Public outcry derailed legislative attempts to extend Gov. Murphy's sweeping pandemic powers last month, so legislative leaders are banning the public from having any say on the matter when it comes up for a vote later today.
A new report from the State Commission of Investigation called "The Beat Goes On and On" finds many towns continue to allow municipal employees to cash out with huge checks for unused sick and vacation time.
The political infighting among Democrats who firmly control both houses of the legislature and the governor’s office is likely to continue and even intensify, especially over the issue of affordability.
Under intense pressure from the legislature’s top Democrats, Gov. Phil Murphy in his budget address Tuesday won't propose any broad-based tax increases for Fiscal Year 2020, according to sources with knowledge of the negotiations.