Politics & Government


Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 20, 2014

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

Arguments made, no ruling in eminent domain case

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A state judge plans to issue a ruling soon in the eminent domain case between a New Jersey man and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Attorneys for the CRDA and 67-year-old Charlie Birnbaum sparred Tuesday ...

Christie urges Booker to agree to more debates

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie took a break from the road to lend a hand to the New Jersey Republican running for U.S. Senate. Christie joined Jeff Bell at a northern New Jersey diner Monday morning, where he criticized incumbent ...

Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of activists and community members gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana. Several speakers urged the crowd to push state and federal lawmakers to legalize or ...

Glance: New Jersey’s 2 statewide ballot questions

New Jersey voters will see two statewide ballot questions when they cast their votes in the Nov. 4 election. This is what the questions will look like on the ballot: BALLOT QUESTION 1: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW A COURT TO ORDER PRETRIAL ...

New Jersey voters asked to approve open space fund

MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters are being asked for the 14th time since 1961 to approve a way to pay for open space and farmland preservation. All the previous measures have passed. But the one on the Nov. 4 ballot has a major difference: ...

DRPA Names Acting Inspector General

After Thomas Raftery resigned as the Delaware River Port Authority's inspector general, the DRPA audit committee named David Aubrey to temporarily fill the position.

Belgard and MacArthur Debate at Ocean County College

Aimee Belgard and Thomas MacArthur participated in a debate for the Third Congressional District at Ocean County College.

Sept. 11 compensation fund pays out $551 million

NEW YORK (AP) — An official at the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund say it has paid out $551 million over the last year. The fund's special master, Sheila Birnbaum, released a letter Friday saying the fund had made 2,042 compensation ...

Law allowing sports betting signed by Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state, but legal challenges could stall the rollout. Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed a bill passed this week in the Legislature that would partially ...