New Jersey politics roundup

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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, left, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Sen. Cory Booker attend an event kicking off Menendez's campaign for re-election at Union City High School, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Union City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, left, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Sen. Cory Booker attend an event kicking off Menendez's campaign for re-election at Union City High School, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Union City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Guests: Ryan Hutchins, Brigid Harrison, John Mooney

We’re spending this hour catching up on some of the big stories out of New Jersey. The state’s new governor, Phil Murphy, is embarking on enacting his ambitious new agenda that will require increased spending compared to his predecessor, Chris Christie. Also, there are a slate of congressional races taking place this year, the results of which will have national consequences. POLITICO’s New Jersey bureau chief, RYAN HUTCHINS, and Montclair University professor of political science, BRIGID HARRISON, join guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan to talk about the latest in New Jersey political news. Then, NJ Spotlight education reporter, JOHN MOONEY, will tell us about the latest in education news, including the high-profile resignation of the superintendent of Camden School District and how the governor plans to improve education in the state.

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