Politics & Government

NJ’s bill for Bridgegate law firm surpasses $6.5M

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. The state attorney general's office ...

Jersey City moves toward closing parking authority

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City is moving closer to realizing Mayor Steven Fulop's goal of abolishing the city's autonomous parking authority. Fulop announced Friday that New Jersey's Civil Service Commission has granted his request to have ...

Christie faces mounting suits over public records

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came into office promising a new era of transparency. But lawyers, media organizations and watchdog groups say his administration routinely stonewalls most basic public records requests. That ...

Last Week on NJTV News (Aug. 11-15, 2014)

Missed an episode last week? Catch up with what happened on NJTV News.

Christie confident Sweeney will compromise on cuts

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he thinks Senate President Steve Sweeney is open to working with him on new pension and benefits cuts. Christie was asked Friday about Sweeney's dismissal of any new cuts as dead on arrival. ...

Christie has no regrets about killing ARC tunnel

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he has no regrets about cancelling a rail tunnel project between New Jersey and Manhattan. Christie said on Friday that the ARC tunnel was "an awfully conceived project" and that no amount of ...

Christie Talks Water Quality, AC Climate in Asbury Park

Gov. Christie joined DEP Commissioner Bob Martin in Asbury Park to discuss the water quality at the Jersey Shore, but the economic climate in Atlantic City dominated the conversation.

Senate Pres. Sweeney: Atlantic City Economy Needs to Diversify

Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) says that the economy in Atlantic City needs to be more diversified and needs to include more than gaming.

Political Roundtable: Aug. 15, 2014

Democratic Strategist Bill Carauso and Republican Strategist Chris Russell discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron.

Ex-Eagle Cobb running for Congress in New Jersey

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — One former Philadelphia Eagle representing New Jersey is leaving Congress. Now another is running against the Democratic establishment to take over an open seat there. Ex-linebacker Garry Cobb is running against state Sen. ...