It’s a separation of powers thing

There wasn’t anything illegitimate about Elizabeth Muoio and Marlene Caride attending Gov. Phil Murphy’s first cabinet meeting, but they need to be careful.  Both remain members of the State Assembly, and the New Jersey Constitution specifically prohibits legislators from serving in the other branches of government. Muoio (D-Pennington) and Caride (D-Ridgefield) are not expected to […]

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GOP: Watch Murphy’s radical agenda

With Democrats in control of the governor’s office and both houses of the legislature, Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt says that his party’s “ability to check Phil Murphy’s radically liberal agenda from inside the system is on life support.” Steinhardt, who took over the chairmanship after the general election, say he is skeptical of the […]

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Booker erupts at Homeland Secretary

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker ripped apart the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security today in his first meeting as a new member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Booker was angered by Kirstjen Nielsen’s statements that she didn’t hear President Trump refer to some African nations at “shitholes,” despite being present in the room. “The commander in […]

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Dems lose Assembly seat, for now

Just stating the obvious: the Democrats majority in the New Jersey State Assembly dropped today from 54-26 to 53 seats, with the resignation of Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver (D-East Orange) to become the Lt. Governor.  Two other vacancies are on the horizon: Liz Muoio (D-Pennington) is Gov. Phil Murphy’s pick to be State Treasurer, and Marlene […]

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POLITICO: Corrado blocking Way

Update: POLITICO New Jersey is now reporting that Corrado plans to release Way’s nomination — eventually. State Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-Totowa) is using senatorial courtesy to block the nomination of Tahesha Way as New Jersey Secretary of State, according to a report from POLITICO New Jersey’s Matt Friedman. Way, a former Passaic County Freeholder from […]

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Gov. Murphy’s Inaugural Address

The full text of Gov. Phil Murphy’s inaugural address: “Mr. Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court, members of our congressional delegation, Mr. Senate President, Mr. Speaker, and members of the 218th Legislature, reverend clergy, honored guests, family and friends. ladies and gentlemen. My fellow New Jerseyans, 70 days ago you chose to take […]

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