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Author Archives: Daniel J. Munoz

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

Gov. Phil Murphy tours Indiegrove in Jersey City and announces New Vision for State’s Tax Incentive Programs on Jan. 16, 2019.

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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