Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver
A special election to decide who will take over former Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat is only days away. Two of the top contenders have been hitting the streets trying to get all the votes they can.
The Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday shows 54 percent of likely Democratic primary voters support the Newark mayor.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Rep. Rush Holt, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Rep. Frank Pallone are all scheduled to be at Montclair State University on Monday night for a debate that is scheduled to be shown live on NJTV.
The New Jersey State Senate Budget Committee on Monday voted to increase the state’s minimum wage by $1.25 per hour.
Increasing the minimum wage was identified as a Democratic legislative priority for the year, and the different approach being taken by the Senate leader could bubble over into a feud between the legislative leaders.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie outlined his accomplishments and his future agenda in his first state of the state address on Tuesday.
Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said aggressive efforts are needed to bring down New Jersey’s unemployment rate. It’s currently 9.2 percent.