Two file torts against Dodd

Dominic Timpani and Fernando Barrios filed torts claiming Dover Mayor James Dodd and members of his police department used records improperly obtained through the Open Public Records Act to retaliate against them. In his tort, Barrios, a former ally of the mayor, claimed Dover police improperly released information relating to a 2017 application he made to the town’s police department. OPRA only allows release application materials of unsuccessful candidates once

Verniero poses inherent conflicts for Murphy and himself

Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to name former Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero, a Republican, to conduct an independent investigation of Albert Alvarez’s hiring, raises a question of whether an inherent conflict exists when a governor picks his own investigator. Murphy and members of his staff picked Verniero to head up an internal probe of the hiring and vetting of Alvarez.  It’s likely that Murphy and members of his staff who

Pascrell has $1.6 million on hand

Rep. Bill Pascrell had more than $1.6 million banked at the end of the third quarter. The congressman raised $269,419.54 between July 1 and Sept. 30, though he spent little of that money during the quarter. Pascrell spent just $92,750.86, though that’s still likely more money than his Republican challenger, Eric Fisher, who hasn’t filed any reports with the FEC this cycle.

Some Rush Holt Trivia

Just a little trivia about Rush Holt, a Democrat who represented New Jersey’s 12th district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 until his retirement in 2015.  Holt is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Holt was born in West Virginia in 1948, after his father, Rush Holt Sr., had already served in the United States Senate.  Holt Sr. was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1931,