POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Sen. Weinberg discusses NDAs, elections and lame duck legislative priorities

BY Brenda Flanagan, Senior Correspondent |

In a recent interview with NJTV News Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan, Sen. Loretta Weinberg discussed her letter to Gov. Murphy requesting his release of campaign staff members from non-disclosure agreements.

Weinberg says that while the governor signed a bill outlawing non-disclosure agreements for sexual harassment and assault, she has not gotten a reply to the letter from Murphy.

“It seems to me to be a little ingenuous [sic] that there are non-disclosure agreements out there for women who worked in his campaign,” said Weinberg. “And the idea that the campaign, once it’s over, has some proprietary things they should keep a secret — I mean, the campaign is the campaign, the voters are the voters — so I can’t think of anything that should be kept secret of campaign strategy …”

As for the upcoming state Assembly election, the Democratic majority leader says that while most of the focus seems to be on the presidential election in 2020, it’s important that New Jerseyans don’t neglect local elections happening next month. She imagines that New Jersey will stay a blue state once the dust clears and potentially even pick up a few more seats.

Weinberg also shares her thoughts on expungement, an increase in the millionaire’s tax and EDA corporate tax breaks.

Watch part one: Sen. Weinberg gives insight into Sweeney’s select committee investigating NJ Transit