Politics & Government


Politicians Introduce Legislation to Reform DRPA

Both Democrats and Republicans have introduced bi-state legislation to significantly reform the Delaware River Port Authority.

NJ rejects offshore windmill project for 2nd time

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City is heading to court. Fishermen's Energy says it will move in state appellate court to have its project reconsidered. The state Board ...

NJ Policy Perspective Pres.: Transportation Fund Is Broken

NJ Policy Perspective President Gordon MacInnes says that New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund is broken and could be insolvent next year.

Port Authority invites online feedback on reforms

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wants to hear from you — if you have suggestions on how to reform the battered agency. The agency has set up an online feedback link on its website for the public to provide ...

Christie writes piece praising Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is singing the praises of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2014. Both Christie and Walker are considering 2016 presidential ...

NJ, Pa. lawmakers propose bridge agency changes

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania are proposing changes to the Delaware River Port Authority, which runs four bridges connecting the two states in the Philadelphia area. The bills to be introduced in the legislatures of ...

Ex prosecutor, NJ professor to head NYC rent board

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed a law professor and former federal prosecutor to head the New York City Rent Guidelines Board. The mayor's office said Thursday that Rachel Godsil specializes in housing, land use and social ...

Evesham town hall reopens after suspicious package

EVESHAM, N.J. (AP) — Evesham's municipal complex has reopened after the State Police bomb squad detonated a suspicious package addressed to the town's judge. Police say the package, which was found in the lobby area around 5:40 a.m. Thursday, had ...

Atlantic City mayor beats elephant at Monopoly

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — No one puts Atlantic City's mayor in the corner when it comes to playing Monopoly. Not even a circus elephant. Mayor Don Guardian beat Duchess in an abbreviated game Wednesday to promote the return of Ringling Bros. and ...

Christie to address Sandy recovery at town hall

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie could face some harsh critics of the state's Sandy recovery efforts when he travels to a town hall meeting on the Jersey Shore. The Republican governor is scheduled to speak Thursday in Brick, along ...