New Jersey’s changing of the guard

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NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 19:  Democratic candidate Phil Murphy, who is running against Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno for the governor of New Jersey , speaks at a rally on October 19, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. Murphy was later joined by former President Barack Obama This is Obama's first return to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they prepare for next month's elections.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 19: Democratic candidate Phil Murphy, who is running against Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno for the governor of New Jersey , speaks at a rally on October 19, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. Murphy was later joined by former President Barack Obama This is Obama's first return to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they prepare for next month's elections. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Guests: Ryan Hutchins, Brent Johnson

On Tuesday, New Jersey has a new Governor, Phil Murphy, putting the state’s government entirely in Democratic hands. Today on the show, we’re going to talk about the significance of the transition from the Chris Christie-era government, and we’ll hear about the new lawmakers in the state legislature, and the impact of the federal government’s policies on the Garden State. Joining us will be RYAN HUTCHINS, New Jersey bureau chief  for POLITICO, and BRENT JOHNSON, Statehouse reporter for NJ Advance Media.

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