Jim Whelan

Big Changes in Trenton
Five veteran state senators have announced they’re not seeking re-election this year, adding another layer of change coming to Trenton on top of an open-seat governor’s race.
Sen. Diane Allen Retiring
Sen. Diane Allen, citing health issues, is retiring from the state Senate at the end of her current term, the latest in a line of veteran lawmakers opting not to seek re-election.
Rebuilding The State House
The state treasurer says it would be a waste of money to limit the Statehouse project to essential repairs. A senator says he'll go to court if the plan isn't changed.
Mazzeo Announces Candidacy
Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo has announced that he will be running for the 2nd District state senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Jim Whelan this fall.
Gun Permit Expansion
Gov. Chris Christie says serious threats should suffice in qualifying for a concealed-carry permit, even without a specific threat. Senators are voting to say no.

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