Politics & Government

Bestiality bill clears NJ Assembly panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly committee has approved a bill that would make it illegal for people to have sex with animals. New Jersey is one of 14 states that does not explicitly ban bestiality. The bill's sponsor says the state's ...

NJ Senate passes bill on public smoking penalties

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that would allow municipalities to issue civil rather than criminal fines for violations of public smoking bans. Advocates say the change is a way to levy penalties without consuming as ...

Chris Christie backs GOP candidate for governor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republicans will unite behind California's GOP nominee for governor after a divisive primary but also says the candidate "has a lot of work" to do to attract national fundraising. Christie, ...

Sen. Sweeney’s Bill for Rutgers’ Board Amended

Sen. Sweeney's Bill for the Rutgers' Board of Governors and Board of Trustees has been amended.

State GOP Says Don’t Read Too Much Into Cantor Defeat

New Jersey Republicans are saying that they are not reading too much into the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Concerned Parents of Disabled Attended Assembly Hearing

Concerned parents with disabled children attended an Assembly hearing in Trenton about the closing of disability centers.

FDU Poll Finds 57 Percent of Non-Retirees Plan to Leave NJ

FDU PublicMind Poll Executive Director Krista Jenkins said a poll showed that 57 percent of people polled said they would not stay in New Jersey after they retire because of high property taxes and affordability.

NJ lawmakers OK no-shame change to casino self-ban

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey legislature approved a bill Thursday that would let people ban themselves from casino or Internet gambling without having to admit they have a gambling problem. The state's voluntary self-exclusion lists ...

NJ doctor gets license suspended for script abuse

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say the license of a Manahawkin doctor has been suspended for illegally distributing painkillers. The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners said on Thursday it has obtained the voluntary temporary license ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 12, 2014

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