New Jersey’s top three elected state officials won’t meet Thursday after all to resume talks about finally increasing the minimum wage and legalizing marijuana in the state.
Gov. Phil Murphy and his fellow Democrats who lead the state Legislature — state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, and state Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, D-Middlesex — had tentatively planned to sit down for their first meeting of the new year.
But the session has been postponed, three legislative sources and an administration source confirmed to NJ Advance Media on Wednesday.
Two sources said the meeting would have been difficult because Murphy’s chief of staff, Pete Cammarano, is testifying Thursday before the special legislative committee investigating how Murphy’s team responded to Katie Brennan’s rape allegations.
A new date for the sit-down has not been scheduled, though the hope is to meet later this month, the sources added.