Politics & Government

Christie: Casinos, tracks can offer sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has issued a directive allowing his state's casinos and racetracks to immediately offer sports betting without fear of criminal or civil liability. But his action is likely to be challenged ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 8, 2014

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

NJ Sandy fund prepares for final grants

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Relief Fund is preparing for its final round of grants to Superstorm Sandy victims. The fund announced on Monday it will award $3.5 million by the end of October, two years after the storm battered the Jersey ...

Christie to hold Atlantic City summit

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will convene a summit on the future of Atlantic City. Political, business and labor leaders on Monday will discuss the city's changing landscape as the casino industry suffers from ...

LePage in New Jersey for fundraiser with Christie

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is heading to New Jersey to raise money alongside Gov. Chris Christie. The breakfast fundraiser is being held in Benardsville on Monday. Attendees are being charged $3,000 for the event at the ...

Democratic leaders hammer on lane closures

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey and national Democratic Party leaders are marking the anniversary of lane closures near the George Washington Bridge with an event to criticize Gov. Chris Christie. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie ...

Where investigations stand in traffic jam scandal

The closures of lanes leading up to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey, a year ago touched off multiple investigations — all funded by taxpayers — into whether they were done for political retribution and, if so, who was ...

Year after lanes closed, Christie back to normal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have largely moved past the lane-closing scandal that rocked his administration and threatened to derail his political career. But many outside his tight inner circle are still waiting ...

Booker campaign works to define his US Senate foe

BLACKWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is in a race to define his Republican challenger Jeff Bell for New Jersey voters before Bell can do that for himself. After a quiet summer, Booker's campaign ramped up last week with a series ...

This Week on NJTV News (Sept. 1-5, 2014)

Check out what NJTV News covered around the state this week.