There's still no budget deal five days before the deadline. Assembly leadership stressed their priorities Monday, but Murphy says that the Legislature's budget includes $855 million of "phantom ...
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The Legislature passed a budget Thursday night that Gov. Murphy has said he will veto, setting up a contentious final week of budget negotiations.
Gov. Phil Murphy spent the day huddling with Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin trying to find a compromise.
Murphy highlighted why his version of the budget is the best for the state's education.
The struggle between the two top Democrats in Trenton is seen now as personal.
Senate President Steve Sweeney says he's passing a budget even though the governor threatened to veto it in its current form.
While Murphy favors a millionaire's tax to raise revenues, the Senate president and Assembly speaker plan to deliver a budget with an increased corporate business tax instead.
After spending 22 years in the state Legislature, Reed Gusciora was elected the mayor of Trenton.
Sweeney and Coughlin call Murphy's taxes a last resort, and Murphy calls Coughlin's tax amnesty a last resort.
Several hundred gun control advocates and others turned out to witness Gov. Phil Murphy signing six gun control bills into law.
Murphy's visit came at a time when he's arm wrestling with legislative leaders over tax hikes.
The number of anti-Semitic incidents rose 32 percent in New Jersey last year.
Sen. Bob Menendez won the democratic primary, but a relatively unknown challenger garnered almost 40 percent of the vote, calling support for the senator into question. In District 11, front-runners ...
State budget negotiations appeared to break down last week amid persistent reports of acrimony between Senate President Steve Sweeney and Gov. Phil Murphy. But Monday, Sweeney today maintained that ...
Ironically, that came at the same time as The Associated Press reported that Egyptian mediators had negotiated a cease-fire between the Palestinians in Gaza and the Israeli government.