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Q&A: How Governor-Elect Murphy Can Lead a Successful Transition

November 15, 2017

How New Jersey’s incoming governor handles the next several weeks can “make or break his first year in office,” according to Rutgers experts.

Fortunately, Governor-elect Phil Murphy can turn to Rutgers University-New Brunswick and its Eagleton Center on the American Governor for guidance on how to make the most of the crucial period leading up to ...

Coalition-Led Ballot Question Approved, Safeguarding Pollution Settlements

NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers.

The measure was declared passed with 69 percent support.

“By approving Ballot Question 2, voters created a ‘lock ...

NJ Election 2017: Incumbents Sweep in New Brunswick

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - The Democrats have come out ahead in the county-wide freeholder and state legislature races. Here are the numbers below.

Sen. Bob Smith easily defeated his Republican challenger, Daryl Kipnis, with 71 percent of the vote. Smith, of Piscataway, received 27,235 votes throughout the 17th Legislative District, compared to 10,976 for his challenger to earn another four-year term in ...

Murphy convincingly wins NJ governor's campaign that ran through New Brunswick

ASBURY PARK, NJ - The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. 

"My prayers have been answered," said Slaughter on Tuesday night inside the Asbury Park Convention ...

​New Brunswick Voters Prepare for What's Next​

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  -​On Tuesday, November 7, ​every seat in the State Legislature was up for grabs, and the eight​-​year reign of ​Gov. Chris Christie ​has reached its sunset.

For some, that means a sense of uncertainty; not knowing what the future will hold and not sure how much control they’ll have over it.

Others have looked at the elections with hope and ...

Here's a rundown of everything you need to know heading into the polls

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With ​just hours until New Jersey decides on its next governor, TAPinto New Brunswick wants​ to make sure you head into the polls with everything you need to know.

​Besides the race for governor, ​many seats at the county and state level are up for grabs, all of them being eyed by Democrats, Republicans and a few third party candidates.

We’ve ...

Local Democrats hold major fundraising lead over Republican, Independent opponents, public records show

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elections are just a few days away, and Democrats are holding a major fundraising advantage over their Republican opponents, according to campaign finance reports from the state Election Law Enforcement Commission website.

The recent wave of fundraising numbers and data came on October 27, 11 days before the November 7 election and as such, those reports are called the ...

Local Politicians speak out Against Racist School Board Election Postcards in Edison

EDISON, NJ - County-level officials have been quick to react to an incendiary Township residents on Wednesday received racist school board campaign mailers targeting two candidates for the Edison Board of Education.

The flyers state that Chinese and Indian residents are “taking over” the School Board. Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel, candidates for the Board of ...

State​ Legislative​ Candidates​ Offer their Vision for New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - ​Longtime Democratic incumbents representing New Brunswick in the state Legislature are facing competition from a Republican slate and a third-party candidate when voters go to the polls on Tuesday, November 7. ​

New Brunswick is part of the 17th legislative district (LD-17), along with Franklin Township, Piscataway, Milltown and North Brunswick.

There are two ...

October 17 is the election registration deadline. Here's what you need to know

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tuesday, October 17 is the last day for voters in New Brunswick to register for the elections on November 7.

While the gubernatorial race between Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno is the main event, there’s still a lot of action going on at the local level.

Voter registration forms are available at the New Jersey Department of State website. You ...

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Voters To Decide on Library Construction Bond Referendum On Election Day

November 6, 2017

NEW JERSEY - When voters head to the polls on Tuesday, November 7, one of the public questions on the ballot lets voters decide on the NJ Library Construction Bond Act. If the referendum passes, it will allow the state to issue $125 million in bonds. From the proceeds, grants will be provided to public libraries for renovations, repairs, improvements and technological upgrades. The bonds ...