New Jersey

November 13, 2017

MENENDEZ JURORS TELL JUDGE YES, THEY HEARD WEEKEND COMMENTS

Seven jurors who are sitting in the trial involving United States Senator Robert Menendez told a judge Monday that yes, they heard comments made by an excused juror who believes Menendez will not be convicted.  NJ.com reports that the judge has called the jurors individually into his chambers for conversation.  The jury was expected to [...]

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November 13, 2017

DEMOCRAT CRAIG COUGHLIN BECOMES NEXT ASSEMBLY SPEAKER

Democrat Craig Coughlin is the new Speaker of the New Jersey Assembly.  Lawmakers voted Monday to approve Coughlin as Assembly Speaker, replacing Vincent Prieto.  Coughlin now holds the third most powerful elected official in the State of New Jersey; h...
November 13, 2017

LOBIONDO INTRODUCES BILL TO JUMP START SEA GRANT PROGRAM

New Jersey Congressman Frank LoBiondo announced today that he has introduced legislation that would fund the Sea Grant Program through the year 2023.  The funding of the program would help train generations of ocean scientists in order to meet the vari...
November 13, 2017

MENENDEZ JURY GETS BACK TO WORK MONDAY

The jury deliberating corruption charges against Senator Robert Menendez gets back to work today, and essentially starts over.  One juror was excused for a vacation and was replaced, meaning the jury has to begin deliberations again.  The juror who was...