Politics & Government


Elizabeth Mayor: Christie’s Urban Enterprise Zone Proposal Hurts Businesses

Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage says that the Christie administration's proposal to tax business to business transactions in Urban Enterprise Zones will hurt them.

New Jersey’s Christie named a Father of the Year

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been named a Father of the Year by the National Father's Day/Mother's Day Council. The Republican governor has four children ranging from ages 10 to 20. He often talks about them in public. ...

Panel discusses reforms for NY-NJ Port Authority

NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has convened a panel of academics and public policy experts to discuss reforms. The embattled agency has been under fire since revelations about lane closings at the George Washington ...

Federal Reserve eyes Sandy’s small business impact

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says a third of small businesses in tri-state Superstorm Sandy disaster areas reported financial losses a year later. The findings were released Monday. The online poll was conducted from Oct. ...

School elections in some New Jersey towns

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's Election Day in some New Jersey towns. Voters on Wednesday will elect school board members and give up-or-down votes to school property tax levies in 26 New Jersey school districts. Less than 20 percent of registered ...

Christie talks to NJ leaders on Washington trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving his state's business leaders a pep talk from Washington, D.C. He met with the members of the corporate community, lawmakers and lobbyists on the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's ...

Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal records since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia. ...

Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of activists and community members have gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana. Sunday's rally was among many held nationwide to mark the traditional pot ...

Port Authority of NY and NJ taking look at reforms

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Reform is the buzzword these days at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. What that means depends on whom you talk to. The agency has been on the hot seat since the disclosure of details about last fall's lane ...

A look at congressional candidate Donald Norcross

NAME: Donald Norcross AGE: 55 GREW UP: Pennsauken RESIDENCE: Camden FAMILY: Married to Andrea Norcross; three adult children. EDUCATION: Associate degree from Camden County College CAREER: An electrician by trade, has spent much of his career as a ...