Politics & Government


Christie Outlines Ebola Response Plan

Gov. Christie was at Hackensack University Medical Center to discuss New Jersey's response plan to the Ebola virus.

Committees Pass Bills to Help Female Veterans

Two Assembly committees met to hear issues from female veterans who say they're not treated the same as their male counterparts. Officials approved to bills to change that, which will now go before the full Assembly for a vote.

Alternative Health Therapies Gain Momentum

Those experiencing chronic pain and other medical conditions have found alternative therapies helpful. There is now a push to have health insurance companies cover those therapies.

Teachers Learn to Use 3D Printers

The Department of Defense held a workshop to teach the nuts and bolts of 3D printing to teachers.

Gun buyback program set for Union County

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Officials have announced another gun buyback program for Union County. Acting County Prosecutor Grace Park says residents can anonymously turn in weapons during the event being staged Saturday. Collection sites will be ...

Newark mayor wants more money from Port Authority

NEW YORK (AP) — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is taking a hard look at the city's dealings with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Baraka spoke at the agency's board meeting Wednesday in New York. The Port Authority leases land in Newark to ...

Massachusetts candidate presses foe on investment

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is again calling on Republican nominee Charlie Baker to disclose details of an investment made by the state of New Jersey in a venture capital firm with ties to Baker. ...

Christie announces Ebola response team

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he has signed an executive order to create an Ebola virus joint response team to coordinate on Ebola preparedness in the state. He also said at a news conference Wednesday morning that there is no ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 22, 2014

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

Christie says he’s tired of minimum wage talk

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's tired of hearing about the minimum wage. Christie told an audience in Washington on Tuesday that he doesn't think parents sit around their kitchen tables hoping their children make a higher minimum ...