Politics & Government

Bank teller admits role in tax check fraud scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey woman has admitted her role in defrauding the federal Treasury Department out of more than $900,000 in income tax return checks. Rosanna Rodriguez, of Middlesex, pleaded guilty Monday to ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 22, 2014

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

Engineers call for national approach to flooding

An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for dealing with rising flood risks. In a report released Monday during a workshop in Philadelphia, the American Society of Civil Engineers says that politicians have not fully ...

New Jersey looks at raising judges’ retirement age

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey judges would be allowed to work longer under a measure advanced by lawmakers. The state Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday advanced a constitutional amendment that would ask voters to increase the judicial ...

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor says that investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the White House intruder case, along with a machete and two hatchets. In a federal court proceeding, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Mudd said ...

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Secret Service has ordered stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it all the way inside before being apprehended. The Secret Service says Director Julia Pierson has ...

Q&A: New Jersey’s sports gambling push

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Well over 100 NFL and major-college football games have been played since Gov. Chris Christie's Sept. 8 order that racetracks and casinos in New Jersey won't be prosecuted if they accept wagers on sporting events. Yet so far not ...

Christie, Wisniewski Spar Over GWB Investigative Committee

Gov. Christie has said the GWB investigative committee should stop looking into the matter since the U.S. attorney's office announced it found no evidence linking him to the lane closures, but Assemblyman John Wisniewski says the committee has more work to do.

Those with Outstanding Tax Bills Can Pay without Penalty

An initiative under the Christie administration allows those with outstanding tax bills to pay now in exchange for reduced or eliminated penalties.

Report: NJ Spends $2M on State Roadways Per Mile

The Reason Foundation reports that $2 million is spent on state-run roadways per mile, but New Jersey is at the bottom for highway performance.