Transportation Nominee Clears Senate Gauntlet


A nominee for the office of the commissioner of transportation cleared a Senate committee today in a unanimous vote Thursday, minutes after the news broke that his predecessor Jamie Fox would be facing bribery charges from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. JT Aregood, PolitickerNJ Read more

By |July 18th, 2016|Trenton|1 Comment

Questions in the Aftermath of the U.S. Attorney’s Charge Against Fox


The man who was once supposed to solve New Jersey’s state Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) crisis just ate a complaint by the U.S. Attorney’s Office as the state’s TTF fund decays, with a deal only now apparently in the offing. Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJRead more

By |July 18th, 2016|Trenton|0 Comments

N.J. Democrats Dismayed by Fox’s Legal Plight


Democrats in the political world gasped at the news earlier today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office had charged alleged go-between Jamie Fox in connection with David Samson’s United Airlines debacle. Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

By |July 18th, 2016|Trenton|0 Comments

NJ Starts Collecting More From Lottery Winners


A retooled income-tax withholding policy for lottery jackpots just went into effect at the beginning of the month in New Jersey that should help the state collect more money upfront from those winning big payouts. John Reitmeyer, NJSpotlight Read more

By |July 14th, 2016|Trenton|0 Comments

Gas tax vote postponed


Fill ‘er up – for now. The Senate isn’t expected to take any action on either of the proposed bills that would raise the state’s gasoline tax by 23 cents overnight. If legislators passed and Christie signed a gasoline tax bill on Thursday, gasoline that costs $2.06 per gallon would have cost $2.29 per gallon […]

By |July 1st, 2016|Trenton|1 Comment

Gas tax? Pensions? What may happen on another crazy day at N.J. Statehouse

By Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for
on June 30, 2016 at 7:00 AM, updated June 30, 2016 at 7:27 AM

TRENTON — Four days after a marathon session that didn’t end until after midnight, the state Legislature on Thursday could be in for another crazy day.

Here is a look at what state lawmakers may […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Trenton|1 Comment

Assembly Approves Pension Funding Amendment


The constitutional amendment requiring quarterly pension payments to public employees (ACR109) was passed by the New Jersey Assembly on Monday. Alyana Alfaro, PolitickerNJ Read more

By |June 28th, 2016|Trenton|10 Comments

Senate Re-ups Controversial Judge Escandon 22-9


The Senate this afternoon voted in favor of the reappointment of Paul Escandon of Monmouth to a superior court judgeship, over the objections of state Senator Gerald Cardinale (R-39) of Bergen County. Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

By |June 25th, 2016|Trenton|1 Comment

Scutari to Lead Delegation to Colorado on Pot Fact-finder


“Go west, young man,” were those inimitable words attributed to Horace Greeley unheeded in the Garden State by generations of swampland denizens content to dig in by the docks. Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

By |June 22nd, 2016|Trenton|1 Comment