Gov + Legislature

N.J.’s part-time legislature exposes state to abuse. It’s not likely to change.

BY: - July 28, 2021

In early 2003, reports accusing a top member of the New Jersey Legislature of overbilling municipalities where he served as an attorney began to emerge in the press. They charged that co-Senate President John Bennett sent duplicate bills to Marlboro Township, which his law firm represented. The saga saw party support ebb from Bennett and […]

Election officials warm to N.J. early voting mandate, but worries persist

BY: - July 28, 2021

Election officials are marching toward early voting in this year’s general election with growing confidence, though a slew of technological concerns and some worries over funding remain. Gov. Phil Murphy in March signed a bill creating a nine-day period of early in-person voting preceding each general election, with shorter windows for primaries. The legislation, a […]