Nancy Solomon

Senior Reporter, WNYC

Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

Ask Governor Murphy: Previewing next month's state primaries

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

The entire state legislature is on the ballot in a primary scheduled for June 6, and with the district maps now redrawn, it’s going to be a topsy turvy one. 

Assata Shakur's complex legacy: Convicted of killing a cop, and a folk hero to the Black power movement

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

Assata Shakur’s story rankles many in New Jersey who believe she got away with killing a police officer 50 years ago. But to others, she's a symbol of liberatoin.


How Assata Shakur Became One of America’s Most Wanted

Monday, May 01, 2023

A deadly encounter fifty years ago between the New Jersey State Police and a group of Black activists turned Assata Shakur into a cultural icon – and an enduring political villain. 

Ask Governor Murphy: Can the governor help end the Rutgers strike?

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The governor called a meeting at his Trenton office for both sides on Monday, and those talks are expected to continue this week.

NJ Attorney General Takes Over the Paterson Police Department

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Breaking down the latest details of the fatal police shooting of Najee Seabrooks. 

Ask Governor Murphy: If NJ lowers corporate taxes, will the state find needed revenue elsewhere?

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Governor Phil Murphy said during his budget address late last month that he plans to lower corporate business taxes in New Jersey to create a more business friendly climate.

Some companies that got huge tax breaks in Camden employ few locals

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Subaru got $118 million under a tax break program but employs just 10 Camden residents. 


NJ program pairing cops, mental health workers expands to dozens of towns

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

New Jersey is expanding its pilot program that pairs a mental health professional with a police officer to respond to emergency calls involving someone in crisis.


Ask Governor Murphy: Why New Jersey is expanding access to birth control

Thursday, February 02, 2023

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy discusses a new law making contraceptives available without a prescription, and takes your calls, live at 7 p.m. on WNYC.

How Did a Viral Story about Whales Go So Wrong?

Saturday, January 21, 2023

A story goes viral about wind power causing whale deaths, despite evidence to the contrary. We look at who's behind it and why they're against renewable energy. 

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The State of New York and State of New Jersey

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

An analysis of Tuesday's State of the State speeches by Governor Hochul and Governor Murphy with WNYC/Gothamist's Nancy Solomon and Jon Campbell.

Ask Governor Murphy: Property tax rebate for homeowners, teacher shortage and more

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has promised a $1,500 property tax rebate for most homeowners in the state. But the deadline is fast approaching, and people can’t get through to the hotline.

Plan to widen NJ Turnpike extension drawing ire of neighbors, climate change activists

Saturday, December 24, 2022

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is backing a plan to widen the New Jersey Turnpike extension approaching the Holland Tunnel. Neighbors say it'll cause more problems than it'll solve.


Ask Governor Murphy: What will the 'post-mortem' of NJ's COVID response find?

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Plus, we'll discuss the signature initiative of Murphy’s second term — a property tax rebate program — and take your questions live. Tune in at 7 p.m. on WNYC.

Did NJ 7th District incumbent Tom Malinowski have to lose?

Thursday, November 10, 2022

NJ's 7th Congressional District was reconfigured last year in a redistricting process that shifted 30,000 more Republicans into the territory. That may have cost Tom Malinowski his seat.


Tri-State Election Roundup

Monday, November 07, 2022

Updates on the competitive Congressional races in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. 

The People's Guide To Power: The Stakes Of The 2022 Midterms

Sunday, November 06, 2022

WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about what's at stake for the country, and the NY/NJ region, in this year's elections.


Will the attack on Paul Pelosi change the rhetoric in NJ's 7th District Kean-Malinowski race?

Friday, November 04, 2022

Democratic leaders have blamed Republicans for rhetoric they say leads to conspiracy theories and violence.


10 years after Hurricane Sandy, resiliency a priority for NJ Transit

Friday, October 28, 2022

In Hurricane Sandy, NJ Transit took serious damage. Now, officials and advocates say, there's more of a focus on resiliency that anticipates climate change.


In the Kean vs. Malinowski NJ-7 Congressional Race, a study in contrasts

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Republican Tom Kean Jr., seeking to become NJ's next 7th Congressional District representative, shuns reporters. His opponent, incumbent Democrat Tom Malinowski, embraces them.