Murphy solicited funds for New Direction NJ

Gov. Phil Murphy said he has previously solicited funds for a non-profit run by his former campaign aides. “Soliciting money for New Direction New Jersey in my life? Yes,” Murphy said when asked if he had helped raise funds for the group. He said he had done so while serving as governor. While federal law prohibits officials from coordinating with independent expenditures made by such groups, Murphy is not barred

Kean: Murphy-aligned group should disclose donors

Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean has added his name to the list of New Jersey lawmakers calling for a non-profit aligned with Gov. Phil Murphy to follow through on a since-broken promise to release a list of its donors. “They should disclose donors,” Kean said. New Direction New Jersey, a 501(c)4 group run by former Murphy campaign aides Brendan Gill, Brad Lawrence and Steve DeMicco, said in the spring of

On donor disclosure, Sweeney says buck stops with Murphy

Says governor can overturn advisors decision not to release contributors to non-profit group Senate President Steve Sweeney on Wednesday said a decision made by a non-profit group aligned with Gov. Phil Murphy to not disclose its donors was the governor’s to overturn. “It's really for the governor to decide,” Sweeney said. “It's an organization that obviously supports him, and I've read the articles where he says he doesn't question, that