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What’s the Right Amount of Pay for New Jersey Police Officers?

5-15-17
The median salary for roughly 19,000 municipal police officers in New Jersey was just over $105,000 in 2016.

Sen. Scutari Unveils Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in NJ

5-15-17
Sen. Nicholas Scutari unveiled a 60-page bill to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use in New Jersey, saying the state spends $127 million a year on enforcement efforts that don’t work.

Democrats Square Off in Gubernatorial Primary Debate

5-12-17
Jim Johnson, Ray Lesniak, Phil Murphy and John Wisniewski faced off in the NJTV/NJ Spotlight Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate. Murphy was a main focus of the other three candidates.

Sen. Gordon Talks Track Repairs at NY Penn Station

5-12-17
Sen. Bob Gordon was one of the elected officials who took a tour of the tracks leading to New York Penn Station to see why track work is so complicated. He opposes privatizing Penn Station, which Govs. Christie and Cuomo have called for.

Outrage Aimed at MacArthur in Town Hall Following AHCA Revival

5-11-17
Congressman Tom MacArthur heard outrage from citizens upset over the American Health Care Act at a town hall event.

Pallone to Introduce LIFT America Act to Upgrade Infrastructure

5-11-17
Rep. Frank Pallone is sponsoring the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America, or LIFT America Act. It would spend $70 billion in federal money over five years on various infrastructure projects.

Treasurer Details Plan to Dedicate Lottery Funds to Pensions

5-11-17
Treasurer Ford Scudder unveiled the details of a plan to make the $13.5 billion lottery enterprise now an asset of the pension system.

New Jersey Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate

5-11-17
NJTV News and NJ Spotlight provide the New Jersey Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate. Candidates Jim Johnson, Phil Murphy, Ray Lesniak and John Wisniewski participate.

Candidate Ciattarelli Takes NJ Transit, Outlines Five-Point Plan for Agency

5-10-17
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli rode an NJ Transit train from Secaucus Junction to New York Penn Station and back before holding a press conference where he outlined what he would do with the agency as governor.

State Democratic Party Chair Talks Gubernatorial Race

5-10-17
New Jersey Democratic Party Chairman John Currie supports Phil Murphy for governor and believes a Democrat will become governor in November.