TRENTON — A long-simmering intraparty fight among Democrats in New Jersey has turned into an open civil war, pitting the state’s political novice governor against an old-school political boss who has ruled for more than two decades — and potentially reordering the political landscape in what’s become a national Democratic stronghold. The protagonists come from very different wings of New Jersey’s political sphere: Gov. Phil Murphy, a 61-year-old former Goldman Sachs executive and Obama appointee who succeeded Republican Gov. Chris Christie nearly 18 months ago pledging to clean up New Jersey government, and George Norcross, a wealthy 63-year-old insurance executive who is the state’s most powerful unelected official — and whose political wrath is so feared he has taken on an almost mythical status in Jersey circles.Story Continued Below Now the governor has launched an unprecedented public attack on Norcross, who has nearly uncontested control … [Read more...] about Governor’s feud with party boss rocks New Jersey politics
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Elise Young, Bloomberg Published 7:57 am PST, Monday, March 4, 2019 Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey speaks to the media after a tour of the North River Tunnel at Pennsylvania Station in New York on Jan. 28, 2019. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey speaks to the media after a tour of the North River Tunnel at Pennsylvania Station in New York on Jan. 28, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Sangsuk Sylvia Kang. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Sangsuk Sylvia Kang. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey speaks to the media after a tour of the North River Tunnel at Pennsylvania Station in New York on Jan. 28, 2019. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey speaks to the media after a tour of the North River Tunnel at Pennsylvania … [Read more...] about New Jersey’s budget mess is getting even worse
New Jersey elected officials have six months to decide whether to renew the state’s generous tax-incentive program, which has approved $8 billion in tax credits since 2010 but failed to lure Amazon to Newark. Two of the state’s biggest tax-credit programs, including one that provides tax breaks to companies that promise to create jobs, are set to expire in June. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, has criticized big-ticket incentive packages and proposed restructuring and capping tax-credit awards.... … [Read more...] about Clock Running Out on New Jersey’s Corporate Tax Credits
Democrat Josh Gottheimer will defeat Republican Scott Garrett in New Jersey’s 5th District, The Associated Press projects. Gottheimer led Garrett, 51 percent to 47 percent, with 97 percent of precincts reporting. [Election Results 2016] Coming into Election Day, this traditionally Republican district was rated Tilts Democrat by The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call. Democrats made Garrett a top target this year, with the Democratic super PAC House Majority PAC debuting its first general election ad of the year here. Democrats seized on comments Garrett made last year about not paying his National Republican Congressional Committee dues out of protest of the committee’s support for gay candidates. In one brutal ad called “Dixie,” HMP suggested that Garrett was a better fit for Alabama than northern New Jersey. [Don’t Blame Trump for These Imperiled Republicans] Garrett’s comments … [Read more...] about Republican Scott Garrett Defeated in New Jersey’s 5th District
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByArun Venugopal Aug. 14, 2018 In the 1980s, when Sikh immigrants from India began arriving in New Jersey in significant numbers, they lacked a proper house of worship, so they set up a tent on a patch of dirt and began to pray. Much has changed since then. The tent in Glen Rock, a town in northern New Jersey, has been replaced by an imposing gurudwara, or temple, with a red brick facade and white domes. The congregation that once comprised 10 families now has hundreds of families drawn from across New Jersey and New York, two states that have among the largest populations of Sikhs in the country. Today, after a long history of dealing with bigotry, Sikhs have begun to acquire power. The worshipers in Glen Rock include Gurbir Grewal, New Jersey’s attorney general, and Ravi Bhalla, the mayor of … [Read more...] about Their First Temple Was a Tent. Now Sikhs Walk New Jersey’s Halls of Power.