Nancy Solomon

Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio

Nancy Solomon is the managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, which won a 2014 Peabody Award for Chris Christie, White House Ambitions and the Abuse of Power

Solomon fell in love with radio reporting and production at KLCC in Eugene, Oregon, in 1995. She moved to New Jersey in 2001 and has been covering the state ever since. She has produced more than a hundred stories for NPR and was a 2008-09 Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. During that year, Solomon produced “Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students” for which she won a Peabody Award. Long before becoming a journalist, Solomon was the first woman ever hired to work on the county road crew in Portland, Oregon. 

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Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

NJ Lawmaker Backs Away from Allowing Early Tabulation of Mail-In Ballots

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

A controversial bill could have allowed political machines an early peek at election results. Now the legislation's sponsor says that might not be such a good idea.

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Jeff Van Drew's Defection to the GOP Has Everything to Do With Local New Jersey Politics

Friday, December 20, 2019

Van Drew didn't switch parties just because his South Jersey congressional district voted for Trump in 2016.

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Five Reasons the Defection of Van Drew Is About More Than Trump

Monday, December 16, 2019

The fight against the George Norcross political machine just might be driving internal Democratic politics in south Jersey more than the impeachment of the president.

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How New Jersey's Top Political Boss Came to Own Some Of Camden's Most Valuable Land

Monday, December 09, 2019

George E. Norcross III runs a political operation considered the most powerful in the state. Now he owns a lot of the land on the Camden waterfront across from downtown Philadelphia. 

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George Norcross, Tax Breaks and a Wild Moment in Trenton

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Under investigation and at the center of a statewide controversey, George Norcross makes his case before a friendly New Jersey Senate committee.

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Norcross Testifies At Raucous Hearing

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

With some protesters cleared from the room, the Democratic party boss defended a controversial tax break program that benefited his business and his partners.

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This Week In Politics: A South Jersey Power Broker Goes Public

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Democratic boss George Norcross is set to testify before the State Senate on allegations that he crafted a tax program to benefit himself and his family.

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How New Jersey's Political Machine Really Works

Monday, October 07, 2019

A look at the Norcross family, one of the most powerful political families in New Jersey. 

How The Norcross Political Machine Muscled In On Prime Real Estate In New Jersey's Poorest City

Thursday, October 03, 2019

A Camden nonprofit had a deal to buy waterfront property to fund neighborhood development. But George and Phil Norcross, the state's most powerful unelected leaders, had other ideas.

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Update: Newark's Water Crisis

Thursday, September 05, 2019

An update on the state of Newark's water and other Jersey News 

Investigators Hit Norcross Hospital With Fraud Allegation in New Jersey Tax Break Program

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

With a judge's approval, Gov. Murphy's task force offers new evidence that hospital controlled by Democratic boss George Norcross misled the state to win millions in tax breaks. 

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Holtec's $260 Million Tax Break Frozen by NJ EDA

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

The second largest tax break in New Jersey history is on hold after WNYC and ProPublica disclosed that the politically-connected company filed false information on its application.

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A False Answer, A Big Political Connection And $260 Million In Tax Breaks

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Holtec tried to correct its application for an historic tax break five days after WNYC-ProPublica questioned a discrepancy — and five years after the application was approved.

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Emails Reveal Norcross Family’s Pull Over NJ Tax Breaks

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

State officials scrambled to meet the demands of a lawyer at the firm where Philip Norcross, the brother of New Jersey political boss George E. Norcross III, is managing partner.

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This Week in Politics: NJ Political Boss Under Scrutiny

Saturday, May 04, 2019

WNYC
How an unelected figure helped craft legislation to benefit his interests to the tune of over one billion dollars in state tax breaks.

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The Norcross Connections

Friday, May 03, 2019

How a powerful South Jersey political boss and his associates influenced legislation and reaped the rewards. Check out our chart that shows how the money flowed.

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Norcross Companies in the Crosshairs

Thursday, May 02, 2019

A task force appointed by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy held a hearing on the controversial tax breaks awarded to companies owned or in business with political boss George Norcross.

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NJ Power Broker at Center of Tax-Break Controversy

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Here's George Norcross. Two thirds of the tax breaks in Camden were awarded to his company, business partners and clients of his brother's law firm. That's more than a billion dollars.

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NJ Whistle-Blower Case Shows Christie Pressure for Tax Breaks

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Officials working on the state's controversial tax-incentive program say the Christie Administration was more interested in giving out billions than following the rules.

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This Week in Politics: A Reality Check on the States of the States

Saturday, January 19, 2019

WNYC
NY's and NJ's Governors delivered their big speeches. But while New York Democrats contemplate the good times ahead, New Jersey Democrats are engaged in intraparty hardball.

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