NJ Primary elections are June 6, and there’s little competition

Few of the races in the June 6 New Jersey legislative primary are contested, even though there about twice as many open seats as usual. Political experts say that's in part due to the "county line" system that gives a boost to candidates endorsed by powerful county...

Election Watchdog Accuses Gov. Murphy of Trying to Force Him From Job

New Jersey’s top election-enforcement official sued Gov. Philip D. Murphy and three of Mr. Murphy’s top aides on Thursday for what the official said was their attempt to oust him in retaliation for comments he made ridiculing the state’s rules governing political...

Next Red Bank mayor excited to drop party labels

RED BANK - The borough has just joined a list of municipalities that have dropped party labels. And that's a good thing, according to the incoming mayor. Dr. Julia Sass-Rubin, a professor with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers,...

Republicans are likely to seize control of at least the House

One factor that could hamper the political relevance of economic issues, such as inflation, is that voters might not have high expectations of their elected officials to actually address them, regardless of their party.  "While the economy is on everyone's radar and...

How Will the Economy Affect the Midterm Elections?

Prof. Michael L. Lahr, Director, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™), was quoted on the upcoming elections. "While the economy is on everyone's radar and will undoubtedly be a reason folks vote for one candidate or another, no candidate (not even the...


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Rutgers Disability Coming Out Day

Gov. James J. Florio Special Events Forum, CSB 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

A panel of disability activists will discuss building a society that works for all of us. Future leaders in planning, policy, healthcare, and education are encouraged to join to learn […]