Politics & Government

Jeb Bush in the White House? He’s considering it

MIAMI (AP) — Will Jeb Bush run for president? The former Florida governor is likely to be asked that question many times in the coming weeks as he makes appearances in Tennessee, New Mexico and Nevada. He'll probably be asked the same thing in ...

Christie campaign manager hired by Minnesota firm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A loyalist to Gov. Chris Christie who was kept in the loop as a political payback scandal unfolded in New Jersey now has a new job. Bill Stepien has been hired by FLS Connect, a Minnesota political consulting firm with ties to ...

Port Authority officers sue to overturn promotions

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three Port Authority police officers have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn promotions they say were unlawful. The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Newark, charges the promotion process was rife with ...

Storm aid, scandal protests disrupt Christie event

SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) — At least a dozen protesters have disrupted a town hall meeting with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Several audience members stood and began shouting about how his administration has distributed Superstorm Sandy relief aid. ...

NJ Assembly hears list of budget concerns

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Community groups are asking New Jersey lawmakers to boost state budget allocations, or in some cases not to cut them. People representing transportation interests, health education centers, clinics and other groups were ...

Toms River Tent Community Draws Complaints

Residents of an apartment complex near a tent community in Toms River worry about having homeless in that living situation nearby.

Pascrell: FEMA to Pitch in $2M for New Moonachie Borough Hall

Congressman Bill Pascrell announced that Moonachie will be getting about $2 million in FEMA aid, which will allow for the rebuilding of Borough Hall nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy hit.

Management Could Become Eligible for Overtime Pay

President Obama has proposed changes to the rules of overtime pay, sparking conversation in New Jersey. Currently workers earning more than $455 per week aren't entitled to overtime nor are those who are classified as management.

Christie fundraisers draw Michigan Democrats’ ire

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's planned fundraising swing through Michigan is drawing criticism from Democrats. Christie is raising money as chairman of the Republican Governors Association and is scheduled to attend ...

Lesniak: Gas Tax Increase Would Allow for NJ Road Repairs

Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) says that a gas tax increase would allow for transportation repairs and the state has no capacity to borrow any more money to make them.