Below is Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing:
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We haven’t discussed it as a caucus yet, but the reality is it’s a tax cut. We’re not necessarily opposed to that. We just think it could be broader and help more of our state’s population across the board. I’d say there’d be support, and I may even support it myself if this is the only option the majority party would be likely to post.” – Assembly GOP Leader DiMaio on the StayNJ proposal
The NJ State Building and Construction Trades Council endorsed legislative candidates in the general election.
Some Somerset County Republicans expressed ‘no confidence’ in Chairman Howes amid intra-party pushing and pulling; the anti-Howe faction cited a lack of transparency and results from Howes, while the chairman said he takes pride in his leadership of the party.
The mayors of Morristown, South Orange, Chatham, and High Bridge endorsed Jersey City Mayor Fulop for Governor.
In LD26, former Assemblywoman DeCroce expressed concern about the ‘direction of the Morris GOP’ following the primary, arguing that ‘poor voter turnout’ is a ‘warning sign’. Commissioner Mastrangelo thanked those who voted for him in the GOP Senate primary.
In LD27, Collazos-Gill’s primary victory is doubly historic, according to NorthJersey.com.
ICYMI: Primary turnout abysmally low; Morris GOP jubilant over the ‘line’; Insider NJ’s Primary Election Day War Room; in LD3, Durr beat back Sawyer challenge, Burzichelli says ‘on to the main event‘; n LD4, DelBorrello slate won; in LD24, Fantasia and Inganamort prevailed; in LD26, Pennacchio prevailed, saying ‘nothing we left on the field‘; in LD27, Codey defeated Gill; in LD28, the party line won; Selen defeated DGroot
In Highland Park, the mayor and councilmembers prevailed in the Democratic primary.
In Belmar, Renner won the GOP nomination, according to TAPinto.
In Boonton, the town approved the Pride flag raising, but not at Boro Hall, according to the Daily Record.
In Fair Lawn, schools want community input in the search for the superintendent, according to the Bergen Record.
In Flemington, the repeal of the ordinance regarding multi-use multi-family overlay district failed, according to TAPinto.
In Hanover, the BOE repealed the controversial parental notification policy, according to NJ.com.
In Hawthorne, the general election field is set following the primary, though possible independent candidates loom, according to TAPinto.
In Madison, a write-in campaign propelled a GOP candidate in the primary, according to NJ Hills.
In Millburn, the committee discussed the development fee ordinance, according to TAPinto.
In Montclair, Mayor Spiller says the FBI and Homeland Security are investigating a cyberattack, according TAPinto.
In Paramus, the primary results set up the general election, according to TAPinto.
In Readington, the committee punted a vote on the loitering ordinance, according to MyCentralJersey.
In Roxbury, Hall and Carey won the GOP primary, according to NJ Hills.
In Woodland Park, the town approved a share services agreement with the library, according to TAPinto.
AROUND THE WEB:
Genesis Obando, NJ Spotlight
- On Tuesday, New Jersey voters selected their candidates for November’s general election. Many candidates won by significant margins, as in the contests for Senate in the 3rd Legislative District.
Ted Sherman, Susan K. Livio, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
- The Veteran’s Memorial Home at Menlo Park in Edison, which was the target of federal sanctions earlier this year over major shortcomings in care, has embarked on a costly, months-long mold remediation project after a whistleblower said he raised an alarm over conditions in the building.
Eric Scott, NJ1015
- As New Jersey prepares for another day of dangerous air, many of you have asked where all this smoke is coming from. It’s being carried here from a massive series of wildfires in Canada, mostly burning around Quebec and Ottawa.
- Alan Lee has been named president of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, RWJBarnabas Health (the parent company of the facility) announced Thursday. Lee was working as the chief operating officer at the hospital since joining the organization nearly two years ago. With this change, all RWJUH clinical and operational leadership will report to him.
Nicholas Huba, Press of Atlantic City
- The results from the county clerk websites, remain unofficial until certified next week.
Enrique Lavin, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
- While winners in 17 categories will be revealed on the evening of the awards, we are announcing the Publisher’s Choice awards in advance. Today, we put a spotlight on the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award: Ken Wolski.
Steve Trevelise, NJ1015
- Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has filed to run for president in 2024. Does he have a chance to win? I spoke with Sen. Jon Bramnick, R-Union, and a good friend of Christie, who breaks it down.
David Cruz, NJ Spotlight
- After announcing his 2024 presidential bid in Manchester, New Hampshire Tuesday night, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will officially hit the campaign trail. Christie indicated his strategy is to attack the former president for both his demeanor and policies in the hope that a more focused strategy will, unlike in 2016, produce enough votes for Christie to make a real run for the Republican nomination for the White House.
Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight
- The offshore wind industry’s troubles continue to pile up — not only in New Jersey but in neighboring states along the Eastern Seaboard. On Wednesday, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Joseph Fiordaliso, perhaps one of the sector’s biggest advocates, let loose with an uncharacteristic rant at a developer in the emerging industry. Although he did not name the company, it was seen as a reference to Ørsted, which owns and is developing New Jersey’s initial offshore wind project.
Amy S. Rosenberg, Philadelphia Inquirer
- The lifeguard stand is headed for the beach in Lavallette this summer, but for the men who built it, it will be awhile before they can see it. In a carpentry workshop on the grounds of Bayside State Prison the other day, these incarcerated men couldn’t help but think about their own beach memories as they worked on the painted-white, cedar, three-person Jersey Shore lifeguard stand.
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