Politics & Government


Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 15, 2014

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

Tribe wants town to keep Native American in logo

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (AP) — Members of an Indian tribe want a northern New Jersey town to keep a Native American in its logo. Franklin Lakes has asked residents to consider a logo with the depiction of the Native American and one without. Borough ...

Christie town hall postponed by bad weather

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's latest town hall event has been scrapped due to inclement weather. Christie was expected to travel to Long Branch on Tuesday afternoon for the first in a series of summer conversations along the ...

Residents: NJ bridge construction causing problems

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Residents say a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge 60 feet has caused vibrating windows, noise, poor air quality and cracks in their homes. About 50 people outlined their problems with the Port Authority of New York and New ...

Christie changes teacher evaluation requirements

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to phase in the use of results of new standardized tests for students when it comes to evaluating teachers. Christie announced the changes Monday after weeks of negotiations with lawmakers and ...

Officials Praise Tax Deal for Holtec, Critics Say It’s Too Costly

Gov. Christie and Camden Mayor Dana Redd are happy with the $260 million in tax incentives given to Holtec to come to the city, but critics say it's too costly to bring just 250 new jobs to the area.

Asm. Kean: Alimony Laws Don’t Address Changed Circumstances

Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-30) says that current alimony laws are not equipped to deal with changed circumstances, such as the loss of a job or retirement.

As 2016 looms, Christie skirts hot-button issues

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When it comes to divisive national issues, the usually blustery Chris Christie has been quiet. New Jersey's Republican governor has repeatedly declined to weigh in on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision or offer specifics ...

Republican New Jersey lawmaker pitches big changes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The top Republican in New Jersey's Democrat-dominated Assembly is proposing some major changes to the way the Legislature works. Assemblyman Jon Bramnick on Monday said he will introduce a constitutional amendment aimed at ...

Auto dealerships, owners agree to $1.8M settlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State consumer affairs officials say eight New Jersey car dealerships and their owners will pay $1.8 million to resolve alleged deceptive sales practices. The settlement also calls for the dealerships and their owners — ...