Politics & Government


Assembly Passes Aid in Dying For The Terminally Ill Act

Lawmakers in the Assembly passed Assembly Bill 2270, which would allow doctors to prescribe a life-ending drug to a terminally ill patient.

Bill to consider later school start times advances

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are questioning the start time of the state's middle and high schools, suggesting students are beginning too early. A Senate committee on Thursday passed a measure that calls for a government study of start ...

Taxes, schools, casinos key to Christie AC plan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to help Atlantic City involves giving casinos predictable taxes, freezing taxes on non-gambling property, giving schools more aid if they reduce costs, and temporarily halting ...

Allergy med bill for New Jersey schools advances

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Schools in New Jersey might have to keep a supply of allergy medications on hand. A state Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that seeks to address the growing number of school-age children with food allergies. The ...

Bill would add Atlantic City to UEZ program

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey lawmaker is proposing legislation to add Atlantic City to the state's Urban Enterprise Zone project, enabling it to charge half the state sales tax and qualify for other economic incentives. ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 13, 2014

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

Trenton police kill gunman

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who officials say opened fire on their patrol vehicle in New Jersey's capital city. The officers responded to a report of a man with a gun on Wilson Street in Trenton around 7 a.m. Thursday. Mercer ...

New Jersey Assembly approves assisted suicide bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Assembly has passed a bill to allow physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. The bill establishes a procedure for patients to request to end their lives. A second doctor would have to ...

Newark bans smoking in city parks, rec facilities

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Smokers are going to find fewer places where they can light up in New Jersey's largest city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Thursday signed an ordinance into law that bans smoking in city parks and recreation facilities, or within ...

Lawmakers pass bills stemming from bridge closure

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers passed a pair of measures stemming from the politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year. The Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would subject the Port Authority ...