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Murphy warns boosted school aid plan rests on new revenues

Jun. 20, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday warned that a plan worked out with lawmakers to boost school aid hinges on a budget deal that has "sustainable" revenues, ratcheting up rhetoric just a day before fellow Democrats are set to vote on their own spending plan. Murphy, a Democrat,...

Gov. Phil Murphy, top lawmakers butt heads over budget

Jun. 18, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the state's top two lawmakers clashed over competing budgets on Monday, with a deadline to enact the roughly $37 billion spending plan approaching at the end of the month. Murphy said he would veto any proposal sent to his desk that had...

Diversity is 'crap'? Candidate says context is key

Jun. 16, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Republican running for an open U.S. House seat recorded in a video saying "diversity is a bunch of crap" and later criticized by Democrats, including Gov. Phil Murphy, and Republicans says it was taken out of context and that it's "un-American" to use diversity as a...

Top lawmaker at odds with NJ governor over budget

Jun. 15, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A top New Jersey lawmaker said Friday he will advance a budget that substitutes Gov. Phil Murphy's proposed income and sales tax increases for a surcharge on businesses while adding millions of dollars more in other spending. Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney said he would...

Governor signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

Jun. 13, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Wednesday enacted a half-dozen new gun control laws, tightening its already strict statutes as advocates applauded and critics questioned whether they will achieve their aims. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation in Trenton alongside Democratic legislative...

Report: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opens law firm

Jun. 11, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has started a new chapter in his post-political life. Christie has opened a new law firm and returned to the trade that helped launch his career as an elected official. The Christie Law Firm was registered with the state Office of Attorney Ethics...

Murphy flouting voters' will on Exxon settlement, groups say

Jun. 9, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is flouting a voter-approved ballot measure that says cash from natural resources legal settlements must be used for pollution cleanup by proposing to use much of a $225 million settlement with Exxon to plug a general fund gap, say environmental advocates...

Primary candidate wins race for position he wasn't seeking

Jun. 7, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

MENDHAM, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey college professor lost his bid for U.S. Congress on Tuesday — only to learn a successful write-in campaign chose him as the Democratic nominee for mayor of the town where former Republican Gov. Chris Christie lives. Mark Washburne says it was a nice surprise after...

A look at key races in Alabama's primary ballot

Jun. 6, 2018 2:49 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in an array of races. Aside from the governor's campaign, here are some of the other key races: ___ ATTORNEY GENERAL Republican appointee Steve Marshall, a former Marshall County district attorney, will face off against former...

The Latest: Edwards, Thomason in runoff in Civil Appeals

Jun. 6, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times local): 1:25 a.m. In the race for one spot on the five-member Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Alabama Tax Court Judge Christy Edwards of Montgomery and Baldwin County Circuit Judge Michelle Manley Thomason are headed for a runoff...