Politics & Government


Gov. Christie Names Jamie Fox as New NJDOT Commissioner

Gov. Christie held a press conference to announce Jamie Fox as the state's new Department of Transportation commissioner. He also named his picks for BPU commissioners.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 18, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie makes nominations for 2 key posts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has nominated a Democrat to run the state's transportation department and an old friend to oversee regulation of utilities. Christie on Thursday announced the nomination of Jamie Fox to transportation ...

Christie to attend fundraiser for Bell

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie will campaign closer to home after spending the last few months backing Republican gubernatorial candidates around the county. Christie is scheduled to attend a fundraiser on Thursday for New Jersey ...

Lawmakers advance Port Authority reforms

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers advanced a bill designed to improve transparency and accountability at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It moves to the full Senate after a Senate committee approved the bill on Thursday. New ...

Christie to convene drug recovery conference

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie will convene a drug recovery conference later this month in Newark. His office says the Sept. 30 event is aimed at reducing the stigma associated with addiction. Christie has made drug ...

GOP candidate: New Jersey investment resolved

BOSTON (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker says questions about an investment made by New Jersey in a venture capital firm with ties to him have been resolved. The New Jersey Treasurer's Office announced Tuesday it had sold its ...

Merger of State’s Transportation Agencies Would Fund TTF

A proposal to help replenish the Transportation Trust Fund calls for the merger of the NJDOT, Turnpike Authority and NJ Transit.

ELEC Director: Top Campaign Contributor Was NJEA

New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission Executive Director Jeff Brindle says the New Jersey Education Association was the top campaign contributor.

Mississippi River mayors: new development fund

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The mayor of Dubuque, Iowa, says a new fund will help with seed money for sustainable waterfront development in cities and towns along the Mississippi River. Roy Buol (BYOO-uhl) spoke Wednesday as co-chair of the Mississippi ...