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Recent articles by Dustin:

NJ driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants move closer to reality

Lawmakers will hold hearings and votes on the measure next month, with the goal of getting it to the governor by the end of January. → Read More

During Statehouse repairs, Phil and Tammy Murphy make governor's mansion NJ's nerve center

While the Statehouse is being renovated, the first family has turned to Drumthwacket for parties, business meetings and government functions. → Read More

New Jersey puts results of school lead tests in one place

Parents no longer need to embark on a deep dive of the internet to find out of their children's school has, or had, high levels of lead in the water. → Read More

George Norcross to counter what he claims are 'mistruths' on tax breaks in rare public hearing

The South Jersey power broker George Norcross, in rare public testimony, is expected to rebut claims about his role in tax incentives. → Read More

Phil Murphy defends decision to put adviser with questionable history on bank board

Phil Murphy defended his decision to name an adviser with unanswered questions about how he's handled money in the past to help create a state bank → Read More

Phil Murphy taps staffer tainted by financial scandal to help create 'state bank' for NJ

NJ Gov. Phil Murphy makes moves to create a 'state bank' but names a staff member whose background raises questions. → Read More

Lead in NJ water: The murky problem between property rights and replacing pipes

New Jersey lawmakers will vet a bill that would give municipalities the right to go on your property to replace lead pipes, even without permission. → Read More

NJ gives towns, social service programs some money Gov. Phil Murphy froze in budget battle

Nearly half of the money Gov. Phil Murphy locked away in a budget battle is released after better-than-expected revenues. → Read More

Gov. Phil Murphy has 'epiphany' and comes out against North Bergen power plant

After facing months of criticism, Gov. Phil Murphy declared his opposition Wednesday to building a power plant in the Meadowlands → Read More

NJ should ban flavored vaping products, task force says. Murphy says state will 'act quickly'

A task force formed by Gov. Phil Murphy recommended 15 actions New Jersey should take in response to a vaping public health emergency. → Read More

Legal weed vs. vaping: Why NJ wants to ban one but legalize the other is raising questions

Panic over the the use of e-cigarettes and a desire to legalize marijuana has created a quandary for New Jersey's political leaders → Read More

Poll: Phil Murphy stays under the radar, but his Newark water response gets mixed reviews

Nearly two years since he was elected, Phil Murphy remains a governor who leads without drawing much attention from New Jersey. → Read More

HR director raised alarms about SDA hiring before Delgado-Polanco fired her, lawsuit says

The former human resources director warned leadership that its CEO had been improperly hiring, and she was replaced eight days later, her suit says. → Read More

New Jersey moves to crack down on vaping after three confirmed illnesses

Gov. Phil Murphy formed a task force and gave it three weeks to report back to him with responses to e-cigarettes → Read More

Is your vote secure? Can voting booths be hacked? NJ puts ballot security to the test

The first cybersecurity exercise of its kind in the state examined the strengths and weaknesses of the election infrastructure and officials → Read More

New Jersey and Homeland Security are teaming up to spot potential election security risks

The first of its kind training will bring together New Jersey and other state officials to test strengths and weaknesses in the election system. → Read More

Phil Murphy taking NJ group to India amid fears over Kashmir

One Muslim advocacy group called for Murphy to cancel the trip because of the country's crackdown on Kashmir. → Read More

Schools Development Authority looks to the past to try stabilizing after patronage scandal

The CEO who replaced Lizette Delgado-Polanco at the Schools Development Authority has made changes that revert it back to before her time. → Read More

Phil Murphy won't say who hired employee fired for anti-Semitic social media posts

Phil Murphy used language that echoed that of Chris Christie after Bridgegate as he separated himself from an employee fired for anti-Semitic posts. → Read More

Fired Passaic NAACP leader had criminal record, lawmaker says Murphy's staff was warned

Legislator says he warned Murphy administration not to hire an NAACP official with a criminal record who made racist, anti-Semitic social media posts. → Read More