Volume 7/Issue 26

  • Governor-Elect Murphy Announces Attorney General and State Treasurer Picks
  • Rutgers Eagleton Poll Shows Optimism for Governor-Elect Murphy and for Legalization of Marijuana
  • RCSG's Danielle Alpert and Tim White Named to Prestigious Boards

Governor-Elect Murphy Announces Attorney General and State Treasurer Picks

Governor-Elect Phil Murphy announced this week that he has selected Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal as the State’s next Attorney General and Mercer County Assemblywoman Elizabeth Muoio as his State Treasurer. 

The nomination of Mr. Grewal is historic, as he will be the first South Asian and Sikh to serve in the position of Attorney General in New Jersey’s history. Mr. Grewal previously worked in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2010-2016, and has expertise in prosecuting major white collar and cyber crimes.

Assemblywoman Muoio previously served as a local councilwoman in Pennington Borough and as a Mercer County Freeholder.    She is a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, as well as the Commerce and Economic Development Panel. The Assemblywoman works as the Mercer County Director of Economic Development and Sustainability in her private employment.

Rutgers Eagleton Poll Shows Optimism for Governor-Elect Murphy and for the Legalization of Marijuana

The Rutgers Center for Public Interest Polling survey released on Monday shows 46 percent of respondents think things will get a better for New Jersey under Governor-Elect Murphy.  According to the poll, “A majority of New Jerseyans is enthusiastic at some level about Murphy becoming the state’s next governor: 23 percent are “very” enthusiastic, and 35 percent are “somewhat” enthusiastic.”   The results show a marked turnaround from the past few years for the person elected to serve as the State’s chief executive.

The survey also found that 53 percent of respondents favor the Governor-Elect's campaign plank to legalize marijuana and 68 percent favor his call to increase the state’s minimum wage.  

RCSG’s Danielle Alpert and Tim White Named to Prestigious Boards

River Crossing Strategy Group Team Members Danielle Alpert and Tim White were recently named to prestigious positions on public and private sector boards.  

Danielle was appointed to the New Jersey Council for Young Children, which serves as the State’s advisory council for early care and education. She was also named once again to Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg’s 2017 Women’s Power List.

Earlier this week, Tim was named as the Vice Chair of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors.  In this capacity, Tim will help to lead the Chamber in its outreach efforts to local, state and public officials on issues from economic development to transportation to regulatory reform and a host of other matters. Tim also received the Chamber’s new “Chairman’s Award” for his exceptional work as the leader of the organization’s public affairs committee.