Herb Jackson

N.J. Sees Red Despite Rising Revenues

By: - April 13, 2006

With state budgets around the country sprouting surpluses and governors talking about tax cuts or beefed-up spending on long-neglected schools or capital projects, New Jersey seems to have missed out on the party. Newly sworn Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s first budget would increase taxes by .5 billion, slash aid to public universities, and renege on […]

New Jersey May Designate New Heir to the Governor

By: - October 25, 2005

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey survived more than two centuries without a lieutenant governor’s office, but that may change in November. After seeing the past two governors resign before their terms ended – Christine Todd Whitman (R) left to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2001 and James E. McGreevey (D) quit in 2004 […]

Graft, Property Taxes Drive N.J. Gov’s Race

By: - October 14, 2005

Property taxes and corruption are dominating the campaign for New Jersey governor, as Republicans led by millionaire businessman Douglas Forrester try to capitalize on the scandals and failures of the administration of former Democratic Gov. James E. McGreevey. Democrats have pinned their hopes to U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine, another millionaire who set campaign spending records […]

Exiting New Jersey Governor Riles Party Bosses

By: - November 9, 2004

Three months after he shocked the political world by announcing he was gay and would resign because of an affair with a man threatening to blackmail the state, New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey (D) is about to hand one of America’s most powerful governorships to a legislator barely known outside Trenton. Describing himself as a […]

Mystery Web Site Tracks New Jersey Politics

By: - October 10, 2002

As he drove to the New Jersey governor’s mansion to be named to replace the scandal-tarred Robert Torricelli as Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate candidate in the November election, former Sen. Frank Lautenberg got stuck in traffic and was a half-hour late. Many political junkies know this because it was among the dozens of news […]

Budget Ills Vex New Jersey’s New Gov

By: - March 6, 2002

If things were normal in New Jersey, this would be the time of year when the Legislature begins hearings on the budget the governor proposed a month ago for the fiscal year that starts July 1. But these days things are anything but normal. Freshman Gov. James E. McGreevey won’t even propose his 2002-03 budget […]

New Jersey Gov-Elect Pledges ‘Fiscal Reality’

By: - November 26, 2001

Democrat Jim McGreevey had been New Jersey’s governor-elect less than 24 hours before he used a post-election news conference Nov. 7 to call on Republicans who remain in control of state government through January to stop spending money and freeze discretionary programs. “We anticipated a budget shortfall, but the October revenue numbers demonstrated a shortfall […]