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News Room Archive

1989 Analytical and Topical Press Releases

All press releases and press advisories are sent to the State House Press Corps. If you would like a copy of a specific news release‚ please contact the Commission at (609) 292-8700.

December 20‚ 1989 link The two major parties reported on their 20-day postelection reports raising a total of $10‚944‚207 and spending a total of $10‚588‚852.

December 19‚ 1989 link Research analysis that discusses possible approaches for increasing the agency's funding and autonomy by transferring the responsibility for the Commission's fiscal base from the State's taxpayers to PACs‚ political parties‚ and lobbyists.

December 18‚ 1989 link 20-day postelection report figures show that the 1989 election for the State Assembly was the most expensive in New Jersey history. The Commission announced that total receipts reported by Assembly candidates through November 27‚ 1989 amounted to $9‚787‚549 and expenditures to $7‚653‚744.

November 3‚ 1989 link The Commission announced that two major party candidates for Governor reported raising a total of $10‚737‚170 and spending a total of $10‚198‚246 on 11-day preelection reports filed with the Commission.

November 2‚ 1989 link Preliminary figures compiled by the Commission‚ candidates for the Assembly have reported raising $7‚191‚440 and spending $5‚005‚234 as of the 11-day preelection filing period.

October 24‚ 1989 link The Commission announced that two major party candidates for Governor reported raising a total of $10‚046‚329 and spending a total of $5‚235‚434 on 29-day preelection reports.

October 23‚ 1989 link The Commission announced that during the 29-day preelection filing period that covers activity up to a month before the election‚ candidates for the Assembly reported raising $4‚698‚553 and spending $2‚872‚296.

October 17‚ 1989 link The Commission certified $179‚290.20 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.

October 16‚ 1989 link The Commission has received an application for public matching funds from 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.

October 10‚ 1989 link The Commission certified $214‚200.80 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.

October 6‚ 1989 link The first campaign financial disclosure report of 1989 Gubernatorial and Assembly general election candidates and committees will be available for public inspection.

October 4‚ 1989 link The Commission certified $394‚122.80 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial election Candidate James Courter.

October 2‚ 1989 link The Commission has received an application for public matching funds from 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.

September 26‚ 1989 link The Commission certified $553‚827.20 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.

September 25‚ 1989 link The Commission has received an application for public matching funds from 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.

September 12‚ 1989 link The Commission certified $2‚638‚821 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial general election candidates. James Courter $1‚958‚559 and James Florio $680‚262.

September 8‚ 1989 link Due to Fiscal Year 1990 budgetary cuts‚ the Commission must temporarily reduce its services by limiting the amount of reports released to the public.

August 21‚ 1989 link The Commission received two applications for public matching funds from 1989 gubernatorial general election candidates James Courter and James Florio.

August 15‚ 1989 link The Commission certified $2‚619‚738 in public matching funds to Democratic Gubernatorial general election Candidate James Florio.

August 7‚ 1989 link The Commission received an application for public matching funds from 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Florio. 

July 24‚ 1989 link The Commission has received the first application for public matching funds in the 1989 gubernatorial general election.

July 19‚ 1989 link The Commission announced that 20-day postelection reports were filed by the eight publicly-financed and three other gubernatorial primary election candidates. The eight candidates participating in the 1989 primary election public financing program are: Gerald Cardinale‚ James Courter‚ Cary Edwards‚ James Florio‚ William Gormley‚ Chuck Hardwick‚ Alan Karcher‚ and Barbara Sigmund. The three candidates not participating in public financing are: Tom Blomquist‚ James Kolyer‚ and Lois Rand.

July 18‚ 1989 link White Paper No. 3‚ Legislative Public Financing‚ the Commission urges the Legislature to establish a public financing program that would place controls on spending in Legislative races and enable greater numbers of qualified citizens to run for public office.

July 12‚ 1989 link Preliminary 20-day postelection figures show that candidates for the General Assembly spent more in their primary campaigns this year than they did in 1987‚ their total receipts actually decreased slightly.

June 16‚ 1989 link The Commission certified a total of $59‚187.12 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $31‚313.02‚ Karcher $66.32 and Sigmund $27‚807.78.

June 7‚ 1989 link The Commission announced that steps are being taken to implement the general election debate requirement provision contained in the public financing legislation signed by Governor Thomas Kean on January 21‚ 1989.

June 5‚ 1989 link The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale and Barbara Sigmund.

June 2‚ 1989 link 11-day preelection reports were filed by the eight publicly-financed and three other gubernatorial primary election candidates. Participating in public financing are: Gerald Cardinale‚ James Courter‚ Cary Edwards‚ James Florio‚ William Gormley‚ Chuck Hardwick‚ Alan Karcher‚ and Barbara Sigmund. Not participating in public financing are: Tom Blomquist‚ James Kolyer‚ and Lois Rand.

June 2‚ 1989 link 11-day preelection reports indicate that candidates for the General Assembly have raised $1‚325‚397 and spent $604‚471 on their campaigns through May 26‚ 1989‚ with incumbent candidates raising 86 percent and spending 87 percent of the funds.

May 31‚ 1989 link The Commission certified a total of $252‚714.10 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial election candidates. Cardinale $112‚261.08‚ Gormley $10‚394.50‚ Karcher $46‚576.58‚ and Sigmund $83‚481.94.

May 30‚ 1989 link The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale‚ William Gormley‚ Alan Karcher‚ and Barbara Sigmund.

May 25‚ 1989 link 29-day preelection reports were filed by the eight publicly-financed and three other gubernatorial primary election candidates. The reports filed cover campaign financial activity from the inception of each campaign through May 5‚ 1989.

May 23‚ 1989 link The Commission certified a total of $240‚409.78 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $59‚923.80‚ Courter $5‚009.38‚ Gormley $122‚194.50‚ Karcher $49‚262.30‚ and Sigmund $4‚019.80.

May 22‚ 1989 link Preliminary figures based upon the 29-day preelection reports indicate that candidates for the General Assembly have raised $958‚525 and spent $413‚960 on their campaigns through May 8‚ 1989‚ with incumbent candidates raising and spending 91 percent of the funds.

May 22‚ 1989 link The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale‚ William Gormley‚ and Alan Karcher.

May 16‚ 1989 link The Commission certified a total of $278‚172.60 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $47‚988.60‚ Courter $49‚743.00‚ Gormley $66‚231.00‚ Karcher $79‚11.80‚ and Sigmund $35‚098.20.

May 15‚ 1989 link An updated alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election is available for public inspection.

May 15‚ 1989 link The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale‚ James Courter‚ William Gormley‚ Alan Karcher‚ and Barbara Sigmund.

May 10‚ 1989 link The Commission certified a total of $280‚417.20 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $86‚130.00‚ Gormley $82‚570.00‚ Karcher $82‚717.20‚ and Sigmund $29‚000.00.

May 9‚ 1989 link An updated alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates is available for public inspection.

May 8‚ 1989 link The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale and Alan Karcher.

May 8‚ 1989 link The Commission today called for reform of New Jersey's Personal Financial Disclosure (PFD) Act. The PFD Law should be amended to require legislative and gubernatorial candidates to report the amounts of honoraria‚ reimbursements‚ and gifts they received during the previous year.

May 5‚ 1989 link Financial disclosure report of 1989 Gubernatorial and Assembly Primary candidates and committees will be available for public inspection.

May 4‚ 1989 link The Commission certified a total of $127‚605.98 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $32‚996.00 and Karcher $94‚609.98.

May 1‚ 1989 link The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates William Gormley‚ Alan Karcher‚ and Barbara Sigmund.

April 28‚ 1989 link An updated alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates is available for public inspection.

April 25‚ 1989 link The Commission certified a total of $697‚897.26 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Florio $355‚910.00‚ Gormley $74‚630.00‚ Hardwick $63‚555.26‚ and Sigmund $203‚802.00.

April 24‚ 1989 link An updated alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates is available for public inspection.

April 24‚ 1989 link The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale‚ Chuck Hardwick‚ and Alan Karcher.

April 18‚ 1989 link The Commission certified a total of $3‚504‚429.36 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $93‚158.00‚ Courter $1‚295‚247.62‚ Edwards $210‚340.00‚ Florio $994‚090.00‚ Gormley $376‚270.00‚ Hardwick $388‚993.74‚ and Karcher $146‚330.00.

April 17‚ 1989 link The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates James Florio‚ William Gormley‚ Chuck Hardwick‚ and Barbara Sigmund.

April 10‚ 1989 link The Commission received five applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale‚ Cary Edwards‚ James Florio‚ Chuck Hardwick‚ and Alan Karcher.

April 10‚ 1989 link An updated alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates is available for public inspection.

April 5‚ 1989 link The Commission certified $673‚813 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $26‚450‚ Edwards $390‚610‚ and Hardwick $256‚753.

April 4‚ 1989 link The Commission announced today that lobbying expenditures for the 1988 calendar year totaled $10‚549‚775. The 1988 total represents a 36 percent increase over the 1987 annual total of $7‚737‚950.

April 3‚ 1989 link The Commission received six applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale‚ James Courter‚ Cary Edwards‚ James Florio‚ William Gormley‚ and Chuck Hardwick.

March 23‚ 1989 link An alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates is available for public inspection.

March 21‚ 1989 link The Commission selected sponsors for the series of four 1989 gubernatorial primary election debates.

March 21‚ 1989 link The Commission certified $1‚969‚194 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $213‚550.00‚ Edwards $749‚050.00‚ Gormley $617‚710.00‚ Hardwick $186‚336.00‚ and Karcher $202‚548‚00.

March 20‚ 1989 link The Commission received three applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale‚ Cary Edwards‚ and Chuck Hardwick.

March 6‚ 1989 link The Commission received five applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale‚ Cary Edwards‚ William Gormley‚ Chuck Hardwick‚ and Alan Karcher.

March 2‚ 1989 link The Commission certified $454‚362 in public matching funds to Gubernatorial primary election Candidate Chuck Hardwick.

February 21‚ 1989 link The Commission received one application for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial Candidate Chuck Hardwick.

January 31‚ 1989 link The Commission announced that steps are being taken to implement the new debate requirement provision contained in the recently enacted public financing legislation signed by Governor Thomas Kean on January 21‚ 1989.

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