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2021-07-24 15:47:31
by Dan McCue
New Jersey Chief Justice Seeks Consensus Candidate for Redistricting Panel

New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner has asked Democrats and Republicans to reconvene the state’s redistricting commission and... Read More

New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner has asked Democrats and Republicans to reconvene the state’s redistricting commission and come up with a consensus candidate to act as the tiebreaker in upcoming districting decisions. Rabner first made his desire... Read More

2021-06-29 17:02:01
by Dan McCue
Pipeline Company Can Use Eminent Domain to Claim State Land

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a company building a natural gas pipeline in New Jersey can continue to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a company building a natural gas pipeline in New Jersey can continue to rely on eminent domain to claim state land in its path. The 5-4 ruling by the court included both liberal... Read More

2021-06-09 18:19:03
by Brock Blasdell
Ciattarelli and McAuliffe Winners in Gubernatorial Primaries

Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate Republican from New Jersey, and Terry McAuliffe, an establishment Democrat from Virginia, both had strong victories... Read More

Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate Republican from New Jersey, and Terry McAuliffe, an establishment Democrat from Virginia, both had strong victories in last night's gubernatorial primaries against their respective party’s political competition. Now in the last stretch of a race to... Read More

2021-05-04 21:33:15
by Reece Nations
Govs. Murphy, Lamont and Cuomo Announce Easing of Pandemic Restrictions

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Monday announced the easing of pandemic restrictions on businesses, gatherings... Read More

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Monday announced the easing of pandemic restrictions on businesses, gatherings and venues in their respective states.  In a joint release, Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Phil Murphy of New... Read More

2021-01-07 21:10:36
by Sara Wilkerson
Gov. Murphy Passes $14 Billion Historic Economic Recovery Legislation

TRENTON, N.J. -- Recently, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy passed a historic $14 billion legislation package that will benefit small... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. -- Recently, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy passed a historic $14 billion legislation package that will benefit small businesses, local economies and more as the Garden State ushers in economic recovery and growth for years to come. The... Read More

2020-11-23 18:36:30
by Sara Wilkerson
Gov. Murphy Announces $161 Million in Grants for NJ Municipalities

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation will be awarding $161.25 million in... Read More

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation will be awarding $161.25 million in municipal aid grants to advance road, bridge, safety, and quality-of-life improvements. Over 540 cities and towns throughout the state will... Read More

2020-11-20 15:44:10
by Dan McCue
New Jersey Governor Extends Election-Related Deadlines

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Thursday night, extending the deadline by which counties... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Thursday night, extending the deadline by which counties must certify the results of the 2020 election. The immediate effect of the order relates to two counties, Ocean and... Read More

2020-11-03 08:45:52
by TWN Staff
NJ-07: Tom Kean, Jr. (R)

About Kean: Tom Kean, Jr., is grandson of former U.S. Rep. Robert Kean and son of former Gov. Thomas H.... Read More

About Kean: Tom Kean, Jr., is grandson of former U.S. Rep. Robert Kean and son of former Gov. Thomas H. Kean, Sr.  While studying history at Dartmouth College, Dartmouth’s Exchange Program granted Kean the opportunity to transform classroom learning into... Read More

2020-11-03 08:38:42
by TWN Staff
NJ-07: Tom Malinowski (D)

About Malinowski: Tom Malinowski was born in Communist Poland at the height of the Cold War, where he lived with... Read More

About Malinowski: Tom Malinowski was born in Communist Poland at the height of the Cold War, where he lived with his mother until he was six years old. One of his earliest memories is of his mom paying off a... Read More

2020-11-03 08:31:25
by TWN Staff
NJ-03: David Richter (R)

About Richter: David Richter is the former chief executive officer of Hill International, a New York Stock Exchange-listed global professional... Read More

About Richter: David Richter is the former chief executive officer of Hill International, a New York Stock Exchange-listed global professional services firm that provides construction management services on building and infrastructure projects worldwide. Richter grew up in and has spent... Read More

2020-11-03 08:22:58
by TWN Staff
NJ-03: Andy Kim (D)

About Kim: Andy Kim’s father was raised in an orphanage and mother grew up in a poor farming community. His... Read More

About Kim: Andy Kim’s father was raised in an orphanage and mother grew up in a poor farming community. His father went on to become a Ph.D. scientist and his mother became a nurse and helped serve thousands of people... Read More

2020-10-30 23:14:16
by TWN Staff
NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (R)

About Van Drew: Van Drew was a small business owner in Atlantic County, where he practiced dentistry for more than... Read More

About Van Drew: Van Drew was a small business owner in Atlantic County, where he practiced dentistry for more than 35 years. He lives in Cape May County, where he is a life member of the Ocean View Fire Company.... Read More

2020-10-30 23:13:36
by TWN Staff
NJ-02: Amy Kennedy (D)

About Kennedy: Amy Kennedy is the education director of The Kennedy Forum. An educator by training, she has more than... Read More

About Kennedy: Amy Kennedy is the education director of The Kennedy Forum. An educator by training, she has more than a decade of experience working in public schools in New Jersey.  She serves on the boards of Mental Health America,... Read More

Cannabis, No Longer So Divisive, Draws More Conservative Support

As Americans head to the polls more divided than ever on social and economic issues, there's one thing they're actually... Read More

As Americans head to the polls more divided than ever on social and economic issues, there's one thing they're actually coming together on: cannabis. Much has been made of whether a victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, or a potential liberal... Read More

2020-10-14 17:48:54
by Dan McCue
Gottheimer, Malinowski Urge FBI to Counter ‘Proud Boys’ Presence in New Jersey

WASHINGTON - Reps. Josh Gottheimer and Tom Malinowski are urging the FBI to step up the federal response to the... Read More

WASHINGTON - Reps. Josh Gottheimer and Tom Malinowski are urging the FBI to step up the federal response to the Proud Boys, a white supremacist group they say has increased its activity in New Jersey. According to a recent report... Read More

2020-08-27 21:01:57
by Dan McCue
DOJ Seeking Data on COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths From Four States

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department announced Wednesday it is seeking data from the governors of four states that issued orders... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department announced Wednesday it is seeking data from the governors of four states that issued orders "which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents." Officials said Wednesday afternoon that the... Read More

Virus Concerns Grow — As Do Crowds Flocking to Jersey Shore

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — As coronavirus-related restrictions are eased and temperatures climb, people are flocking back to the Jersey Shore.... Read More

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — As coronavirus-related restrictions are eased and temperatures climb, people are flocking back to the Jersey Shore. And with the July Fourth holiday weekend upon us, that's making some people nervous, particularly given the large crowds that... Read More

New Jersey Declared White Supremacists a Major Threat. Here’s Why That’s Groundbreaking

PHILADELPHIA — New Jersey says white supremacist extremism is one of the state’s greatest terrorism threats — higher than al-Qaida... Read More

PHILADELPHIA — New Jersey says white supremacist extremism is one of the state’s greatest terrorism threats — higher than al-Qaida and the Islamic State — and in doing so has positioned itself as a national leader in countering domestic terrorism... Read More

Supreme Court to Weigh Pennsylvania, New Jersey Birth Control Mandate Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a Philadelphia federal judge’s decision last year to block new Trump administration rules that... Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a Philadelphia federal judge’s decision last year to block new Trump administration rules that would have let almost any employer deny female workers no-cost birth control coverage by citing religious and moral objections. In... Read More

2020-01-13 17:01:13
by Dan McCue
Sen. Cory Booker Drops Out of Presidential Race

WASHINGTON - Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday that he is dropping out of the presidential race, just three weeks before... Read More

WASHINGTON - Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday that he is dropping out of the presidential race, just three weeks before the Iowa caucus. In a message to supporters, Booker cited fundraising struggles and his failure to make the debate stage,... Read More

Republicans to NJ Rep. Jeff Van Drew: Not So Fast

Republicans aren’t exactly rolling out the red carpet for Jeff Van Drew. The New Jersey Democratic congressman may have hoped... Read More

Republicans aren’t exactly rolling out the red carpet for Jeff Van Drew. The New Jersey Democratic congressman may have hoped his defection to the GOP would ease his path to reelection in a conservative-leaning district. His political prospects as a... Read More

New Jersey Legislator Introduces Bill That Would Require Students to Learn Cursive

PHILADELPHIA — New Jersey’s elementary school students would be required to learn, read and write cursive by the end of... Read More

PHILADELPHIA — New Jersey’s elementary school students would be required to learn, read and write cursive by the end of third grade, under a bill now in the state Assembly. “In some cases, children are entering middle school without knowing... Read More

2019-08-05 21:46:54
by Dan McCue
Gottheimer Applauds Pharmacy Effort to Help Combat Opioid Crisis

Representative Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., visited a Walgreens pharmacy in Waldwick, New Jersey with Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton to discuss... Read More

Representative Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., visited a Walgreens pharmacy in Waldwick, New Jersey with Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton to discuss how local communities are addressing the opioid crisis and substance abuse in general. Deaths from drug overdoses in New Jersey... Read More

2019-07-17 17:54:33
by Dan McCue
Foreign Purchases of U.S. Homes Drop Sharply As Chinese Bolt From Market

WASHINGTON - International investment in residential real estate in the United States plunged 36% in the past year as Chinese... Read More

WASHINGTON - International investment in residential real estate in the United States plunged 36% in the past year as Chinese buyers fled the market, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. The sobering analysis comes via the Realtors' annual survey... Read More

2018-11-05 21:48:03
by NJ-07: Tom Malinowski (D)
NJ-07: Tom Malinowski (D)

I was born in Communist Poland at the height of the Cold War, where I lived with my mother until ... Read More

I was born in Communist Poland at the height of the Cold War, where I lived with my mother until I was 6 years old. One of my earliest memories is of my mom paying off a corrupt official to get ... Read More

2018-11-03 02:23:30
by TWN Staff
NEW JERSEY'S 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)

Why this race matters: Sherrill, a woman whose star is quickly rising among her fellow Democrats, made waves earlier this ... Read More

Why this race matters: Sherrill, a woman whose star is quickly rising among her fellow Democrats, made waves earlier this year when she brought in a massive fundraising haul of nearly $1.9 million in the second quarter. The Naval Academy graduate, ... Read More

2018-09-08 18:44:49
by NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (D)
NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (D)

A dentist, state Senator, and lifelong advocate for South Jersey, Sen. Van Drew has delivered real results for veterans, seniors, ... Read More

A dentist, state Senator, and lifelong advocate for South Jersey, Sen. Van Drew has delivered real results for veterans, seniors, consumers and children. Read More

2018-09-08 17:30:41
by NJ-03: Andy Kim (D)
NJ-03: Andy Kim (D)

Andy Kim is a national security expert and a Rhodes Scholar who served two years as President Obama’s Director ... Read More

Andy Kim is a national security expert and a Rhodes Scholar who served two years as President Obama’s Director for Iraq in the White House National Security Council. Read More

2018-09-08 15:24:49
by NJ-11: Mikie Sherrill (D)
NJ-11: Mikie Sherrill (D)

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1994, Mikie spent almost 10 years on active duty in the United States ... Read More

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1994, Mikie spent almost 10 years on active duty in the United States Navy. She flew missions throughout Europe and the Middle East as a Sea King helicopter pilot. Read More

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