Politics & Government


NJ in Good Position to Comply with New Carbon Emission Standards

The EPA has announced new rules for coal-fired power plants to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

Fed Lawmakers Urge Support for Bill to Spur Infrastructure Investment

Officials say New Jersey's water infrastructure is aging and in need of significant upgrades.

Cochran, McDaniel campaign in Mississippi showdown

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Facing the political challenge of a lifetime, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran is campaigning with top Mississippi Republicans and casting himself as a reliable opponent of President Barack Obama as he faces a primary showdown with ...

Protesters Call for More Homeless Services as Lakewood Tent City Demolished

The tent city in Lakewood has been demolished, even as protesters complain there aren't enough options for the homeless in Ocean County.

Rating agency warns NJ of possible downgrade

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bond rating agency has put New Jersey on notice. Standard & Poor's warns it could lower the state's credit rating within 90 days depending on the outcome of budget deliberations and other developments. The agency placed the ...

HUD OK’s NJ plan to spend 2nd round of Sandy aid

OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has approved New Jersey's plans to spend $1.46 billion in the second round of Superstorm Sandy recovery aid. The decision by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was reached Friday ...

NJ welcomes carbon emission reduction guidelines

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Obama administration has announced the details of its plans to reduce carbon emissions from power plants across the United States. In New Jersey, where less than three percent of electricity is generated by coal, the ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 2, 2014

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

Christie signs sex offender bill into law

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has become the 46th state to enact a law toughening penalties for sex offenders who prey on children. Gov. Chris Christie signed the law known as the "Jessica Lunsford Act," which imposes mandatory 25-year terms ...

Comic Larry Storch named Fort Lee mayor for day

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The northern New Jersey town that experienced traffic jams when approach lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed has called in the cavalry. Fort Lee named "F Troop" actor Larry Storch mayor for a day on ...