The tale of two governors

The New Jersey angle to last night’s Illinois gubernatorial primary: the governors of Illinois and New Jersey were friends until they weren’t. As chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA) in 2014, Chris Christie was a strong supporter of Bruce Rauner, a millionaire businessman who unseated Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.  Christie served as Rauner’s attack dog during campaign stops in Chicago and Springfield.  The RGA spent $2.5 million in Illinois.

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