Tag Archives: New Jersey

New Jersey AG Subpoenas Trump Inaugural Records

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending draws mounting scrutiny. The committee said Friday that it is in contact with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, which issued …

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Chris Christie Floats Wife For Possible 2020 House Run

The New Jersey Globe reports: Former Gov. Chris Christie is touting his wife as a potential challenger to Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) in New Jersey’s 11th district next year. Christie launched the trial balloon at a book signing Tuesday night at The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. “Listen, the state would be incredibly lucky if Mary Pat Christie …

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New Jersey Gov Signs Bill Mandating That Contributions Of LGBT People Be Included Public School Curriculum

Via press release: Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a law requiring Boards of Education to include instruction, and adopt instructional materials, that accurately portray political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. This law would require that LGBTQ Americans, as well as Americans with disabilities, are included and recognized for …

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Chris Christie Hints At Future Run For President

The Palm Springs Desert Sun reports: Chris Christie is making it clear that his political ambitions are far from over. One week before his book “Let Me Finish” hits shelves, the former New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate gave a broad and crowd-pleasing speech Tuesday evening in Indian Wells that covered his past and possible future. Christie did not …

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Drone Sightings Halt Flights At Newark Airport [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: The Federal Aviation Administration temporarily halted flights at Newark Liberty International Airport after a drone sighting. The civilian aircraft was spotted north of the New Jersey hub at an altitude of 3,500 feet, FAA spokesman Greg Martin said Tuesday. The U.S. government last week unveiled a long-awaited set of proposals to dramatically expand civilian drone flights while also …

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New Jersey To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 By 2024

The New Jersey Advance reports: New Jersey’s Democratic governor and legislative leaders have reached a highly anticipated agreement to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour for most workers by 2024. Under the deal, many workers would see their wages rise gradually to a $15 an hour, though some, including those employed by small businesses with five or …

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NEW JERSEY: State AG Investigates Trump’s Golf Club For Allegedly Providing Fake Green Cards To Staffers

The New York Post reports: Anibal Romero, a Newark attorney who represents several undocumented immigrants who used to work at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, said Friday he recently met with investigators from the state attorney general’s office and handed over fraudulent green cards and Social Security numbers that management at the club allegedly procured and gave his …

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New Jersey Attorney General Probes Racial Harassment Claims By Trump’s Undocumented Golf Club Staffers

The New York Daily News reports: New Jersey’s top law enforcement agency is looking into claims of widespread harassment and immigration fraud at President Trump’s Garden State golf club after several former and current housekeepers alleged racially-charged mistreatment, the Daily News has learned. Anibal Romero, a Newark-based attorney, said Friday the state attorney general’s office recently reached out to him …

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NEW JERSEY: College Nixes On-Campus Chick-Fil-A

NBC News reports: A New Jersey college asked its students what new restaurant they wanted on campus — but then took Chick-fil-A off the menu. Rider University, a private university in central New Jersey, polled students in the spring about what franchise they would like to see on campus. The results showed a preference for Chick-fil-A, which boasts the slogan …

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NEW JERSEY: Democrat Andy Kim Flips US House Seat

The Associated Press reports: Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) lost his seat to Democratic challenger Andy Kim on Wednesday, resulting in a near-wipeout for the GOP in the state. With MacArthur’s loss, Democrats successfully flipped four Republican seats in New Jersey in the midterm elections this year, some of which had been held by the GOP for decades. Kim, a former …

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New Jersey Gov Attends Wedding Of LGBT Activists

The Asbury Park Press reports: Wiping tears from their eyes, Christian Fuscarino and Aaron Williams exchanged their wedding vows Sunday in Trinity Episcopal Church before a gathering of friends, families and supporters that included Gov. Phil Murphy. Fuscarino, the 28-year-old executive director of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s leading advocacy group for LGBT people, and Williams, a 30-year-old U.S. Marine …

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NEW JERSEY: Menendez +15 In Final US Senate Poll

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: A shift by independent likely voters gives U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, the Democratic incumbent, a 55 – 40 percent lead over Bob Hugin, the Republican challenger in the New Jersey U.S. Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. Only 4 percent of likely voters remain undecided, and 6 percent of voters who …

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NEW JERSEY: Dem Gov Signs Law Making It Legal To Run For Senate And President At The Same Time

Politico reports: Let there be no doubt: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker can run for president and Senate at the same time. Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday signed a bill — unofficially dubbed “Cory’s Law” — that would clarify that a U.S. senator or member of the U.S. House from New Jersey can appear on the primary and general election ballots …

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NEW JERSEY: Pollster Moves Senate Race To Toss-Up

Axios reports: The New Jersey Senate race is now looking like a toss-up, according to the the Cook Political Report — a sign that Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez is in serious troubles after years of questions about his ethics. If Republicans pick up that seat, a Senate majority would be out of reach for the Democrats. Federal prosecutors dropped their …

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Booker “Unofficially” Launches 2020 WH Bid [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Just hours after casting a vote in one of the most contentious Supreme Court confirmation battles in history, Cory Booker stepped on stage in a packed Iowa conference hall and unofficially launched his 2020 campaign. Speaking before 1,500 energized Democrats at the party’s premier Fall Gala event, the New Jersey senator acknowledged their likely feelings of defeat and …

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Nation’s Oldest Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down

Courthouse News reports: The oldest nuclear power plant in the country will shut down later today, months earlier than scheduled and a decade before its license runs out. Located by the Jersey Shore, about 50 miles east of Philadelphia in Lacey Township, Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station went online on Dec. 1, 1969, and was granted the country’s first nuclear …

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New Jersey Police Chief Busted Buying Cocaine [VIDEO]

The North Jersey Record reports: Michael Coppola, the chief of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department, was arrested Thursday for allegedly buying cocaine and having it shipped to a Passaic County post office box, authorities said in a news release. Investigators believed Coppola was ordering drugs through the internet and having it delivered to the post office box, according to …

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NEW JERSEY: Radio Station Hosts Booted After Mocking Sikh State Attorney General As “Turban Man” [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: A pair of hosts on one of New Jersey’s top radio stations have been bounced from the airwaves after they mocked the state’s attorney general — who is a Sikh-American — as “turban man” on the air, the station said early Thursday. “You know the new attorney general? I’m never going to know his name, …

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New Jersey Suspends All Marijuana Prosecutions

NewJersey.com reports: In a move that will affect thousands of defendants and millions of residents, New Jersey’s attorney general has announced an immediate adjournment of all marijuana cases in municipal courts statewide until at least September. In a letter to prosecutors obtained exclusively by NJ Advance Media, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal wrote that he was asking “that all …

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NEW JERSEY: Woman Launches GoFundMe For Bail Should She Succeed In Destroying Trump Baby Blimp

The Asbury Park Press reports: Thousands have been raised to bring the viral sensation President Donald Trump baby balloon to New Jersey, but one Ocean County woman launched her own short-lived campaign to take it down — literally. Kathie Kitt Conklin started a GoFundMe page Thursday that stated her intention to pop the Trump baby balloon, and asked for donations …

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