Politics & Government

D-Day vet gets NJ high school diploma

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — A D-Day veteran who missed his high school graduation was among the graduates at a northern New Jersey high school. Herman Zeitchik didn't walk with his Linden High School class in 1944 because he had enlisted in the Army. The ...

Christie to speak to conservative group

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will speak to a conservative group in Washington. The potential Republican presidential candidate will address the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event on Friday before heading to New ...

Trenton to pay $75K for late death notification

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Trenton has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit after it took police 19 months to notify a woman that her daughter was dead. Linda Ramsey reported her 21-year-old daughter, Amber, missing in February 2006. Trenton police ...

Probes at home trip up potential 2016 candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — First it was Chris Christie, humbled by members of his staff who shut down a bridge from New Jersey into Manhattan in an apparent act of political retribution. Now it's Scott Walker, who prosecutors in Wisconsin believe acted ...

Christie: Havenstein right pick for New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein (HAV'-ehn-styne) is the right pick to get New Hampshire's economy going. At a campaign stop Friday at T-Bones restaurant in Manchester, ...

Kentucky receiving $900K for workforce database

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is receiving more than $900,000 to help with a database to link workforce and education information. The U.S. Labor Department grant is part of nearly $6 million being ...

Rutgers Board of Governors elects new chair

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The Rutgers Board of Governors has elected a new chair. Greg Brown will assume the post July 1. He was elected Thursday at the board's meeting in New Brunswick. The Barrington Hills, Ill.-resident is a Rutgers alumnus ...

Senate Confirms Supreme Court Nominees, With Some Dissent

Some Republican senators disagreed with reconfirming Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, but both he and Lee Solomon received enough votes to be on the Supreme Court.

Asm. Schaer: Budget Needs to Meet the People’s Needs

Assemblyman Gary Schaer says that when forming the state budget, the first priority has to be meeting the needs of the people.

Senate Panel Votes to Loosen Teacher Residency Requirements

A group of senators voted a bill out of committee that would exempt counties bordering other states from having to employ only teachers who live in New Jersey.