Politics & Government

Christie deciding whether to sign 39 bills

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Legislature is on break, but there is still some intrigue in the Statehouse over how Gov. Chris Christie will deal with 39 bills lawmakers passed in June. This month, Christie has already taken action on two dozen ...

NJ’s US attorney attends BofA announcement

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's U.S. attorney was in Washington as the Justice Department announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. ...

Ferguson Tactics Over the Top Say New Jersey Political Leaders

Sen. Cory Booker and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka have criticized the tactics being used in Ferguson, Missouri on members of the community.

Officials Push for Lighter Case Load for Parole Officers

After a man on parole allegedly murdered a mother and her foster child in Long Branch, officials are pushing passage of a bill to decrease the number of sex offenders per parole officer.

New Jersey requires students to get CPR lessons

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey high school students will be required to have CPR training starting this year. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno signed a law Wednesday requiring the lesson for all public and charter school students in ninth ...

Gov. Christie stumps for Kansas Gov. Brownback

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is lending Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback support in his tougher-than-expected race against Democrat Paul Davis. Speaking Wednesday at Oklahoma Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que in Kansas City, Kansas, ...

Union County to change immigration jail policy

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Union County will become the third county in New Jersey to limit cooperation with federal immigration officials over detaining those who may be in the U.S. illegally. County officials on Wednesday will announce the county ...

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 ...