NJTV
NJTV News
Watch Live

Politics & Government

Rutgers DREAMer Faces Possible Deportation

4-26-17
Rutgers student and DREAMer Carimer Andujar received a letter from ICE ordering her to attend a deportation hearing. In response, the community and state legislators have come to her aid.

Lawmakers Hear Details About NJ Prison System

4-26-17
The Assembly Budget Committee heard testimony from the state corrections commissioner about how crime and the state's prison population are down.

Sick, Vacation Time Payouts Cost Taxpayers Nearly $2 Billion

4-25-17
When public employees retire with unused sick and vacation time, they get that money, which can total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Taxpayers are on the hook for those payouts.

Head of ICE in Newark Talks Agency’s Work Under Trump Administration

4-25-17
The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Newark, John Tsoukaris, says the agency prioritizes enforcement operations based on the public safety and national security threats, individuals committing crimes and people that were already deported from the U.S.

Somerset Residents Hope to Stop Construction of Natural Gas Compressor

4-25-17
Residents in Franklin Township, South Brunswick and surrounding communities in Somerset County are racing against the clock to have their objections to a proposed natural gas compressor station heard.

School Funding Takes Center Stage at Budget Hearing

4-24-17
Parents from school districts that believe they are underfunded packed the latest state budget hearing. Members of the Assembly questioned the acting education commissioner about the current school funding formula.

11 Percent of 911 System Fees Spent on Operation

4-24-17
New Jersey collects $120 million a year in 911 fees but only about 11 percent is spent on keeping the system operating, and zero goes to the couple hundred local and county 911 centers.

Fulop Holds Firm on Fixing Bail Reform ‘Loophole’

4-24-17
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says that carrying an illegal firearm should be classified as a violent offense, which is not the case under the new bail reform system.

Drill Prepares Search and Rescue Teams for Disaster

4-21-17
Operation Fallout at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is a drill to train members of search and rescue teams how to respond to a disaster like a building collapse, an explosion or an act of terrorism.

Christie Defends Transportation Decisions, Criticizes Media

4-21-17
During his radio call-in show Ask the Governor, Gov. Christie defended his decision to cancel the ARC Tunnel project in 2010. He also said he's increased NJ Transit's budget during his tenure as governor.