Politics & Government


Sen. Sweeney: Atlantic City Needs to Diversify Economy

Senate President Steve Sweeney says Atlantic City needs to focus on becoming a more diverse economy because the non-gaming revenues in the city are doing extremely well while casino revenues continue to decline.

Officials Discuss Stormwater and Sewer Concerns

Sen. Bob Smith is sponsoring two bills to address New Jersey's stormwater and sewer problems.

NJ Spotlight Reporter: Sandy Aid Distribution Raised Questions

NJ Spotlight reporter Scott Gurian says that Sandy aid has been reallocated and that money is being used for energy resiliency methods.

Critics want more details on Sandy spending

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says newly released reports on the state's biggest Superstorm Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough. Gov. Chris Christie's administration released its first integrity monitor ...

Kennedy endorses Taveras in governor’s race

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy is endorsing Providence Mayor Angel Taveras in the race for Rhode Island governor. Kennedy tells The Associated Press on Monday that he's impressed that the one-term Democratic mayor has ...

Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich dies at 83

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey law enforcement official has died. Union County officials say county Sheriff Ralph Froehlich died at a hospital in Elizabeth on Sunday night. They told The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1sFG7y1) that ...

Christie visits Connecticut for campaign events

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been greeted by dozens of gun control protesters lining the streets near a GOP campaign fundraiser in Greenwich, Connecticut. Christie is making a series of campaign stops on ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 21, 2014

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

Flags to be lowered in NJ to honor fallen officer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of a fallen northern New Jersey police officer. Funeral services will also be held that day for Waldwick Officer ...

5 things Atlantic City is doing to reverse slide

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Even before a slew of casino closings hit Atlantic City, gambling operators, government officials and regulators had been working to improve the resort's prospects. Here's a look at five things they're doing: ___ BETTER ...