Local Politics

Murphy talks marijuana
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
March 20, 2019 - 2:35 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced there still isn’t enough legislative support to legalize recreational marijuana even as a vote has been scheduled for next week.
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Sheldon Silver
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
March 14, 2019 - 6:05 pm
A federal appeals court says former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free while it decides the merits of his appeal of his public corruption conviction.
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Phil Murphy
© Amy Newman/NorthJersey.com
March 12, 2019 - 5:02 pm
The man accused of raping a woman before securing a high-paying job in the Murphy administration testified before state lawmakers Tuesday claiming he does not know who hired him.
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Phil Murphy
© Amy Newman/NorthJersey.com
March 06, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday met with legislators and state transportation leaders to highlight critical investments that his proposed budget will invest in New Jersey Transit.
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9/11 first responders
© Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News
March 05, 2019 - 6:00 am
The effort to re-authorize the compensation fund for victims of the terror attacks on September 11th has support coming from both sides of the Hudson River.
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Gun control
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
March 04, 2019 - 7:08 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Democrat-controlled New York state Legislature has passed legislation that requires gun owners to keep firearms in a locked cabinet or equipped with a trigger-locking device if someone under 16 is in the home. The Assembly and Senate passed the legislation Monday, five weeks...
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Scott Stringer
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March 01, 2019 - 3:36 pm
Comptroller Scott Stringer announced Friday that he will be looking into a city program that has spent nearly $1 billion without any details.
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Council Speaker Corey Johnson
John McCarten/City Council
February 28, 2019 - 6:55 pm
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson wants New York City to have a greater voice in the congestion pricing plan proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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AMTRAK
MCT
February 28, 2019 - 4:06 pm
Two local congressmen are leading an effort to create a “doomsday” plan in the event that one of the two North River Tunnels is shut down beneath to Hudson River.
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Bob Menendez
Mitsu Yasukawa/Northjersey.com
February 27, 2019 - 5:50 pm
President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met privately on Wednesday as they kicked off their nuclear summit in Vietnam, but some lawmakers are worried he is not prepared for such negotiations.
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