Dems think Murphy doing enough relationship building

Though his relationship with Trenton lawmakers has been rocky at times, some legislators think Gov. Phil Murphy is getting better at building connections. “I think relationship building is about time, and I think the governor is beginning to try and put in some time,” State Sen. Troy Singleton said. “I know there was a widely-reported legislative dinner with legislative leadership that was held at Drumthwacket, which is a great start.

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

Senate Dems weigh in on Murphy hiring story

In a joint statement that appears to be laying the groundwork for future action, the six top Democrats in the New Jersey State Senate offered comment on a POLITICO New Jersey story about allegations of sexual misconduct against a staff on Phil Murphy's gubernatorial campaign who later joined his administration. The statement does not mention the staffer, Al Alvarez, by name. “We are disturbed by the news reports of alleged

Surrogates for U.S. Senate candidates duke it out

Surrogates for two candidates for U.S. Senate today exchanged barbs regarding the treatment of women by Democrat Bob Menendez and his Republican opponent, Bob Hugin, Last week, five Democratic Senators held a press conference to criticize Hugin for fighting the admission of women and gays into an exclusive private Princeton University eating club as a student in the 1970’s and as an alumni in the 1990’s.  The New Jersey Republican