Politics & Government


Prieto Criticized for Consulting for Norcross Firm

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto holds three public jobs and also consults for private clients, including a firm with ties to power broker George Norcross.

Autism CARES Act Provides Funding for Research

New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith sponsored the Autism CARES Act, which allocates money for research grants to help those with autism succeed.

Virginia Tech marks start of drone research

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — State and federal leaders are marking the start of research on unmanned aircraft systems being done at Virginia Tech. Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others on ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 13, 2014

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

Study: NJ public employee benefits among highest

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new study finds New Jersey's public employees receive one of the most expensive health benefit plans in the nation. The survey, released by Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation, shows the average monthly premium ...

Christie touts Bentley in fundraising trip to Ala

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Alabama supporting the re-election campaign of fellow Republican Gov. Robert Bentley. Christie and Bentley toured a laboratory at Southern Research Institute in Birmingham on Wednesday ...

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. Officials said Tuesday that letters are going out to about ...

New Jersey’s Christie takes Ice Bucket Challenge

NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proving again he doesn't mind a little humiliation. The Republican on Tuesday posted on his Facebook page a video showing two of his kids dumping a bucket of ice water on his head. The video is ...

Campaign manager indicted in robocall case

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say the campaign manager for a New Jersey state senate candidate was responsible for an early morning robocall that urged voters to support another candidate. Monmouth County prosecutors say 45-year-old Dwayne ...

1st Congressional District Remains Without Representative

Since Congressman Rob Andrews resigned in February, the first congressional district remains without a representative until the November election.