Morris, Ocean, Sussex, Warren Dem chairs oppose redistricting amendment

Democratic County Chairs from Morris, Ocean, Sussex and Warren counties have joined Hudson Coutny Democratic Chairwoman Amy DeGise and Somerset County Democratic Chairwoman Peg Schaffer in opposing the redistricting constitutional amendment being pushed by Democratic leaders in the state’s legislature. “This redistricting plan is being fast-tracked through the legislature with little to no public input and near universal opposition from both Democrats and Republicans, as well as leading news outlets,

Phone bill lands Alpha mayor in hot water

A $1,200 phone bill wracked up by Alpha Borough Mayor Craig Dunwell has the executive in how water, and residents are the ones footing the bill. The mayor’s taxpayer-funded phone bill includes $1,275 in international data charges that he said he accrued in Ukraine, where the Dunwell said he used an international data plan that priced 100 MB at $25. The mayor claimed most of the charges came from application

Kern wins Warren freeholder seat

Republican Pohatcong Mayor James Kern defeated Demcoratic incumbent Warren County Freeholder John Massaro. The 29-year-old mayor beat the incumbent by about 22 points, 61%-39%. The freeholder elect received 21,814 votes. Massaro secured 14,155. Kern was elected mayor in 2011, when he was 22 years old. He’s also the treasurer of the Warren County Republican Committee.

Warren officials hit Malinowski over Republican tax law

Officials in Warren County are attacking former Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski over the candidate’s support of a repeal of the federal tax law congressional Republicans passed last year. Of particular issue is the Opportunity Zone program included in that law, which creates tax incentives for investors to revitalize communities still struggling in the wake of the Great Recession. "Tom Malinowski's liberal positions might make him popular with Nancy