Politics & Government

Woman sentenced on drug, weapons charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say a southern New Jersey woman has been sentenced to seven years in state prison on gun and drug charges. Chinyere Gardner must serve five years before she becomes eligible for parole. The 34-year-old Egg ...

Understanding the battle over Civil Service rules

New rules set to go into effect next week in New Jersey would allow managers to promote state workers without relying on results of Civil Service exams. Democratic lawmakers are threatening legal action to thwart the regulations, saying they undo ...

Police shoot, wound man holding mom at knifepoint

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — Police shot and wounded a man who they say was holding a butcher knife to his mother's throat at their northern New Jersey home. Passaic County prosecutors tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1jPz5TD) that 37-year-old Francisco ...

Governor Kicks Off Summer Tourist Season, Brushing Aside Tough Week

Gov. Christie visited areas of the Jersey Shore to kick off Memorial Day weekend and encourage people to come to the area.

Steel Companies Hurting as Overseas Products Used More Often

Steel from overseas is less expensive than product produced in the U.S., so structures like the Bayonne Bridge are using steel from places like China and Italy.

Political Roundtable: May 23, 2014

Republican Strategist Chris Russell and Democratic Strategist Brendan Gill discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

NJ judge is censured for ties to exotic dancer

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey municipal judge has been censured by the state's Supreme Court for fraternizing with an exotic dancer he met while presiding over a domestic violence case she was a party to. In a court opinion published Wednesday, ...

Official: $2.5B more in Sandy aid headed to NY, NJ

A government official says a plan is in place for disbursing $2.5 billion in additional federal aid to New Jersey, New York City and New York state for Superstorm Sandy recovery. The third round of funding will bring the total amount headed to the ...

Study: Number of uninsured plummets in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new study finds the number of uninsured adults in New Jersey plummeted as people signed up for the new federal health insurance exchange. The Health Reform Monitoring System, which did polls across the country, found that 13 ...

Budget Committee Chairman Questions Legality of Scaling Back Pension Payments

Sen. Paul Sarlo asked State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff if cutting back on the state's pension payments, as Gov. Christie has proposed, is legal.