New Jersey Now: June 23, 2019

Budget battle!! Lawmakers send Governor Murphy their version of the $38.9 billion budget, minus the millionaire’s tax the Governor’s been pushing for! And with his veiled threat to the Legislature, will he use his veto pen to remove some of the programs funded by lawmakers! Plus, the other battle heating up in Trenton over the report handed down by a task force investigating New Jersey’s tax incentive program, and why it’s put the Governor at direct adds with South Jersey political boss George Norcross and his key ally, Senate President Steve Sweeney! The A plus panel tackles all of the issues! Democratic Linden Councilman Peter Brown, Jr., Republican Strategist Alexandra Wilkes, Dustin Racioppi, Statehouse Reporter for North Jersey.com and the Record, and Dan Cassino of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll.

New Jersey Now: June 9, 2019

Tax hikes vs. Tax breaks! As Governor Phil Murphy continues his push for another millionaire’s tax, he is pushing back on a tax-break incentive program that has benefitted South Jersey Democratic political powerbroker George Norcross and the city of Camden. It has sparked an investigation and has further strained the relationship between the Governor and Senate President Steve Sweeney, a Norcross ally. What could this all mean for the budget due by July 1st. Plus, the Legislative Oversight Committee releases its report on the Katie Brennan assault allegations! Why Governor Murphy’s top aides may be to blame! The A plus panel includes Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman, Democratic Strategist Bill Caruso, Dustin Racioppi, Statehouse Reporter for North Jersey.com and the Record, and Dan Cassino of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll.

New Jersey Now May 26, 2019

Summer in the Garden State! We can officially say goodbye to those dark and cold days of winter! The trees have bloomed! The sun is out! And the beaches are now open! Get ready for a New Jersey summer as we take a look at what awaits you this season! Ken Schlager from New Jersey Monthly previews the annual summer edition. We’ll also hear about some of the fun things you and the whole family can do with Dina El Nabli of New Jersey Family Magazine, and why Asbury Park has become among the “go-to” destinations for culture and music with Eileen Chapman of the Asbury Park Music Foundation! And, the A plus panel gives us their favorite destinations of the summer! Guests include Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman, Democratic Linden Councilman Peter Brown, Jr., Dustin Racioppi, Statehouse Reporter for North Jersey.com and The Record, and Mark Bonamo of Tap Into Newark.net.

New Jersey Now: April 28, 2019

Fox 5 is proud to again partner with the "Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation" for the annual Tower Climb of One World Trade Center, honoring the memories of fallen 9/11 heroes and first responders, as well as our brave men and women serving overseas. CEO and Chairman Frank Siller tells us about the event and the foundation’s efforts.

New Jersey Now: April 21, 2019

For those who love film, some of the biggest movies and celebrities can be found right in our own backyard this season! It’s the 2019 Montclair Film Festival! And it’s become among the go-to events not only in this community and New Jersey, but the country! We look at the films you’ll be able to see at this year’s festival before they hit the cinemas! From mainstream fare to independent flicks, we hear from the players who are making it all happen! Guests include President of the Board Evelyn Colbert, Founder and Chairman Bob Feinberg, and Executive Director Tom Hall, as well as some of New Jersey’s own filmmakers on how it’s giving a voice to emerging artists!

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Taxes, revenues, marijuana, we discuss it all with the A Plus panel - Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman, Democratic Strategist Bill Caruso, Dustin Racioppi, Statehouse Reporter for North Jersey.com and the Record, and Dan Cassino of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll.

New Jersey Now: March 17, 2019

In honor of Women’s History Month, a look at women in politics! 2018 was a banner year as more women than ever not only ran for Congress – they won! It’s a watershed moment for government as their voices will help shape policy and dialogue moving forward! Here in New Jersey, women make up a third of the State Legislature. But is it enough? What steps can be taken to have more women seek office and succeed? And what challenges do they still face, on the state, federal or local level? We sit down with women who share their own experiences. Former Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz, political strategist Jeanette Hoffman, and State Assemblywomen Shavonda Sumter.

New Jersey Now: Jan. 27, 2019

Shake-up in the Governor’s office! Exit one Murphy chief-of-staff and enter another! It’s all part of a restructuring as fallout from the sexual assault hearings in Trenton embroils the administration.

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A look at the upcoming election including an interview with Rep. Lance.

New Jersey Now: July 23, 2018

Legal marijuana! Governor Murphy promised to legalize recreational cannabis on the campaign trail! But have efforts in the Legislature fizzled out, or is a fire about to be re-ignited for lawmakers to pass a bill sooner than later! As Murphy eyed tax revenues and social justice reform as his reasoning for legalization, opponents have remained steadfast with their own reasons, saying legal pot could cause more problems than solutions! Dianna Houenou, Policy Counsel for the ACLU of New Jersey, and Ijeoma Opara, Senior Advisor for NJ-RAMP (New Jersey Responsible Approaches to Marijuana Policy) debate the issue. The round table guests include Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman, Democratic Strategist Brendan Gill, John Reitmeyer of NJ Spotlight, and Mark Bonamo of TapIntoNewark.net.

New Jersey Now: May 13, 2018

Dianne Doctor hosts panelists Republican strategist Jeanette Hoffman, Democratic strategist Andre Richardson, Bob Jordan of the Asbury Park Press, and Dan Cassino of the FDU PublicMind Poll.