Yolanda Egan dies

Yolanda Egan, the wife of Assemblyman Joseph Egan (D-New Brunswick), passed away on Sunday.  She was 80. Funeral plans have not yet been announced. Egan chairs the Assembly Labor Committee, which was scheduled to consider legislation to raise the minimum wage on Monday morning.  That committee meeting has been postponed. Mrs. Egan had been active in numerous charities in New Brunswick, including St. Peter's Medical Center where she served as

Madden to run for re-election in 2021

State Sen. Fred Madden (D-Washington) said on Thursday that he intends to run for reelection in 2021. “Well it's three and a half years from now, but yes,” Madden said. The topic is one that he said is often asked of him, even from the start of his first term. While the answer he gave was a definitive one, Madden did qualify that a re-election run might fall victim to

Murphy orders flags lowered for Green

Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday in memory of fourteen-term Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield), who passed away last week at age 79. “I personally wish to thank the hundreds of friends, colleagues, and constituents of Jerry Green who have contacted us recently to express their sorrow at his recent passing,” said State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden), the Union County Democratic Chairman.  “Jerry truly

Codey is a veteran of Democratic primaries

Dick Codey is accustomed to winning contested Democratic primaries.  For the former governor, the Roseland War is part of his political wheelhouse. Back in 1973, the 26-year-old county committeeman from Orange was the top vote-getter in a State Assembly primary.  He outpolled his running mate, an incumbent Assemblyman, and beat three other Democrats, including the son of popular Democratic congressman Joe Minish. Four years later, amidst the backdrop of a