Politics & Government


More Sandy Grant Money Going to Essex Than Ocean, Monmouth Counties

Although Essex County sustained far less damage from Hurricane Sandy than Ocean and Monmouth counties, it is getting significantly more grant money through the Neighborhood Enhancement Program.

Republican Strategist Says GOP’s Searching for 2016 Presidential Candidate

Republican Strategist Steve Some says the Republican Party is searching for a candidate that will win the 2016 presidential race. He says Gov. Christie or Florida Gov. Jed Bush could be good candidates.

‘Empire on the Hudson’ Author: Breaking Up Port Authority Would Divert Attention

"Empire on the Hudson" author Jameson Doig says that proposing to break up the Port Authority would divert attention from issues Gov. Christie doesn't want in the public eye.

Christie’s bridge scandal lawyers to be subpoenaed

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee investigating a political payback operation carried out by Gov. Chris Christie's associates plans to subpoena documents and interviews from his lawyers. Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski ...

3 state legislators vie for open seat in Congress

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The surprise retirement announcement by Rep. Rush Holt in February set off a scramble to fill the 12th District seat held by the Democrat for nearly 20 years. Though as many as seven candidates expressed interest in succeeding ...

1 ex-NFLer leaving Congress from NJ, another runs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — While one former Philadelphia Eagle player is preparing to leave a congressional seat from New Jersey, another is running. Garry Cobb is among the candidates who have filed petitions to represent New Jersey ahead of Monday's 4 ...

NJ prosecutors support legalizing pot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Municipal Prosecutors Association supports legalizing possession of marijuana. Seven members of the group's board of trustees voted to back the idea. Two were opposed and one member abstained. President ...

New Jersey congressional districts carved up to emphasize balance between political parties

The way New Jersey draws its congressional district maps makes it likely that the state's House delegation will be divided nearly evenly. That stands in contrast to most states where the party in charge of the state Legislature has the power, and a ...

NJ to limit bridge raisings during Pulaski close

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bridge into Jersey City that thousands of motorists are likely to use during the upcoming two-year Pulaski Skyway closure will still be raised to allow ships through — just not as often. The state Department of ...

Port Authority starts pilot weekend ferry service

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has begun weekend ferry service that it hopes will make it easier for travelers who normally take PATH trains into and out of Manhattan. PATH service between Jersey City's ...