Politics & Government


Asw. Schepisi: GOP GWB Committee Members Not Informed in Investigation

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi says Republicans on the GWB investigation committee are finding out information after Democrats have already taken action.

NJ Conference of Mayors Focuses on Arbitration Cap

New Jersey mayors gathered in Atlantic City to participate in the Conference of Mayors, where they discussed budget issues and the arbitration cap that Gov. Christie has been pushing.

Former NJ Transit Director: Transportation Trust Fund Will Run Out of Money by July 2015

Former Deputy Executive Director of NJ Transit Martin Robins says that the Transportation Trust Fund will run out of money by July 2015 and officials may be forced to increase the gas tax to meet the state's transportation needs.

EPA grounds helicopter used for pollution checks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says budget cuts are forcing it to ground a helicopter that for decades had checked for floating pollution along the New Jersey and New York coastline. The agency says it had to ...

Christie’s AG mum about possible traffic jam probe

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top law enforcement official won't say whether he has launched a state investigation into a traffic jam scandal entangling his boss, Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says it's ...

Exchange signs up more than expected in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — More New Jersey residents than expected have signed up for the federally run health insurance exchange. The federal government says nearly 162,000 people in the state registered before the deadline last month. That's 70 ...

NJ: Anti-fraud measures help restore jobless fund

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The simple process of cross-checking unemployment insurance recipients against a national directory of new hires has saved New Jersey hundreds of millions of dollars. The Christie administration says the anti-fraud measure ...

New rule for mammograms in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Women in New Jersey who have mammograms will now get a letter informing them about breast density. New Jersey on Thursday joined 14 other states in requiring radiologists to tell their patients that dense breasts can mask ...

Audit faults Belmar’s Sandy cleanup

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Auditors are recommending the Federal Emergency Management Agency withhold $523,000 in disaster aid from a Jersey shore town for the cost of cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy. The Homeland Security Inspector General's Office ...

Disaster Drill Helps Officials Prepare for Category 4 Hurricane

More than 100 emergency responders participated in a disaster drill in Morris County to prepare for a Category 4 hurricane.