What Lance race means for Tony Bucco

If Rep. Leonard Lance loses re-election in the fall, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. would immediately become a prime contender for the 7th district congressional seat in 2020.  If Kean were to win, his most likely successor in the State Senate is Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick. Insiders say that the logical successor for the Minority Leader post is Assembly Republican Conference Leader Anthony M. Bucco.  Sources say that

Governor Murphy’s Grade Today

Today is Phil Murphy’s 58th day in office.  Legislators from the Governor's own party remain lukewarm about his budget proposal. (The New Jersey Globe will give Murphy a grade every day — either a check, a check plus, a check minus, or an incomplete.  He’ll get a letter grade every week.)

Governor Murphy’s Grade Today

Today is Phil Murphy’s 57th day in office.   The governor delivered his first budget address to a joint session of the Legislature and it's clear he faces significant hurdles if he's going to get the Senate and Assembly -- Democrats control both chambers by wide margins -- to back him up.  Murphy doubled down on his campaign promises and his challenge now is to move his fellow Democrats into some

Mejia: Budget “bold and responsible”

Analilia Mejia, the executive director of New Jersey Working Families Alliance, called Murphy's budget bold and responsible. "New Jersey working families are poised to finally take a step forward on education, property tax relief, environmental justice, and a whole host of issues because of Governor Murphy's bold and responsible budget," Mejia said.  "A key cornerstone of his plan is the reintroduction of tax fairness, eliminating the unfair giveaways and eliminations

CWA leader praises Murphy

A labor leader who was a harsh critic of Gov. Chris Christie is praising Gov. Phil Murphy's proposed state budget. "Governor Murphy did not disappoint. This Governor was elected projecting a bold and progressive vision for New Jersey that meets the State's obligations to all workers and to all working families," said Communications Workers of America New Jersey state director Hetty Rosenstein.  "Governor Murphy is restoring the funding and support

Full text of Murphy’s Budget Address

Lieutenant Governor Oliver. Senate President Sweeney, Speaker Coughlin, Majority Leaders Weinberg and Greenwald, Minority Leaders Kean and Bramnick, and members of the 218th Legislature. Former Governors. Members of the Supreme Court. Members of the Cabinet. Reverend clergy. Honored guests. My fellow New Jerseyans. I must begin by acknowledging the continued perseverance of the hundreds of thousands of residents impacted by the recent storms. Rest assured, we will not stop until

6 Things to Know About New Jersey’s Sales Tax History

Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to propose an increase of the sales tax from 6.625% to 7%.   Here are six things to know about New Jersey's sales tax numbers: 1. The first sales tax was proposed under Gov. Robert Meyner. 2. Gov. Tom Kean raised the sales tax from 5% to 6% in 1982. 3. Gov. Jim Florio raised it from 6% to 7% in 1990. 4. The Republican-controlled legislature