Politics & Government

Judge dismisses ex-Hunterdon sheriff’s lawsuit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by Hunterdon County's former sheriff and two subordinates that claimed they were the victims of malicious prosecution and retaliation Former Sheriff Deborah Trout, Undersheriff ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 21, 2014

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

New Jersey fights judge’s ruling on sports betting

A spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the state has filed a notice of appeal against a judge's decision blocking sports betting. A federal judge said Friday New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort ...

Undocumented Immigrants Await Obama Address as Numbers Soar in NJ

A new Pew Research Center study found that New Jersey is one of seven states that has seen its undocumented immigrant population increase over the past four years.

Gas Tax Hike Proposed to Replenish Transportation Trust Fund

Assemblyman John Wisniewski suggests a 25 cent per gallon gas tax increase, while others are proposing a more modest raise.

Bills’ home game against Jets relocated to Detroit

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL has decided to move the Bills' home game against the New York Jets to Monday night in Detroit after a severe winter storm pounded western New York. League spokesman Michael Signora announced the change on Thursday ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 20, 2014

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

Lawmakers call for more local traffic funding

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are calling for local governments to get a bigger share of funding from the state to address transportation issues in cities and counties. Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski ...

Ruling expected Friday on New Jersey sports bets

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge says it will not take long for him to rule on whether New Jersey can partially lift its ban on sports gambling. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp says he expects to make a decision by sometime Friday. He heard ...

At League of Municipalities Convention, Potential Governors Work the Night Shift

Senate President Sweeney and Jersey City Mayor Fulop, both presumed to be considering a run for governor, held nighttime events in Atlantic City after the first day of the League of Municipalities Convention.