Politics & Government

Belmar voters reject plan to rebuild pavilions

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Belmar voters have rejected a plan to borrow $7 million to rebuild two beach pavilions that were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Tuesday's vote in a special election was 1,041 to 756. Opponents had argued the project could be ...

NJ Gov. Christie visits OKC with Gov. Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin have toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. The two governors were at the site of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing Wednesday in advance of a Republican ...

Christie: Too soon to draw conclusions on Ferguson

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it's too soon to draw conclusions about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, and criticized other politicians who have weighed in. Christie was asked during a town hall meeting Tuesday ...

Christie Talks AC, Pensions, Health Benefits in Long Branch

Gov. Christie held a town hall in Long Branch where he talked about the economic situation in Atlantic City and reforms to the pension and health benefits system in the state.

Asw. Stender: NJ Has Lost Health Care for Women

Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-22) says that New Jersey has lost health care for women because funding has been reduced for the fifth year in a row.

NJ Law Journal Bureau Chief: There’s a Political Component in Nominating Judges

New Jersey Law Journal Bureau Chief Zack Needles says there's a political component in nominating judges.

Showboat gets OK to close Aug 31; track slots eyed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators have given final approval for Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel to shut down on Aug. 31. The Gaming Enforcement Division's action comes as a state senator pushes a constitutional amendment to put ...

New Jersey senator wants slot machines at tracks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state senator wants to allow slot machines at the state's four horse racing tracks. Republican Joe Pennacchio's proposal would have a consortium of casinos run the new machines. Profits would be divided among that ...

Judge rejects suit over NJ’s primary system

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey can continue to use its primary system to pick political candidates. A federal judge turned down a lawsuit led by a group of independent voters who challenged rules that only allow registered voters of a particular ...

Christie to hold town hall event in Long Branch

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is headed back to the Jersey shore for his latest in a series of summer town hall events. The governor will speak to voters in Long Branch on Tuesday as part of his "No Pain, No Gain" tour ...