Politics & Government


Princeton Mayor Upset with Affordable Housing Changes

Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert says reducing the affordable housing obligation for municipalities is a bad idea because it will create concentrations of poverty.

NJ judge dismisses challenge to gay conversion ban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The ruling in U.S. District Court in Trenton filed on Thursday rejects the claims ...

Christie signs gambling self-exclusion bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law a bill that allows gamblers to ban themselves from casinos or gambling websites without having to admit they have a gambling problem. The law applies to people who sign up and make the ...

Christie Remarks to Special Legislative Session on Bail Reform

Gov. Christie gave remarks about the bail reform package he wants lawmakers to take action on.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 31, 2014

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

Christie defends record in 2nd summer stop in NH

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is back in New Hampshire for the second time in little more than a month. This time he's defending his economic record against Democratic attacks as he courts voters in the first-in-the-nation ...

Sewage test floods Clifton basement

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey couple had a joint birthday celebration ruined after their city's sewage test flooded their basement and ruined flooring that was put down the day before. Officials in Clifton apologized to Mike and ...

FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims. Administrator Craig Fugate testified before a ...

Assembly schedules Monday vote on bail overhaul

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Assembly leaders have scheduled a vote on a package of bail reforms that Gov. Chris Christie has been urging lawmakers to pass. The Assembly Speaker's office announced Thursday a vote is now scheduled for Monday. The measures ...

Christie Discusses Bail Reform Ahead of Special Legislative Session

Gov. Christie wants lawmakers to take steps to reform New Jersey's bail system. He discussed it during a speech in Trenton at a town hall meeting in Belmar.