Murphy, DSC to hold reception in AC

Gov. Phil Murphy and the state Democratic Committee will hold an invite-only reception Thursday morning at the Borgata in Atlantic City to thank those who helped the committee during the year’s election season. Murphy will be joined by DSC Chairman John Currie, Vice Chair Lizette Delgado Polanco, and Executive Director Liz Gilbert. The reception is meant to celebrate those that helped the committee raise almost $10 million for the year’s campaigns,

Verniero retention letter

There's no new information here: former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero has been retained by the Office of the Governor to undertake "a systemic review of the hiring and vetting practices of the Governor-elect's transition office."  Verniero and partners at Sills Cummis will be paid $350/hour, while associates will be billed at $295/hour and paralegals at $90/hour. Verniero retention letter

Murphy slaps Hugin rain comments

Gov. Phil Murphy didn’t appreciate Bob Hugin’s comments suggesting today’s rain would keep Democratic voters at home. “I saw somebody on the other side say he hopes it rains. I mean, come on, man,” Murphy said after voting in Red Bank Tuesday morning. “We can't be afraid of rain. This is the 21st century, this is the United States of America. We got to get everybody, regardless of their party,

Sweeney will stay out of Alvarez probe

Senate President Steve Sweeney started to steer clear of the Select Committee’s investigation into Gov. Phil Murphy’s hiring of former Schools Development Authority Al Alvarez this week, much as he did during the Select Committee investigation into Bridgegate. On Monday, when the legislature formally created the more recent Select Committee, Sweeney deferred a number of questions, including ones on the timeline and scope of the investigation to Senate Majority Leader

Cureton, Trump focus of Bergen rally

Anthony Cureton and President Donald Trump were at the center of a Bergen Democrat rally early Saturday afternoon. Cureton, the candidate the county’s Democratic committee people chose to run for sheriff following the resignation of Michael Saudino, was the subject of much praise delivered by the various officials in attendance. “He's an extraordinary Public servant. He's an extraordinary human being,” Murphy said of Cureton, who is head of the county