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Grapevine: Here comes Phil Murphy

Last year, during the annual League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City, there were two names on everyone's lips: Senate President Steve Sweeney and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.

Grapevine: It's 'League' time again

For politicos in the Garden State, it's as good as it gets. As one insider puts it, it's just “one of those events you have to do.”

Grapevine: Atlantic City Summit: Ready for part two

In September, Gov. Chris Christie held a closed-door “summit” on Atlantic City's future with a roomful of state and local government and business leaders.

Grapevine: 'Made in America' bills get a renewed push

Already passed by the state Senate in June, a bipartisan package of bills that would require state and bistate agencies to purchase American-made goods as a stipulation of their public contracts is currently being pushed for behind the scenes in...

Grapevine: Newark's Gateway complex still an option for Prudential

It's been nearly three years since Prudential Financial sent shockwaves through Newark's office market with news that it would vacate nearly 1 million square feet in the Gateway complex for a new office tower it was building just a few blocks away.

Grapevine: Amazon needs more N.J. space?

Amazon has cut the ribbon on its new 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Robbinsville, and renovations are complete at what looks to be a new grocery facility in Woodbridge.

Grapevine: Paid sick leave hearing - No vote surprises some

Those on both sides of the controversial statewide paid sick leave bill brought their A-games with them to last Thursday's Assembly Labor Committee hearing, ready and prepared for a vote.

Grapevine: Bipartisan support growing for tackling TTF issues

The state's beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund has been getting some attention lately. Last week, an Assembly panel held its first public hearing on how to go about saving the wildly underfunded TTF, bringing forth testimony from various...

Grapevine: Paid sick leave left off agenda

Those in Trenton watching the movement of the statewide paid sick leave bill had penciled in this Monday's Assembly Labor Committee meeting as one to watch ever since Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) announced last month that the bill...

Grapevine: Showing his star power, COAH reforms and more

State business leaders who made the trip to Mexico with Gov. Chris Christie — leaders who have seen Christie in action for years — were stunned by his popularity. Bridgegate? Atlantic City? Pension problems? None of that mattered on the...

Christie’s Mexico trip mixes optics with economics

Gov. Chris Christie spent the better half of last week in Mexico City on an official state trade mission, giving speeches on the need for the Keystone XL pipeline and meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peņa Nieto and other officials.

Grapevine: ‘Lot of thought put into’ Christie’s Mexico trip

Gov. Chris Christie spent the better half of last week in Mexico City on an official state trade mission, giving speeches on the need for the Keystone XL pipeline and meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peņa Nieto and other officials.

Grapevine: Christie's ambitions having impact on policy, politics

It was, at one time, the worst-kept secret in all of New Jersey.Now, it's not really one at all. Gov. Chris Christie is seriously considering a bid for the White House in 2016.

GRAPEVINE: Christie's presidential ambitions have current impact on policy, politics

It was, at one time, the worst-kept secret in all of New Jersey.

Grapevine: Revel's ultimate poker face?

Revel is closing next month. That was last week's huge story, signaling much more than just another casino in Atlantic City closing its doors.

Grapevine: Prieto’s move on statewide paid sick leave not surprising

Last Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) said he plans to act on the statewide paid sick leave bill later this fall. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D-Voorhees) and state Sen. Loretta Weinberg...

GRAPEVINE: Formula One stalls again, "ban-the-box" bill and more

For weeks, word had been that Gov. Chris Christie would look to package his calling for bail reform with the signing of the Opportunity to Compete Act, or “ban-the-box.”

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