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Newark City Council President LaMonica McIver wins special primary for New Jersey US House seat

Jul. 16, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newark City Council President LaMonica McIver has won the special House Democratic primary to succeed the late Donald Payne Jr. in Congress. McIver emerged victorious Tuesday amid a crowded field to succeed Payne, who died in April after serving in the House...

Sen. Bob Menendez guilty of taking bribes in cash and gold and acting as Egypt's foreign agent

Jul. 16, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez was convicted of all charges Tuesday in a sweeping corruption trial in which he was accused of accepting bribes of gold and cash from three New Jersey businessmen and acting as an agent for the Egyptian government. A jury in Manhattan...

What happens to Sen. Bob Menendez's seat after his conviction?

Jul. 16, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez on Tuesday became one of just a handful of U.S. senators to be convicted of a crime while in office — and the first ever found guilty of being an agent of a foreign government — raising questions about whether he will be able to serve out...

Actor Matthew McConaughey tells governors he is still mulling future run for political office

Jul. 12, 2024 15:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey continued to tease he might run for political office to a room full of governors Friday, joshing about drinking his brand of tequila with at least one of them the night before and taking advice from another to be himself if he ever does run. ...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in New Jersey's special congressional primary

Jul. 12, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats running to replace the late U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. will go before voters Tuesday in a crowded and contentious special congressional primary where three candidates survived legal challenges to have them removed from the ballot. The winner will...

Money issues may sink proposed New Jersey branch of acclaimed Paris museum. Mayor blames politics

Jul. 03, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say financial concerns spurred state lawmakers to rescind $24 million in funding for a planned outpost of Paris’ acclaimed Pompidou Center in Jersey City. But the city's mayor said he believes his deteriorating relationship with Gov. Phil Murphy led...

Biden makes appeals to donors as concerns persist over his presidential debate performance

Jun. 29, 2024 21:49 PM EDT

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — President Joe Biden looked to recapture his mojo and reassured donors at a Saturday fundraiser that he is fully up to the challenge of beating Donald Trump. “I didn’t have a great night, but I’m going to be fighting harder,” Biden told attendees at the...

New Jersey governor signs budget boosting taxes on companies making over $10 million

Jun. 29, 2024 08:18 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed a $56.6 billion budget moments before midnight Friday, hiking taxes on high-earning corporations to help the state's transit agency while spending billions on education and other programs. The Democrat-led...

New Jersey passes budget that boosts taxes on companies making over $10 million

Jun. 28, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Legislature passed a $56.6 billion budget on Friday that hikes taxes on high-earning corporations, sending the measure to Gov. Phil Murphy, who's expected to sign it. Lawmakers were two days ahead of their constitutionally set...

A closer look at what's in New Jersey's proposed $56.6 billion budget, from taxes to spending

Jun. 27, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are poised to send a $56.6 billion fiscal year 2025 budget to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy this week, hiking taxes on high-earning businesses and funding for many state services and programs. The annual spending plan is expected to get...