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New Jersey

  1. education
    ‘I Want to Meet My Teacher’A war over reopening schools has upended the progressive politics of the New Jersey suburbs.
  2. power
    The Karen Next DoorA white woman calls the police on her Black neighbors. Six months later, they still share a property line.
  3. 2020 elections
    Which House Races Still Aren’t Called?A narrowed Democratic margin in the House could swell or shrink as the last four races are eventually called.
  4. bleep
    Most Jersey Reporter Ever Tells Trump Supporter to ‘Buzz Off’ on Live TVBut it sounded like ‘F— Off.’ Really it did.
  5. extreme weather
    Isaias Wreaks Havoc on Northeast, Leaving Millions Without PowerThe powerful storm left more than 3 million without power, tornadoes were reported in at least five states, and at least five people were killed.
  6. vision 2020
    Kanye West Is Trying to Get on the Ballot in Wisconsin, a Crucial Swing StateHis unorthodox presidential campaign is also collecting signatures in Ohio, Arkansas, and West Virginia, but its earlier efforts face legal scrutiny.
  7. crime
    Everything We Know About the Shooting at a Federal Judge’s Home in New JerseyThe son of Judge Esther Salas was killed by an anti-feminist activist who was later found dead by apparent suicide.
  8. coronavirus
    NJ Governor Requests Expertise of 6 People Who Still Know COBOLWhy the effort to mitigate the coronavirus now means mobilizing coders who still know the decades-old programming language.
  9. trump impeachment
    New Jersey Congressman’s Staff Resigns Ahead of Expected Party SwitchJeff Van Drew is an anti-impeachment Democrat, for now.
  10. crime
    Everything We Know About the Jersey City ShootingThe FBI is treating Tuesday’s deadly attack on a kosher market as an act of domestic terrorism and a hate crime.
  11. the future issue
    In 2029, IRL Retail Will Live Only Inside Amusement ParksCan shopping malls rise again if they get fun?
  12. elections of 2019
    Off-Year Election Preview: Is It All About Partisanship?Unpopular Republicans struggle to win governorships in red Kentucky and Mississippi, while partisan tides help Democrats in Virginia.
  13. marijuana legalization
    Excellent Weed Legalization Bill Dies in New Jersey SenateThe bill would have wiped away the criminal records of low-level drug offenders and guaranteed licenses to small, minority-owned businesses.
  14. commuting
    This Holland Tunnel Décor Is Driving People NutsAn extremely frustrated commuter took a stand against the Port Authority’s questionable décor.
  15. 2018 midterms
    Robert Menendez Is Testing New Jersey’s Tolerance for SleazeDespite lurid corruption charges, the Democrat is still favored to win his Senate race. But will voters have last-minute doubts?
  16. 2018 midterms
    Why New Jersey’s Menendez Could Be Democrats’ Midterm Achilles’ HeelNew Jersey is a very blue state, but Bob Menendez is in some peril against a deep-pocketed opponent after a long corruption trial.
  17. 2018 midterms
    House GOP Runs High Risk in California, New Jersey, New York With Tax Bill 2.0A lot of competitive House races are in the three states where loss of the SALT deduction really made suburban swing voters mad.
  18. criminal justice reform
    California Abolishes Cash Bail Despite Criticism From Left and RightSome conservatives warn abolishing cash bail will cause a crime wave, while some liberals fear judges will just lock defendants up with no recourse.
  19. taxes
    Feds Crack Down on Blue-State Workarounds of Trump Tax Reform Deduction LimitsIt’s part of an ongoing GOP effort to hit coastal “elites” with the bill for reducing high-end taxes. But blue states are still trying to fight back.
  20. the law
    Why the Supreme Court Just Opened the Doors to Legal Sports Betting in AmericaIt has a lot to do with the Tenth Amendment.
  21. ‘Pooperintendent’ Found Defecating on New Jersey High School TrackAfter finding human feces on the track nearly every day, school officials discovered that the local schools superintendent was leaving it behind.
  22. Chris Christie Sticks It to New Jersey One Last Time With Pricey PortraitThe ex-governor’s official portrait will cost three times more than the last three gubernatorial portraits combined.
  23. Menendez’s Popularity Bounces Back After Corruption Charges DroppedThe recently embattled New Jersey senator now looks like a heavy favorite for reelection.
  24. The Anti-Trump Movement Has Already Made Profound Progressive ChangeProgressives have revolutionized criminal justice in Philadelphia, and are on the cusp of passing a long list of vital reforms in Washington state.
  25. The GOP House Exodus Continues: New Jersey’s Frelinghuysen RetiringFacing the toughest challenge of his career, the scion of one of America’s longest political dynasties is headed for the exit.
  26. Justice Department to Retry Senator Menendez in Corruption CaseThis complicates his reelection plans.
  27. New Jersey Governor Vows to Legalize Weed, Cuomo Promises to Think About ItPhil Murphy pledged to legalize weed in his inauguration speech. Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo announced the formation of a panel to study the issue.
  28. High-Tax States Designing Workarounds to Blunt GOP Tax Bill ImpactIn C.A., N.Y., and N.J., Democratic pols are designing “charitable contribution” schemes to maintain federal tax breaks eliminated by Trump bill.
  29. Chris Christie’s Hard-Earned Unpopularity Is His Most Enduring LegacyChris Christie thinks the failure of his presidential campaign tanked his popularity back home. It’s more like the other way around.
  30. Thanks to GOP Tax Bill, Homeowners Rushing to Prepay Property Taxes Before 2018New restrictions on the deductibility of local property taxes are driving many homeowners to pay early and get the deduction one more time.
  31. Chris Christie Didn’t Fetch McDonald’s for Donald Trump. Or Did He?An ex–Trump aide made up the story to embarrass the governor.
  32. Blue-State Republican Revolt Over Tax Bill Could Come Back to Haunt GOPThe House tax bill passed easily, but Republicans from three high-tax states voting no could cause problems down the road.
  33. Mistrial in New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez’s Corruption TrialThe lawmaker was accused of trading political favors for lavish gifts and campaign donations.
  34. Democrats Gain State Government ‘Trifectas’ in New Jersey and WashingtonIn what could be an appetizer for 2018, Democrats began chipping away at GOP dominance of state governments.
  35. New Jersey Election Preview: Dems Quietly on the Road to a Unified GovernmentThe intense unpopularity of both Chris Christie and Donald Trump in New Jersey made a Democratic victory this year inevitable.
  36. Race-Baiting 2017 GOP Campaigns Could Infect the 2018 ElectionsThe racist campaigns the GOP is running in Virginia and New Jersey could spread everywhere next year.
  37. House Narrowly Passes Budget, But Trouble’s Ahead on TaxesThe very close vote shows that the SALT deduction issue is a serious problem.
  38. New Polls Show Crazy End to 2017 Elections Is PossibleThe GOP is threatening to win in newly blue Virginia, while a Democrat is doing well in deep-red Alabama. Clear lessons from 2017 may be hard to find.
  39. jesus christie
    Chris Christie Didn’t Lose Potential Sports-Radio Job, He QuitFollowing a report that WFAN isn’t interested in having him replace Mike Francesa, Christie countered that he took himself out of the running.
  40. Lawmaker Trolls Christie With Bill Allowing Public to Rent Beach HouseOne Democrat in Trenton wants to make sure Beachgate stays in the news.
  41. Chris Christie Auditioning for WFAN Sports Talk-Radio Gig Next WeekCan Chris from Trenton replace Mike Francesa, the Sports Pope?
  42. the garden state
    Christie Staying at Governor’s Beach House in Closed Park During State ShutdownChristie claimed he “didn’t get any sun” personally, but photos show him sitting on the beach with his family.
  43. new jersey
    Christie Shuts Down New Jersey Government, State Beaches and Parks ClosedThanks to a budget standoff, we’ll soon find out if the governor’s 15 percent approval rating can drop any lower.
  44. The Democrats’ Losing Streak Will Likely End in NovemberThe party needs a win in a nationally significant and competitive contest. There is still hope this year.
  45. Chris Christie on His Record-Low Approval Rating: ‘Who Cares?’“You guys care much more about that stuff than I do,” he told reporters.
  46. Front-runners Murphy and Guadagno Win New Jersey Gubernatorial PrimaryDemocrat Phil Murphy drowned his primary opponents in money, and begins the general election as the favorite over Christie protégé Kim Guadagno.
  47. New Jersey’s Forgotten Governor’s RacePrimary voting in the contest to replace Chris Christie takes place on Tuesday — not that it’s getting much notice.
  48. The Last of the New Jersey BondsmenFor criminal-justice advocates, bail reform has been a long sought victory; but for people like Ron Olszowy, it means the loss of a way of life.
  49. breakfast
    Christie and Cuomo Have Discreet Breakfast Meeting at New Jersey DinerWhat were they chatting about “huddled at the back” of the Tick Tock?
  50. Will GOP Punish California and New York by Killing Their Favorite Tax Deduction?Conservatives hate the federal deduction for state and local income tax. But killing it might annoy Empire State Republicans, including the president.
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