Politics & Government


Sen. Beck Says NJ Faces Critical Debt Issue

Senator Jennifer Beck (R) says that Gov. Christie's budget address was a call to action as the state faces a critical issue with debt.

Christie wants Rutgers to find Medicaid savings

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey should find ways to improve delivery of health care for residents covered by the Medicaid and FamilyCare programs. That's one of the proposals Gov. Chris Christie gave Tuesday in his annual budget address. The ...

State urges judge to reject Trenton mayor’s claims

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Attorney General's office is disputing claims made by Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, who says he should be allowed to remain in office until he's sentenced on corruption charges. In legal papers filed Tuesday, the office ...

NJ Democrats say they don’t want pension changes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic leaders of New Jersey's state Legislature say they disagree with Gov. Chris Christie's suggestion that the state needs to make changes to its pension system for public workers. State Senate President Steve Sweeney ...

Christie proposes expansion of drug courts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is seeking to expand mandatory drug courts for nonviolent drug offenders. The concept has been a favorite of the Republican governor. He's including $4.5 million in his $34.3 billion state budget proposal ...

Budget calls for more aid to NJ school districts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie wants to give more aid to all New Jersey public school districts and give schools extra money to experiment with longer school days or hours. State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff says the increases would ...

Barge arrives in NJ with coveted road salt

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A barge carrying much-needed road salt has arrived in New Jersey as another winter storm approaches. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirms the barge carrying 9,500 tons of road salt has arrived from Maine to ...

Delaware, Nevada sign online poker agreement

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Poker players in Delaware and Nevada will soon be allowed to compete against one another online. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a multi-state Internet gambling agreement on Tuesday that ...

NJTV Special Report: State Budget Address

NJTV provides live coverage of Gov. Chris Christie's Budget Address from Trenton Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

NJ Senate pres takes over Philly ironworkers union

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The embattled Philadelphia ironworkers union has a new administrator, and it's a name familiar on the other side of the Delaware River. New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says he's taken over Ironworkers Local 401. ...