Politics & Government


Christie Signs Bail Reform Bill

Gov. Chris Christie signed the bail reform bill at Trenton City Hall, where he also signed the ban the box legislation.

Fracking Waste Ban Veto Raises Question Of Override

New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill that would ban fracking waste in the state but Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the bill.

First debate scheduled in New Jersey Senate race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first debate has been set in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race. Incumbent Democrat Cory Booker and his little-known Republican challenger, Jeff Bell, will face each other in a televised debate on Oct. 25, organized by the ...

Homestead Program Rebates Delayed Forcing Homeowners to Make Choices

Those enrolled in the Homestead program were supposed to receive their annual property tax credit in August but it has been pushed back to next May, forcing those enrolled to make tough decisions.

NJ Policy Perspective President: Revenue Problem Is Combination of Projections And Finances

New Jersey Policy Perspective President Gordon MacInnes said that the state's current budget issues are a combination of revenue projects and the state's current financial situation.

Commission: Can’t force casinos to stay open 4 mos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Casino Control Commission says it can't force the owners of two casinos threatened with closure to stay open another four months while new buyers are sought. Three Atlantic City-area state lawmakers last ...

Deal inked for World Trade Center Wi-Fi

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say commuters and visitors at the World Trade Center will be able to take advantage of free WiFi. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced an agreement with Boingo Wireless on Monday. In May, the board ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 11, 2014

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

Lawmakers look to ban piercing, tattooing of pets

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are seeking to pass a bill that would ban the piercing and tattooing of pets. Three Hudson County Democrats on Monday introduced legislation that would make the practice animal cruelty. Assemblyman Carmelo ...

New Jersey hospital loses patient data

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City Medical Center has lost a computer disk that contained Medicaid patient information, including Social Security numbers. The disc was sent to a company used by the state to review payments and United Parcel ...