Politics & Government


What Eric Holder’s Resignation Means for NJ

Now that Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, New Jersey officials are talking about what the change in leadership may mean.

Battleship New Jersey Gets Facelift

The historic Battleship New Jersey, which is docked in Camden, is getting a paint job on its hull.

Assembly passes bill to allow soccer in Pinelands

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is a step closer to allowing youth soccer and other recreational activities in agricultural areas within the state's heavily protected Pinelands. The state Assembly passed a bill Monday to change the state's ...

AP: Mayor nixes tax break for Taj Mahal casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's mayor says he can't offer massive tax breaks that the owner of the Trump Taj Mahal and would-be owner Carl Icahn are demanding to keep the casino open. Mayor Don Guardian tells The Associated Press that ...

Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling officials say the industry paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013. It's the first time the American Gaming Association has added tribal casinos and casino game makers into the mix ...

New Jersey Assembly fails to override Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's record of never having a veto overridden by lawmakers is still intact but only after some spirited debate. Forty-five members of the state Assembly voted Monday to override Christie's veto of a bill that ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 29, 2014

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

Christie campaigns for Walker in Wisconsin

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is telling Wisconsin Republicans they need to step up to keep Scott Walker governor because national Democrats "want to make an example of him" and scare conservatives from trying bold things. The ...

NJ governor rallies GOP in Cleveland suburb

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants Ohio voters to make a big statement in November. Christie told Republican backers at a rally in suburban Cleveland on Monday that giving Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) a resounding victory ...

Christie attends National Guard military review

SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie greeted troops and the families of fallen soldiers during the annual military review ceremony staged by the New Jersey National Guard. The governor saluted nearly 400 troops who lined up in formation ...