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Drumthwacket, New Jersey's governor's mansion, lit in purple (Governor's Office)
Drumthwacket, New Jersey's governor's mansion, lit in purple (Governor's Office)
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Don’t like Murphy or Guadagno? Here are 5 other options to vote for

Not happy with the choice between Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy? There are options – though it's been a century since a third candidate got over 6% in NJ.

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State Sen. Jennifer Beck
State Sen. Jennifer Back calls on the Board of Public Utilities to investigate Jersey Central Power & Light (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Special interest groups are spending millions on Shore, South Jersey races

Spending by independent special interest groups is now approaching $20 million, nearly as much as what the candidates themselves have spent.

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Obama Returns To Campaign Trail At Rally For NJ Gubernatorial Candidate
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A public bank for New Jersey: Groundbreaking idea — or just wacky?

Phil Murphy wants to create a public bank that would make small business, student and infrastructure loans, backed by state tax collections.

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NJ will elect 120 lawmakers in November — These are the 8 races to watch

There are only a handful of competitive races for Senate and Assembly, and Democrats will control the Legislature. One race is already NJ's priciest ever.

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David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
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Gov. Christie has a lot to say to the next governor of New Jersey

Christie pointed out he’s already told all of his cabinet members they must complete transition memos by Election Day.

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An image from Andrew Appel's presentation on voting security. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
An image from Andrew Appel's presentation on voting security. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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New Jersey’s voting machines: They’re old — but hackable?

A Princeton prof says he can break into voting machines to steal elections in minutes. Election officials say it's much harder than he portrays.

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Patricia Fenn Gallery, Getty Images
Patricia Fenn Gallery, Getty Images
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NJ solar energy market crash could cost thousands of jobs, billions in investments

State energy regulators are reviewing the state's solar market, with the credits used to subside projects at risk of a financial crash.

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Jon Whiten of NJ Policy Perspective, Erica Jedynak of Americans for Prosperity, Thurston Powers of the American Legislative Exchange Council and Assemblyman John Wisniewski criticize plans to offer Amazon $7 billion in state and local tax credits if it builds a headquarters in Newark. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Jon Whiten of NJ Policy Perspective, Erica Jedynak of Americans for Prosperity, Thurston Powers of the American Legislative Exchange Council and Assemblyman John Wisniewski criticize plans to offer Amazon $7 billion in state and local tax credits if it builds a headquarters in Newark. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Right and left ally to bash idea of $7B in tax breaks for Amazon

The state is offering Amazon $5 billion in tax breaks, with Newark adding $2 billion more. Strange bedfellows are teaming to try to sink the idea.

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Books on the shelf at the Hunterdon County Library (Lisa Symons/Special to Townsquare Media NJ)
Books on the shelf at the Hunterdon County Library (Lisa Symons/Special to Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ ballot questions this November will decide how money is spent

Question No. 1 asks if New Jersey should borrow $125 million to help fund library projects. Question No. 2 would ensure environmental funds aren't diverted.

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Now or much, much later? Candidates differ on pace for NJ pension reform

In their final debate, Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno promised vastly different timetables for seeking structural changes to public-worker pensions.

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