Politics & Government

State senate confirms new Essex County judges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has voted to confirm eight new Essex County superior court judges following a lengthy stalemate with Gov. Chris Christie. The Senate voted unanimously Monday to approve the picks shortly after the judicial ...

Top military official visits NJ veterans home

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — The top non-commissioner officer in the U.S. military is in New Jersey. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia is scheduled to visit the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home. Battaglia will meet with residents, their relatives and ...

GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans got their man — and woman — in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates. The results improved the party's chances of winning in competitive congressional ...

State awards $34M contract to demolish Greystone

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has awarded a $34 million contract for the demolition and site restoration of the historic Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris County. The Daily Record (http://dailyre.co/1taok0b) reports that the state ...

Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes him the third prospective Republican presidential candidate to face the prospect of kicking off a White House campaign while worrying about legal troubles back home. Prosecutors ...

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 ...

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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. ...