Politics & Government

Christie: Rhode Island gov’s race winnable for GOP

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the Rhode Island governor's race is winnable for the GOP and that he'll return to the state to campaign for Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in his race against Democrat Gina Raimondo ...

Icahn: Senate leader ‘selling out’ Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is accusing New Jersey's Senate president of "selling out" Atlantic City by considering casinos near New York City. Icahn responded Friday to stinging criticism by state Senate President ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 10, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Poll: New Jersey residents don’t want gas tax hike

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds New Jersey residents do not want to see taxes raised on gasoline. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Friday finds nearly three in five residents oppose a hike. The survey was conducted Sept. 29 through Oct. ...

Booker blasts Bell for statement on single moms

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is blasting his re-election challenger over a statement that single mothers need governments to survive and are wed to the Democratic Party. Republican Jeff Bell made the statement in an interview ...

Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health experts say the Obama administration's plan to screen certain airline passengers for Ebola exposure is based on long-established legal authority. They say any efforts to challenge the screening efforts in court ...

Christie says states should decide on gay marriage

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says it shouldn't be up to the Supreme Court to decide whether states allow gay marriage. The Republican governor weighed in Thursday on the court's decision this week not to hear appeals from a handful of ...

Assembly Committee Hears Testimony on Paid Sick Leave

Members of the Assembly Labor Committee heard arguments for and against mandatory paid sick leave for employees.

Trenton to Sell Vacant Properties

New Jersey's capital city is launching a homestead program so thousands of vacant properties can get new owners and new life for little money.

Christie Talks Addiction, Football Hazing, Ebola Screening

At an event in Trenton, Gov. Christie touched on a variety of issues facing the state, including addiction services, Sayreville High School's football hazing scandal and the start of Ebola screenings at Newark Airport.