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Murphy, Ciattarelli to debate Sept. 28, Oct. 12 in gov race

Aug. 25, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican rival Jack Ciattarelli will go head to head in two debates in late September and mid-October while their running mates will clash once, New Jersey election officials announced Wednesday. Murphy and...

Gov. Murphy departing NJ for vacation to Italy

Aug. 10, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy was set to depart New Jersey Tuesday headed for a family vacation in Italy, his office said. Murphy, who, owns a house in central Italy, expects to return Aug. 19. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver will serve as acting governor while Murphy...

Ex-senator, TV anchor Allen is Ciattarelli's running mate

Aug. 03, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has chosen former state Senator and one-time Philadelphia TV news anchor Diane Allen to be his running mate. Ciattarelli, a former Assembly member, is set to officially name Allen as...

No bear hunt in 2021 as required management policy expires

Jul. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There will be no black bear hunt in New Jersey this fall for the first time in more than a decade, due to a lack of a bear management policy required to conduct the hunt. The state Division of Fish and Wildlife posted on its website that the...

Nikki Haley endorses NJ GOP gov candidate Jack Ciattarelli

Jul. 09, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former U.N. ambassador and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley endorsed New Jersey GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli on Friday. Haley will attend a fundraiser for Ciattarelli on Sunday, according to the candidate's campaign. ...

New Jersey apologizes for historic targeting of LGBTQ bars

Jun. 29, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Calling New Jersey's history of of suspending or revoking liquor licenses at bars that served LGBTQ patrons an “ugly moment" in the state's past, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal formally apologized on Tuesday. Grewal, the state's top law...