Politics & Government

NJ’s Delaware Bay coast backs severe weather fund

New Jersey communities along the Delaware Bay say the damage they suffered from Superstorm Sandy has been overshadowed by the more extreme losses the storm caused along the ocean. Residents, businesses and political leaders in southwestern New ...

NJ Senate president: Pension payments must be made

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate president says he's willing to shut down the state government over pension payments. Steve Sweeney told the editorial board of The Star Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1dNOquW ) that he'll do everything he ...

Christie pushed Sandy aid for town not hit hard

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A report finds Gov. Chris Christie helped direct federal Superstorm Sandy aid to a long-planned housing project in a community not hit hard by the storm just before the town's mayor endorsed him for re-election. The governor ...

EXCLUSIVE: Hoboken Housing Authority Director Claims Zimmer’s Husband ‘Bullied’ Him

Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia filed a complaint claiming Dawn Zimmer's husband subjected him to political bullying.

Some Question PA Chairman’s Vote to Renovate Harrison PATH Station

Port Authority Chairman David Samson voted to renovate the Harrison PATH station even though it would benefit his law firm's client.

Rep. Lance Hopes Job Creation Will be Discussed in State of the Union

Rep. Leonard Lance hopes that President Obama talks about how to create private sector jobs in his State of the Union address because America desperately needs it.

Lawmakers weighing bills to outlaw “revenge porn”

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislators are comparing two bills that would make it a crime to take revenge on an ex-lover by posting their nude photos on the Internet — a practice known as "revenge porn." For now, victims have no legal recourse, unless ...

Carroll Wants GWB Investigation To End Soon

Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-25) says that he would like to see the GWB lane closure investigation come to an end soon because it is uncertain how much taxpayer money will be spent on it.

Port Authority chairman’s vote raises question

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Questions are being raised about a high-ranking Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official's support for a $256 million reconstruction of a rundown PATH station in northern Jersey. The Record (http://bit.ly/1hIsSEv) ...

Lawyers argue over NJ pension increases

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for retired New Jersey public employees say the state government violated a promise when it stopped giving cost-of-living increases to pensioners in 2011. The automatic annual hikes were suspended in 2011 when ...