Trump talked to Murphy on Sunday. Here’s what they discussed

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spoke to incoming Gov. Phil Murphy on Sunday, two days before the Democrat will be sworn in to succeed Chris Christie. Though Murphy has been critical of Trump, the two men agreed to try to work together and both expressed a desire to improve the nation’s public works, White House spokeswoman… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Trump talked to Murphy on Sunday. Here’s what they discussed

Gov.-elect Murphy volunteers on Thanksgiving: ‘We need a stronger safety net’

RED BANK — Gov.-elect Phil Murphy says New Jersey needs “a stronger safety net” when it comes to affordable housing and access to food. The governor made his comments after volunteering to help serve a Thanksgiving meal at Lunch Break, a nonprofit organization that provides food and clothing to those in need. Locals sat at tables… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon’s road map for Gov-elect Murphy’s success

Senator-elect Declan O’Scanlon

By Declan O’Scanlon Republicans must understand our role. It is our job to be skeptical, to challenge, to question, to offer alternatives to Gov.-elect Phil Murphy and his incoming administration. But, it is also our moral obligation to root for the administration’s success. To wish for or foment failure is to wish ill for all New… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Can Gov.-Elect Murphy Make a Go of His Public Bank?

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy often told a story on the campaign trail about how, as a relative newcomer to statewide politics, few people in New Jersey had even heard of him before he jumped into this year’s governor’s race. After his victory last week, the same could be said about one of Murphy’s core fiscal-policy proposals -… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Can Gov.-Elect Murphy Make a Go of His Public Bank?