NJ Now

Social media sensation! Something wild and exciting is brewing down at the state house in the form of Twitter! The state’s official social media handle has gone viral, adding a little of that “Jersey” attitude to the digital world! From funny one-liners to sassy responses, many wondered if it was all a joke or if Governor Murphy’s account had been hacked! But it’s legit, all part of an intriguing messaging plan to show that Trenton does have a bit of sense of humor after all! We meet the dynamic duo behind the curtain – Pearl Gabel and Megan Coyne – who are turning heads in the Twitterverse! And we hear from the A–plus panel! Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman, former Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski, Mark Bonamo of Tap Into Newark.net, and Dan Cassino of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll.

NJ Now - Jan 26, 2020

New Year! New laws! Everything from a hike in the minimum wage to a ban on plastic bags in some communities. Some big changes are happening in 2020! How will it affect you and your wallet! Plus, expanding medical marijuana. With the failure to get recreational marijuana on the books, Governor Murphy set his sights on changing laws for medicinal pot, while the Legislature voted to put adult use cannabis on the ballot for November! The A-plus panel weighs in! Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman, former Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski, Mark Bonamo of Tap Into Newark.net, and Dan Cassino of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll.

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Governor Murphy delivers his annual State of the State Address, tackling issues of sexual assault and anti-Semitism in our communities - subjects that have been pushed to the forefront in New Jersey! But the Governor also took on the topics that continue to spark debate, from education to New Jersey Transit! And the millionaire’s tax is back on the table! How will he and Senate President Steve Sweeney find common ground on the controversial issue! Plus, end of the campaign trail for Senator Cory Booker as he drops out of the presidential race! And the Bridgegate case is heard in the United States Supreme Court! Author and Political Analyst Steve Adubato breaks it all down!

NJ Now Dec. 16, 2019

A look back at 2019 – a year that had it all! Battles in Trenton over the state budget, the millionaire’s tax, recreational marijuana, and the ongoing feud between Governor Murphy and Senate President Sweeney which reached a whole new level, this time with South Jersey powerbroker George Norcross in the mix! We analyze the past year with former Assemblymen and Gubernatorial Candidates John Wisniewski and Jack Ciattarelli as they give us their takes on the top stories!

New Jersey Now Dec. 8, 2019

Rutgers scores big as former head coach Greg Schiano returns to the sidelines for the Scarlet Knights. But despite his past success, his large contract and number of perks is being met with controversy in the Garden State. Plus, the lines between moderate and progressive Democrats in New Jersey is becoming more divided in the wake of the tossing of advocate Sue Altman from a Trenton hearing over tax breaks. And, Newark vs. New York. Mayor Ras Baraka takes on Mayor Bill de Blasio, suing his neighbor across the Hudson over a rental assistance voucher program that is sending the homeless to Brick City. But is the issue exposing an even deeper problem each mayor faces in their own communities. The A-plus panel includes Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman, Democratic Strategist Brendan Gill, Mark Bonamo of Tap Into Newark.net, and Dan Cassino of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll.