlake calls for Murphy to sign police-related death bill

Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake is calling for Gov. Phil Murphy to sign into law a bill that would require an independent investigation whenever a person dies in police custody or during an encounter with law enforcement personnel following the death of a 27-year-old Paterson resident. Jameek Lowery died from meningitis on Jan. 7. Prior to his death, he was denied water and allegedly restrained by Paterson police. Lowrey told police he

Comments on Gov. Murphy State of the State

PHYLLIS SALOWE-KAYE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NEW JERSEY CITIZEN ACTION “In the year since Governor Phil Murphy has taken office we have accomplished so much to improve the lives of women, children, workers and families across the state.  We’ve passed legislation pushing back against the Trump administration’s destructive healthcare policies, making healthcare more affordable for many New Jerseyans. We’ve passed legislation to ensure our state residents are protected from surprise out of

Christie won’t attend State of the State

Former Gov. Chris Christie will not attend Gov. Phil Murphy’s first State of the State address. One of the traditions of the State of the State is the presence of former governors in the front row.  Some have been more regular in attendance than others.  Brendan Byrne rarely missed them.  Christine Todd Whitman hardly ever attends. Former acting Gov. John O. Bennett III, who served for 84 hours in 2002,