Author Archives: Daniel J. Munoz

Norcross attorney letter to Murphy, task force homes meant to ‘threaten them’

The attorney for South Jersey power broker George Norcross sent letters to the homes of Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration demanding they preserve documents related to the controversial tax break program they are investigating, a move which could signal a lawsuit in the near future. In response, Jim Walden, counsel for Murphy’s Tax Break Task Force, lambasted the move ...

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Murphy seeks state BOE member resignation following racial comments

The governor was the latest state official seeking the resignation of State Board of Education member Jack Fornaro, following racially charged comments he allegedly made to Paterson school officials at a board meeting earlier this month. “My administration is committed to fostering a learning environment where all students are welcome,” Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday in a statement. “I will ...

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Sweeney proposes ballot question to force Murphy’s hand on pension, health care reforms

The state Legislature’s top elected official formally rolled out long-awaited draft legislation for over two dozen bills collectively termed the “Path to Progress” proposals – aimed at cutting property taxes and reducing the state’s pension and health care liabilities. The Thursday afternoon move by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3rd District, just as budget talks pick up, could set up yet ...

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Murphy, lawmakers deny bad blood killed recreational marijuana vote

Gov. Phil Murphy disputed that any kind of bad blood between him and the senate president ultimately doomed efforts to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana. “He said to me privately on many occasions that he appreciated enormously my leadership and help on this,” Murphy said of Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3rd District, – his often-times political rival – at an unrelated ...

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Murphy’s EDA chair signals favorability to new incentives

In a phone interview with NJBIZ, Kevin Quinn, the newly appointed chair of the Economic Development Authority's board of directors suggested his partiality toward “what’s more consistent with what the governor has started about the focus on how we create an innovation economy, which almost by definition will focus on small to medium-sized businesses.”

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