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Murphy defends assault claim handling, but orders review

Oct. 15, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday defended his administration's handling of a state worker's sexual assault allegation against a man who went on to work for him. Murphy vowed to launch an investigation after Katie Brennan's allegations surfaced Sunday in the Wall Street Journal, he...

NJ minimum wage going up 25 cents in 2019 to $8.85

Oct. 12, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's minimum wage is going up by a quarter to $8.85 an hour Jan. 1, the Democratic Murphy administration said Friday. The state calculates whether the rate needs to be adjusted each fall by reviewing consumer price index data, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce...

Alec Baldwin vows to break the talk show model by going deep

Oct. 12, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When his new talk show premieres Sunday night, don't expect Alec Baldwin to get overly political. The 60-year old actor plans to leave that on the set of "Saturday Night Live" with his occasional impersonations of President Donald Trump. "The Trump thing is just silly. Nothing we do on...

Battered by Sandy, New Jersey plans against sea level rise

Oct. 9, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is working on a plan to better protect its coast and inland waterways from the effects of sea level rise and severe storms. The state Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday it will seek input from residents, businesses and coastal sciences over the next...

The Situation gets 8-month sentence in federal tax case

Oct. 5, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, whose abs became famous on the hit reality show "Jersey Shore," was sentenced Friday to eight months in prison for cheating on his taxes. A federal judge sentenced the star shortly after his brother, Marc Sorrentino, received a two-year sentence on a...

New Jersey rolls out $425M film tax credit sequel

Oct. 5, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

CRESSKILL, N.J. (AP) — Crews filming a new NBC spy thriller at a palatial suburban home were greeted Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy, who stopped by to say a New Jersey production tax credit is up and running. Murphy, a first-year Democratic governor, and the Democrat-led Legislature approved the new tax credit...

Judge allows NJ case against drugmaker to advance

Oct. 3, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey court is allowing most of the state's lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin to move forward. Superior Court Judge Thomas Moore dismissed a public nuisance claim against Purdue Pharma. But he's allowing other the state's case to move forward. The state attorney general...

Murphy unveils plan to attract business to New Jersey

Oct. 1, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday unveiled a proposal he says could jump-start the state's lagging economy by auctioning off tax credits to attract private venture capital investment and to overhaul how the state doles out tax incentives. Murphy delivered the speech at ON3, a...

Murphy to push for economic 'master plan' in lagging NJ

Sep. 29, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he will put forward an economic "master plan" during a speech Monday on the state's laggard economy. In an interview with The Associated Press, Murphy said the state needs to reverse downward-trending wages and employment growth figures, as well as the...

83-year-old lawmaker: I was groped, kissed as a young teen

Sep. 28, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An 83-year-old New Jersey state senator revealed Friday that she was groped and forcibly kissed by a visitor in her home when she was just a girl. Sen. Loretta Weinberg said she never told anyone about it until now. "I posted because this is how women and girls have been treated for...