Norcross appointed to steering committee

Rep. Donald Norcross was appointed to be the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee’s parliamentarian for the 116th Congress Tuesday. Norcross replaces Colorado Rep. Jared Polis, who did not run for reelection and mounted a successful campaign for Colorado governor. “It’s an honor for me to serve in a leadership role on the Steering and Policy Committee where I can help shape our agenda for working families and ensure that

Former Passaic judge stripped of pension

In a four-to-three vote on Monday, the New Jersey State House Commission took the unusual step of stripping former Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi of her pension. Silebi was removed from the bench earlier this year after an investigation found the judge had improperly used her authority to help a former intern get custody of her child in 2015. On May 9, 2015, Silebi told Fort Lee police that she

Malinowski appears to oppose redistricting amendment

Rep.-elect Tom Malinowski appeared to come out against a redistricting constitutional amendment being pushed by legislative leaders in Trenton. “From coast to coast, we're fighting the GOP over partisan gerrymandering,” Malinowski said on Twitter. “Whatever NJ's legislature does on redistricting, I hope it takes into account the necessity of Democrats keeping moral high ground in this national fight.” The amendment would impose a formula on the redistricting process that would